Ziplock bags are undoubtedly one of the most practical and versatile items in your kitchen!
Aside for the well-known practice of storing snacks, here are 10 handy uses for various size ziplock bags in your kitchen:
- Mini Garbage Bag – Place a large ziplock bag inside a bowl and while working at the counter use the bowl as a handy trash pail for the egg shells and peels. Once you’re done, snap shut the bag’s seal and toss directly into your garbage pail.
- Toss Salad – Fun and simple way to get the dressing and salad entirely mixed is by tossing it in a strong sealed ziplock bag.
- Crushing food – No mess when you smash cookies, nuts or graham crackers sealed ziplock bag for a pie crust or a cake topping. (4 Mil thickness is recommended).
- Leaky Vase – Your favorite vase is cracked and leaking. Toss it? Or not…. Line the vase with a plastic bag, fill it with water and add your flowers. (This may work better using the open-end poly bags.)
- Knead Dough – Position the dough in the ziplock bag (spray it with Pam first if it’s too sticky) seal it and then knead the dough, keeping your hands clean.
- Funnel – Snip the corner off a ziplock bag for easy liquid transfer into a narrow opening of a container or bottle.
- Storage – Once open, rice, cereals and grains can be stored in a ziplock bag. It prevents spilling and protection from crawling ants.
- Freeze Soups – By stacking ziplock bags rather than using bulky containers, you are definitely saving on space!
- Marinating – Combine the marinade ingredients, add your chicken, meat or fish and refrigerate. Mess free by using a handy ziplock bag!
- Pastry Bag – Fill a ziplock bag with frosting, trim the tip and use it to pipe out the frosting.