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Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

Is there really a difference between the two?  I have one of those narrow, deep cabinets next to the space the refrigerator goes and that's where I store my storage bags, plastic wrap, etc.  It's really cluttered in there with all those different products and sizes, so I was wondering if there really is a difference between the two.  

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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

I think its the weight of the plastic and maybe the strength of the closure . 

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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

@Icegoddess 

 

Yes, there is. The freezer bags are much thicker than the regular ziplocks, to protect against freezer burn.

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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

So, I guess I will stick with regular Ziploc for the quart and snack size and just the the freezer ones for gallon size since I can't think of anything I've used the gallon size for that wasn't for the freezer except packing clothes, and thicker is better for that.  However, I do sometimes use the quarts in the freezer, so maybe I'll just use only freezer bags except the snack size, since there's no reason I can't use the freezer ones for either.  I figure the freezer ones are more expensive, but I don't really use them all that often.  I might actually have a lifetime supply of quart bags in there, LOL.  

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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

I marinate chicken and use the gallon freezer bags. Much thicker and secure.
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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

I keep both gallon and quart freezer bags.  They are thicker, but I really don't know if they are beneficial.  Never had either type leak and I freeze a lot of single portions.

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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

I think I have an addiction to the quart size freezer bags.  I use them for everything.  In smaller handbags, I use them to hold money & my driver's license, etc.  I use them for small travel makeup bags, etc.  

 

Oh, and I actually sometimes put food items in them!Woman Wink

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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

You can double-bag using the regular zip-locs and get the same freezer protection if you don't have any of the freezer bags on hand.

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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

Food  saver,machine is really good also at protecting food.

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Re: Regular Ziploc vs Freezer Ziploc Bags

All I can suggest is Costco.  I buy all my bags there, kitchen storage and white and black trash bags.  They are stronger than any other brands.  But the boxes are bigger for trash.