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Old 12-31-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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What's with bread twist ties?

I placed this 'q' here cause i pondered this when grilling cheese

Why do bread companies put the twist tie backwards (from the traditional righty tighty lefty loosey).* I'm sure this really drives mechanics nuts.

I know this is not what people have in mind originally because when visiting friends or family and they let me use bread, if it is used already their twist ties are the traditional way, as second nature takes place when they put it back...

Well that is if they dont do what most guys do and just spin it and tuck it under the loaf.

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Old 12-31-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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Around here, these close the plastic bread bags. I hate them. When we buy bread in plastic bags, I replace this horrendous contraption with a twist tie. Two flips forward to close and two flips backward to open. Works like a charm.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:06 PM   #3
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I haven't seen a twist tie in years. All we have here are the same crappy plastic closers that Andy has. At Christmas, I ordered some stuff online and a lot of it came with twist ties. I requisitioned them for my bread.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:09 PM   #4
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snap those plastic clips in half and they become deadly flying weapons at the flick of a finger.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:10 PM   #5
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I can't buy a decent loaf of bread where I live. I order my bread from Zingerman's. The bread is worth it. They always send an abundance of plastic bags and real twist ties with my order. Having the right stuff makes a difference in keeping bread fresh.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:20 PM   #6
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I'd say our bread around here is 50/50 twistie ties to plastic clips.

I use the plastic clips to label computer cords and to label charging cords, etc. Just write on the blank side with a Sharpie and clip onto the necessary cord.

I also use them to mark shoelaces that have been unpackaged and we don't know the length. Just measure, note the length on the clip and attach the clip to the laces. Same for extension cords that are stored.

There are other things I use them for, but can't think about them at the moment.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:44 PM   #7
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I hate those plastic things in Andy's hand. But I do like your ideas Kate on reusing them. When your hands are arthritic, it can be very difficult and painful trying to get them back on the wrapper. So now once the loaf is open, I just spin the loaf until it is twisted down to the first piece of bread and then tuck it under to the bottom. The same for English Muffins, etc. That is actually tighter than if I reused the twist or tab thing.
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:36 AM   #8
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I spin and tuck, I also cut the bread bag back as the bread is used so I don't have to reach in the bag up to my elbow to grab a slice!

I keep one of those plastic tabs by the kitchen sink to scrape little bits of baked on gunk from pots, pans, and casseroles, works great and saves the wear and tear on my brittle old fingernails!
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Whether it's one of those plastic thingees that Andy showed or a twist tie, we switch them out for this kind of clip. This one is about 3" long. I get a bag of about 20 of them from the dollar store (for a dollar) in sizes from 2" to ~6". They are very easy to use and make a fairly air tight seal.
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...I also cut the bread bag back as the bread is used so I don't have to reach in the bag up to my elbow to grab a slice!...

When I get to this point, I spin and knot the plastic in a slip knot.
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