Sealabag

Multi-Purpose Bag Sealer

Seal the Deal

Preserve freshness and get a bakery seal finish with this bag sealer. All it takes is a single, simple swipe.

To seal newly baked goods, lunches and more, twist the end, then pass the bags through the groove to fasten tightly.

Even though it’s great at prolonging the life of foods, Maker Ray Savage originally designed Sealabag
with trash bags in mind. He wanted a simple way to tidy up, stop the smell, and prevent any creatures from getting in.

His thin, compact design can be kept handy inside a drawer, mounted on a door, or on the counter. It’s a straightforward way to prolong the life of your favorite foods—and to keep things contained for any items you want to toss.

Sealabag is a practical and cost-efficient way of keeping bags sealed and their contents fresh.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Louis
    Louis

    Hello Everyone! My name is Lou Galli and I’m proud to introduce the Sealabag Household bag sealer into the US market on The Grommet. The Sealabag is a great time and cost saver for bag sealing uses all over the house. You’ll no longer need expensive resealable food bags; use low cost plain plastic food bags and quickly seal leftovers, repackage bulk purchases into meal-sized portions for storage or re-seal packaging after use. Beyond the Kitchen, seal garbage bags from the household trash bins to maintain a clean home environment. You’ll find plenty of uses for the Sealabag; whether in the Kitchen, Bathroom, Pet area, Craft room or Work space. I’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have about this great product!

  • Lewis
    Lewis
    9/13/2016 10:46 AM

    How do you unseal the tape after it is sealed?

  • Louis
    Louis – Special Guest
    9/13/2016 11:22 AM

    Hi Lewis, thanks for the question. The nice aspect about the sealabag is that you can unseal the tape. If you look at the picture, we'll see the tape "tail". In a majority of cases, you can "tug the tail" while holding the bag and the tape will separate slightly at the base to allow you to get hold of the two tape sides and separate them. This will not work in all cases because of the variations of the seal. In those case, simply slide a fork tine between the tape sides at the base after "tugging the tail" and you can slide the fork tine though the sealing tail and it separates easily.

    Knowing that you can reuse regular plastic bags by sealing and unsealing allows you to avoid using expensive resealable bags. For example, there is a $.05 to $.10 difference between a regular 1 gallon plastic bag and a resealable bag. The Sealabag will pay for itself by saving money on plastic bag over the 500 seals that you get from each roll.

    Please let me know if I can provide any additional information. Regards, Lou

  • Ann
    Ann
    9/13/2016 10:51 AM

    Hi Louis, my name is Ann, and you mentioned the US market for Sealabag. Where did Sealabag originate?

  • Louis
    Louis – Special Guest
    9/13/2016 11:26 AM

    Hi Ann, Thanks for the question. The Sealabag originated in England and was invented by Ray Savage. Please take a moment and view his video. Let me know if I can provide any additional information. Thanks, Lou

  • Mary
    Mary
    9/13/2016 10:52 AM

    How easy is it to reopen the tape?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/13/2016 11:52 AM

    Hi Mary, see Louis' comment above. It seems pretty easy.

  • Louis
    Louis – Special Guest
    9/13/2016 11:54 AM

    Hi Mary, Thanks for the question. This is the first question that I had about the Sealabag also. You need to be able to unseal the tape for the unit to be truly functional in the Kitchen. There are applications around the house where you don't plan on unsealing, but many of the Kitchen applications would be sealing and unsealing. I explained the process in the above post so I won't repeat it verbatim. In summary, You can either grab the base of the seal and separate the tape with your fingers or slide a fork tine through the seal. Obviously, you can also slide a knife edge through the seal, but a fork works fine.

    Knowing the above, the sealabag provides a tighter seal to keep food noticeably fresher and allows you to reopen. You can definitely twist the bag to remove most of the air and the seal holds the tight seal. Much better than a twist tab or folding the bag under the product.

    Fresher Food and Cheaper storage cost. See the cost difference between plain plastic bags and resalable bags in the above post.

    Please let me know if I can provide any additional information. Regards, Lou

  • Christine
    Christine
    9/13/2016 11:07 AM

    I think this is a great idea and at a fair price. But I would also like to know the answer to how you open the seal.

  • Susan
    Susan
    9/13/2016 11:22 AM

    @Christine

    I have bought items from the grocery store with similar

    tapes; those have to be cut off and are not reusable.

  • Louis
    Louis – Special Guest
    9/13/2016 12:16 PM

    Hi Susan, Thanks for the question. I know what you mean, I've had the same experience and I think that the difference is Industrial grade sealing vs. Household grade sealing. It seems like the seals you get at the store are obviously designed to stay sealed using more powerful sealers, also the tape and adhesive doesn't seem to have any give to them.

    We use the Sealabag regularly to gain experience with it and I can say that in all cases, we can open the seal either with our fingers, fork tine or knife edge (see above). I have never noticed the seal loosing by itself, but the tape and adhesive seems to have more give than an industrial grade sealing machine.

    Let me know if I can provide more information. Thanks, Lou

  • Susan
    Susan
    9/13/2016 11:20 AM

    I don's see an option for buying just the tape once the initial tapes are used. Where can we purchase the replacement tape and what will the cost be? Considering I spent a lot of money on zip-lock bags, I love this idea!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/13/2016 11:31 AM

    Hi Susan, one of the options for buying comes with 3 additional tape refills. That will get you through 1,500 uses and then you can buy sets of three separately here.

  • Jean
    Jean
    9/13/2016 11:28 AM

    I would also like to know how you reopen the tape. If you cut through the bag itself, the bag will get smaller and smaller, like a loaf of bread. Or do you just cut through the middle of the tape and then reseal?

  • Louis
    Louis – Special Guest
    9/13/2016 12:30 PM

    Hi Jean, Thanks for the question. You'll never have to cut through the bag. There are a few posts above that talk about reopening the seal. I feel confident that you can open the seal without cutting the bag. It provides a better stay-fresh seal than ties and using plain plastic bags is much less expensive than a resealable bag.

    I was amazed at the cost difference when I was doing my research. A resealable sandwich sized bag is $.03 more per bag. A gallon size resealable bag is $.05 to $.10 more per bag. A resealable freezer bag can be $.25 more expensive. That a lot of money over 500 seals!

  • Adrienne
    Adrienne
    9/13/2016 11:39 AM

    I think this is great. I am always searching for the ties that come with garbage bags or trying to twist to create a knot. At 500 seals per roll I am not worried about resealing the bag once it is sealed. At $25.95 for 1500 seals (if you buy that option) will last a long time. Then only $6.25 for another set of 3 tapes. this is the most reasonably priced item I have seen on Grommet in a long time. No offence Grommet! :). I am getting it. And love the storage idea that it be flat or mounted is great for my small kitchen. Tell thanks to Ray for having a good brainstorm! Adrienne

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/13/2016 11:51 AM

    Hi Adrienne, while we think there are a number of reasonably priced Grommets, we'll take it :) Thanks so much for the kind words and we hope you enjoy your Sealabag!

  • Marilyn
    Marilyn
    9/13/2016 12:40 PM

    Louis: I find these tapes, (they come on some bakery goods), difficult to remove. What are your suggestions for removal. This is a fantastic idea, but, I am a little wary because of the difficulty I've had in the past in opening the tape. I usually end up cutting just below the seal, which doesn't really serve the purpose.

  • Louis
    Louis – Special Guest
    9/13/2016 1:09 PM

    Hi Marilyn, Thanks for the question. This is the primary question that people are asking. I had the same question when I starting investigating the product. In a prior post, I explained the various methods to unseal the bag; either finger prying, using a fork tine or knife edge. The seal has enough "give' to it that you can get in between the tape and separate them. The store seals are industrial grade seals definitely not made to be unsealed. There is a post on this aspect also.

    The Sealabag provides better seal than twists or ties. The seal doesn't loosen and provides a more air-tight seal. It is more "house-friendly" than store seals which are not meant to unseal and it is less expensive than resealable bags. I talked about the costs in a prior post. These are the advantages that we see over the other methods and the unsealing approach is workable without cutting the bag.

    Please let me now if I can provide any additional information. Thanks, Lou

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    9/13/2016 1:45 PM

    I've seen several questions about the unsealing but I am wondering about re-sealing after opening. Would you need to start with a new twist/tape/seal or would the previous tape still be viable for resealing?

  • Louis
    Louis – Special Guest
    9/13/2016 2:05 PM

    Hi Sandra, Thanks for the question. The individual seal is not reusable. All the discussion about unsealing the bag was intended explain ways to save the bag when unsealing. The tape will not be able to be reused.

    One pass through the Sealabag will seal the bag, opening the bag with the methods mentioned above will save the bag, but destroy the sealing tape. If you want to reseal the bag, you would twist the bag to close and pass it through the Sealabag again to create a new seal with new sealing tape.

    One point which I haven't mentioned is that the more tightly you twist the bag prior to passing it through the Sealabag, the tighter the resulting seal. Close the bag, removing as much air as you can, twisting the opening into a tight twist prior to passing it through the Sealabag will give a tight seal that will provide noticeably fresher food storage.

    Please let me know if I can provide any additional information. Thanks, Lou

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    9/13/2016 3:43 PM

    @Louis what are the dimensions of the Sealabag?

  • Louis
    Louis – Special Guest
    9/13/2016 4:03 PM

    Hi Cynthia, When it is a flat storage configuration, the dimensions are 7.5" x 5.75" x 1".

    When it is setup for use, it can either be attached to the side of cabinet or table (see video) or setup to sit on your countertop.

    The dimensions for the side of a cabinet when it is extended for use are: 10.5" x 5.75" x 1"

    The dimensions for sitting on the countertop ready for use are: 7.5" x 5.75" x 6" high.

    Thanks for your question. Let me know if you need anything else. Lou

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