Say goodbye to clips, this clever gadget can seal open packets

Anya Meyerowitz
·2-min read
Say goodbye to clips, this clever gadget can seal open packets. (Getty Images)
Say goodbye to clips, this clever gadget can seal open packets. (Getty Images)

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If you thought TikTok was all about learning new dance moves and playing pranks on your partner, you’d be wrong (slightly), because it turns out that the social media platform is also brilliant for genuine product recommendations.

From the £6 serum from The Ordinary that was bought by over 100,000 users after they watched a video showing its miraculous effects, to the genius pet hair remover that went viral thanks to the app, there’s always the ‘next best thing’ to be found.

And this time, it’s a Mini Portable Heat Sealer that’s getting its turn in the spotlight.

User @Rachelhutchens1 uploaded a video as part of her ‘Things you didn’t know you needed off Amazon’ series, in which she says the airtight heat sealer is the perfect kitchen gadget for making sure you can perfectly reseal food packaging.

Rachel demonstrates using a packet of crisps (or “chips” as she calls them) and shows how the gadget perfectly seals the snack back up as if it were never opened.

At the time of writing, the video had already received almost 800,000 likes and more than 1,600 comments full of praise for the mini heat sealer.

Another TikTok user - @stuffyouactuallyneed - captioned his video featuring the gadget: “Winning the battle against stale chips”, and said it is a “gamechanger” when it comes to stopping food going stale.

Best of all? You can grab your own version for just £10.99 on Amazon.

Buy it: Mini Portable Heat Sealer | £10.99 from Amazon

So, how does it work?

You simply press the gadget for about 3 to 5 seconds to start it heating up before putting the bag you want sealed in the middle and slowly pulling it at a constant speed.

For better results, the seal can be repeated multiple times.

“Got this to use for sealing the treat bags for my business. Works really well. Small but mighty. Love it,” one user wrote, while another added: “small but mighty.”

You may have won a few battles in the past, stale crisps, but you’ve lost the war.