Ziploc Sandwich Bag Sizes and Guidelines (with Drawings)

Ziploc Sandwich Bag Size

Resealable bags, which also go by the name Ziploc bags, are great for a number of different things, especially for keeping your sandwiches cold and dry. Ziploc, the brand, makes resealable bags that are specifically designed to house sandwiches. So, how large are they?

According to the official Ziploc website, Ziploc sandwich bags are available in 2 sizes, with the standard size measuring 6-1/2 × 5-7/8 inches. It can hold slightly less than 1 pint of liquid.

In this guide, I’ll talk about the dimensions of a Ziploc sandwich bag, how to choose a sandwich bag size, and what you can use Ziploc bags for.

Ziploc Sandwich Bag Sizes

Ziploc sandwish bag sizes

Ziploc is the most well-known resealable bag brand on the market. That’s not to say that contenders like Stasher, re(zip), Bumkins, and Bee’s Wrap aren’t great, but they’re all in direct competition for second place after Ziploc.

What really put Ziploc on the map is its line of sandwich and snack bags. They’re airtight, lightweight, and easy to transport, and they can be used to hold much more than just pre-made sandwiches for afternoon picnics and school field trips.

So, if you want to pack your child a sandwich for school, you need to get a Ziploc sandwich bag. Just make sure you choose the correct size since there are 3 sizes that fall into the sandwich and snack bag line.

Size Measurements Volume
Ziploc Sandwich Bag (Standard) 6-1/2 × 5-7/8 inches Less than 1 pint
Ziploc Sandwich Bag (Extra Large) 7 × 8 inches More than 1 quart
Ziploc Snack Bag 6-1/2 × 3-1/4 inches Less than 1 pint
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How to Choose a Ziploc Sandwich Bag Size

How to Choose a Ziploc Sandwich Bag Size

As you can see from the table above, there are two sizes that fall into the sandwich bag category and a single snack bag size.

The large Ziploc sandwich bag is perfect for a single sandwich and a handful of crackers, whereas the standard sandwich bag size will only fit a sandwich. So, if you want to send your kid to school with more than just an egg salad sandwich, make sure to choose the larger of the two sizes.

Ziploc offers a Sandwich & Snack combo pack, which allows you to store sandwiches and crispy snacks separately. This pack comes with standard sandwich bags (6-1/2 × 5-7/8 inches).

Other Ziploc Bag Sizes

If you take a look at the official Ziploc website and look at the Bags product line, you’ll see that there are 5 resealable bag types to choose from.

The bag types and their sizes are as follows:

Ziploc Bag Type Available Sizes Measurements Volume
Freezer Small

Medium

Large

Extra Large

7 × 5 inches

7 × 7-7/16 inches

10-9/16 × 10-3/4 inches

13 × 15-5/8 inches

1 pint

1 quart (quart-size ziplock bag)

1 gallon

2 gallons

Storage Medium

Large

Extra Large

7 × 7-7/16 inches

10-9/16 × 10-3/4 inches

13 × 15-5/8 inches

1 quart

1 gallon

2 gallons

Slider Medium Pleat

Medium

Large Pleat

Large

7-7/8 × 5-7/8 inches

7 × 7-7/16 inches

10-9/16 × 9-1/2 inches

7 × 7-1/16 inches

1 quart

1 quart

1 gallon

1 gallon

Specialty Marinade

Steam

Small Vacuum Seal

Medium Vacuum Seal

Large Vacuum Seal

Extra Large Vacuum Seal

V200 Series

10-9/16 × 6-1/16 inches

7-1/4 × 8 inches

8 × 11 inches

8 inches × 7 feet

11 inches × 9 feet

11 × 14 inches

15-3/4 × 6-2/5 inches

½ gallon

2 to 4 servings

1 quart

Variable

Variable

1 gallon

Variable

Here’s a brief description of what each type of bag is:

  • Freezer—Resealable bags specifically made for freezing meats, veggies, and fruits.
  • Storage—Resealable bags that are used for general-purpose storage, including storing non-food items.
  • Slider—Resealable bags with zip enclosures as opposed to the traditional press enclosure.
  • Specialty—Resealable bags used for specialty purposes, including marinating, steam-cooking, and vacuum-sealing. Please note that Ziploc vacuum seal bags might not be compatible with every vacuum sealing device.

What Can You Do with Ziploc Bags?

What Can You Do with Ziploc Bags

Ziploc bags are food-safe plastic bags. As such, you would most likely end up using Ziploc bags for storing food items, including those that you want to eat later on in the day. However, if you take a look at Ziploc’s assortment of resealable bags, you’ll learn that they can be used for more than just storing sandwiches and salty treats.

But what unique uses do Ziploc bags have? Glad you asked—I’ll explain below.

Pastry bag

If you want to try piping frosting onto cakes, you don’t need to purchase expensive, pastry chef-approved pastry bags (though you can pick up the Kasimore Piping Bags Set for pretty cheap). Instead, you can use inexpensive Ziploc bags to improve your piping skills.

Here’s how to turn a plain-old Ziploc bag into a makeshift pastry bag:

  1. Insert one non-enclosure corner of the Ziploc bag into a tall glass.
  2. Wrap the remainder of the bag over the glass to open up the inside of the bag.
  3. Spoon or pour your frosting or cream of choice into the bag.
  4. Lift the sides of the bag and press down on the enclosure to seal the bag.
  5. Carefully push the frosting or cream toward the corner of the Ziploc bag that was previously inside the tall glass.
  6. Take a pair of scissors and carefully snip off a tiny section of the corner.

And just like that, you have a makeshift piping bag to test out your frosting skills. Don’t feel discouraged if you don’t get it right at first!

Funnel

Hardly anyone uses funnels in the kitchen anymore, which is surprising since you may find yourself pouring liquids into bottles or narrow containers frequently. If you don’t want to purchase a food-grade funnel for your kitchen, you can use a Ziploc bag.

Pour the liquid into the bag, close the seal, and snip off one of the corners. Now, carefully place the snipped-off corner inside the opening of a bottle or container and lift the bag until the liquid pours out. Simple, right?

Making breadcrumbs

You don’t have to purchase breadcrumbs at the grocery store if you have stale bread at home. Just bake the bread at a low temp (200°F-ish) for 5 minutes to dry it out. Place the slices of bread in a Ziploc back and close the seal. Now, gently bash the toasted bread with a rolling pin until the breadcrumbs are as fine or as chunky as you like.

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