Frequently asked questions about our products
This is a common concern but we can assure you that Best Pegs stainless steel pegs do not get hot, even on the hottest summer days. We are based in Queensland and in summer, temperatures can exceed 35 degrees celsius but never have Best Pegs been hot to touch, even when left out on the clothesline all day.
Best Pegs are made with marine grade 316 stainless steel which offers superior corrosion resistance than 201 and 304 grades. We pay for independent testing of our pegs on a regular basis to confirm they are indeed made of 316 stainless steel. While 316 stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant, it is not corrosion proof, especially when used in tropical climates around salt water. This is why we recommend washing your pegs every 3-6 months with a soft cloth, some water and a mild cleaner (eg dish detergent) to keep them in top condition. We live one street away from the beach and leave our pegs out on the line and they have not rusted. To compare, a 201 grade peg has rusted after being out in the same conditions.
Clothes peg options include plastic, wooden and stainless steel. Plastic pegs are prone to breaking and contribute to plastic pollution in our soil and waterways. Wooden pegs can also break by sliding off their spring and they are known to go mouldy which leaves marks on clothing. Stainless steel pegs offer longevity as they do not need to be replaced, they are strong in windy conditions and do not hot heat up in the sun. They are perfectly suited to Australia’s harsh climate. Yes, they cost more but in the long run it will work out cheaper because they won’t need to be replaced.
Best Pegs is a Gold Coast based business and our pegs are made in China with a specialised machine. We have a great relationship with our supplier and with worked with them from the beginning. Our pegs are tested here in Australia by a NATA accredited laboratory to confirm the grade of stainless steel.
We say yes! They are good for the environment because they prevent waste from plastic pegs going into our soil, landfill or our waterways.
They are good for your budget in the long term as you won’t be buying pegs every few months, buy them once and have them forever.
They are good to use because they easily hold larger items and the large size makes them comfortable to pinch open and closed.
How many clothes pegs you’ll need depends on the size of your household and whether you like to peg items individually or share a peg between two items.
At Best Pegs we offer our quality stainless steel pegs in a range of pack sizes to suit your needs: 20, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 and when you buy more, you save more!
A bag of 40 should be sufficient for a small household (1-2 people).
Households of four or more people would likely need a bag of 60-80 pegs.
Our 100 pack would be ideal for a larger household, however even smaller households can benefit as you can set some pegs aside for use in the kitchen, camping, or give some as gifts!