Pincinox Pegs Review

Pincinox Pegs Australia Review: BEST Stainless Steel Pegs?

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I’ve been using Pincinox pegs for around four years now, in amongst my other remaining wooden and plastic pegs. I know a lot of people still have not heard of Pincinox, so I thought I’d do a personal Pincinox pegs review to share my own thoughts and experiences.

I have not been sponsored to write this post. I purchased a 20-pack of Pincinox pegs myself a few years ago to try them out. To say that they’re all still going strong will give you a fair idea of what my opinion of the brand is!

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Pincinox Pegs Review

Where did Pincinox originate?

A guy called Louis Violet (aka ‘Loulou’) made his first metal clothes peg back in 1968. He began by cutting some stainless steel from a washing machine drum and shaped it by hand with some pliers.

From there, him and his son Alain built a small workshop at home and created the brand Pincinox from their home town of Vitrolles, France.

Initially, they had to take a weekly trip to Marseille to manufacture the pegs at a workshop, as they didn’t yet have their own machines. In the beginning, each peg required eight manipulations (these days there are only three).

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By 2001, Pincinox sold 2 million pegs and employed seven staff in the old workshop.

Unfortunately, Pincinox didn’t remain untouched by the cheap imitation market. In the mid 2000’s a Chinese manufacturer ripped off the idea and created an inferior product that did in fact rust and break.

Despite the blow causing the family business a bit of a set back, Pincinox is still around and going strong, particularly with more and more people going sustainable.

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How are Pincinox pegs made?

Pincinox pegs are made from a single strip of stainless steel, which is machine cut and stamped. From there, three manipulations are made to bend the steel into the peg shape we’ve all come to know. Pincinox pegs receive various treatments to gain their quality and strength.


How reliable are Pincinox pegs?

Being that Pincinox pegs are each made from a single piece of industrial grade stainless steel, these pegs are literally unbreakable. Hallelujah!

Solid stainless steel is naturally a rust proof material, so you don’t need to worry about getting rust stains on your clothes when you hang them to dry.

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In-built within the peg is a hard-wearing ‘spring,’ making the ability to hold clothes firmly on the line, very reliable. I’ve found that on windy days, the Pincinox pegs don’t slip along the line as the wind catches the items (particularly common with sheets and towels), which can happen with pegs that are not firm enough.

Pincinox offer a lifetime warranty against rust and breakages.


Pincinox peg dimensions

  • Length: 65mm
  • Width: 8mm
  • Weight: 8 grams

Uses for Pincinox pegs

Besides just hanging the clothes to dry, there are so many uses for such a strong, durable and all-weather peg. Here are few ideas!

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✭ Hang clothing to dry
✭ Clip up food packets to stay fresh
✭ Peg notes and artwork onto boards
✭ Hold papers together in the office
✭ Display cards and photos on string
✭ Peg sheets together to make a cubby
✭ Peg reminder notes to things
✭ Use to hold open correct page in books (e.g. recipe or music book)
✭ Oven safe (e.g. clip baking paper to oven trays)
✭ Freezer safe (e.g. clip food packets closed)
✭ Dishwasher safe for cleaning


Pincinox sustainability

Pincinox pegs are completely zero waste as the stainless steel structure is fully recyclable. Your pegs will be delivered in a nice, handy hemp drawstring bag, which is reusable and fully compostable.

Being that the pegs won’t rot, rust, split, break or go mouldy, they will last you a lifetime, with the ability to hand them down to someone else. It doesn’t get much more sustainable than that!

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Peg Comparison

Plastic pegs are cheap but always perish and break, especially in the harsh Australian sun.

Wooden pegs are more sustainable as you can throw the wooden pieces into a fire once they’re done and recycle the metal piece. But, they do tend to go mouldy in damp, humid and rainy conditions.

Pegs (plastic, wooden, stainless steel, Pincinox)
Basic Stainless | Plastic | Wooden | Pincinox Stainless

Basic stainless steel pegs are affordable but aren’t as firm with holding the clothes in place on a windy day. The pegs will slide across the line and I personally find them a bit fiddly to peg. However, they are made from one complete piece of metal, so they won’t break. Unless they’re 100% stainless steel, you will find surface rust on the basic pegs over time.

Pincinox pegs are each made from a single piece of industrial grade stainless steel. They’ll never rust or break and come with a lifetime warranty against rust and breakages. Literally buy once, use forever.

DurabilitySustainabilityPrice
Plastic$3.50 (60-pack)
Wooden✭✭✭✭✭✭✭$3.50 (60-pack)
Basic Stainless✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭$25.95 (63-pack)
Pincinox Stainless✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭$39.95 (20-pack)
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Conclusion

After using Pincinox stainless steel pegs myself for over four years, I can honestly say that they are as good as the day I bought them. They are just as strong and firm in their grip on the clothesline, plus there are no signs of rust or wear at all.

I initially bought a 20-pack just to try out and mix in with my other existing wooden and plastic pegs. As the time has passed, only 3 plastic pegs remain in my peg bag and many of the wooden ones have broken or gone mouldy.

I think it’s time to replace the eliminated wooden and plastic pegs with a bulk pack of Pincinox pegs knowing that I won’t have to worry about buying pegs ever again!

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“The last clothes pegs you’ll ever buy.”

Things I love about Pincinox pegs:

  • Buy once, use forever
  • Firm grip on the clothes and clothesline
  • Beautiful construction
  • Ergonomically easy to hold and use
  • Rust-proof
  • Break-proof
  • Lifetime guarantee

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