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- September 28, 2003 at 1:36 pm #253837
I don’t have the Reynolds one so I can’t speak for it, but I do have the
foodsaver big one and the handheld. I’ve had them about a month now and
absolutely love them.
My big one has a feature where it will flip up when not in use to make
more cabinet space. I have several of the foodsaver canisters that I
store leftovers in and the hand held is so quick and easy to reseal
On anything moist like hamburger meat, soups etc. You really should
freeze them at least semi solid before you vacuum seal them or you risk
sucking the liquid up in the motor and running your sealer.
We put hamburger patties on a cookie sheet and flash freeze them for two
hours before bagging them. This creates an additional plus of the
patties not being stuck together when bagged.
Soups, making a sausage lentil one today, I freeze in a plastic ziploc
bowl until solid and hen do the old jello mold trick of running water on
the outside of the container to pop out the frozen chunk and then seal.
If the food is just slightly moist, ie a roast you can put a paper towel
between the meat and the seal and that will absorb the liquid.
If you are doing anything like flour put a coffee filter or piece of
paper towel over the top to keep the powder from being sucked into your
motor and ruining it.
Yes you can wash the bags. Food saver even suggests it in their owners
manuals. They say to turn them inside out and put them on the top shelf
of the dishwasher. However, they do advise against doing this with
anything that has had meat in it. Or if you have either boiled the bag
or microwaved in it.
I don’t know about the Reynolds one but the big foodsaver will also seal
mylar bags like potato chip bags, of course you want to do just the seal
feature or you will crush your chips
That’s why I like the canisters you can put chips and other crushables
in them and they get vacuum sealed with no crushing. Jan who knows the
foodsaver is expensive but in the long run she’ll come out way ahead on
food that isn’t ruined from freezer burn in OK
deanna bryan wrote:
> I bought one last night and used it today. so far it
> seems to be working.
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