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Old 03-04-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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How do I marinade in vacuum sealer bags?

I have a vacuum sealer which has been sitting idle for too long. It's a basic model SealAMeal (no attachment for canisters). I've read it's possible to marinade meat in bags. Have you done this? How does it work? How do you prevent the liquids seeping up into the machine?
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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Try putting a paper towel(s) across the top of the bag to intercept the marinade.
I've never done it, but you can try it
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:25 PM   #3
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The best advice I can give you would be to read your instruction booklet - it should talk about marinating and what to expect.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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I have done it with my foodsaver. You need to make the bag extra long and then put a paper towel (folded a few times) at the top.
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GB - do you put the towel IN the bag? Like seal the bag with the paper towel in it?
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I'm pretty sure he does. I do when I have especially "sloppy" foods to seal. Plus, the video that came with the machine demonstrated that.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:36 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure he does. I do when I have especially "sloppy" foods to seal. Plus, the video that came with the machine demonstrated that.
That's where I saw it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:39 PM   #8
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Yes in the bag at the very top. If you make the bag really big then hopefully most liquid will not reach the top by the time it seals, but what little does make it will get absorbed by the paper towel before it gets sucked into the machine.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:55 PM   #9
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Thank you everybody for your advice. My manual says "liquids should be frozen prior to vacuum sealing" but I wanted to try a less time-consuming method. I'm going to give the paper towel suggestion a try. Thanks again.
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Thank you everybody for your advice. My manual says "liquids should be frozen prior to vacuum sealing" but I wanted to try a less time-consuming method. I'm going to give the paper towel suggestion a try. Thanks again.
Freezing is the easiest way with an edge sealer, or else just keep an eye on it and stop the vacuum process before the liquid gets sucked up into the machine.
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