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Old 05-19-2007, 10:03 PM   #101
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Freezing Sealed in Jars

You can use the straight sided jars for freezing. They are marked can or freeze. Do not freeze any jars that curve in at the top of the jar they tend to break in the freezing process. My last shopping trip OSH had Pint and Half pint freeze and can jars and Half Gallon down to 8oz standard jars of just canning jars.

I prefer to use the jars for liquids in the freezer as they can be reused and it is a 1 step process.
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:23 PM   #102
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Using Kenmore canisters w/FS

Corey, I found out that you can use the Kenmore canisters by simply putting the jar sealer over the center of the canister, then sealing as you would with a FS canister. Works great! I imagine it would work with the small jar sealer, too, but I haven't tried that.

I just bought my FS after looking at it for several weeks at Sam's. I've sealed my pastas, nuts, spices, rices, etc., and I love it!

Just thought I'd pass along the info about the Kenmore canisters.

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Old 07-04-2007, 04:57 PM   #103
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I don't have a food saver, as a matter of fact I don't even know what it is.
I am my own foodsaver since I cook what I eat most of the time.
When I make too much, I go the extra mile and eat it all at once, LOL
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:03 PM   #104
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Corey, I found out that you can use the Kenmore canisters by simply putting the jar sealer over the center of the canister, then sealing as you would with a FS canister. Works great! I imagine it would work with the small jar sealer, too, but I haven't tried that.

I just bought my FS after looking at it for several weeks at Sam's. I've sealed my pastas, nuts, spices, rices, etc., and I love it!

Just thought I'd pass along the info about the Kenmore canisters.

Cindy


Seems quite strange, as you can use the Kenmore containers with the Tilia Food Savers, but you can't use the Tilia containers with the Kenmore unit!

I think that isn't fair. To me, that's just plain STUPID!!
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:36 AM   #105
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Today I just bought a FS (Oster brand.) I'm so excited to use it!

Now I need advice as to how to use it on partially-used heavy cream and sour cream. Been reading previous posts advising that one should freeze liquids first. Not sure if I can do that in this case?

TIA!
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Old 12-01-2007, 12:58 PM   #106
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I upgraded my FoodSaver to the V2490 and I am soooo in LOVE!!!!! I never thought I would say that about a kitchen tool, but I am very fond of my FoodSavers!!!
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:51 PM   #107
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I just continue pluggin along with my good old fashioned Seal a Meal.
So far, it's been okay, not perfect but okay.
I like using bags cause they stack.
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:52 PM   #108
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I've stopped using my Kenmore Food Saver.

I bought something else new on the market which I will explain about in a separate thread.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:22 PM   #109
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I am wanting to invest in a Food Saver. Seems everyone has one. Would you mind telling me what brand and how much it cost? Find more things that really are necessary and I don't have one. Do they take up a lot of room? My kitchen small. Probably has to be stored in basement if it is bulky like most of my things. Thanks Do they require certain kind of storage bags? Most importantly are they worth all this?
We purchased the Food Saver product when it first came out and it's been heaven sent, has never died on us yet. We purchase the same exact bags it needs even though there are other bags that say they will work with it they don't as we've tried them and they're a complete joke.

We do a lot of purchasing of food in bulk such as meats around summer for the winter months and in these parts of the country it really means a lot especially with driving for long range. I live in the mid west (Iowa) and currently we're dealing with very damaging weather that no one wants to drive in and the less hassle for driving the less trips and the less money we need to spend. It's easier to walk to a deep freezer that's 10 ft away than drive to the grocery store 10 to 20 minutes down the road.

Another thing that makes the product convenient is the fact being your food will be vacuum packed and free from freezer burn since it is no longer in freezer bags. We have had our Food Saver for many years however I believe when we purchased the item, it was approximately $100 to $120 on sale at our bulk food store.

As far as where it's being kept, I currently don't have a large kitchen or a lot of counter top room at the moment so it goes up on top of my refrigerator for now. It's out of the way and I can reach it easily plus since it doesn't get used all of the time I felt there was no sense in leaving it out all the time to take up space which I didn't have to begin with.

Good luck with your research!
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:28 AM   #110
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I am wanting to invest in a Food Saver. Seems everyone has one. Would you mind telling me what brand and how much it cost? Find more things that really are necessary and I don't have one. Do they take up a lot of room? My kitchen small. Probably has to be stored in basement if it is bulky like most of my things. Thanks Do they require certain kind of storage bags? Most importantly are they worth all this?
The other postings pretty well cover the use, savings and advantages of a food saver. From your post I see one item that may take away from the use of the FS.
Storing in the basement would make it very hard to use it as most people do. It would be fine to bring it from the basement and seal up large grocery order.
However, I keep mine on the counter and I use it every day. If you have to keep it in another location, rather than on the counter, I would suggest a hand held that works with canisters. It would take up very little room and be there when you need it.

(See my other post)
I'm still looking for a Gallon jar that will take the regular large mouth canning lid.
I can never get the zip lock closures on packages of fruit and veggies to reseal properly. I would like store them in the freezer in a reseable glass jar.

Enjoy,
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