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Old 03-08-2006, 09:24 AM   #41
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I had a thought. You could freeze everything together, but put the lemon slices in a plastic sandwich bag and put that in with everything else that way the lemon is not in contact with the fish and does not cook it.
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:49 AM   #42
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EXCELLENT IDEA .. thank you very much, GB
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:55 AM   #43
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:56 AM   #44
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I had one of those units.

But the thing that really aggravated the crap out of me was the fact that the bags would come friggen loose!! After following everything to the letter, the bags would friggen lose their vacuum seal.

I'd go look in the freezer for a chicken, beef stew or a roast to cook and find out that the meat has come loose in the bag, is moving around, air has worked its way into the bags and there's no more vacuum seal, which is supposed to keep the air out of the bag!!

Over time, I found out that the appliance just wouldn't work!! It would vacuum, but the heater strip had stopped working!

I threw it out, along with all the bags that came with it, and got a Kenmore
vacuum sealer. It works great! No more losing the vacuum seal in the bags and no more loose bags caused by air getting into them and spoiling the food!!


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Old 03-08-2006, 10:33 AM   #45
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I have had a foodsaver for about 8 or 9 years now and love it. Like GB stated, the port for sealing canisters and mason jars is great. I store brown sugar in them and it never gets hard or crusty. I once sealed a half of avacado and it kept for 3 weeks without turning brown, and tasted just as good as the day I cut it up. You will get your money's worth out of it!
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:53 AM   #46
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I had those jars too, and found out that the Kenmore unit's port and tube wouldn't work with those, so I had to get the Kenmore vacuum jars.

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Old 03-09-2006, 04:30 AM   #47
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Corey, are you saying that the FoodSaver was defective, or my particular FoodSaver mode .. V475?

Didn't know Sears sold a vacuum sealer.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:50 AM   #48
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Yours isn't. Mine was. Mine was the V-550.

Over time, I suspected that it was the heating strip to be the culprit, because the machine would vacuum. It just wasn't seeling propoerly - which was why the bags kept on losing their vacuum seal and all they ended up with was being full of air and the frozen food sliding around in the bag very freely.

I almos lost several bags of boneless pork chops because of this, and even after buying the Kenmore unit, I used those bags from the Food Saver unit with it. They STILL kept on friggen losing their vacuum seal.

Having had enough of this crap and being sick & tired of being sick & tired, I threw out all of those unused Food Saver bags, along with the ones that were used before, went back to Sears and got a big supply of Kenmore vacuum seal bags!

Now, that constant ongoing aggravating problem with keeping the bags vacuum-sealed has been eliminated once and for all!

Yes, Sears sells their unit under the Kenmore name. It's made by Tilia - the same co. that makes the Food Saver units. They also sell the Tilia machines as well.


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Old 03-09-2006, 07:57 AM   #49
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You can freeze avocadoes sealed in the vacuum sealer. Just halve them, take out the pit, seal and freeze.
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You can freeze avocadoes sealed in the vacuum sealer. Just halve them, take out the pit, seal and freeze.
I LOVE avocado .. YUM YUM YUM .. This will be a good way to just use what I need. Thank you :-)

I've only been here a few days and already love this group. :-)

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