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Old 12-26-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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FoodSaver question

We received a Food Saver for Christmas. Is it possible to seal foods like chips, crackers, cheese or bread in it's original bag? If so how?
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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It depends on the model and will usually have an extra wide sealing tray. Check your manual. It will tell you there. Do not attempt it with a regular foodsaver unit not designed for potato chip bags or you could burn out the heating element.

Note: It would SEAL only. It would not vacuum seal since its the wrong material.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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We received a Food Saver for Christmas. Is it possible to seal foods like chips, crackers, cheese or bread in it's original bag? If so how?
Thanks so much!
McNerd is right. There are some materials that you can't seal with your FS. Be sure to read the manual before you start. There are things you need to know. I find it easier to use a bag clip for chips, crackers etc. Every time you want to take some out you will have to tear open the bag and seal again if you seal these with the FS.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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Actually, you can SEAL your chip bags or any other bags with your food saver. You just can't vacumm. I use my foodsaver to seal all my chip bags, or any other bag. Just check to see if your food saver has a seal only option.

Now to seal with a vaccumm... be sure to use the bags provided or purchase the bags designed for this use.

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:14 AM   #5
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I had a quick question in regards to the food saver...How does the 15min marinade compare to an overnight marinade? Can one tell a difference?
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:59 PM   #6
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If using the special marinade container and have the 'marinade' option on your FoodSaver, you should get better results than the overnight. The marinade option applies more vacuum pressure which forces the juices to infuse deeply into the meat.

Even without the marinade option and container I think you would still get better results with the vacuum seal vs overnight soaking, but I've never tried to compare.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:19 PM   #7
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If using the special marinade container and have the 'marinade' option on your FoodSaver, you should get better results than the overnight. The marinade option applies more vacuum pressure which forces the juices to infuse deeply into the meat.

Even without the marinade option and container I think you would still get better results with the vacuum seal vs overnight soaking, but I've never tried to compare.
Great info. The more I think about it, 15mins would be much better than overnight. At my hectic house, it's so hard to judge how many people show up...Always have a lot of extra food or only half the people get to eat...
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:37 PM   #8
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get those vac. canisters that Tilia sells...they will vac chips and keep them fresh way longer than the bag
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:57 PM   #9
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If using the special marinade container and have the 'marinade' option on your FoodSaver, you should get better results than the overnight. The marinade option applies more vacuum pressure which forces the juices to infuse deeply into the meat.

Even without the marinade option and container I think you would still get better results with the vacuum seal vs overnight soaking, but I've never tried to compare.
I am not getting this idea. From the picture I saw, you have essentially a bowl sitting with the meat and marinade in the bottom then you suck the air out.

How does this force the marinade into the meat and/or veggies?
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The vacuum environment opens the pores of the food for the marinade to penetrate, like a dry sponge placed in water.

You don't have to get the idea. It works. Try it.
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