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Old 02-25-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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I just bought a SealAMeal and find it a wonderful appliance. I am thinking of purchasing some of the containers and wonder what kind of experiences you have had with them. I'd like to store potato chips, crackers, lettuce and strawberries, etc. in them.

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Old 02-25-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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erm... for us UKers that have never heard of such appartus, What is it exactly?
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:20 PM   #3
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I use a foodsaver (same kind of thing, just different name) but so far, I only use the bags. Seems like I use mine every day!

YT - it's the little machine about the size of 1/2 of a bathroom scale. It vacuums out air out of heavyweight freezer bags, then heat-seals them to preserve the food.
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:35 PM   #4
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The marinating attachment is super duper! A roast can be marinated within minutes.
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:40 PM   #5
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Thnx JKath, I`m with ya now :)

based upon that, I should imagine that your potatoe chips would get squashed most effectively! and so probably NOT a good idea :)

I`ve seen HDPE buckets crumble at 300 torr, your chips stand no chance! :)
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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If you occasionally drink wine, the bottle attachment will save you a lot of money.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:40 AM   #7
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I used a food saver while I was personal cheffing and I must say, simmering the pouches of food in simmering water is the most gentle, wonderful way to heat food ever!!

But, I've never worked with a seal-a-meal, so don't know if the pouches are the same quallity - if so, you are in for a great leftover treat!!
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:15 AM   #8
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My mom had a seal a meal a long time ago. From what I remember it just sealed. it did not vacuum seal. I am not sure if they have since changed.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:29 AM   #9
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I've been thinking about buying a vacuum sealer. Is there one you recommend?
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:57 AM   #10
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I'd recommend mine, the FoodSaver. You can get them many places, but I have seen them at Kohl's on sale often, and with the coupons they send, you can get them for a great deal. Also, the bags aren't expensive, considering how many you can get out of each box of 2 rolls.
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