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Old 06-04-2014, 09:57 PM   #11
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To seal really wet things like whole chickens, I fold paper towel and put it across the top of the bag between the chicken and where it seals. The paper towel does a good job of catching the juice and is easy to dispose of when you open the package in the future.

They sell bags to do that too..

I tend to freeze things first, then seal.
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I do too, with liquidy stuff. I bought 6 lbs of strawberries and several mangoes recently and only used half, so the other half got mashed and frozen in ice cube trays, then popped into FS bags.
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I wish I had the counter space for one but since I don't, my old fashioned method of squeezing the air out of a flimsy plastic bag and freezing that inside a heavy duty freezer zip lock bag works well. I never have any freezer burn either. Works for me.
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They sell bags to do that too..

I tend to freeze things first, then seal.
I'm too cheap to buy specialty products, I have plain bags and always have paper towel, so that works for me.
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I wish I had the counter space for one but since I don't, my old fashioned method of squeezing the air out of a flimsy plastic bag and freezing that inside a heavy duty freezer zip lock bag works well. I never have any freezer burn either. Works for me.
I've just recently found that that method of squeezing all the air out of a plastic bag when saving lettuce, cilantro etc works a charm. (In the fridge, not freezer) I lived all my life not knowing that---- until a friend demonstrated it and kept after me until I started doing it myself. Slow learner.

It mashes the heck out of the cilantro but---- what the hecK. I wind up chopping it up anyway.
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I wish I had the counter space for one but since I don't, my old fashioned method of squeezing the air out of a flimsy plastic bag and freezing that inside a heavy duty freezer zip lock bag works well. I never have any freezer burn either. Works for me.
Our lives in a closet. I pull it out to use it. The closet is right outside the kitchen though.

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I'm too cheap to buy specialty products, I have plain bags and always have paper towel, so that works for me.
I did find it humorous when I found out you could be bags with paper towels in them.
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Our lives in a closet. I pull it out to use it. The closet is right outside the kitchen though.



I did find it humorous when I found out you could be bags with paper towels in them.
All my "extra" toys live in the basement...or, at least they did until recently. I have started converting the small, was an office room, by the dininig room to a pan room. Works for me! I was going to convert it to my sewing-knitting-craft room, but decided I cook more often than I sew...
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All my "extra" toys live in the basement...or, at least they did until recently. I have started converting the small, was an office room, by the dininig room to a pan room. Works for me! I was going to convert it to my sewing-knitting-craft room, but decided I cook more often than I sew...
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A lot of things do live in the basement, the Foodsaver just happens to not be one.

I can't say there was a plan for that, it just sort of happened.
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We don't have a basement. The water table is too high here in the Tidewater area
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We don't have a basement. The water table is too high here in the Tidewater area

You should get a cellar then.
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