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Old 01-08-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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Question for those with Food Savers

I own a party rental company. One of the items I rent out is a cotton candy machine. When the customer rents the machine I supply them with the cones as well as the floss (flavored sugar). The problem is I can only get the floss in 1/2 gallon paper milk containers from the manufacturer. Typically, a customer will only use the equivelant of 1 to 2 cups worth of floss. I was wondering if I could measure out equal serving sizes and seal each one up in a Food Saver bag. Can you use this machine and bags for powders or will it screw up the machine?

I was thinking about portioning out the floss in disposable GladWare containers but it would become way too expensive that way. At least with the Food Saver machine I could use it around the kitchen as well.

I know I need a food handlers license to do this but the license aside for now, is this possible or perhaps there is a better way?

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Old 01-08-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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Food Saver would work well for this - I mean, I even use it for saving soup in a bag!

One thing to consider - the bags aren't cheap. It's most economical to buy the rolls, so you can make the bags the size you want. But they still aren't inexpensive. However, I would really try this if I were you!
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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I would absolutely go with the rolls. I didn't know they made pre-sized bags. Well, I'm off now to look for a machine. I've been wanting one for a long time now. This might just be my kick in the pants to get one.
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:05 PM   #4
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Great idea - and the newer food savers have an "instant seal" setting if you're concerned about the powder.
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:39 PM   #5
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You can also put a paper towel in the bag towards the top before sealing. That will catch any loose sugar as it seals.
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