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norgeskog 09-20-2004 07:54 PM

Food Saver any one?
I purchased a Food Saver about 4 years ago and love it. It does exactly what they claim it will do. So, I can buy large amounts of cheese and meats without the fear of spoilage. With the cheese I usually get 2 lbs of Tillamook sharp cheddar and cut off 1/3 for immediate usage, and FS the rest. I find that freezing meat works better if I freeze it first then bag it.

I have their containers that work well, but not as good as the bags. In these I put vegetables that cannot be put in the bags for fear of ruining. Tomatoes would be mush, etc.

Any ideas, suggestions, etc. that you have ???

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kitchenelf 09-20-2004 07:58 PM

My idea is to carefully package it - lots of bubble wrap - and send it to me :mrgreen:

FINE!!! I knew you weren't going to fall for it!

I can't help here - I'd love to have one but every square inch of my kitchen/butler's pantry is chock FULL of stuff - I'd have to hold it :cry:

wasabi 09-20-2004 08:48 PM

Thanks for the info. Thinking of getting one. Those d*** freezer baggies are worthless......

Psiguyy 09-20-2004 09:15 PM

I'll be honest with all of you. I've had a Foodsaver for many many years. I only use it if I'm planning to keep whatever I'm freezing for more than a couple of months. If I'm going to use it within two months, using the expensive Foodsaver bag doesn't make sense to me. I just use el cheapo bags for 1 month or less storage.

It's not like I don't have any Foodsaver bags. Over the years, I've managed to collect about 2 dozen rolls of bags. I just buy whenever I see them at a good price.

GB 09-21-2004 10:13 AM

Ohhhh don't get me started. I love my foodsaver. I have written very long posts praising this machine in the past so I won't bore anyone with another recitation, but here is a link to the foodsaver message board on Yahoo. This board has TONS of great ideas, tips, tricks etc. I highly recommend that anyone who is thinking of buying one read through the first few posts. It will really help you understand how to use this thing and give you some great ideas!


mudbug 09-21-2004 10:24 AM

I have enough junk on my counters without adding another item.

buckytom 09-21-2004 10:47 AM

i need more counter space so i can get one, always drooled over them but i got yanked away like a little kid by dw. i've become my father when it comes to wrapping up cheddar cheese. you can never have enough plastic wrap, foil and rubber bands around a hunk o' cheese to keep it fresh. it could start off the size of a softball, but there's a teeny chunk of cheese left in the middle of it somewhere.

mudbug 09-21-2004 10:51 AM

Grinning at your cheese wrapping method. And do you keep adding resh foil when the old stuff gets all wrinkly and rippy?

buckytom 09-21-2004 10:54 AM

yep, mudbug. it only gets thrown away when the cheese is gone (every last bit of it).

crewsk 09-21-2004 10:57 AM

My mil is getting me one for Christmas!!! I can't wait! She is also getting me a deep fryer with a lid. But I'm more excited about the food saver. The kids may need to hide from me for a while or I may be tempted to save them!LOL! :lol:

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