Originally Posted by LISAinTN
I'm new here as of about 1 minute ago.
This looked like a great forum to ask my question in.
Here's my question: I have been thinking about getting a vacuum sealer. I have FMS and Sjogren's Syndrom and so I try really hard to avoid chemical additives in foods, etc. Because of this, I do not drink out of plastic water bottles, use tupperware for foods, etc. I was wondering does anyone know about any concerns with putting foods in the plastic bags that come with the sealers? I have searched the internet for over an hour trying to find any kind of discussion on this and haven't found a thing. If anyone has any thoughts/info. on this, I'd sure appreciate it. Thank you.
According to Tupperware, they have never and will never use any harmful chemicals. Rubbermaid has the same claim. There never has been any complaint against them. I have Chemical Sensitivities, and have been using Tupperware for years.
I would be nervous about the plastic bags for sealing frozen foods, because of the water content in foods. Also the so-called healthy boiling bags, NOT! But as for Tupperware, Safe!
The ones made for freezing are the softer white or pastel colored ones. Others will freeze foods, but the cold temperatures weakens the seals in the harder plastics, and may crack over time. I use Only the covered tupperware ice cube trays. The covers keep them clean inside!
PLUS I have a special sink water filter.... I use NIKKEN PIMAG WATER, which is filtered water to .01 microns, and if anything odd gets back into this extremely pure water, due to the bottle or glass it gets poured into, it can be tasted in just moments. If you put it in styrofoam or metal you taste it. In Tupperware, nothing!