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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #225 on: November 09, 2013, 04:19:36 am »
Be interested to hear what you seal and how you find it Obbie.  :)
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #226 on: November 09, 2013, 08:00:36 am »
I've just read all this thread and wondered Amanda and Judy how are you going with yours? I don't think the link works to the actual product on eBay, would either of you mind showing a new link? I'm interested in getting one...

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #227 on: November 09, 2013, 09:09:54 am »
mrsb, it doesn't look as if that model is available anymore.  Just google Bigland vacuum sealers to come up with the latest model.

Mine is doing well still.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #228 on: November 09, 2013, 09:44:37 am »
Thanks Judy,
I've searched and only found one model. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIGLAND-130W-Vacuum-Food-Saver-Sealer-Full-Range-Accessories-Camping-Package-/290891876451

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #229 on: November 09, 2013, 09:50:26 am »
I think they are all probably muchy muchy mrsb - this one certainly has gone up in price since Amanda, myself and others bought it on special for $99.99.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #230 on: November 09, 2013, 11:09:22 am »
I've had the EziVac for a number of years and it's great. I purchased at the good food and wine show but you can buy them online.

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« Reply #231 on: November 09, 2013, 08:54:24 pm »
Obbie interested to hear how yours is going. Where did you buy it from again?

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #232 on: November 09, 2013, 10:56:23 pm »
ebay, i used it last nite, all good.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #233 on: November 09, 2013, 11:15:40 pm »
Wonder, does your machine have the ability for you to stop the vacuum process then seal or is it just automatic?

When I'm vacuuming something that has liquid in it, I will vacuum until I see the liquid being sucked up to the top.  I then press cancel or stop, then press seal.  You don't get all the air out like normal, but it is good enough.  It's good when it's a marinade because you can then squish the bag now and then, it's not quite as solid so to speak.

Another idea I've read about but haven't tried, is to have the bag containing the food/liquid hanging over the side of your bench top so the liquid moves to the bottom of the bag and then vacuum.  More air can be removed before the liquid is sucked up IYKWIM. Might be worth a try.  :)
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I do the same as Julie.  I love to vac soups.  They store flat, on top of each other.  I think I posted a photo  of soup being sealed,  hanging over the edge of the bench.  I cut my big bags  and reseal  the edges to the size I need. I have only bought big bags and small bags.  I love this machine. 
The GC made Xmas presents  by vac sealing gum leaves.  They selected particularly nice leaves and did the whole process themselves.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #234 on: November 10, 2013, 12:50:51 am »
Your photo will be found on this page Chookie, just scroll down to find it.
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« Reply #235 on: November 10, 2013, 03:52:52 am »
ebay, i used it last nite, all good.

Oh great! What brand is it?

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #236 on: November 10, 2013, 04:13:44 am »
Judy, thanks so much for finding and posting that link, I can't tell you how many times I have searched for that picture. I have the same machine as cookie. I'll be interested in how your new bags go Judy, I got mine from the supplier this week and yesterday sealing up pies I had quite a few bags that would vac but I couldn't see a hole or gap in the sealing.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #237 on: November 10, 2013, 04:22:40 am »
You couldn't or could see Wonder?
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #238 on: November 10, 2013, 04:46:05 am »
Thanks again Judy.  i don't know how you do it.
My Vac machine is called an Ezivac. I bought it at a Elmore Field Day.  I have had it for years. I haven't tried any other bags in it except the ones that they sell.
I have made filling for Pasties for Dinner tonight, but have, as usual made too much filling.  I will Vac seal the leftovers and it will be ready to use next time I make pasties.

Wonder I have the same brand as you.  Did you have any problems using the bags that came with it?  When mine don't seal properly it is usually because I have moisture along the edge to be sealed/ 

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« Reply #239 on: November 10, 2013, 06:09:08 am »
Chookie I haven't had the problem before. I found the EziVac vac bags a bit expensive but maybe that's the way I need to go. I'm keeping a track of how many aren't vacuuming properly and also trying to figure out if it's operator error or not. Now that I've got all the extra bags and got into more we are vacuum sealing everything, even cleaned out my freezer and vacuumed some things which were just in glad wrap.