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Offline judydawn

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #255 on: November 17, 2013, 10:54:44 pm »
Take it back Amanda, not good enough!
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #256 on: November 17, 2013, 10:58:22 pm »
That's a shame Amanda, there seems to be mixed reviews of the Sunbeam one. I'm very happy with my Ezivac one, not sure of the price comparison though.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #257 on: November 18, 2013, 03:34:16 am »
can you swap it Amanda ;)
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #258 on: November 18, 2013, 08:39:01 am »
I'd take it back Amanda. Or even ring the company. I rarely have that happen with my Sunbeam. Perhaps only if I have moisture in it.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #259 on: December 04, 2013, 07:10:32 pm »
I ordered the Ezi Vac yesterday for Xmas.  The machine sounds good, it's the quality of the bags available that seems to be the challenge.  Can't wait till it arrives ... but not allowed to open until Xmas day!
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #260 on: December 04, 2013, 07:52:26 pm »
Marina,  you will love it.  I have learnt how to use mine,  mostly by watching the demo men who sell them at country shows.  There is probably something on the internet demo them.  I am doing chicken soup today,  to freeze. 

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #261 on: December 04, 2013, 07:55:12 pm »
Today is certainly the day for chicken soup ... are you expecting snow up your way today?  So much for summer!
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #262 on: December 04, 2013, 09:18:17 pm »
That's great Marina, you will love it. My freezer is full of vacuum packed bags at the moment. I think the bags from JulieO's link are pretty good, I'm sure the problems we were having were definitely user error. I might need to look on utube as Chookie has suggested, I've got much better but still struggle with liquids.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #263 on: December 05, 2013, 09:18:01 pm »
Marina,  freezing yesterday.  Ral lit fire ,  I made jam and baked.   Lots of hail in the rain. 
Wonder,  will try and take photo of the set up for when I vac liquids.

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« Reply #264 on: December 05, 2013, 09:35:50 pm »
Thanks Chookie, that would be great if you get a chance.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #265 on: December 06, 2013, 12:15:38 am »
My sealer arrived this morning.  Dying to try it but, seeing as it is (theoretically) my 'surprise' Xmas present from DH I may have to wait a couple more weeks. 

In the interim I will stock up on extra bags - what is the consensus with regard to the best size?  I would guess larger rather than smaller?
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #266 on: December 06, 2013, 12:21:06 am »
I like the rolls Marina, then you can make them as large as you want.  I have 22 & 25 cm wide rolls, both useful.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #267 on: December 06, 2013, 02:02:26 am »
I purchased a roll, a bag of ones about 20cm x 30cm (wish they were slightly bigger) and a bag of small ones which are about 5cm 10cm. My aim in getting so many and smaller is that I don't want to reuse them so prefer different sizes so i'm not wasting any more than I need to. The small ones are great for things like pies, single serves of rice, grated cheese and sauces.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #268 on: December 06, 2013, 04:05:59 am »
I have rolls and bags.  With the rolls,  as Judy says ,  you can cut them to size.  The very small ones that  Wonder has would be handy,  but I tend to use Zip lock bags for these small things as I am going to use these more quickly. 
Marina,  you need to work out what you are going to vac. 

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #269 on: December 08, 2013, 08:19:08 pm »
Marina,  you need to work out what you are going to vac. 
You are probably right about that, Chookie, I guess it will take a while to figure it all out.  I think I will get a roll initially, and see what happens next.
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