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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2011, 06:10:07 am »
Just zapped all the very stale bread into crumbs in the TM & vacuum sealed it in individual bags.
New toy still working well and saving me heaps of space in the freezer. :) :) :)
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2011, 09:52:45 am »
Looking forward to receiving mine,hopefully no more freezer burn
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2011, 11:17:05 am »
Was just looking in to these. Can you use rolls with the one off the net? Can you make microwave meals?

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2011, 11:27:15 am »
I found this vacuum sealer on Amazon in the UK,it has 50% off :o
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-James-Quality-Vacuum-Machine/dp/B001HBE5Y8/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1315044971&sr=1-2
Has anyone got this particular model? I'm sooooo tempted  ;D
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2011, 12:27:32 pm »
Was just looking in to these. Can you use rolls with the one off the net? Can you make microwave meals?

Here's some details of the one Amanda posted - that should answer some of your questions but I don't about microwave meals snoozie.  I'm hoping to receive mine next week.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2011, 02:13:19 pm »
Yes , you can do microwave meals with them.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2011, 07:13:30 pm »
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I found this vacuum sealer on Amazon in the UK,it has 50% off
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-James-Quality-Vacuum-Machine/dp/B001HBE5Y8/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1315044971&sr=1-2
Has anyone got this particular model? I'm sooooo tempted 

Hi CC,
I don't have that particular model but I do have one that functions the same. I currently have the lesser model of this one and I have been pleased with it and it is in good shape but I have to say that I would go for this one. The same make as mine but a more advanced model.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Food-Saver-V2860-IUK-Vacuum-Sealer/dp/B002C7E1RC/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1315072308&sr=1-1

I know that it is quite a bit dearer but it has the added function of sucking withour crushing. I get fed up of freezing on open trays before I can put items in the freezer bags. If I don't then the food just gets broken and squashed.  I would upgrade my model if only they did this in white which I prefer.

OMG, I have repeated the word model four times in one paragraph. My English teacher would have had a fit! :o


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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #52 on: September 03, 2011, 07:40:16 pm »
Thanks for your advice Dot.I was attracted by the 50% off but because you have one and use it regularly I would definitely upgrade to the model that you recommend.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2011, 11:26:30 pm »
It might be useful to check on the kind of plastic used in the bags to make sure that they are safe to microwave. ;)

Was just looking in to these. Can you use rolls with the one off the net? Can you make microwave meals?
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2011, 12:07:00 am »
Thank you all for comments re vaccuum sealing systems.  I have been looking for a while now - so just did the impulse buy after your link to the ebay model Amanda - thank you so much for being the test dummy!!!!!!!!!!! With school hols fast approaching activity on ebay increases significantly in this household, just as well I am off to see DD in Sydney for 5 days - oh forgot there will be a different type of purchasing perhaps - yahoo!!!!!!!!! 
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2011, 02:41:20 am »
School holidays again already Robyn - gee that comes around quickly  ???
Enjoy yourself in Sydney with DD.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2011, 04:21:07 am »
I wouldn't be reheating in plastic anyway but wondered about the slight undercooking and presentation factor as gifts.  What are the cannisters like?

About to buy one too lol

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2011, 04:24:41 am »
Another 2 weeks unill the end of terrm Judy but who's counting!!!!!!
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« Reply #58 on: September 04, 2011, 04:29:20 am »
Another 2 weeks unill the end of terrm Judy but who's counting!!!!!!

I am!

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #59 on: September 04, 2011, 06:44:34 am »
Its 4 weeks till school holidays here in the west. Trying to decided where to go these holidays. Burneo and Brisbane last 2 school holidays. DH thinks I should stay home. :D
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