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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #75 on: September 09, 2011, 11:39:58 am »
Judy,  this looks very professional.  Come and do mine please. ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #76 on: September 09, 2011, 11:56:35 am »
Oh Chookie, I've seen some of your sealing work - you don't need any help  ;)  I am not sorry I bought it.
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« Reply #77 on: September 09, 2011, 03:09:20 pm »
Mine arrived Tuesday, my granddaughter is her visiting she has been buy vacuum sealing every thing she can. I am very impressed with how easy and quick it is to use. Much better than my old one. Read the booklet and had a laugh at some of the wording.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2011, 12:35:18 am »
Woud love to know how often you use the machine and how much the bags cost.

Thinking i might need to purchase one :D

Poor dh cc, its going to get another bashing soon..... Its going to Hawaii, hoping to find some kitchen shops there.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2011, 12:41:32 am »
Mine arrived Tuesday, my granddaughter is her visiting she has been buy vacuum sealing every thing she can. I am very impressed with how easy and quick it is to use. Much better than my old one. Read the booklet and had a laugh at some of the wording.

Well there you go guys, just shows how easy it is to use.  Jeninwa, you would think in this day and age manufacturers could get the wording spot on wouldn't you.  I had to read some sentences a few times before it sunk in.  Even have to confess that the first instruction for using the machine baffled me  :-))  'Plug the cord in and turn the machine on' - silly me went looking for the 'on' button on the machine (I'd already turned the wall switch on but thought they meant there was one on the machine too as it is just a normal thing to flick the switch when you plug something in).  It took me longer looking for that than it did to seal my first package  :P :P.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2011, 12:41:55 pm »
Delivered to my door very early this morning - just in time to a a bake and bag hol!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D  :D
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #81 on: September 12, 2011, 08:15:21 am »
I have had my updated Sunbeam FoodSaver for a week now. I am enjoying the better features on it particularly the gentle touch with things like cake etc. I have decided to continue freezing soup and savoury mince into blocks as shown in my picture because they are so much better to stack. I have lots of plastic butter cartons for the job. These cartons go in the dish washer and are a boon to me especially since my portions are mostly frozen as singles.  They stack so well in the cupboard too.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #82 on: September 12, 2011, 08:19:14 am »
DD,  what fun you are having.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #83 on: September 12, 2011, 08:19:43 am »
Have you tried freezing soups and liquids in used / clean milk cartons?  My MIL used to do that all the time, but I haven't tried it - I should as they should work really well (just have to make sure that you don't slam the freezer door or push the drawer in too enthusiastically!)
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« Reply #84 on: September 12, 2011, 08:25:54 am »
Having mentioned my picture, I forgot to include it.
This shows my individual portion blocks. It is an absolute must to label though as you just can't rely on the colour. I need to do a lot of blocks to freeze this week as I am expecting to go in hospital and I think I will be glad of just a block and my microwave afterwards.
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« Reply #85 on: September 12, 2011, 08:59:41 am »
I do hope it is nothing too serious Dot, anyone to care for you when you come home?
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« Reply #86 on: September 12, 2011, 09:53:10 am »
very quickly Dot  :)  :)
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« Reply #87 on: September 12, 2011, 09:55:51 am »
Decadent Dot, hope all is ok, hospital is not a nice place to be.

Nice sealing, very neat.

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« Reply #88 on: September 12, 2011, 11:02:36 am »
Actually, I have never been in hospital except to have babies and that is some considerable years ago.  :-)) :-))  I hear that you get thrown out very quickly these days. my main problem will be boredom  :(followed by suspect quality food. :-)) They need a Thermomix on every ward for me. Anyway I have not been told a date yet but thank you all for your concern.   ;D
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #89 on: September 12, 2011, 01:23:26 pm »
Actually, I have never been in hospital except to have babies and that is some considerable years ago.  :-)) :-))  I hear that you get thrown out very quickly these days. my main problem will be boredom  :(followed by suspect quality food. :-)) They need a Thermomix on every ward for me. Anyway I have not been told a date yet but thank you all for your concern.   ;D
It's such a same you live in Nottingham Dot otherwise I could have smuggled some food to you on the ward. ;) ;) I hope everything goes well :-* :-*
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