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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2011, 01:43:15 am »
Have to confess, I too am waiting for your verdict. Sounds a great deal and also nice to be Australian site.
Hope it's a winner Amanda
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2011, 02:19:39 am »
that's the one that DH and I had a look at last night Amanda, I too eagerly await your review  :-* :-*
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2011, 03:52:57 am »
OK - it's all down to me now.
No pressure, then!! :o :o :D :D
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2011, 06:33:29 am »
I have one called EZIVAC.  You can let it do its own thing and suck the air out.  Or you can manually control how much air you wish to remove.  I have both bags and a continuous roll in 2 widths.  It is easy to use .  Last Xmas I taught the GC how to use it and they made book marks out of sealed Gum leaves and fern.for Xmas pressies.  All vacuum sealed. It also has an attachment,  which I haven't used, to suck air out of Jars (special ones that you buy)  I think I paid $300 for it at the Elmore Field Day.  I love it and seal some of the Quince Paste and other fruit pastes with it.  I find it good for soups as they freeze flat in the freezer.  I investigated the plastic which you use and it can be heated in boiling water for I thunk 15 mins without any bad effects.  I also seal small cooked Xmas Puds, to give away as pressies.  They can be reheated in the microwave or in boiling water while still in the vac. pack.  As you can see I use it a lot and these are only a few of the uses.  Go for it if you think it will do what you want. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2011, 07:25:54 am »
I just packed meat up from 2 cows and a sheep this would have been handy!! I'm waiting for your verdict too.  ;):-))

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2011, 03:16:01 am »
Still waiting for it - hoping it will come today. :-))
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2011, 04:17:37 am »
I tried to use my vacuum sealer last night took me about 10 goes to get it to work, so I am in the market for a new one.
Will be interested in what you think of yours Amanda when it arrives.
I child-proofed my house, but they still get in!

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2011, 08:47:18 am »
I've just picked it up from the post office - stay tuned! ;D
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2011, 09:07:04 am »
Oow exciting
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2011, 06:34:36 am »
I've just had a wee play with the new toy and am very happy. 
It is all pretty straightforward and idiot-proof (thank goodness), has a 'stop' button to stop the vacuum if you think it might get too squishy and came with a pack of bags and 2 packs of 2 different sized rolls of bags, so that you can cut them to size.
I think it's a very good deal for the price!
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2011, 06:42:23 am »
Thanks Amanda,I am going straight away to order. Well spotted,thanks for sharing.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2011, 06:46:57 am »
Off to buy one 2, thanks for sharing Amanda.
I child-proofed my house, but they still get in!

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2011, 07:11:36 am »
Thanks Amanda

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2011, 11:11:43 am »
Another one to order - thanks Amanda.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2011, 03:11:43 am »
Thanks for being our guinea pig.  ;)