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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #270 on: April 12, 2014, 04:59:06 am »
After reading what I could find on the forum on food vacuum sealers I noticed that Harvey Norman had one called VacPro in their latest catalogue; has anyone heard of this brand? It is $299. TIA.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #271 on: April 12, 2014, 05:13:23 am »
I haven't. sorry troupie. We have a Sunbeam and it has been going for years. We can also buy the bags cheaper for it near me.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #272 on: April 12, 2014, 06:32:01 am »
Sorry troupie, I've never heard of that brand. I have a EziVac and love it. I buy the generic bags online so they are cheaper.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #273 on: April 12, 2014, 08:36:47 am »
Wonder, did you ever figure out how to vac seal liquids successfully?  With soup season coming up it would be handy to get some hints and tips.  Ta.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #274 on: April 12, 2014, 09:13:25 am »
Not overly successful Marina. I tend to stand the bags up while the soup is freezing and then vacuum once almost frozen.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #275 on: April 12, 2014, 09:18:30 am »
I was more or less thinking along those same lines as well.  Chookie has developed a technique of some sort, I should have thought to ask her when we had lunch last week.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #276 on: April 12, 2014, 10:19:04 am »
I freeze my soup in a container and then vacuum seal it when it is frozen. ( I take it out of the container)
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #277 on: June 23, 2014, 05:53:04 am »
I ended up buying an EziVac as I saw it in the Kitchen Witch and am very happy with it. A friend gave me a roll of bags she buys on line from Crazy Sales but they don't seem to be sealing well. Can someone please help me with this; do I need to buy special bags for the EziVac. These cheaper bags had the little bumps on them like the few that came with the machine.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #278 on: June 23, 2014, 08:31:26 am »
I got bags from the internet, I cannot remember who I got them from, but I think it was through a link supplied by JulieO.  Will see if I can find the link for you ... but don't hold your breath!
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #279 on: June 23, 2014, 12:42:51 pm »
Troupie make sure the top, inside of the bag is dry. You don't want any moisture to come up to stop it sealing. Also try the bumpy side up and then the bumpy side down. Sometimes it prefers one way to the other.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #280 on: June 23, 2014, 12:56:16 pm »
Thanks Cookie1; I will try both of those suggestions tomorrow. I was concerned that some machines might require a particular kind of bag.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #281 on: June 23, 2014, 09:25:08 pm »
This is where I got my bags from, Troupie.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #282 on: June 23, 2014, 09:45:30 pm »
I buy my bags from a local catering supply shop, for coffee shops ect.

heaps cheaper too
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #283 on: June 24, 2014, 12:06:34 pm »
what is the shop called obbie? if you don't mind me asking.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #284 on: June 25, 2014, 06:48:02 am »
the one I go to is  Northern Suppliers ( Atherton)

but anywhere that sells paper bags, and packaging for take a way shops, coffee shops will have them.
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