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Old 01-24-2005, 10:21 AM   #21
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If you put a lit match or cigarette in your microwave, you can create glowing plasma balls that will float around (and probably destroy your microwave)...!

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Boy that's good to know... Just in case I would have ever thought to put a lit match in there.
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I am totally going to start smoking now!! COOL!!

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Old 01-25-2005, 10:50 AM   #23
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Vac packed bulk hamburger in one pound packs last night. Yea.
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:10 AM   #24
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Vac packed bulk hamburger in one pound packs last night. Yea.
There you go, Chris ~ It's already paying for it's self!
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:13 AM   #25
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Wait for that first Q freeze...oh the loveliness of it all!!
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:30 AM   #26
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Anyone tried a brand of bags other than the ones that come with the foodsaver ?? Tilia I think. I tried some Black & Decker bags 'cause thats all they had at the time at Wal Mart. They sucked or should I say they didn't.

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Old 01-27-2005, 07:43 AM   #27
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Al, I've tried the Kenmore bags whhich work just as well as the Foodsaver bags do. My understanding is that any bag that has the air "channels" that are used to evacuate the air will work.

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Old 01-27-2005, 08:20 AM   #28
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Bill, did they work as well in regards to freezer burn?
Long term freezing?
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Chris, I opened a bag of PP last night from New Years and it was fine..Excellent in fact! This is the 1st time using the Kenmore bags and less than 30 days in the freezer is hardly a test for freezer burn. Sorry
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:40 AM   #30
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The Kenmore bag and Kenmore "FoodSaver" are both made by Tilia the OEM of the tradename FoodSaver. Read that somewhere, I think Consumer Reports.
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:46 AM   #31
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I didn't know that about the Kenmore bags. Thanks. For the curious, the Foodsaver bags have a crosshatch pattern of air evacuation channels and the Kenmore bags have straight, in-line channels. Not that anyone cares, though..
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Are the Kenmore bags cheaper? BTW, I just got a couple of the 6" rolls. Great for lots of things, doesn't seem to waste as much space as the larger bags.
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Are the Kenmore bags cheaper? BTW, I just got a couple of the 6" rolls. Great for lots of things, doesn't seem to waste as much space as the larger bags.
Nick, generally speaking, yes the Kenmore bags are cheaper. However, I have seen a sale or 2 where the Foodsaver bags are cheaper. We use the 8" bags alot but for storing bulk bought ground meat and other larger portions, we use the 11" bags. We still have some of the quart bags that came with one of the Foodsaver bag deals but usually use the rolls since they can be cut to size. Didn't know anyone made a 6" bag..
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Thanks Bill,

I'll check 'em out.

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Are the Kenmore bags cheaper? BTW, I just got a couple of the 6" rolls. Great for lots of things, doesn't seem to waste as much space as the larger bags.
Nick, generally speaking, yes the Kenmore bags are cheaper. However, I have seen a sale or 2 where the Foodsaver bags are cheaper. We use the 8" bags alot but for storing bulk bought ground meat and other larger portions, we use the 11" bags. We still have some of the quart bags that came with one of the Foodsaver bag deals but usually use the rolls since they can be cut to size. Didn't know anyone made a 6" bag..[/quote:2wblzutv]

Yeah Bill, they just came out with them. I ordered 3 rolls to give them a try. They are great to freeze single serving leftovers in.
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someone suggested cutting them from the roll longer than you need then reusing after washing

I was thinking of trying this as long as they weren't boiled or nuked ... any of you folks tried this?
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I have washed many a bag and it works fine!
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Shawn, I mentioned cutting the bags longer, washing and reusing them a while back..That was on TVWB, I think. I do it often and nuking the bags doesn't appear to affect them (resealing). Have never boiled them...
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On edit...I have never re-used a bag that I have reheated pork or brisket in!
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When it gets to the point that I have to start washing out freezer bags, I'll give up the hobby and find something less expensive.
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