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  1. #1
    Curt Nelson Guest

    Default Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    Hi everybody:

    It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm not
    sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as hell not
    going to start now... ;-)


    Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags for
    years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had the idea
    in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I sort of felt
    better about myself.

    For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.

    Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:

    The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.

    Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it should
    be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things anymore...
    except that I've been doing it for so many years that it'll take me
    awhile to de-program myself.

    I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.

    Hasta,
    Curt Nelson



    P.S.

    For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.

    Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:

    PRICE $39.99

    (4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    (1 EA.) 8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    (30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS

  2. #2
    Aussie Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    Curt Nelson <[email protected]> wrote in news:i7cd6j$qfh$1
    @news.eternal-september.org:


    >
    > For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    > I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    > then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    > there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.
    >
    > Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:
    >
    > PRICE $39.99
    >
    > (4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    > (1 EA.) 8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    > (30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS
    >



    Don't your shops have price tags that show how much an item is when broken
    down??

    IE, .34c per 100g, or .34c per item, etc?


    AFAIK, all our supermarkets and large stores have this in place.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Hobart
    Tasmania

    The act of feeding someone is an act of beauty,
    whether it's a full Sunday roast or a jam sandwich,
    but only when done with love.

  3. #3
    Curt Nelson Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On 9/22/2010 1:09 AM, Aussie wrote:
    > Curt Nelson<[email protected]> wrote in news:i7cd6j$qfh$1
    > @news.eternal-september.org:
    >
    >
    >>
    >> For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    >> I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    >> then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    >> there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.
    >>
    >> Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:
    >>
    >> PRICE $39.99
    >>
    >> (4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    >> (1 EA.) 8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    >> (30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS
    >>

    >
    >
    > Don't your shops have price tags that show how much an item is when broken
    > down??
    >
    > IE, .34c per 100g, or .34c per item, etc?



    Generally speaking, yes, but this was a bit of a different situation as
    there are three different types of items in the box and differing
    quantities as well.

    It would be really easy to calculate an average cost per square inch,
    but I wanted to know the actual (proportional) cost for each type of
    roll so I could estimate a cost per bag of whatever size.

    Hasta,
    Curt Nelson

  4. #4
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    Curt Nelson wrote:
    > Hi everybody:
    >
    > It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm
    > not sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as
    > hell not going to start now... ;-)


    (laugh)

    > Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags
    > for years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had
    > the idea in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I
    > sort of felt better about myself.


    I can't stand washing things like Tupperware containers. You can't
    imagine how much I'd despise washing bags. It's a flashback thing
    to my childhood. I think they go in the dishwasher, if that matters.
    I give myself permission to toss them.

    > For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    > replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    > of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.
    >
    > Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:
    >
    > The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    > bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.
    >
    > Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it
    > should be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things
    > anymore... except that I've been doing it for so many years that
    > it'll take me awhile to de-program myself.


    I'm not usually big on Just throw it out but I think you've done
    your time with that chore. Be free!!!

    > I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    > should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.


    > Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:
    >
    > PRICE $39.99
    >
    > (4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    > (1 EA.) 8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    > (30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS


    Once in a while, they have coupons for them, too. Also, it's way
    too early for me to do the math, but you can get the bags using a
    20% off coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond. (2 EA.) 11 inch X 18 FOOT
    for $19.99, that would be approx $15.99.

    nancy



  5. #5
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 05:46:34 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Curt Nelson wrote:
    >> Hi everybody:
    >>
    >> It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm
    >> not sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as
    >> hell not going to start now... ;-)

    >
    >(laugh)
    >
    >> Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags
    >> for years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had
    >> the idea in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I
    >> sort of felt better about myself.

    >
    >I can't stand washing things like Tupperware containers. You can't
    >imagine how much I'd despise washing bags. It's a flashback thing
    >to my childhood. I think they go in the dishwasher, if that matters.
    >I give myself permission to toss them.
    >
    >> For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    >> replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    >> of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.
    >>
    >> Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:
    >>
    >> The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    >> bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.
    >>
    >> Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it
    >> should be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things
    >> anymore... except that I've been doing it for so many years that
    >> it'll take me awhile to de-program myself.

    >
    >I'm not usually big on Just throw it out but I think you've done
    >your time with that chore. Be free!!!
    >
    >> I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    >> should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.

    >
    >> Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:
    >>
    >> PRICE $39.99
    >>
    >> (4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    >> (1 EA.) 8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    >> (30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS

    >
    >Once in a while, they have coupons for them, too. Also, it's way
    >too early for me to do the math, but you can get the bags using a
    >20% off coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond. (2 EA.) 11 inch X 18 FOOT
    >for $19.99, that would be approx $15.99.
    >
    >nancy
    >
    >


    Check out their web site. I get special offers regularly. Check out
    the prices when you buy multiple rolls.

    http://tinyurl.com/33prh2h
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  6. #6
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:02:05 -0700, Curt Nelson
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi everybody:
    >
    >It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm not
    >sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as hell not
    >going to start now... ;-)
    >
    >
    >Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags for
    >years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had the idea
    >in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I sort of felt
    >better about myself.
    >
    >For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    >replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    >of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.
    >
    >Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:
    >
    >The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    >bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.
    >
    >Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it should
    >be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things anymore...
    >except that I've been doing it for so many years that it'll take me
    >awhile to de-program myself.
    >
    >I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    >should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.
    >
    >Hasta,
    >Curt Nelson
    >
    >
    >
    >P.S.
    >
    >For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    >I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    >then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    >there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.
    >
    >Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:
    >
    >PRICE $39.99
    >
    >(4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    >(1 EA.) 8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    >(30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS


    --= Compulsive-Obsessive Food Hoarder Alert =--

    The entire food saver bag concept is inane; much of what folks seal
    shouldn't be frozen (tender cuts), much of what folks freeze requires
    no special wrap (leftovers), and if you live in the US meat is on sale
    every day. A food freezer should only be used as a convenience for
    short term storeage, it's idiotic to place ones assets into a freezer
    in lieu of an interest bearing bank account. And for those fortunate
    enough to be gifted a large quantity (like a mess of fresh caught
    seafood, a whole primal cut of beef, etc.) it only makes sense to
    freeze for long term storage if one has access to flash freezing.
    Those food saver bag systems are just yet another gimmick the
    hucksters use for taking advantrage of those with more dollars than
    brain cells. Psst, dude, wanna by a food condom? <G>

  7. #7
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    "Nancy Young" wrote:
    >
    >I can't stand washing things like Tupperware containers.


    I'd think you meant washing tupperware BY HAND... I don't know anyone
    who uses reusables once and tosses them... plastic storage containers
    are dishwasher safe... even the ones touted as throw-a-way can be
    washed and reused several times. Actually I no longer own any
    Tupperware or its ilk, got rid of those long ago because over time the
    surface becomes etched... now I use only the so-called temp-type like
    Glad, and its ilk. A lot of items in the refrigerator case are
    packaged in Glad containers, doesn't take long to accumulate quite a
    collection.

    >You can't imagine how much I'd despise washing bags.
    >I think they go in the dishwasher, if that matters.
    >I give myself permission to toss them.


    Plastic bags are easy to wash in the dishwasher... I don't bother
    washing the cheapo sandwich bag type but I send Zip-Locs through my
    dishwasher all the time, especially the heavy duty freezer type. I
    also reuse many food packaging bags; bread, crackers, especially
    cereals... those are no longer our parent's crimped waxed paper, now
    they are strong mylar-like and leak proof... I think those bags are
    worth more than what's in em... even chips bags are super strong
    nowadays.

  8. #8
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:02:05 -0700, Curt Nelson wrote:

    > The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    > bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.


    I consider that pretty pricey compared to a foodservice-size roll of
    Reynolds Wrap (much more useful than narrower, hand-held size boxes).

    I don't have anything I need to freeze for 1-2 years. That's not very
    economical either.

    -sw

  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:26:31 -0700, Curt Nelson wrote:

    > On 9/22/2010 1:09 AM, Aussie wrote:
    >
    >> Don't your shops have price tags that show how much an item is when broken
    >> down??

    >
    > Generally speaking, yes, but this was a bit of a different situation as
    > there are three different types of items in the box and differing
    > quantities as well.


    Peter isn't very good at thinking outside the bag over his head.

    -sw

  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:33:03 -0400, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > Plastic bags are easy to wash in the dishwasher... I don't bother
    > washing the cheapo sandwich bag type but I send Zip-Locs through my
    > dishwasher all the time, especially the heavy duty freezer type. I
    > also reuse many food packaging bags; bread, crackers, especially
    > cereals... those are no longer our parent's crimped waxed paper, now
    > they are strong mylar-like and leak proof... I think those bags are
    > worth more than what's in em... even chips bags are super strong
    > nowadays.


    I can just see it now. Instead of luggage, Sheldon would have a bunch
    of potato chip and Froot Loops bags.

    Fortunately for him he never goes any place since they would never
    allow such bags to be checked.

    -sw

  11. #11
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Sep 22, 7:57*am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:02:05 -0700, Curt Nelson
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <n...@of.your.damn.business> wrote:
    > >Hi everybody:

    >
    > >It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm not
    > >sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as hell not
    > >going to start now... ;-)

    >
    > >Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags for
    > >years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had the idea
    > >in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I sort of felt
    > >better about myself.

    >
    > >For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    > >replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    > >of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.

    >
    > >Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:

    >
    > >The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    > >bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.

    >
    > >Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it should
    > >be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things anymore...
    > >except that I've been doing it for so many years that it'll take me
    > >awhile to de-program myself.

    >
    > >I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    > >should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.

    >
    > >Hasta,
    > >Curt Nelson

    >
    > >P.S.

    >
    > >For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    > >I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    > >then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    > >there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.

    >
    > >Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:

    >
    > >PRICE $39.99

    >
    > >(4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    > >(1 EA.) *8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    > >(30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS

    >
    > * * *--= Compulsive-Obsessive Food Hoarder Alert =--
    >
    > The entire food saver bag concept is inane; much of what folks seal
    > shouldn't be frozen (tender cuts), much of what folks freeze requires
    > no special wrap (leftovers), and if you live in the US meat is on sale
    > every day. *A food freezer should only be used as a convenience for
    > short term storeage, it's idiotic to place ones assets into a freezer
    > in lieu of an interest bearing bank account. *And for those fortunate
    > enough to be gifted a large quantity (like a mess of fresh caught
    > seafood, a whole primal cut of beef, etc.) it only makes sense to
    > freeze for long term storage if one has access to flash freezing.
    > Those food saver bag systems are just yet another gimmick the
    > hucksters use for taking advantrage of those with more dollars than
    > brain cells. *Psst, dude, wanna by a food condom? <G>- Hide quoted text-
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Not everyone uses FoodSaver for freezing; many of us use those type
    systems for regular, ordinary storage in the refrigerator. Once
    again, your statement makes assumptions that don't fit.

    I use them regular to store diced produce and blocks of cheese, if I'm
    not going to use it within a day or so. I can tell you that diced
    squash, zucchini and sweet bell peppers will be just as fresh as the
    first day, after storing in a vacuum-sealed bag for a week or more....
    no icky slime, or other deterioration - just as perfect as the first
    day. I have also stored sliced mushrooms this way for 5-6 days with
    the same result.

    N.

  12. #12
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Sep 22, 4:02*am, Curt Nelson <n...@of.your.damn.business> wrote:
    > Hi everybody:
    >
    > It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm not
    > sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as hell not
    > going to start now... ;-)
    >
    > Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags for
    > years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had the idea
    > in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I sort of felt
    > better about myself.
    >
    > For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    > replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    > of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.
    >
    > Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:
    >
    > The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    > bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.
    >
    > Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it should
    > be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things anymore...
    > except that I've been doing it for so many years that it'll take me
    > awhile to de-program myself.
    >
    > I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    > should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.
    >
    > Hasta,
    > Curt Nelson
    >
    > P.S.
    >
    > For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    > I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    > then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    > there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.
    >
    > Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:
    >
    > PRICE $39.99
    >
    > (4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    > (1 EA.) *8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    > (30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS


    I'm sorta glad I never got into the foodsaver thing. I try not to buy
    so much I have to freeze it. I make do with Rubbermaid and some
    covered glass dishes for a leftover I plan to eat the next day.

    I figured foodsaver was a gadget which I'd tire of fast, get lazy and
    never use, break down eventually, take up space somewhere, have to
    hunt for bags, skimp on using them, maybe even try to WASH em....
    my neighbor has one sitting on her counter and never uses it, but twas
    a gift, hence, has to display it I guess. She never cooks anyway.

    I sure hope the bags are recyclable, once you decided to toss.

  13. #13
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Sep 22, 9:59*am, Nancy2 <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    > On Sep 22, 7:57*am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:02:05 -0700, Curt Nelson

    >
    > > <n...@of.your.damn.business> wrote:
    > > >Hi everybody:

    >
    > > >It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm not
    > > >sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as hell not
    > > >going to start now... ;-)

    >
    > > >Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags for
    > > >years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had the idea
    > > >in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I sort of felt
    > > >better about myself.

    >
    > > >For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    > > >replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    > > >of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.

    >
    > > >Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:

    >
    > > >The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    > > >bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.

    >
    > > >Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it should
    > > >be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things anymore...
    > > >except that I've been doing it for so many years that it'll take me
    > > >awhile to de-program myself.

    >
    > > >I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    > > >should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.

    >
    > > >Hasta,
    > > >Curt Nelson

    >
    > > >P.S.

    >
    > > >For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    > > >I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    > > >then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    > > >there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.

    >
    > > >Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:

    >
    > > >PRICE $39.99

    >
    > > >(4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    > > >(1 EA.) *8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    > > >(30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS

    >
    > > * * *--= Compulsive-Obsessive Food Hoarder Alert =--

    >
    > > The entire food saver bag concept is inane; much of what folks seal
    > > shouldn't be frozen (tender cuts), much of what folks freeze requires
    > > no special wrap (leftovers), and if you live in the US meat is on sale
    > > every day. *A food freezer should only be used as a convenience for
    > > short term storeage, it's idiotic to place ones assets into a freezer
    > > in lieu of an interest bearing bank account. *And for those fortunate
    > > enough to be gifted a large quantity (like a mess of fresh caught
    > > seafood, a whole primal cut of beef, etc.) it only makes sense to
    > > freeze for long term storage if one has access to flash freezing.
    > > Those food saver bag systems are just yet another gimmick the
    > > hucksters use for taking advantrage of those with more dollars than
    > > brain cells. *Psst, dude, wanna by a food condom? <G>- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Not everyone uses FoodSaver for freezing; many of us use those type
    > systems for regular, ordinary storage in the refrigerator. *Once
    > again, your statement makes assumptions that don't fit.
    >
    > I use them regular to store diced produce and blocks of cheese, if I'm
    > not going to use it within a day or so. *I can tell you that diced
    > squash, zucchini and sweet bell peppers will be just as fresh as the
    > first day, after storing in a vacuum-sealed bag for a week or more....
    > no icky slime, or other deterioration - just as perfect as the first
    > day. *I have also stored sliced mushrooms this way for 5-6 days with
    > the same result.
    >
    > N.


    I am still grating off a block of Romano - I wrapped it in a vinegar
    soaked paper towel and store it in a Rubbermaid. Has lasted for
    months.

    Mushrooms do fine in my fridge in a brownpaper bag and if thye get a
    bit slimy, I peel off that outer layer.

    I'm just cheap about gadgets, I guess.


  14. #14
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:58:10 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:33:03 -0400, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >> Plastic bags are easy to wash in the dishwasher... I don't bother
    >> washing the cheapo sandwich bag type but I send Zip-Locs through my
    >> dishwasher all the time, especially the heavy duty freezer type. I
    >> also reuse many food packaging bags; bread, crackers, especially
    >> cereals... those are no longer our parent's crimped waxed paper, now
    >> they are strong mylar-like and leak proof... I think those bags are
    >> worth more than what's in em... even chips bags are super strong
    >> nowadays.

    >
    >I can just see it now. Instead of luggage, Sheldon would have a bunch
    >of potato chip and Froot Loops bags.
    >
    >Fortunately for him he never goes any place since they would never
    >allow such bags to be checked.
    >
    >-sw


    I don't go anyplace, I've no desire to. I've traveled extensively all
    my life, I've done many more times my share of travel, now I'm retired
    and glad to stay home, to me staying put is the ultimate luxury. Since
    moving here seven years ago I've not been more then fifty miles from
    my front door, most weeks I never set foot off my property, why should
    I, I'm already in utopia.

    I have no need to travel, I have my own O'Hare in my backyard:
    http://i51.tinypic.com/bhm8u0.jpg

  15. #15
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:59:50 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sep 22, 7:57*am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:02:05 -0700, Curt Nelson
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> <n...@of.your.damn.business> wrote:
    >> >Hi everybody:

    >>
    >> >It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm not
    >> >sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as hell not
    >> >going to start now... ;-)

    >>
    >> >Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags for
    >> >years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had the idea
    >> >in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I sort of felt
    >> >better about myself.

    >>
    >> >For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    >> >replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    >> >of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.

    >>
    >> >Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:

    >>
    >> >The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    >> >bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.

    >>
    >> >Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it should
    >> >be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things anymore...
    >> >except that I've been doing it for so many years that it'll take me
    >> >awhile to de-program myself.

    >>
    >> >I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    >> >should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.

    >>
    >> >Hasta,
    >> >Curt Nelson

    >>
    >> >P.S.

    >>
    >> >For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    >> >I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    >> >then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    >> >there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.

    >>
    >> >Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:

    >>
    >> >PRICE $39.99

    >>
    >> >(4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    >> >(1 EA.) *8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    >> >(30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS

    >>
    >> * * *--= Compulsive-Obsessive Food Hoarder Alert =--
    >>
    >> The entire food saver bag concept is inane; much of what folks seal
    >> shouldn't be frozen (tender cuts), much of what folks freeze requires
    >> no special wrap (leftovers), and if you live in the US meat is on sale
    >> every day. *A food freezer should only be used as a convenience for
    >> short term storeage, it's idiotic to place ones assets into a freezer
    >> in lieu of an interest bearing bank account. *And for those fortunate
    >> enough to be gifted a large quantity (like a mess of fresh caught
    >> seafood, a whole primal cut of beef, etc.) it only makes sense to
    >> freeze for long term storage if one has access to flash freezing.
    >> Those food saver bag systems are just yet another gimmick the
    >> hucksters use for taking advantrage of those with more dollars than
    >> brain cells. *Psst, dude, wanna by a food condom? <G>- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >Not everyone uses FoodSaver for freezing; many of us use those type
    >systems for regular, ordinary storage in the refrigerator. Once
    >again, your statement makes assumptions that don't fit.
    >
    >I use them regular to store diced produce and blocks of cheese, if I'm
    >not going to use it within a day or so. I can tell you that diced
    >squash, zucchini and sweet bell peppers will be just as fresh as the
    >first day, after storing in a vacuum-sealed bag for a week or more....
    >no icky slime, or other deterioration - just as perfect as the first
    >day. I have also stored sliced mushrooms this way for 5-6 days with
    >the same result.
    >
    >N.


    Yeah, right... those bags remove bacteria. Most food bacteria
    reproduces much more rapidly in the absence of oxygen... geeze but
    you're uneducated.

  16. #16
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:09:12 -0400, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > Since moving here seven years ago I've not been more then fifty miles from
    > my front door, most weeks I never set foot off my property, why should
    > I, I'm already in utopia.


    AKA: That's a pretty good outlook for somebody under home arrest. I
    take it the geese and deer were critical in the sentencing hearing.

    ObFood: Garlic cured unsmoked bacon and eggs over medium for
    breakfast. No Flintstones were harmed.

    -sw

  17. #17
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:36:35 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:26:31 -0700, Curt Nelson wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/22/2010 1:09 AM, Aussie wrote:
    >>
    >>> Don't your shops have price tags that show how much an item is when broken
    >>> down??

    >>
    >> Generally speaking, yes, but this was a bit of a different situation as
    >> there are three different types of items in the box and differing
    >> quantities as well.

    >
    > Peter isn't very good at thinking outside the bag over his head.
    >
    > -sw


    <snort>

    that's one bag you'd certainly have to wash.

    your pal,
    blake

  18. #18
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:15:22 -0400, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:59:50 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>Not everyone uses FoodSaver for freezing; many of us use those type
    >>systems for regular, ordinary storage in the refrigerator. Once
    >>again, your statement makes assumptions that don't fit.
    >>
    >>I use them regular to store diced produce and blocks of cheese, if I'm
    >>not going to use it within a day or so. I can tell you that diced
    >>squash, zucchini and sweet bell peppers will be just as fresh as the
    >>first day, after storing in a vacuum-sealed bag for a week or more....
    >>no icky slime, or other deterioration - just as perfect as the first
    >>day. I have also stored sliced mushrooms this way for 5-6 days with
    >>the same result.
    >>
    >>N.

    >
    > Yeah, right... those bags remove bacteria. Most food bacteria
    > reproduces much more rapidly in the absence of oxygen... geeze but
    > you're uneducated.


    never mind the fact that she has done it and you obviously have not. The
    World's Foremost Authority has spoken!

    blake

  19. #19
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:08:34 -0400, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:15:22 -0400, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:59:50 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>Not everyone uses FoodSaver for freezing; many of us use those type
    >>>systems for regular, ordinary storage in the refrigerator. Once
    >>>again, your statement makes assumptions that don't fit.
    >>>
    >>>I use them regular to store diced produce and blocks of cheese, if I'm
    >>>not going to use it within a day or so. I can tell you that diced
    >>>squash, zucchini and sweet bell peppers will be just as fresh as the
    >>>first day, after storing in a vacuum-sealed bag for a week or more....
    >>>no icky slime, or other deterioration - just as perfect as the first
    >>>day. I have also stored sliced mushrooms this way for 5-6 days with
    >>>the same result.
    >>>
    >>>N.

    >>
    >> Yeah, right... those bags remove bacteria. Most food bacteria
    >> reproduces much more rapidly in the absence of oxygen... geeze but
    >> you're uneducated.

    >
    >never mind the fact that she has done it and you obviously have not. The
    >World's Foremost Authority has spoken!


    You... you're the world's foremost authority on speaking witlesscisms.

    Do folks need to jump off the Golden Gate to learn it's not a good
    idea... I just knew you didn't believe in education... instead of your
    legs had they excised your frontal lobes no one could recognize any
    difference in your excessively low IQ.

  20. #20
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Foodsaver Bag Costs From Costco

    On Sep 22, 10:15*am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:59:50 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    > >On Sep 22, 7:57*am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > >> On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:02:05 -0700, Curt Nelson

    >
    > >> <n...@of.your.damn.business> wrote:
    > >> >Hi everybody:

    >
    > >> >It's been about 14 years that I've been a part of this group and I'm not
    > >> >sure if I've ever posted anything worthwhile... and I'm sure as hell not
    > >> >going to start now... ;-)

    >
    > >> >Anyway, I've been compulsively washing and reusing my Foodsaver bags for
    > >> >years now (regardless of the health implications) because I had the idea
    > >> >in my mind that they were expensive and if I reused them, I sort of felt
    > >> >better about myself.

    >
    > >> >For some reason I was at Costco today and calculated the cost of
    > >> >replacement bags and found that, yes, I am insane and there's not much
    > >> >of a reason to wash the damn bags and reuse them.

    >
    > >> >Here's the short results and I'll follow that with the details:

    >
    > >> >The 8" bags cost $.025 per linear inch or $.25 per 10" bag and the 11"
    > >> >bags cost $.034 per linear inch or $.34 per 10" bag.

    >
    > >> >Realistically, I don't give a damn about thirty-five cents and it should
    > >> >be quite liberating to not have to wash those damn things anymore...
    > >> >except that I've been doing it for so many years that it'll take me
    > >> >awhile to de-program myself.

    >
    > >> >I figure I'll just have one less vodka a week at happy hour and that
    > >> >should pretty much take care of my Foodsaver expenses.

    >
    > >> >Hasta,
    > >> >Curt Nelson

    >
    > >> >P.S.

    >
    > >> >For those of you who want detail, here's what I did:
    > >> >I figured out the total number of square inches of bags in the box and
    > >> >then calculated what percentage of the total each roll represented. From
    > >> >there I figured out the linear cost per square inch.

    >
    > >> >Here are the starting numbers at Costco store #1 here in Seattle:

    >
    > >> >PRICE $39.99

    >
    > >> >(4 EA.) 11 INCH X 16 FOOT ROLLS
    > >> >(1 EA.) *8 INCH X 20 FOOT ROLL
    > >> >(30 EA.) 8 INCH X 11 INCH QUART-SIZE BAGS

    >
    > >> * * *--= Compulsive-Obsessive Food Hoarder Alert =--

    >
    > >> The entire food saver bag concept is inane; much of what folks seal
    > >> shouldn't be frozen (tender cuts), much of what folks freeze requires
    > >> no special wrap (leftovers), and if you live in the US meat is on sale
    > >> every day. *A food freezer should only be used as a convenience for
    > >> short term storeage, it's idiotic to place ones assets into a freezer
    > >> in lieu of an interest bearing bank account. *And for those fortunate
    > >> enough to be gifted a large quantity (like a mess of fresh caught
    > >> seafood, a whole primal cut of beef, etc.) it only makes sense to
    > >> freeze for long term storage if one has access to flash freezing.
    > >> Those food saver bag systems are just yet another gimmick the
    > >> hucksters use for taking advantrage of those with more dollars than
    > >> brain cells. *Psst, dude, wanna by a food condom? <G>- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > >Not everyone uses FoodSaver for freezing; many of us use those type
    > >systems for regular, ordinary storage in the refrigerator. *Once
    > >again, your statement makes assumptions that don't fit.

    >
    > >I use them regular to store diced produce and blocks of cheese, if I'm
    > >not going to use it within a day or so. *I can tell you that diced
    > >squash, zucchini and sweet bell peppers will be just as fresh as the
    > >first day, after storing in a vacuum-sealed bag for a week or more....
    > >no icky slime, or other deterioration - just as perfect as the first
    > >day. *I have also stored sliced mushrooms this way for 5-6 days with
    > >the same result.

    >
    > >N.

    >
    > Yeah, right... those bags remove bacteria. * Most food bacteria
    > reproduces much more rapidly in the absence of oxygen... geeze but
    > you're uneducated.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    That may be your opinion, but I don't get sick from food poisoning.
    You still don't address your assumption that people only use these
    bags for freezing.

    N.

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