On 7/23/2011 1:35 PM, Serene Vannoy wrote:
> I'm buying a freezer when I go back to school in September, so I can buy
> more things in bulk and freeze meals to have ready when I don't feel
> like cooking after a long day at school/work, and my mom just called me.
> She found me a new Foodsaver, in the box, with bags, for five dollars at
> a yard sale. Whee!
Wow! That is an incredible score Serene. I wouldn't be without my
Foodsaver, we're on our second one in about sixteen years. I keep about
200 feet of bags on hand at any given time.
Helpful hint: Cut the sealed bags at the seam, empty them, then turn
them inside out and wash them. For vegetables I just hand wash them, for
meats I run them through the dishwasher by pinning the bags to the top
rack with clothes pins. Hang up to dry afterward. Works like a charm.
I've got bags here that have gotten so small I use them for half and
quarter cup measurements for recipes I use a lot. Waste not want not is
the home food preservers credo. Have fun with your new toy.