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Topic: Coffee; Foodsaver (7 msgs / 246 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
All,
What is an adequate foodsaver device that (hopefully) has cheap bags and can
get the job done in terms of coffee?  Online, it looks like the ones I am
seeing are about $60.
Thanks!
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

2) From: The Scarlet Wombat
I use the high end Food Saver, but I amn not sure it makes a great deal of 
difference.  I do not use the bags, but the canning jar appliance and 
vacuum coffee beans in Ball or Mason jars.  I am not convinced this is 
optimal because of the evaporation of volatile essential oils under 
extremely low pressures, but it is a damn sight better than freezing.
Dan

3) From: Aaron
Get one of the vaccuum sealers.  There are a few major brands available, 
Id say see what is or appears the most available in your area and go 
with that one, or compare the bells and whistles of the brands available 
and go with what seems best for you.  $60 seems about right, depending 
on all what you want or how big of a 'kit' you want to buy with it,  ive 
seen them go from $45 to $145 dollars.
Cheap bags. hmm ok,  oh and have you found cheap ink for inkjet printers 
yet?....
Thats how they make their $$$ off you, with the bags. BUT they do make 
containers that you can use over and over again.  Pick up a few of 
them.  One of the vac machines I hear comes with a gadget that you can 
also use it on mason jars.  Probably a lot cheaper than their containers.
They do make generic bags for these things, .... not quite as 
expensive.  I have not had any significant problems with them but others 
have posted saying they had troubles with their generics and to stick 
with the name brand.
They do work well though and I used one for the testing I did earlier 
this year for the best method of storing coffee and the vac worked the 
best of all.
Aaron

4) From: Maryann & Dave Schellenberg
Aaron wrote:
<Snip>
I know this isn't your real question, but since your illustration begs a 
"no" answer, I must reply.
If you use an older Canon printer, you can use the refill kits from:http://redrockinnovations.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?ScreenGY&Store_CodeG&Category_Code1
I'm totally satisfied that the quality is equal to or better than the 
OEM product, and my resulting cost over the last two years is about 
$1.70 per cartridge.
Dave S.

5) From: B. Scott Harroff
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Steve,
I've played with food savers and coffee.  Most are more than adequate for
getting most of the air out and sealing the bag without issues (since coffee
has no fluids to get into the sealing area and impact it during the heating
process).  Now, "cheap bags" becomes the problem.  I've yet to see good /
cheap bags.  I'd mention the brand of food saver and where I got the best /
in expense bags for the price, but I'd rather not start world war 6 on the
list.
Frankly, after messing around with sealing the bag, opening it, resealing
it, reopening it the next day, resealing it, etc,etc I couldn't tell the
different between that and using a SM bag with the food saver (or any other
vacuum device) being used to simply remove the air from that bag.  Those
bags last longer and don't have the re-sealing problem (unless you get
something into the ziplock area).  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Steve Hay
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 6:35 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Coffee; Foodsaver
All,
What is an adequate foodsaver device that (hopefully) has cheap bags and can
get the job done in terms of coffee?  Online, it looks like the ones I am
seeing are about $60.
Thanks!
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it." 

6) From: HailSeeszer
I have the Foodsaver and it works great.  So does the mason jar
attachment.  I definitely use it for roaster beans!

7) From: HailSeeszer
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Get the mason jar attachment.  Very handy tool and of course you can
open and re-open jars with no problems.
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of B. Scott
Harroff
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:34 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: RE: +Coffee; Foodsaver
 
Steve,
 
I've played with food savers and coffee.  Most are more than adequate
for getting most of the air out and sealing the bag without issues
(since coffee has no fluids to get into the sealing area and impact it
during the heating process).  Now, "cheap bags" becomes the problem.
I've yet to see good / cheap bags.  I'd mention the brand of food saver
and where I got the best / in expense bags for the price, but I'd rather
not start world war 6 on the list.
 
Frankly, after messing around with sealing the bag, opening it,
resealing it, reopening it the next day, resealing it, etc,etc I
couldn't tell the different between that and using a SM bag with the
food saver (or any other vacuum device) being used to simply remove the
air from that bag.  Those bags last longer and don't have the re-sealing
problem (unless you get something into the ziplock area).
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Steve Hay
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 6:35 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Coffee; Foodsaver
 
All,
What is an adequate foodsaver device that (hopefully) has cheap bags and
can get the job done in terms of coffee?  Online, it looks like the ones
I am seeing are about $60.
Thanks!
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of
natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is
a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it." 


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