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Topic: Vacuum Packing Green -- How to? (14 msgs / 323 lines)
1) From: cschweda
First post to the list...
I'm acquiring a large green bean stash, and I'm interested in the idea
of vacuum packing. How is this accomplished?
With one of those FoodSaver units?
Chris

2) From:
Chris:
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you answered your own question,  food saver works great. 
just suck out the air and your on a roll.
ginny
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
First Welcome to the loony bin, I mean List!
And yes to your query.
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4) From: Jason
On recomendation from Mike I went with the Foodsaver as opposed to a
less expensive unit and am quite happy I did! I would recommend it in
the future as well.
On 7/11/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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5) From: RK
I also have a foodsaver, the less expensive on, I have to hold the lid down 
during the vacuum process as opposed to hitting a button. I have put it to 
the test as well as my wife for here kitchen needs and 3 yrs later it is 
still kicking as hard as the day I bought it.
I store my greens vacuum sealed.
RK

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
I believe my "old now travel" first FoodSaver is similar to RK's. Used it
daily (often many times a day) for 7 or 8 years before upgrading to
Professional III model. Nothing was wrong with it and still works just fine,
just wanted some of the extra features of newer/higher end model. 
BTW, don't plan on just using a FoodSaver for coffee related stuff. That's
not why we got ours in the first place. Way extended no freezer burn storage
times in terms of years not months for raw and cooked stuff, jar/container
vac'ing nuts, grains, cheese going moldy long thing of the past, re-seal all
kinds of chip bags etc etc etc. Just don't vac bag breads/rolls and the like
without freezing them first!
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7) From: Jason
Second on that comment big time!!!  I am single, and some stuff tends
to stay in my freezer for quite some time until I can use it.  This is
a single mans dream to have in the kitchen.  I used to use ziplock
bags for everything I would buy from price club, and they worked ok,
for maybe 3-4 months tops, I sealed some stakes that I got the day
after I bought the sealer, and not a hint of freezer burn or anything
on them.
On 7/12/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee
Just an FYI food for thought. I've sometimes heard the snivel "yeah but the
bags are expensive!" If you pay MSRP per roll @ ~$9.99 this may be
relatively true, but why pay MSRP? I always buy BEFORE I need them when on
they're sale. I use the 8" wide for coffee greens, using 1' roll length for
2.5# greens. Now these rolls are 22' long and do have MSRP of $9.99 but I've
never paid that much. Just took another 8" roll out of the cupboard and
noticed down to three spares remaining so checked FoodSaver online. Yup,
8"x22' rolls currently on sale 4 rolls for $15.99! Now we're talking $4 per
roll not $10 so placed a re-stocking order. (Plus tax but no shipping charge
since I always order enough stocking up for for free shipping.) So with
sales tax it comes out to $0.077 per pound additional cost to vacuum seal my
greens, less than eight cents per pound, small price to pay to help preserve
greens freshness IMNSHO... 
I also keep the 11" wide rolls in stock but found, for me, the 8" worked
more conveniently for my greens storage duties, YMMV. Cut along seal, pour
out 8oz/227grams, re-vacseal. After the last 1/2# roasted usually ~6" long
bag left which can be washed and used for other things. Which for me happens
to most often be cutting in half for 4"x6" bag for grind/vac freezing for
Debi's work press pot coffee.
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9) From: Mike Chester
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How many were you able to order?  I cannot get their order system to let me 
buy more than 2 pkg. of 4 rolls.  Nowhere in their ad does it mention a 
limit of 2.  Have you tried the 6" bags?  If so, did you find that size 
useful?
Mike

10) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Maybe I missed a post but where are the foodsaver rolls 
8"x22' rolls currently on sale 4 rolls for $15.99?
Dennis
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How many were you able to order?  I cannot get their order system to let
me 
buy more than 2 pkg. of 4 rolls.  Nowhere in their ad does it mention a 
limit of 2.  Have you tried the 6" bags?  If so, did you find that size 
useful?
Mike

11) From: Mike Chester
www.foodsaver.com

12) From: Eddie Dove
Mike asked, "Have you tried the 6" bags?  If so, did you find that size useful?"
I find the 6" rolls to be the perfect size for vacuum sealing 1 pound
quantities.  The size makes them easy to stash just about anywhere and
they stack well too.
Respectfully,
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
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13) From: Rich Adams
I ordered x2 of these bags when this was posted.  Total was 43.71 with 
shipping and tax.  18 rolls just arrived.  Two sealed bags of 9 rolls each. 
I can't figure out their math.
Hope others got the same sales clerk.
Rich Adams

14) From: miKe mcKoffee
Not FAIR! I ordered first then notified the List and have received squat.
But if they screw my order up the same way should receive let's see, you
ordered 8 rolls and got 18 or 2.25 rolls per roll ordered, so I should get
45 rolls shortly! Boy they better come through or FoodSaver will have to get
a new shill:-)
Now off to play with the Behmor some more...
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