Originally Posted by tamif27
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Ha, found the website: Buy Anylock Bag Sealers for complete Anylock Storage Solutions
Beware, it's got a loud video on the right of the page.
It sounds like one of those things that look great at the boat show
, but you get back home and never use them again. I was afraid of that, but have ended up using them every day. I also use them to keep spice bags closed (a few small bags on a bigger rod).
What vacuum bag tool do people use? Brand? Type? Tips on what to look for?
I also use Foodsaver (4+ years and counting). I found the moist/dry food
settings useful as well as instant seal for those cases where you want to stop vacuuming sooner. If ever this one dies, I'm getting the one where you can add bottle stoppers on the accessory hose for keeping oils and vinegars fresh - no more rancid oils!
Note that all Foodsavers will overheat after 25-30 minutes of continuous use (when you need to bag all those kilos of flour and grains). You just have to let them rest for another 30 min and you're good to go (it is in the instructions).
Another advantage of using vacuum sealer is that if you ever get weavils on board, you always know which packages are sealed and thus for sure have no crawlies in them.
Oh, and a hint on packaging the dry goods: if you know how much you normally use at a time, you can always fill bags in multiples of this number so you don't have to open another bag while you're cooking
. For example, if you always use 3 cups of flour to make bread, you could put 6 or 9 cups in bags. And always put Packed On, BB dates as well as what is it you're packing. Otherwise it'll be hard to tell 3 years later whether it's a bread or a pastry flour.