FoodSaver® Vacuum Zipper Gallon Bags,12 Count
Outstanding for mailing home baked Christmas goodi
I use the quart and gallon zipper bags. I leave my hand held plugged in when doing large volume packaging. I mailed Christmas cookies to family using the gallon bags this year. I refrigerated the white chocolate macaroons and carrot cake cookies before sealing them. They ALL arrived at their destinations unbroken and as fresh as if they had just come from the oven. I always seal the vegetables from my garden and fish I've caught...so I can enjoy them year round. I have had no problem using the zipper bags in my freezer. They stay sealed and have NEVER had loss of taste or freezer burn. Thank you for such a great product.
December 27, 2013
These new bags are perfect for all your needs. Coming from a 20 year background with a leading home party plastic company I never in a million years thought I would use a zip style bag or anything that didn't burp for that matter, but the system and the bags are just too good to not use.
I use them at home, at camp and at our ATV club kitchen. No more leftovers going bad or containers that are too big. Fill the bag, suction it and into the freezer it goes, perfect to take to work or on the go. Easy to defrost but either counter method or water bath.
Everyone should have them!
November 13, 2013
How did I live without FoodSaver bags?
I've frozen food in glass (which breaks) and in plastic containers(which kind is safe?) and plastic zipper bags (freezer burn.) But nothing beats FeedSaver bags for preventing ice crystals, spoilage and freezer burn. The zippers are a little difficult for me to securely mesh because of arthritis (me, not the bags), but it's only a minor problem. I've also discovered that when the little adhesive plastic squares fall off, I can still extract the air and cover the little holes with tape and it does a fairly good job of keeping it from refilling with air. They are relatively expensive, so I wash and reuse mine -- and now with the little trick of taping, they will perform even longer. What they cost makes up in what I've saved from not throwing away freezer dead food.
November 25, 2013
Zipper Bag seal do not work
I did a bulk purchase of this product along with the quart size thinking this was a more sustainable way to freeze food and to keep them fresh in the refrigerator. I used the bags as instructed by pressing down firmly on the zipper. When I got the bag out of the freezer, the bag had air and ice inside. The bags in the refrigerator lost their seal and had air inside after less than a day. I will use the heat seal bags as before if I want to keep the the air out of the bag. The heat seals work fine but not the zipper seals.
January 24, 2014
Generally, quite good
I own and use a variety of FS products and they're generally quite good. Note, however, the air-seal valves on the zipper bags are prone to failure; other reviewers say they're not suitable for freezing (which is too bad);the little cordless pump has terrible battery life, plus a flimsy O-ring that may be easy to lose or break and hard to replace.
That all said, the products generally do their jobs acceptably and, especially if you buy them during what appears to be frequent sales, they are acceptable value.
December 31, 2015
Save even more!
I like the fact that not only do these bags vacuum seal like the ones you make, but you can open them, remove the amount you need, then reseal.
My favorite use for the gallon sizeis for loaves of sliced bread because we don't usually eat it all up before it goes stale, and just putting them in regular zippered bags they get freezer burn and taste off.
I put the load in the freezer when I first bring it home, when it's fresh.The next day I transfer the slices to the zippered FoodSaver bag and vacuum seal through the specially designed port. When I want some, I just take what I need and reseal. Zap for 10 sec on the microwave at 50% power, and it's like the slice is right out of the oven.
When the bread is gone, I just dump any crumbs, and reuse the bag for another loaf!
April 25, 2015
A little disappointed
My wife and I love our Foodsaver We had been using the regular vacuum bags for freezing foods with great results and the lid sealer for keeping our dry goods (rice, flour, pasta, coffee beans, etc.) fresher, longer. We tried the ziplock bags as an alternative to the canning jars but with mixed results. We found that some of the bags lost their vacuum over a few days or weeks. The leaks seem to occur at the speaking valve since the ziplocks are air tight. We'll probably go back to the canning jars and lid sealer.
February 1, 2014
I love these bags and the quart size too. I have found that they keep frozen vegetables fresher with no freezer burn better than a brand name freezer bag. Though they'd are not meant for these freezer they work great for the vegetables. I also use the smaller ones for lunch meats, fresh green peppers, onions, etc that I have cut up but not used all of. Wrap them in a pepper towel, out it in a bag, seal and take air out and they'll last for a week or more.
October 1, 2013