FoodSaver® Vacuum Zipper 12 Gallon Bags
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
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
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
these are simply wonderfull, once you understand that the zippered seal is completely sealed. At first i had a problem however i found that lying the bag flat on the surface and pressing firming once or twice against the zipper i had no further problems .I actually had a head of lettuce last 2 WEEKS with no waste !!!! talk about a value!!
July 6, 2013
I like this product with one exception.
I like this product and will continue to purchase more when I run out of my current supply. My problem is that I find with each bag, it is very difficult to close the zipper. I have to use the back of a butter knife to run up and down every one to get a tight fit. They will not seal with the least little gap. Otherwise, I like being able to open, reseal, open again, reseal again, etc. until I have used all the contents.
December 9, 2013
Awesome for only two people
We use this product for things like our three pound block of pepper jack cheese. We use it often, but not a lot at a time. This works great and really saves money on bags. We use it for onions, etc, that only get partially used. We are also having good success washing and re-using. For my money and just a couple, it is wonderful.
November 5, 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
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