FoodSaver® 12 Liquid Block Heat-Seal Quart Bags
Too small and expensive
I bought these bags hoping I can use instead of 11 inch roll for sealing any item that has high moisture like steaks, fish and chicken. The bags do have the strip on top to trap moisture but are very small; they are 8 inch instead of 11 and are not able to hold more than 1 steak or chicken breast. At around $1 a bag, they are way to expensive to hold a single steak. I use the vacuum sealer to store bulk food items that i purchase in freezer for a family of 5 and cannot afford to spend $5 to store 5 steaks for 1 meal. This would be a great bag if it was larger (11 inches wide instead of 8) and I can hold more food.
February 6, 2013
Freezing WATER for Cooler
I have always been irritated by the ice cube bags you buy for your cooler. They leak in the bottom of the cooler and everything gets wet. I had an idea that maybe I could freeze water in the food saver bags. I cut a bag the size of the bottom of the cooler (a little bigger for sealing) and filled it with water about 6 inches or so from the top. This is tricky, you need to be able to hold the heavy bag with water (help from someone or place on a box to keep off counter) and just seal the bag. Try to keep as much air out as possible. You cannot use the vacuum and seal option, JUST THE SEAL. I have two in the freezer now and have given them away to friends. They are awesome!! Don't leak!
April 8, 2013
Lose of some flavor
If you are going to use these bags, I would suggest that you pre-freeze your meat first. When using the bags before the pre-freeze you will lose all or most of all the juices that are in your meat. I have given this product only 3 stars since it requires an extra step to bag my meat.
I have several other products from Food Saver and love them. My family thinks I am crazy when I buy the meat on sale and pack my freezer. At least I don't have to go shopping for meat every week or two.
Again, since I have an extra step with these bags I have given it a 3 star. If you pre-freeze the meat, the bags will do what they are suppose to, capture the fluids before going into the vacuum cup.
April 28, 2014
no more frustration!!!
prior to the holidays i bought a spiral ham on sale for the freezer with plans to use the food saver. i spent what ended up being 2 hours on one ham!! It kept filling up the tray with liquid and not completely sealing. How annoying. i was really frustrated. i bought the moisture block bags and was so very happy. i guess someone else had my same problem. i bought some juicy porkchops on sale and used the moisture block bags and was done in 15 minutes, these bags are very large for quart size and whoever invented this moisture seal was a genius!! No more problems with moisure overflow or incomplete seals. love it!!
January 8, 2013
The Best Products I've Found
Since I discovered Food Saver, I can't say enough about them. The Bags are easy to use to store anything, not just frozen foods, but they are why I bought the Food Saver. I was having to throw away frozen foods from two freezers because of freezer burns and it was costing my family money we couldn't afford to waste. I had used another product on the market and enjoyed it but then it was discontinued and I started seeing advertisements on TV about Food Saver and went online and was glad I did. After reading everything I could find, I bought one and my husband and I have a great time using it. We actually save money with the item and I'd recommend it to anybody.
May 30, 2013
Not worth the price
I tried the liquid block bags for the first time , freezing green beans. I had minimized the moisture from the beans the best that I could before sealing. The water literally ran right thru the paper block . I had to add my own paper towel to absorb . Therefore I will continue to use paper towels which is not time consuming nor expensive, saving the money from purchasing the FoodSaver blocking bags.
August 28, 2012
Great For Tomatoes
I used them to freeze whole tomatoes after I had removed the skin and pulp. Worked great!
I plan on buying more so I can freeze squash and other items more easily.
Previously I put unopened bags in the freeze upright and froze them before sealing, but this is much better.
Folks do need to read the description..it CLEARLY says they are quart bags. We all have to be responsible to read and understand before purchasing.
They DO make a gallon size so maybe those folks who want to freeze larger items may like those?
November 3, 2013
Don't waste your money
I bought two boxes of these moisture bags. Between the two boxes of twelve bags I had ten bags that leaked and would not seal. I was sealing smoked sausage which were not moist, but they were the only quart bags available at my local Wal Mart. I have noticed that every box of quart bags bot moist and others I buy recently have had some that would not seal becase the leak. But ten bags out of twenty four is to many.
April 13, 2013