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No luck yet in findinf that manual. It's a Kenmore Seal-n-Save, and it's made in italy. Any suggestions? Sears does not have manuals on-line :(
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what brand of vacuum sealers do you have and do you like it?
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Nettie, where did you get your FoodSaver. Can you buy it at a store or do you have to order it?  Hubby and I were looking at one at WalMart but was unsure if it was a good one or not.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote starfire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 4:56pm
Fiction Writer..Your Kenmore Seal n save may just be a sealer not a vacuum seal which is what you really need.Because the vacuum sealer sucks the air out.I have both type but the seal n saver just plug in lift lid light comes on wait 3 minutes then put a bag(has to be the type made for sealers) over the heat strip(becareful not to burn yourself)then close lid on the bag only take a second or two,thats it.But A vacuum sealer you'll hear it sucking out the air.Hope this helps.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote starfire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 5:04pm
Vacuum sealers can be found lots of places Walmart,Target(that where I got mine)Kmart,ebay,Amazon,overstock.com.Linen-n-Things,hardware stores,lot of drug stores have them too.Wierd I know but Walgreens,etc. actually have some cool stuff,even for prepping.Just get a middle priced one.Mines a Rival Seal-A-Meal vacuum sealer.I like it.
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I've purchased three vacuum sealers here: http://foodsaver.jardendirect.com/products.ad2?CatalogID=1085 . In fact I only paid for two. The third was a freebie special on a top line FoodSaver. Hug
 
This site always has specials. Keep checking until the unit you want is reduced. Wink
 
 
 
 
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I bookmarked that website 2ifbyc. I suppose any of these foodsavers will work with the jar sealer mentioned earlier?
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Originally posted by anon54 anon54 wrote:

netti4263: Hers is the link to that sealer.www.universaljarsealer.com I forgot to mention that they use pump n' seal check valves.That pump n' seal would useful to have in your preps as well. I own one as well as my food saver.

Does this jar sealer seem to use as much vacuum as the foodsaver?  Using it on jars and reusing those jars with their check valves, wouldn't that be the cheapest way to vacuum seal food, without using a foodsealer?
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I'm making my own Hamburger Helper-style mixes, complete with noodles, and vacuum-sealing them.  Rice-a-Roni-style flavored rice, too.  Much cheaper and better-tasting than store-bought. Big smile

I thought about vacuum-sealing cereal into bags, but the cereal would probably get crushed.  Maybe I should get some jars for that.  Mine has some kind of jar attachment, but I haven't used it.

Our Walmart had some FoodSaver systems on clearance for $60 a couple of weeks ago.  I had an older FreshSaver system, but it bit the dust.  It was a little difficult to use (or perhaps I'm just uncoordinated - LOL!).  It was a 2-piece unit, with a "sucker" and a separate "sealer".   My new one is all one piece ... much easier. Smile

Campers and backpackers might find it handy to vacuum-seal their matches, lantern mantles, etc. to keep them from getting wet.

Lots of uses for these gadgets! LOL

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Annika, the Hamburger Helper mixes sound like a great idea. Would you mind sharing the recipe?  I went to Walmart yesterday and saw the Foodsaver so decided to buy it there and save the shipping and handling charges. I was excited, like a kid with a new toy. I opened it up and it was dirty!  Scratched up. Someone had returned it and hadn't bothered to clean it up. Something about someone else's dirt (especially someone you don't know) that makes you feel like you've been exposed to all kinds of germs!  Put it back in the box.....and washed my hands reallllly good.
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Eeeww about the used sealer!  Seems like Walmart would've opened it and checked it before putting it back on the shelf.

Here's the link to the Hamburger Helper recipes.  I used the first one to make the basic mix, then added about 1/3 cup of powdered cheddar cheese and two cups of egg noodles to make a "Cheeseburger"-type mix.  I haven't tried any of the variations yet, but they sound really good. Smile


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Originally posted by lkay lkay wrote:

I bookmarked that website 2ifbyc. I suppose any of these foodsavers will work with the jar sealer mentioned earlier?
 
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Thanks annika. I'll check that website out. When I returned the Foodsaver, the sales person said it should never have been put back on the shelf...that if I wanted to get another one I could open it there in the store to make sure it was new. I told her that is what I would do. Smile
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On purchasing a foodsaver -- look for one with a manual seal button (besides the automatic button).  Sometimes the vac just keeps running and doesn't seal - not too often, but enough to need the manual override.

 

 

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Originally posted by lkay lkay wrote:

Nettie, where did you get your FoodSaver. Can you buy it at a store or do you have to order it?  Hubby and I were looking at one at WalMart but was unsure if it was a good one or not.
 
I was incorrect when I started this thread and said I had a FoodSaver.  (I was at work when I posted and it wasn't in front of me).  I actually have a Rival Seal-A-Meal.  I bought it at Wal-Mart.  I REALLY like it.  It wasn't expensive and it works very well. 
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Ok.  I have a FoodSaver and I love that thing.  I love my American Harvest dehydrator, too.  I am looking for those jars you can seal.  I saw them as a set somewhere and you can reseal them.  Know where I can find them?
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Sometimes the seals don't stay sealed.  I started making two seals on them.  Do you first seal, let the unit cool  and them put a second seal.  That way you have a backup.  If using the bags that you cut to size yourself, put a double seal on both ends.  Works great.
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 I am looking for those jars you can seal.  I saw them as a set somewhere and you can reseal them.  Know where I can find them?
 
Farm and Fleet carries Food Savers and has jars right next to them which I think may be what you are referring to.  Saw them on the shelf today at Farm & Fleet in Germantown, WI.   Looking because you guys seemed to talk me into purchasing a Food Saver.  Thanks.  I haven't had anything like it before.
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I have been having trouble with my vacuum sealed rice unsealing while in storage. I am thinking the rice may be poking into the bag and making a hole any one else experince this?
So now I am trying putting the rice inside of a plastic bag and then in the vaccum bag,
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July, I had that problem as well,I've even had penne pasta pierce the bag too.May I suggest canning jars or something like a spaghettie sauce jar?
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