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Food Safety: Keeping Food Fresh Ideas relating to canning all types of foods, can also cover freezing for preservation, long term storage, avoiding spoilage and other safety concerns.

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Old 07-29-2002, 04:35 PM
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food sealer not working...

EmmJean, is it not sucking, not sealing or both? Does the light go on really fast and turn off? Post your answers--seems like there are enough of us who use them that we might be able to troubleshoot it.

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Old 07-30-2002, 06:12 AM
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Hey there Valerie,that is what is happening,the light goes on and runs through it's cycle really fast.But the funny thing is that the jar sealer works just fine.i've even got new seals for the thing.I hate the thought of having to buy a new one.any help you all have will be great. thank you

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Old 07-30-2002, 10:10 AM
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Food Saver

All the replies were poisitve so I took the plunge and bought one today. Thanks so much for helping make up my mind
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Old 07-30-2002, 01:50 PM
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Congratulations! Enjoy!


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Mine was doing that with the marinator. Turned out to be a plugged up hole. Guess you'll need to unplug it and pull the rubber runners out (give 'em a good cleaning while you're at it) and check the (inside) vacuum hole for debris. If you can't see anything try compressed air. Let me know how it turns out. ;-)
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O.k.,I just reread my post from before,and I didn't explain it right.It seals fine it just doesn't vacuum the air out.not even a little bit of the air. sorry about that.
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Old 07-30-2002, 06:06 PM
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We also have a Food Saver and we are very happy with it.
It works with both the bags and cannisters. My husband fishes a lot and he smokes the fish and then seals it and freezes it. That was the original reason we bought it but now we uses it for so many things! We have a garden and often have more vegetables than we can use right away so we blanch, fast cook, seal and freeze them. We also seal leftovers especially meat.
We use it to reseal potato chip bags etc. Once you get one you will think of all things to use it for.
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Old 08-01-2002, 06:39 AM
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Emmjean-- I've had my food saver for 4 years & echo everyone's favorable comments.
Now- my solution to the marinator not taking the air out__ I found that the contents were too full in the container. The food in the container can only fill the dish just so far. Try flattening the meat if it's one whole piece-like london broil.
Then close & start the sealing process again. If the food level is not to the top of the dish, it should vacuum the air out.
Keep experimentinmg with how much food you can marinate at one time ddue to the amount that will fit in the dish.
Enjoy!! June Lee.
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Other uses.

I did buy the Food Storage system and noted in the user manuel a page called vacuum packaging non-food items such as your silver, emergency kits children's clay so I wondered if there were other non-food items you had found to vacuum.
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Old 08-01-2002, 09:23 AM
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Okay don't laugh but when I first got mine I went a little crazy. after sealing everything in my fridge/freezer I sealed the kid's clean twin sheet sets. I said don't laugh, I only did it once and they laid real nice in the linen closet!!

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Hi! I'm a new user to one I bought on the daily special from QVC. I LOVE THE THINGS I'VE TRIED IT ON!! mostly frozen things. Can't wait to try the jar sealer and ohter things.

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