Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
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Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies
Yes all the plastic containers they sell fail quickly. I like the idea of the jar sealer though. It is nice to have a stiff walled container for soft items I don't want to crush.
They are also almost infinitely reusable. At home I have most of my pantry in bell jars. The smaller jars are great, you can seal single use sizes like one cup of rice, or popcorn in each jar. It just takes a few minutes when you bring home a big bag of stuff, but then nothing goes stale.
Just off hand some of my favorites for this...
2) peanuts (other snack food)
4) chocolate covered nuts/raisin
6) flour (in 2 and 4 cup sizes)
7) sugar (1 cup at a time)
Bah. Now I sound like a vacuume saver nut.... I really do think these things are amazingly useful once you start playing with them.