s/v Tiger Lily
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC - Annapolis
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Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies
I'm not a fan of heating plastics in food, but FoodSaver (Jarden) says that their bags are made from polyethylene glycol and nylon, and don’t contain BPA, phthalates, or other plasticizers with EA (estrogenic activity)-leaching additives. Still, I avoid it. I don't want to read a study about some plasticizer or other surprise down the road.
That being said, I am vac sealing all kinds of leftovers in small portions for the freezer. I'll just remove it before re-heating.
Another incredible new application for the FoodSaver ... it can reseal mylar potato-chip type bags (vac sealed or just sealed without vac).
Yesterday, I just stuck three pairs of vac sealed socks in my forward berth. My life is forever changed.
Severna Park, MD
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