foodsaver generic bags

Old 08-12-20, 03:58 AM
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foodsaver generic bags

I just got a foodsaver fm5380 from a friend that didn't use it anymore. I was wondering if anyone here uses these and if you can buy cheap generic bags for these? where to buy them and how much is too much to pay. I just got this. have no idea how it works. any advice is good. thanks
Old 08-12-20, 04:35 AM
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I use the bags I find in store, no idea IF GENERIC. I always cut the bags way long and only cut off the seal, This way I get 2 ot 4 uses out of one bag. Food lasts a long time in vacuum bag. Sorta a pain in a** to fill and seal. I don't like the big tail after the seal, big waste of bag. Just wash bag in soap and water between uses.
Old 08-12-20, 08:50 PM
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You can buy premade bags that you can seal or you buy the material on a roll and make your own.
Much more economical by the roll. It comes in 8" wide and 11" wide and you can make them as long as you want. It's great if you go shopping, buy large quantities come home and seal the food into usable portions. I buy large packs of chicken and other meats and portion them out.

It's not quite as handy to use day to day. The machine is one more thing to have on a countertop.
I keep mine in a cabinet and take it out on shopping day.

The food saver bags and rolls are available just about everywhere. I mix and match brands.
Old 08-13-20, 03:17 AM
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I buy large quantities of meats and anything that I can freeze. used to be a family to feed, now just me and the wife. hard to buy large quantities and make them keep. that is the reason for the questions, I see a lot of them on ebay or other sites by the roll pretty cheap but don/t know if they are any good or not.
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I bought a couple of rolls off Ebay a long time ago and they have worked fine, still have some since I don't use them much. One note, if your going to seal meat put it in the freezer and partially freeze it before you seal it up, keeps the vacuum from sucking out the liquid preventing a mess and a good seal result.

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