[Sca-cooks] seal a meal questions

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 07:22:43 PDT 2007

I'm not familiar with that brand, but suspect any brand of bag could be
used, so long as the width of the bag is smaller than the sealer.

The vacuum feature is important...when it's used, it pulls the air out of
the package, thereby making the contents less prone to spoilage and/or
freezer burn.


On 9/4/07, Kathleen A Roberts <karobert at unm.edu> wrote:
> cleaning the garage yesterday, we came upon a dazey
> seal-a-meal that was given to us (used) several years ago
> when the previous owner said that he could not find bags
> for it easily enough.
> nowadays, bags can be found almost everywhere in varying
> styles.  does anyone know...
> how to tell if it is working without buying the bags?
> could i test drive it on a regular plastic sandwich or
> ziplock bag without gumming up the works?
> do you have to use the brand bags with the brand sealer?
> how important is the vacumm feature?  i think this is just
> a straight sealer.
> if this is easy enough to test out, and works, i may be
> starting a few choruses of 'pennies from heaven' for next
> estrella!
> cailte
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