[Sca-cooks] seal a meal questions

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Tue Sep 4 07:23:16 PDT 2007

Yes, you can try regular bags in a Seal a Meal. They're not as sturdy
as the ones they sell for the machines, but they're certainly sturdy
enough for you to test your machine with ;-)

Look yours over- make sure that the sealing lip is clean and free of
debris, and test it. If it works fine on a regular plastic bag, then
go ahead and buy some of the bags designed for your type of machine.

I had one that I had used for years- loved it, but, like you said, put
it up when I couldn't find bags for it, and it got vanished in one of
my moves. I do remember reading the instructions, though, and them
mentioning that it could be used on regular bags, although they
weren't as sturdy as the bags for the machine.

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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