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vacuum seal foods with liquids

Posted by rjamesd (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 8, 07 at 18:41

I want to vacuum seal prepared foods that have some liquid sauce with them or meat with natural gravy, but the vacuum system pulls the liquid into the machine. Does anyone know of a way to succesfully seal moist foods? I've heard about freezing the food first and then sealing or the instructions say to put a paper towel in the bag as a barrier between the food and the sealer, but the liquid then soaks the paper towel. Does anyone have any other technique that works to accomplish sealing foods with sauce or liquids?


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RE: vacuum seal foods with liquids

We usually put juicy things in a zip lock bag and close all but a tiny bit of the zipper. Then we put the zippy in the sealing bag with the zipper opposite the end to be sealed. The machine pulls the air out of the inner bag and seals before the juices escape and get to the machine.

This works with things like very juicy cuts of meat or berries that would release juice with pressure but I doubt it would work on something very wet like stew or sauce. Sometimes we freeze food before sealing it so that it will not be squashed by the sealer. That might work best for your gravies and such. Is there some reason you don't want to do that? Otherwise, I think the manufacturer recommends that you use those ridiculously expensive canisters they sell.


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RE: vacuum seal foods with liquids

Thank you for the information. I will try the inner bag sealing process or the pre-freezing.


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