Food vacuum hints please

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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby Troyk » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:02 pm

This is a link to the sunbeam unit that we own. On page 17 you will see the guide you seek. :grin:

http://www.sunbeam.com.au/product_docum ... 400_ib.pdf
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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby mummeee74 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:43 pm

Thanks Troy I did find that one but it doesn't tell me the storage time/life for fridge?

The Waeco is technically not frozen but the bottom does stay pretty cold. What about if you just had an esky? How long could you expect snags to last?
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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby Troyk » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:51 pm

As long as you keep it cold you should get 2 weeks. On week long trips we usually pack the bottom of the icebox with frozen vacuum sealed bags and they slowly thaw out over the week. It really depends I guess on how good your esky is adn how often you top up the ice. Waeco should be fine.
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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby mummeee74 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:09 pm

Excellent, thank you! Back to packing :)
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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:36 am

I vacuum seal quite a bit but have never tested out how long things last.

My recommendation is that if you need to have this info then try it at home. Seal your meals, meats etc and then put them in the fridge/freezer and monitor them and see how they fare and over what period.
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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby mummeee74 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:31 pm

Thanks Gypsylady, that is a very sensible idea. Unfortunately no time left now, we will just have to see how it goes :)
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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby Pauly » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:42 pm

Hey guys
I have been cryovacing or camp food for ages. Our machine just uses normal plastic bag, it has a nozzle that sucks.

The reason you get told to not reheat food in the plastic bags is chemicals may be released from the plastic when you heat it.

I also dont freeze meat before I vac it.
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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:30 pm

I have just cooked and eaten steak last night that was originally vacuumed sealed and frozen some months.

2 weeks ago I took it from the freezer and put it on the bottom shelf of my fridge.

So at this point I know that steak will last at least 2 weeks in the fridge and I would daresay possibly longer.
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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby Derek Bullock » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:00 pm

gypsylady wrote:I have just cooked and eaten steak last night that was originally vacuumed sealed and frozen some months.

2 weeks ago I took it from the freezer and put it on the bottom shelf of my fridge.

So at this point I know that steak will last at least 2 weeks in the fridge and I would daresay possibly longer.


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Re: Food vacuum hints please

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:37 am

Derek wrote:

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Thanks Derek, I did wait until the next day before posting .....just in case...but all is well.
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