posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 07:17 AM
reply to post by dollukka
While it would be fun to watch, eggs are a definite no.
I vacuum soft foods, but have my finger on the button to cut off the suction at the right time. On my machine, hitting the "seal" button cuts off
the vacuum and activates the heated seal strip. Don't try store bought or other soft bread.
French bread or other harder shell ones work good, but again, keep your finger on that button. Some things, you just have to experiment. Don't try
glass containers, the vacuum actually allows the air outside the bag to press down with about 15 lbs per square inch. That can shatter or crack some
cheaper glass containers. Even if it only cracks, you have a chance of glass slivers in your food. If we see little things on sale that we know we'll
use, but don't need right now, we seal and save. Carrots, celery, hot dogs, sandwich meats, potatoes, ...seal'em. Experiment and you'll find things
you wouldn't think would work.
Off topic but helpful, I store onions in pantyhose. Love Vidalia , but they are only available for a short time. Get a cheap pair, cut the legs off
and drop an onion in, tie a knot right above the onion, drop in another, tie another knot, repeat till full, then use the other leg. Cut right below
the knot to get an onion when you need it. I hang mine in a closet where it's cool and dry. If you have a basement just hang them from the rafters.