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Christening the Food Saver

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that my brother gave me his Food Saver vacuum seal machine. He no longer used it, and it was taking up space. I wanted one, but thought the price was pretty daunting. Today I christened it. On something simple. Like cranberries.

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Fresh cranberries bought at Catoctin Mountain Orchard yesterday. Boiled and drained. They will become part of a salsa later this year. I just wanted to test the sealing properties on a “moist” item. And, learn how to cut and seal bags. The finished bag.

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It did a great job of sealing them. I could really get to liking this thing. I am thinking of soups and stews, sealed, put away in the freezer, and then just boiled until warm. It is straightforward to use.

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Sealing area. Vacuum area. Easy instructions. Easy to use. I really do like it. Glad my brother thought of giving it to me. Here’s to fun at Larriland this spring and summer. I may never use canning jars if I can vacuum seal the tomato sauce.