Friday, November 1, 2013

Self - Reliance Tip of the Week - July 8 Vacuum Sealer Jar Attachment

Do you have a vacuum sealer? Did you know there is a jar attachment where you can use canning jar lids and seal all kinds of awesome things in them?

Things I have personally sealed: almonds, chocolate chips, and raisins.

Things I plan on sealing are: olive oil, walnuts, pecans, dried fruit, coconut, brown sugar, and more chocolate chips :),

Things you cannot seal this way: powdery stuff (like flour) it will get sucked up in the hose and stuck, things that need heat and pressure (like fruits and veggies etc).
Here is are some links where you can purchase the attachment. 


  1. Sealer Bar Width
    The sealer bar is the part of the sealer that melts the two sides of a vacuum storage bag together to create an air tight seal. It also determines the widest bag the sealer can use. For example, if a sealer has a 12" sealer bar, you will not be able to use bags wider than 12" at most. For best results you will want to use bags narrower than the sealer bar to ensure a tight seal all the way across the bag.

    Before shopping for a vacuum sealer, take time to think about what you might want to seal. For many people who are storing everyday foods, bag width is not a critical consideration. Others, however, may be storing larger items like cuts of meat, whole vegetables, or even important documents (vacuum sealing can help preserve documents as well). These people may want to consider a larger sealer bar to ensure the machine can seal bags wide enough to accommodate their items. Consider, too, that while a bag may be, for example, 12" wide, some of the internal space is taken up with bag seams and may not allow a full 12" internal storage space.

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