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10/3/12 2:02 A

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You can seal anything with the larger counter top unit as was shown in the first video clip. But you must remember that anything that need refrigeration when you bring it home from the store, will still need refrigeration when you seal it in mason jars.

All the sealing in jars does is remove the air from inside the container, and prevent new air from getting in so your goods do stay fresher longer...... but always refrigerate !

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9/24/12 11:29 P

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I have not tried it with any thing but romaine. I guess I would say give it a go, just check it every day and see if the produce is not looking as fresh etc.
Post and tell us what happens! Good Luck.

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9/24/12 10:21 P

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This is absolutely fascinating! I had never heard of this before. I've avoided buying lettuce because it goes bad before I am ready to use it. Would this work with spring mix? I really enjoy spring mix, and can get a pound for a decent price, but I don't always eat it all right away.

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9/24/12 6:45 A

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Interesting stuff!


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9/23/12 1:50 A

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I have to keep my eye out for one of these, especially since it can be used with regular jars.
I'm sure it can vacuum-pack more than just salad.

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9/22/12 11:49 P

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After some feed back I realized I had attached the wrong video. I am so sorry. So this is the hand held and the method that I use. I got the unit for $4.00 at Walmart and it came with a few bags. Someone told me that Big Lots had them on for $3.00 so good luck if you want to have a go.

www.salad-in-a-jar.com/family-recipe
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how-to-vacuum-pack-salad-in-a-jar-foR>r-less-than-6-plus-a-video


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I love this & will try it for next week's lunches.

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I just wanted to add, I don't have the big electric food saver. I did this with the little Ziplock hand held. I believe I paid $4.00 at Walmart and it came with a few bags to try. It has paid for it self in about three heads of lettuce.

Edited by: FAIRYANNE3 at: 9/22/2012 (01:13)
No foods with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

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9/21/12 10:12 P

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Who knew????? Such a neat idea, I am going to try it....

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9/21/12 10:05 P

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Hi Fairyanne:

The Hillbilly Housewife had a couple of links to Salad-in-a-Jar articles, one of which was that particular lady in the video -- but she didn't use a vacuum at that time (I think I would have remembered that), The dressing on the side in a little container is not a good idea for me -- it would be all over the inside of the bag by the time I got to wherever I was going.

The other lady's blog that HH linked to put all the salad ingredients (not just lettuce) in layers, and they had to be in a particular order. One layer was the salad dressing, and I think that may have gone on the bottom. Her salads were able to be kept in a refrigerator for a week, also. When she dumped out the salad into a bowl, everything was just about ready (very little mixing).

(I'm looking for work again, so when I saw the e-mail about new posts, I figured I'd take a break and look. I hope all is well.)

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9/21/12 9:03 P

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I just want to say that the screw on spaghetti sauce mason type jars are amazing, please check out this site, and yes I do this!!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gax7O9_ZIc&
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After feed back I realized this is the wrong video. Please look at this video.

www.salad-in-a-jar.com/family-recipe
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how-to-vacuum-pack-salad-in-a-jar-foR>r-less-than-6-plus-a-video


Edited by: FAIRYANNE3 at: 9/22/2012 (23:53)
No foods with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

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