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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Dileia

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=11351115

I have this one and i love it.



That's the one i tried and hated...goes to show you everyone has there own personal preferences. I dunno how you got a consistent seal from it but good for you if you got that little sucker to work. thumbs_up.gif
post #17 of 29
I have a Food Saver and I LOVE it. Maybe I have a different model from the others with a Food Saver. To vaccum seal, you have to have at least two inches between the vacuum chamber and the end of the product being sealed. Otherwise, the air won't be sucked out. And if you want to heat seal only, you have to have at least one inch between the product and the heat element. That really limits what can be sealed. I use it for everything, but I am not sure I would use it for cookies. I would think that if you were to seal a cookie in a bag, you would want to get the seal as close to the cookie as possible (elminating as much air as possible). I would use it to freeze cookie dough, but I would rather have something else for cookie bags. That impulse sealer is pretty reasonable and it appears that you could get the seal pretty close to the product.
post #18 of 29
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Icubed82, do you have the 8 inch or the 4 inch? If i were strictly to use it for cookies, do you think the 4 inch would be enough or should i just be safe with the 8 inch? ebay has both.
post #19 of 29
I don't actually have one. I would not go for the 4"- one description says to measure your item, then add an inch so you know all of it will get sealed. I don't see ever doing a cookie wider that 7"! I would get the 8" for cookies. The 16" is not much more expensive, but don't know when I would ever need that much.
post #20 of 29
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Thanks so much!
post #21 of 29
I actually use a hair straightener (of course, just for this purpose!). I will say though that it is a bit of a bother as I do have to plug and unplug it so as to not get the heat too high. I use cello bags and it just seal the top. I then cover it with a cardstock fold-over tag and I am good to go, but I will say that the Foodsaver looks mighty nice!
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post #22 of 29
I tried the hair iron, but must have had the wrong bags. Mine melted into a stringy mess! I was trying the Wilton crystal clear treat bags from Michaels.
post #23 of 29
I use cello bags which are different from the ones at Michael's, but again, I do have to play with turning it on and off. Not ideal, but it works for me for now!
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post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 
Ok, i just ordered the 12" sealer. I originally opted for the 8" but noticed there was not a huge price difference between the 8" and the 12" sealers so it never hurts to go bigger. Thanks for the info. I can't wait to get it and try it out.
post #25 of 29
The 12" looks great! I didn't even look at that! I just knew 16" seemed like overkill.

I looked at the FoodSaver- even if I already had a unit, it seems the bags would get really expensive for a lot of cookies.
post #26 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yeah, the 16 is too big and the 12 is just big enough to also seal small basket bags. For cookies, it's perfect. You're right, the bags would get expensive with the foodsavor. Thanks so much
post #27 of 29
I use the food saver unit with the regular celo bags. I just use the seal button for 3-4 seconds and it is done. I also line up 3 bags at a time.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by lcubed82

The 12" looks great! I didn't even look at that! I just knew 16" seemed like overkill.

I looked at the FoodSaver- even if I already had a unit, it seems the bags would get really expensive for a lot of cookies.



i also just use regular celo bags for my cookies, not the foodsaver bags that the machine comes with. You just have to be careful when sealing them to only press the seal button for a few seconds instead of the full 'seal' cycle the machine comes set with. No added expense for bags.
post #29 of 29
Thank you for the info on the FoodSaver!
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