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polyethylene???<br><br>
I am thinking about getting a FoodSaver machine.. I figure it could save me a lot of time if I cook once every week or 2 instead of nightly LOL.. Anyways, this looks like an awesome product BUT, I see the bags are made of polyethylene... what is this plastic and how safe is it for it to be next to your food?
 

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I am wondering too.....<br><br>
I do not have one but have tinkered with the idea of borrowing one for camping trips. It would be so nice to toss a bag of stew or something in boiling water after a long day of driving while we wrangle with the camp set-up. It is usually dark and cold and i hate eating cold sandwiches while dh curses the pop-up<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
It is probably even worse to boil it, eh?
 

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Last year we thought about buying one for our garden but it wasn't as proliferous as we had hoped so we changed our minds. Since then, I've been more wary of plastics so I was thinking about not buying one but I saw an informercial for it once and can't you use it to suck the air out of glass jars? Is that as safe as boiling the jars?
 

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I love my food saver. However, I don't cook in the bags. I just use them for freezer storage.
 

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Okay, so its fine to store stuff in? I wouldnt cook in the bags... Like, if I were to cook a meal, store them in the bags to freeze, then when ready, pull them out and thaw them, open the bag and put in a pot or dish to cook in the oven or on the stove... We have slowly been trying to get rid of plastic but this seems great if its safe
 
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