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Mr Cool A

Well said......

"I concur Lemancha,don't you like luddites? apart from the proven waste saving for families of 4 and above I don't shop every two days as I buy in bulk and have a social life.
Freezing is so easy, no ice crystals and extended life, I still have perfect fillet steak tails that I bought 18 months ago, I bought 21lbs for £63.
Have you tried confiting with your vac/packer?
Ps good tip when you need to press terrines vac/pack a brick for the weight."


Well said............

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sandra

Silver

My way of cleaning silver is simply that. Other metals will react differently. What the h*ll are your handles made of Bolas ?!!

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Bag sealer

""I concur Lemancha,don't you like luddites? apart from the proven waste saving for families of 4 and above I don't shop every two days as I buy in bulk and have a social life.
Freezing is so easy, no ice crystals and extended life, I still have perfect fillet steak tails that I bought 18 months ago, I bought 21lbs for £63.
Have you tried confiting with your vac/packer?
Ps good tip when you need to press terrines vac/pack a brick for the weight."

You boys are terribly bossy about your favourite gadgets!

I'm not convinced the average household would find them the god send you do, as most, like me, shop once a week, do not own a freezer of tardis like proportions, and do not have the storage issues faced by those living on boats.

You enjoy your gadgets and tolerate those of us who don't.

PS Bolas, 21lbs of steak???!!! Why???!!!!

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cost efficiency

"ES how much do you pay for quality braising steak or mince?"

I have a slightly different attitude to food shopping, especially meat shopping. I don't bulk buy based on price, preferring to eat less meat but buy a more expensive product with a view to supporting a local farmer and the very best animal welfare standards. I can bet I spend less per head per year on beef, but eat a fraction of the amount.

Furthermore freezing meat for 2 years is not a costless activity. You may well argue that running an efficiently packed freezer costs pennies, but I'd counter this with the carbon cost of energy use for such long term storage has wider impacts.

So you see people have different motivations. Mine are feeding the household healthily, managing the budget through a balanced diet with a good proportion of carbohydrates, and considering the environmental impacts of my shopping decisions :) I don't spend a fortune on food, and we are slim and healthy and do not need to watch our weight or cholesterol so it works at all levels.

And what I mean by tolerating those of us who disagree, is not hectoring, and calling people luddites. It's good to be passionate about things, but up to a point!!

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Bag sealer



"And what I mean by tolerating those of us who disagree..."

Try telling that to the person who, near the start of this thread, damned vacuum packing as "pointless" :)"


Good point Lemain, you have me there!!

I have a fridge and a freezer, but they are not enormous, and I do not cram them (need air circulation to max efficiency).

I hate supermarket shopping, so get the majority of my groceries delivered by 'the greener than walking to the supermarket' people. Saves me time and stress, saves the environment, and costs me less. The rest I buy locally, and I walk.

I agree than vac packers are a useful tool, but probably not for the majority of people. If I lived in the out back without ready access to shops, or had to feed a very large family, or produced my own meat or garden produce and needed to preserve large quantities which would otherwise go to waste I'd probably find one useful.

It would be pointless for ME to bulk buy and vac pack fresh produce though.

Gadgets are like that, what is useful to one person is a white elephant to another.

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Mr Cool A

Quaking...............

never mind the coup de...............etc, my spelling is terrible, was going for atrocious??? but couldnt spell it......
oh and the red wine must have helped.

any way each to their own, if it suits me and it doesnt suit you then i'll live with my perseved advantage and you live with yours ;-)

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sandra

Bag sealer

A total Luddite here !
Do I feel guilty - nah.

My idea of bag sealing is to bung food in bag , suck out excess air and job done.

To all who embrace technology, I am not worthy !!

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bag sealer

I'm right with you there Sandra. I'm reading the arguments in favour, and I'm even paying attention, but I'm not buying it. Must be a man thing ;)

Don't have a food mixer either Lemain. Quelle horreur...

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bag sealer

I'm right with you there Sandra. I'm reading the arguments in favour, and I'm even paying attention, but I'm not buying it. Must be a man thing ;)

Don't have a food mixer either Lemain. Quelle horreur...

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Linzechris

Bolas

Yes, as their customer service is so good.
Thanks for bumping this up for me. I really love my sealer and unless you have one or have used one you can't really comment.
I must admit I never realised just how useful it would be!It has so many uses.I am even thinking I might upgrade to a stronger one as my friend said if I did she would buy mine from me. I have no complaints with it at all but am thinking as I have used it so much I might like one with features like pressure control and variable sealing heat. I'm thinking of getting the Eiffel freshpack pro with the cannisters.
Will let you know.

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Linzechris

Bag sealer

Yes I agree with you there.
'Don't knock it 'till you've tried it' is what I always say!!!!!

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Linzechris

Bolas

I don't scare easily!!!!

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Bag sealer

Another happy customer ;)

 
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