Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WFMW - Handy Vac

This week on Works For Me Wednesday, there are already well over 200 links today. Shannon, our host, is talking about Cheap Haircare, so be sure and see what she has to say about that, when you are done reading my tip, of course!

My tip for you is the Reynolds Handi-Vac kit. It's a real great product.

Want a Demo?


The Handi-Vac is located in the baggies, aluminum foil, trash bag section of your supermarket. I found mine on the bottom shelf. There is a package that has the vacuum sealer and baggies together and then there are boxes that have just the baggies for use with the Handi-Vac.

Here is my meatloaf - YUM. I made several batches of it so I'd have some in the freezer for later.

See that container? There's a tip for ya - That's the Take-Out container from Maggiano's Italian Restaurant. They are the perfect size for the meatloaf, when I store it in the fridge. It has a really great clear top on it, too.

I cut the meatloaf into sizes that make sense for us. I forgot to label the bag shown, but I did label the second one before vacuum sealing it...

You put the food in the bag, seal the top of the bag just like a zip-loc. Don't press any air out or anything just close the top.

It is MUCH easier to write legibly on the bag, if you write on it before you put the food inside LOL

I see the date - hmmm, I guess that date is a dead giveaway that I've stock piled WFMW posts, too! I would love to give a tip a day, but thankfully for you all, I try to keep most of my tips to just one a week.

OK, to continue....

Then take the handy dandy Handi-Vac and press it on the big blue dot and start the machine. Just press on the blue dot and all of the air comes out. To open the bag, just unzip the sealed top...just like you would any zip-loc bag. I usually vacuum seal freezer stuff, but you can certainly use this for fridge stuff, too. You can reuse the bags if the food you stored was cooked food. I would not reuse a bag where I had stored raw chicken, but that's just me.

Please head over to Rocks in my Dryer for at least 200 more wonderful tips from the blog world. Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week. I just love to read the tips.

Have a great day and go check out the Handi-Vac.



Anonymous said...

I've often wondered how those thing work, so thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I too have been curious about them. thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is the first I've heard of this little gadget. It has got to be one of the handiest things I've ever seen! How cool. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Kirby,
I've never heard of this gadget before. Sounds like it is worth checking out.

These merchants need to give us a commission don't they? LOL

"J" said...

That is sooooooooo freaking cool! I want one now!!!! =) I love it!!!!!!

Cool tip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this info. I've looked at the huge, much more expensive version of this(tho available at SAM's, still not cheap and larger so storage an issue) many times. Now I'll look into this!
Love you dear,
had a GREAT time with the ladies,

Scribbit said...

I saw these at the store adn wondered how they worked--thanks!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

holy caow! That rocks. I am so getting one. I hope you are going to get kickbacks!

Anonymous said...

My dad was asking me about this! I'm glad I can tell him it works! Thanks for the demo and photos.