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FoodSaver Question

KipKip Posts: 87
edited 6:59AM in EggHead Forum
Just used the 1050 for the first time last night on a London Broil. It vacuumed most of the air out but not all. I froze it and there are a lot of ice crystals on the steak. Is this normal? Will the ice affect the freshness of the steak? Did I get a bad unit? I thought it would suck ALL of the air out. Any advice would be welcomed. Thanks.


  • Kip,[p]I have a FoodSaver 300. I get the same results as you did. It is still better than freezer bags, but I am sure that the ice crystals affect the quality. It is definately not commercial quality. [p]Pout
  • Kip,
    you didn't get a good seal. There is an adjustment thing to control the amount of vacuum on a 1050. Me thinks that needs adjusted. Once I was trying to package some English muffins and that extracted the air so well that you would have thought I had stomped on them. (There was no need to freeze I just threw them out LOL) With the case of meat that bag should have been on the meat like a skin. Look at your manual. One other hint - I find that if I rest a VCR tape in front of my Food Saver that prevents creases in the bag which causes impossible if not just poor seals. Try it! ^oo^~

  • Kip,
    I also use the model 1050 and it will draw the bags absolutely tight around the meat. Open the lid and there is a switch to change the sealing time from 2 seconds (I think) to 5 seconds sealing time for moist foods. Try the 5 second seal setting and see if that helps. Also, placing a layer of paper towel between the meat and the sealing edge helps keep from sucking liquids onto the sealing surface and into the FoodSaver.[p]Terry

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