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Nuking food savers?

SundownSundown Posts: 2,978
edited 4:31AM in EggHead Forum
Going on a 8 or 9 day fishing trip and have frozen a lot of the food in the Food Saver bags.

Usually I just drop them in boiling water and wait 7 or 8 minutes. (Thawed of course)

Never nuked anything in the FS bag.

Appreciate any thoughts on should or shouldn't.



  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    I would imagine you could if you cut slits in it.
  • YES cut slits. I got a terrible steam burn because I put the FS bag in microwave took it out and it looked like a giant hot air ballon. Well the seam gave way as I was moving it to the plate. The steam blistered the side of my thumb.
    Be careful
  • Boiling is much better results, but if you want to zap them, freeze in round bowls first then vacuum. Slits are a definate must.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,756
    I'm have some frozen meals/whatever in FS bags and you're going fishing - apparently really deep into the wilds since your source for cooking will be a microwave! man is that roughing it! Why not leave the stuff frozen, pack well in ice or maybe in the deep freezer in the hell-hole cabin in the wilds and then enjoy a tasty meal by thawing and warming by boiling the FS bag in a pot on the campfire?
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Dunlap, IL
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,978
    I'm too old to sleep on the ground and cook on a campfire! ;)

    The rustic little cabin has a microwave, a gas stove, cable TV, and a dishwasher. All for only $350 for a ten day stay. (we're only staying 8 or 9 days)

    As for "deep in the wilds", it's only a 30 or 40 minute ride to a Super Wal*Mart. :laugh:

    Thanks for the help guys Tomorrow I will be on a beautiful Maine lake where the silence is just wonderful. Loons, Moose and eagles no other boats or people. :P
  • I've boiled my FS bags before with good results. For some reason, however, they warn not to let them get any hotter than about 175°...for what it's worth.

    Is that Moosehead Lake?
  • HEY!! Don't forget to take your Small Egg with you!!

    Oh, I forgot, not this year....maybe next year at Waldorf....
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,978
    Richard !

    My dealer has several smalls on sale for $299 and I'm tempted to sneak over and get one then tell the little woman I won it in a raffle :evil:

    Hey to Carol.
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,978
    We're headed out to Washington County wayyy Out East fishing Clifford Lake, Pokeymoonshine, Crawford Lake and Silver Pug.

    Up to Bangor and hang a left on the Airline (Rte. 9)
  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    How about cooking up some fresh fish??
  • Carey, no problem, I can send you an e-mail notification of your grand prize winner for a small egg with all the "trimmings" if that will work for you...let me know the "contest" that you enter and you are covered. What a novel experience for Gail to learn to "thaw" the food saver bags on the small deep in the woods..

    Our best to Gail...

    Richard and Carol..
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,978
    Gayle in the Maine woods?! I doubt it.

    Gayles idea of camping is to have to stay in a hotel without room service for Gods sake.

    I'm going up with a long time friend. This is our 5th trip up together he's been going to the same place for 30 years.

    I'm off and running.
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,978
    CPR fishing.

    Catch, photograph and release. The only kind of fishing we do.
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