Before you buy
embossed vacuum sealer bags or rolls in the
UK, read this!
Sealer Bags in Value Packs of 100,500 or 1000
- Choose vacuum sealer bags or
rolls that are Made in Italy -
So guaranteed to comply with all
food safety regulations and are BPA free:
Why take the chance with your health? Nearly all others are made in
China with added BPA & plasticisers that are harmful to health
- Go for the thickest available and
a softer flexible plastic
(many suppliers offer hard & brittle material)
So do not
easily puncture and loose vacuum in storage, saving money and time on
wasted cheaper bags
- Embossed on one side
clear on the other
Works with all
vacuum sealers, no messing about, just get on with vacuum sealing your
Biggest range of sizes
for your vacuum sealer, that also answer 'YES!' to the important
- 10x15 cm
- 10x25 cm
- 12x16 cm
- 12x20 cm
- 16x23 cm
- 15x30 cm
- 20x20 cm
- 20x30 cm
- 20x40 cm
- 25x35 cm
- 35x45 cm
at fresherpack.co.uk for the best quality and value.
are vacuum sealer bags?
sealer bags are a special
type of plastic bag which is patterned on one or both sides. This
pattern can be known as embossed, ribbed or channeled. Some vacuum
sealers advise only to use bags which are patterned on
one side only, most bags out there are patterned on both sides, it is
advisable therefore to find a bag which is embossed on one side only.
These type of vacuum sealer bags are used in a
home / small business machines. The best type of
bags are multi-layered embossed bags and have PA and PE plastic layers.
Although these layers aren't apparent to the human eye, this is due to
a very thin layer of transparent adhesive gluing the layers together.
Fully commercial vacuum packers (£1,200+VAT upwards) use a smooth
type of vacuum sealer bag, the machine is able to cope with the smooth
bag drawing the air out due to the machine having a very powerful
vacuum pump. The smooth bags can work out more cost effective even when
accounting for the intial outlay of the commercial vac packer if you
are doing around 500 seals per week.
I use vacuum
sealer rolls, can I use "vacuum sealer bags"?
people believe some brands of vacuum sealer
can only use vacuum sealer rolls,
however in all
cases the special embossed bags will
also work and cut out a lot of inconvenience in preparing 'a bag'
from a roll. However the trade off is bags can be a little more
expensive than rolls, however with the time and hassle saved the
difference in money is soon forgotten.
I need long term storage, how long can
things be stored in a vacuum bag?
For most food
items, whether stored in the fridge or freezer around a year would
be the maximium time most would store. For longer storage you need
protection from sunlight to stop uv causing damage to the food, a
solution to this is Mylar bags.
Along with oxygen absorbers your items would store for at least 10
brand of vacuum sealer are vacuum sealer bags compatible with?
have found they work with the Eiffel Freshpack Pro vacuum
sealer all models, Foodsaver,
Magic-Vac, SealaMeal, JML vac
packer, Lidl's Bifinett, Russell Hobbs, Andrew James. email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to check if your machine is not on the
Can you recycle
vacuum sealer bags?
They can! The best place and
easiest is to take them to your local supermarket who have the carrier
bag recycling bins. Another option is to use vacuum sealer canisters or
marinators which can be used to vacuum seal your food but after use,
just wash them up.
am keen on cutting food waste and effectively saving money on my
household budget will using a vac packer help me?
The process of removing 97 to 100% of air that would have been in
contact with the food or even non food stuffs make it last anywhere
from 2 to 5 times longer. It is important to remember though that if
a foodstuff should be stored in a fridge or freezer normally it
should still be stored there after vacuum sealing. It certainly will
save you money in the short term and masses of money over the longer
term as the cost of the food been thrown out far outweighs the cost
of the bag.
all vacuum sealer bags the same?
are many varying qualities out there, some plastic is hard and
brittle and is not well suited to vacuum packing as the plastic does
not melt as easily causing failure of the bag's vacuum over time. A
softer plastic is much more preferable as it moulds to the shape of
the item you are packing without damaging the bag. Bags produced in
China or similar tend to be of inferior quality to bags made
in Europe( we have contacted Fresherpack (google them) and
have confirmed there bags are manufactured in Europe). We do not know
of another supplier of these bags in the UK who source their bags
from the EU. Another benefit of the bags being manufactured in EU is
that they comply with all the food safety regulations and can be
fully safe in the knowledge that they do not contain any nasty
substances e.g. BPA or similar which could harm your health.
heard of Mylar Foil Bags
for long term food storage,
are they the same as vacuum
mylar bags, also offer protection for the Sun or UV - ultraviolet
light. They are more commonly used in the States but are now
available in the UK. Mylar or foil bags offer a long term storage
solution for most dried foodstuffs of between 8 to 10 years when used
with an oxygen absorber. Depending on the power of your vacuum
sealer, using Mylar foil bags with an oxygen absorber removes more of
the oxygen contained within the bag, this along with the UV
protection offered makes this massive shelf life of the food product
I need to use oxygen absorbers
in vacuum sealer bags?
the vacuum sealer draws the air and therefore the oxygen out of your
vacuum sealer bag, so oxygen absorber sachets are not needed. However
if you are using Mylar bags, a vacuum sealer is not used, in its
place an oxygen absorber is used to remove the oxygen from the
we have been emailed...
I am looking to replace an old
vacuum sealer that has stopped working, what should I do?
not have a look at the Eiffel Freshpack Pro vacuum sealer it is a
solid machine with some great features. To find a stockist please do
an internet search for ' freshpack pro vacuum sealer' on
Hi, I'm from Europe wanting a good vacuum sealer, can I order one from the UK?
search 'Fresherpack' they do a great one, the Freshpack Pro, with a
low flat rate delivery
to Republic of Ireland and the rest of Europe and quick tracked DPD courier delivery.
What is the
smallest vacuum bag available?
sizes do vary from different suppliers, however the smallest size is
determined by the factory machine that is used to produce them. The
smallest size in production is the 10cm x 15cm bag, in the embossed
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Last update: July 2018.
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