These special bags are made from a polyester film and are very
shiny in appearance. They keep out air, light, moisture, and BUGS!
They are very tough and tear-resistant and are ideal for food packaging – it gives an extra layer of protection to our individual food packets that you'll place inside for safekeeping.
The bags also keep the light and air out, when sealed properly, and are easy to write on with a black felt-tipped pen/marker! The reason you can't vacuum these bags, (or is at least VERY hard to do) is that both sides of the bag are smooth.
Take a close look at the plastic vacuum bags that the dehydrated food goes into first; you'll notice that one side is smooth and the other side is 'bumpy', for want of a better word. These textured 'bumps' enable the air to actually be drawn out of the bag, otherwise the two smooth surfaces just simply clamp shut tight together!
When you've filled your 10 inch x 14 inch bags, use a black felt tipped pen as mentioned above, to describe the contents of the bags. Write the date on it too!
Keep reading to see ideal number of vacuum-sealed packages that can fit inside one of the bags (below the Amazon ads).
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I can get at least three plastic-wrap vacuum-packed packages into one bag, sometimes four. Don't overstuff. If you try to get more in, it makes it harder to seal the bag,
plus you risk puncturing the vacuum-sealed packages inside, when one
pokes against the other. That's the reason why I plastic-wrap the packages after vacuum sealing. For a 10 inch by 14 inch bag, a 300cc oxypack is used.
NOTE: To make sure you understand – we do not vacuum the Mylar bags, we only use the sealing function on the vacuum-sealer machine; not the air removal function.
Don't forget to check out Amazon for the best prices – and as you can see in the Amazon ads, the Mylar bags come complete with a matching number of appropriately-sized oxygen absorbers!