Plastic Wrap Guide
A Quick Plastic Wrap Guide Pictorial
Here's an easy plastic wrap guide—in pictures! Why use plastic wrap? It helps protect sharp/crisp dehydrated foods from puncturing other bags while in the Mylar bags. Read the descriptive steps below the photos.
Here's an easy plastic wrap guide—your dehydrated fruit and
vegetables can have this optional plastic wrap protection—easy to do
as shown in the eight photographs below!
- step 1 - Fold excess vacuum bag top underneath
- step 2 - Pull out 2 ft approx. plastic wrap. Place folded
package down with the bag's fold facing the newly torn wrap edge (that's
on your left)
- step 3 - Fold the wrap over the top
- step 4 - And continue folding/wrapping the package to your right
- step 5 - Fold excess 'wings' see dotted line!
- step 6 - From bottom upwards...
- step 7 - ... and fold the top wing down
- step 8 - Turn your package over so you can see your hand-written contents on the vacuum bag through the wrap!
Dare I Now Say "It's a Wrap"?!
NOTE: When you have taken out a packet of dehydrated food to use, don't throw away the plastic wrap!
Instead, wrap it around an old cardboard paper-towel roll tube or fold the plastic wrap gently—and USE IT AGAIN!
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Why Are We Doing All This?
When you have dehydrated your food, it can become brittle and pretty sharp. Just give a quick tap on any of your dehydrated food bags after vacuum-sealing. You'll see that they're pretty hard, right?
Always use good quality vacuum bags. I've given you a good Amazon supplier on the vacuum bags'
So that's why we do all this: to prevent the dehydrated food packets from puncturing the bag
that's next to it in the Mylar bag, wrap the vacuumed bag first with
plastic wrap, and follow the pictorial guide, above!
Recap: The Sequence
- Dehydrate the food (condition it too), then vacuum seal it with a 100cc oxygen absorber.
- Wrap the package in plastic wrap to soften the corners to avoid puncturing other bags.
- Put those packages in the Mylar bags along with a 300cc oxygen absorber in the Mylar bag.
- Seal the Mylar bag, and write on it the bag’s contents, and the date.
- Last, put these Mylar bags in the bins and buckets with a 2000cc oxygen absorber.
Susan Gast began Easy Food Dehydrating in December 2010. Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to "food dehydrating."
She is featured on Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI) who host this site. Read her first SBI interview, and her second SBI interview.
Since 1980, Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to create a "review site" of products related to the publishing industry. Visit ePubTechReviews today, also hosted by Solo Build It. Susan also runs her namesake site SusanGast.com on Solo Build It that showcases the books she has written since 2010.
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