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Vacuum sealers

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30 minutes ago, Mark A said:

I was in a couple of Home Depot's over the weekend. They had a big box of hand and feet warmers on clearance. The hand warmers were 10 pair for $6.00 and the feet ones were 5 pair for $6.00

These come wrapped in individual packets so no worrying about opening and resealing a big bag...

As I mentioned earlier, I've never tried the handwarmers in lieu of dedicated o2 absorbers. How well have they worked for you Mark?

I'm definitely open to options...

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I've only used O2 absorbers a couple of times. I had to buy a bunch and the majority went bad because they were all packaged together and after I opened them I found that out. So, I vacuum can (or dry can, whichever you want to call it)

I do know that both hand warmers and O2 absorbers use the oxidation of powdered iron to generate the heat and consume oxygen in the process. I have friends that use them all the time. I just don't have the personal experience. The main thing I like is that (especially now) they are generally cheaper and they are packaged individually. It would only cost a dollar or 2 to do a side by side comparison and see if you can tell any difference


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Thank you Mark. They certainly should save some money. :up:


I have some hand warmers and o2 absorbers, so I'll give both a try the next time I put up some jars of dehydrated food.

I'll make sure to post back with my observations. A penny saved and all that. :)

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