Lenock Vacuum Seal Food Storage Bags Review

Lenock Vacuum Seal Food Storage Bags Review

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Takeaway: Works with my vacuum sealer, though its not Foodsaver brand.

The Lenock vacuum seal bags come in a dispensing cardboard box and contains two 50 ft rolls of 11" wide vacuum seal storage bags. After popping open the front, feed the roll out of the opening like you would aluminum foil or plastic wrap. But note that there is no cutter so you still have to cut it to size with scissors. The roll unravels easily, though I recommend you dispense slowly to get the right length because it can be tricky to get any excess back in the box. To get a fairly straight cut, I fold the bag first and cut along the seam.

I use the bags with my Crenova vacuum sealer which accepts bags with widths up to 11". The vacuum bags perform as expected, holding their seal without any leaks even when in the freezer for months. While I haven't tried the bags with a Foodsaver brand vacuum sealer, which some users have reported compatibility issues with, I've really had no issues with these bags sealing or leaking air with my vacuum sealer. The thing to remember is to only seal dry foods that have either already been frozen or contain little to no moisture and leave at least a two inch gap to the edge of the seal otherwise you might have wrinkles at the opening. Moisture and wrinkles along the sealing edge are usually the main culprits of failed sealing efforts.

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Comments

  1. I bought two rolls of this on ebay and about every 6th roll would seal. Ending up throwing in the trash, a total waste of my money

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  2. Sorry to hear that. I know you said you threw the bags away already, so perhaps these tips come a bit late, but in general, when I have issues with my bags not sealing I've found that the main culprits are:
    1. Over-filling the bags with food. This causes wrinkles along the top edge preventing a flat seal. The solution for that is to leave more empty space between the end of the bag and the food, sometimes a few inches or more is necessary depending on the brand of bag and vacuum sealer combination. It may feel like "wasting" but if it's the only way to get a good seal, it's far less wasteful than having a seal that leaks. You can see at 1:07 there's a good 4 inches between the end of the bag and where the food is sitting in the bag. I also didn't stack the food in layers which would make the bag too thick, causing poor alignment at the edge.
    2. Wet foods and drawing moisture into the seam when sealing. For wet or moist foods I freeze them, or partially freeze them, first so that they are dry when putting them in the bags as any amount of moisture along the seal with prevent a good seal and can cause leaks. I sometimes have to wipe both sides of the opening with a dry paper towel to ensure no moisture or oil is where the heat seal will be. I've heard that folding a dry paper towel and placing just below where you will seal can help catch and trap any residual moisture before it gets drawn into the seal, which works well for fresh fish.
    3. A faulty heat strip. This problem is less common but I did have a vacuum sealer whose heat strip didn't get hot enough to melt the plastic and create a good seal. There were also "dead zones" along the vacuum sealer's heat strip that just wouldn't heat up at all causing there to be gaps in the seal which leaked air. In this case the only solution was to replace the vacuum sealer, although some models may have heat strips that can be serviced and replaced.

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