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Boiling Food Saver Bags

sbp | Aug 12, 201007:27 AM     3

I've had a Foodsaver for years, it is great for all sorts of things. About 3 months ago, I had sauteed some wild mushrooms, and promptly portioned and sealed them in 8" bags I made from the roll.

Clearly, the seals worked, since the air got sucked out fine. Put them in the freezer. A few weeks ago, I took one out- it was still airtight, so seal appeared fin. But after boiling for a few minutes (in a large pot), I grabbed the bag to pull out of the water, and the contents spilled out into the pot. Looking closely, the entire seam had opened up, as if the heat loosened it up.

Was this a fluke occurence, or has something changed and "boil in bag" doesn't work anymore?

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