- Plug in the Seal-A-Meal unit, open the lid, and allow it to warm up for approximately two minutes.
- Fill the Seal-A-Meal bag with food, leaving about 2 inches of headspace, and ensuring the bag is no more than about 2/3 full and about 1-inch thick. If you are filling bags with food that is wider than 1 inch, take care not to over-fill the bag. For example, if you are sealing corn on the cob, place only one regular-sized ear, or two small ears, in each bag.
- Pick up the bag, taking care not to spill the contents, and force some of the extra air out of the bag.
- Hook the Seal-A-Meal bag onto the left-hand peg of the unit and pull tautly. Hook the other side on the right-hand peg.
- Smooth away any wrinkles and force out any remaining air.
- Ensure there is no food in the sealing area. Close the unit and count to three.
- Lift the lid and remove the sealed bag, pulling from the left-hand peg first.
- Close the lid, which will turn off the unit.
Things You Will Need
- Seal-A-Meal bags
- You can boil food in the Seal-A-Meal bag.
- To open the bag, cut or tear open the bag at the notch just below the seal.
- Bags are also appropriate for protecting valuable papers from moisture; protecting heirlooms; and storing flower or vegetable seeds.