Idea I had to vacuum seal flour in mason jars.

  • Idea I had to vacuum seal flour in mason jars.

    Posted by MartHale7 on April 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    The problem I ran into with vacuum sealing flour in jars was when you pull a vacuum flour is pulled out and gets under the lid so that it does not keep a seal. What I am finding success with is taking a paper towel and stuffing it at the top of the jar.

    I am getting better success this way. The problem with flour is it can be pulled into the vacuum sealer, so I am slow to recommend this, but I am getting success with this method and will look for better as I progress in experiments.

    JoanK replied 1 year, 2 months ago 6 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Redcap

    Member
    April 28, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    I saw Heidi use a piece of cloth and I recently got a dedicated coffee grinder for powdering my dehydrated goods. I used it on raw egg and then used the cloth before vacuum sealing. It doesn’t actually form a perfect seal, but it seemed to work. Very glad for all these advices. Good to know the paper towel can also work.

    • MartHale7

      Member
      April 28, 2023 at 7:54 pm

      Now that is an idea… Another one that hit me today is I could fill the jar 2/3 full put in a paper bag, fill the bag up in the jar then fold in. Heidi does have great ideas!

  • PollyFaith

    Member
    April 28, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    You could try paper cupcake liners.

  • MamaDog7

    Member
    April 28, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve used coffee filters but am planning on using cloth in the future because it is reusable.

    • MartHale7

      Member
      April 28, 2023 at 7:55 pm

      I like cloth idea..

      • JoanK

        Member
        April 29, 2023 at 9:17 pm

        me too

  • HeidiRainCountry

    Community Leader
    April 28, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Yes, I mention in many of my vacuum sealing videos the importance of a barrier of some kind. paper muffin liners, piece of paper towel or even a pieces of cotton cloth (which is what I use because I always have it and can wash and reuse)

    • MartHale7

      Member
      April 28, 2023 at 7:56 pm

      Good, there is a video of yours I have missed and get to watch ;-0) Yeah I have been working on getting my AC vacuum pump ready for a test run with a vacuum chamber thinking I may want a filter of some kind with that.

  • MartHale7

    Member
    April 28, 2023 at 11:31 pm

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