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Freezer (Ziploc) Bags 3 60.00%
Freezer Paper 0 0%
Just make a giant meat pie and eat it all now.... 2 40.00%
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Old 2011-12-07, 8:39 AM   #1
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Food Freezer Bags vs Freezer Paper

Which one is better? I went meat happy at the commissary yesterday and I need to break a lot of it down into my single person portion sizes. I typically use bags, but I find they get holes in them very easy and I end up with a bigger mess. :\

Is freezer paper better? I've never used it...
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Old 2011-12-07, 8:47 AM   #2
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Awesome for buying bulk meat and breaking it down into smaller portion sizes for later. Obviously not a solution today, but something to think about in the future!
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Old 2011-12-07, 8:50 AM   #3
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Paper without anything else will probably get freezer burn faster, since it's not completely air tight.

For long term storage, I wrap it very tightly foil and then cover that with a layer of very thick saran wrap or freezer bags, which I then use a straw to suck out any air. Stick the meat in the far back of the fridge, not in the door.

For short term storage, such as dealing with leftovers, I just use freezer bags. But that's because most left overs are too messy for paper.

Edit: The bags really shouldn't be getting holes in them if you're buying thick quality freezer bags. Weird if they are, I guess they're getting caught on stuff if the freezer is packed super tight? Sucking out all the air should help with that, they would be less likely to snag if there's no air bubbles making them puffy.

If everything is already nicely wrapped in butcher paper, I wouldn't unwrap it - just cover that very tightly with foil and then wrap that in plastic of some sort, be it bag or wrap.

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Old 2011-12-07, 8:51 AM   #4
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Dad has a foodsaver thing. It's pretty awesome.
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Old 2011-12-07, 8:52 AM   #5
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@Marci, I've looked at those, but I can't justify the expense. :\ I should probably ask for that in addition to the deep freezer for Christmas.
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Old 2011-12-07, 9:08 AM   #6
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They are expensive initially but they save a TON of money in the long run. We also buy meat in bulk though when it's really cheap or when someone offers to split a cow with us.
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Old 2011-12-07, 9:10 AM   #7
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FYI, there was a deal a while back that goes on pretty regularly that had a basic vacuum unit for $10. It didn't do the bag sealing thing, but it came with a couple of vacuum zip-loc type bags and some actual tupperware style containers.
Here's an Amazon link.
It's not much help now, I know, but it's something to keep an eye open for. I found out about it on Slickdeals.
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Old 2011-12-07, 9:14 AM   #8
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They are expensive initially but they save a TON of money in the long run. We also buy meat in bulk though when it's really cheap or when someone offers to split a cow with us.
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Old 2011-12-07, 9:16 AM   #9
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I wish I could find someone to split a cow with...jeez. Even at the Commissary burger was still $2.29/lb. I never see it for $0.99 anymore, the next time I do. I'll be buying 50lbs. (I don't like paying so much for corn/soy feed beef.)
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