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Anyone had any luck sealing the 1 gallon mylars in a foodsaver?
Just picked up a large box of them and was wonderin'...

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I sealed about 50 of the 1 gallon mylar with my foodsaver. I don't have a real expensive one but it worked. I did double seal both ends. It was about 2 months ago and the seals have held up so far.

It did take a a few tries to figure it out, since the mylar kinda "clings" to itself, so no air would suck out.

It was much easier than using an iron!
 

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use an iron

For metallized Mylar bags I use my wife's iron. I use an aluminum contractors level as a nice smooth surface to iron the bag against, it works well, The metallized mylar bags are pretty durable, I don't think you can overheat (damage) them using the iron. I have not had much success with small plastic-bag food sealers designed for those vacuum sealers and the like. Using a regular clothes iron saves the expense of purchasing an industrial size heat sealer.
 
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