Use Ziplock Bags With Your Handi-Vac

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Don't get rid of your Handi-Vac just because Reynolds has discontinued the bags. You can use Ziplock brand vacuum bags with your Handi-Vac, learn more in this page.


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September 15, 2009

This is for all the folks that have purchased the Reynolds Handi-Vac and now have to find an alternative for their machine. Please DO NOT THROW IT AWAY. Ziploc Brand bags work with your Handi-Vac pump and they cost about a third the price. Any wonder Reynolds thinks it's a good idea to discontinue the bags?

By joe from Pittsburgh, PA

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September 25, 2019

How do I use a Handi Vac to remove air from Ziploc bags?


September 26, 20190 found this helpful

I would close the bag almost all the way, squeeze a straw in the corner, and blow out all the air. Close completely.

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September 30, 20190 found this helpful

Is this what you are to use the kit?

Here is a video:


I hope that is what you are asking. If not, please let me know.

Post back with an update! Blessings!

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June 19, 20200 found this helpful

When you blow air in the straw you blow air in not out. You cant blow air out

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June 19, 20200 found this helpful

You don't blow in, you suck the air out. Just be sure not to suck up any of the liquid or food that you are packaging, especially if it is raw meat or something. It's not as good as a real vacuum sealer but it will work in a pinch.

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