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Reusing Foil Cereal Bags

Is there a use for the aluminum foil bags that some cereal comes in?

Carole from Salem, OR

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February 26, 20080 found this helpful

I use them for wet/smelly garbage. Holds the odor in pretty well and prevents a leaky mess in the garbage pail.

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February 27, 20080 found this helpful

The bags are Mylar reather than alum. and can be heat sealed to store any number of things, if you have a vacuum sealer that's even better, Mylar is impervious to water and you won't lose vacuum if properly sealed.

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By Sandy (Guest Post)
February 27, 20080 found this helpful

I use these bags when I am breading chicken or chops and also I use them when I want to pound out a porkchop or steak to make stuffed steak or chops. They do not tear when you use a mallet on the meat. Also good for chicken breasts.

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February 28, 20080 found this helpful

You can tie them to fruit trees to scare birds away. GG Vi

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By Carole (Guest Post)
February 28, 20080 found this helpful

I just want to say thanks to all the responses that I received for my question.

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By Sharon. (Guest Post)
February 28, 20080 found this helpful

I am now going to save mine for the cat scoopings.

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By pghgirl (Guest Post)
March 1, 20080 found this helpful

I have shredded the bags and used them for gift baskets. Be sure to wash and dry thoroughly first! They make great fill!

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June 3, 20080 found this helpful

If they are real foil,use them to put ears of corn in on the grill. If they are mylar, don't.

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February 9, 20100 found this helpful

Alum foil should never come into contact with food especially acidic foods. especially tomatoes. I would not pound my chicken with it.

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Aluminum is poisonous it accumulates in the body tissues and is very dangerous for health. Sharon Wilde new member and student naturopath

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