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We like our foodie gadgets as much as the next person. But if your next toy is going to be a vacuum sealer, we recommend keeping it simple with a manual lid-and-latch model. We hear mixed reviews from customers using chamber vacuum sealers, some heavy-duty channel models (like Weston and Vacmaster), and retractable snorkel sealers with our products. Any model that draws down the lid to engage the vacuum tends to limit air flow through the UMAi Dry VacMouse® vacuum aid strip. If you go this route, expect some practice runs and adjustments. In general, we like the ease of FoodSaver...

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Separate and Conquer! You may be familiar with VacMouse® vacuum aid strips ("a tiny space only a mouse can get through..."). These are the "secret sauce" of making UMAi Dry® work with your typical home vacuum sealer. Before VacMouse, you had to use either a commercial chamber sealer (your butcher has one, as do meat processing plants) or a bizarre snorkel-style vacuum sealer to apply UMAi Dry. In 2012, the invention and release of VacMouse was a huge game changer for both our company and the meat-loving world. The multilayer vacuum aid strip, compatible with UMAi Dry, made it possible to use a commonly available...

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With UMAi Dry, anyone anywhere can craft genuine dry aged steak in a typical kitchen refrigerator. Sometimes basic misunderstandings stand in the way of easy, successful dry aging. Understanding the processes behind UMAi Dry will help you eliminate potential waste and get to a delicious steak dinner faster. Read over this list of myths and facts to help simplify the process Myth 1: The bags will look, feel, and act like a vacuum sealer bag. Since you can apply UMAi Dry with a vacuum sealer, first-time customers often expect that UMAi Dry bags should perform like a typical vacuum preservation bag, like those made by FoodSaver®.  In fact, the...

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Though our favorite gadgets may be powerful, they are not indestructible. If you and your ancient vacuum sealer need a cooling off period, try these low-tech UMAi Dry® application methods to get you through. The Immersion Method — "Dip 'n Zip" This technique uses water’s natural pressure against the submerged bag to push out most air. After a clean transfer to your UMAi Dry bag, nudge the meat into a bottom corner. Loosely loop a zip tie around the open end of the bag. Close your fist around it and the excess UMAi Dry material, holding the bag above the water’s...

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