(10) 5 Gallon Genuine Mylar Bags with 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers Review
Mylar bags use in food storage has changed the way food is stored for a long term use. There are a number of agents that promote food spoilage. Some of these agents include light, heat, moisture, rodents and oxygen. Mylar bags play an important role in protecting food from all these agents.
However, it does not replace a proper food storage container such as food grade storage buckets. However, when it is used together with Oxygen absorbers and food grade storage buckets, Mylar bags provide a number of benefits to keep your food safe for many years.
A good example of a Mylar bag is the (10) 5 Gallon Genuine Mylar Bags (Made in the USA) with 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers. This comes together with 2000cc Oxygen absorbers.
Features Of The (10) 5 Gallon Genuine Mylar Bags with 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers
Oxygen indicators included
The packets are made of a material that allows oxygen and moisture to go in but does not allow the iron powdered to come out. Therefore, this is very safe. Then there are oxygen indicators included in the packs. Oxygen indicators are supposed to be pink in color which indicates that there is no oxygen in the package.
When these turn to dark purple in color, it tells you that the product is no longer good and has expired. Therefore, these indicators are solely included in the product to help you ascertain that the food is still fresh.
Long term Food storage guide
The guide is a gift from the manufacturers and contains the knowledge you can never find anywhere anytime. This long term food storage guide contains directions, more information, and tips, plus a new section on a special process to avoid freezer burn.
With this guide, you will be able to avoid making simple mistakes while using this product. Carefully study the guide before you start using the Gallon Genuine Mylar Bags (Made in the USA) with 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers.
Contains no fabrics; it is aluminum foil and plastic
The Mylar bags are foil lined. Remember that some of these agents responsible for food spoiling include light, heat, moisture, rodents and oxygen. Mylar bags play an important role in protecting food from all these agents. Through the aluminum foil, you are able to block sunlight and provide an additional moisture and oxygen barrier.
This way, food will last for even a much longer period. Plastic is a poor conductor of heat hence the food will also be shielded from unnecessary heating.
American made Genuine Mylar
The Mylar used to design this Mylar bags ha an extremely low Oxygen transmission Rates due to a foil layer that is thicker than most of the imports out there. However, you realize that the thickness of the film generally is not as pertinent as the thickness and the quality of this metallization when it comes to long-term food storage.
This is mainly because Oxygen is not capable of penetrating a layer of metal. When it comes to strength, even an inch of the Mylar film is capable of supporting the weight of two and a half cinder blocks. Even though most of the Mylar films and bags are from China, (10) 5 Gallon Genuine Mylar Bags (Made in the USA) with 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers is made by a local manufacturing company using local facilities and suppliers.
This is the main reason why this product comes at friendly prices as compared to those that are imported which have to pay for duty charges.
The Oxygen absorbers that come with this product absorb 180 to 300% of their rating giving you a 100% guarantee of its effectiveness. A good rule of thumb is to use one 300 CC oxygen absorber for each gallon of a product that means that with the 2000 CC you can use in a 5 gallon sized containers.
This will sufficiently ensure that your container remains devoid of any Oxygen. When using oxygen absorbers, you need to be a bit methodical in your food storage as they begin absorbing oxygen the moment they are exposed to it. Therefore, it is very important that you work as efficiently as possible.
In fact, the best way to use this is to pack all the food in the container and when they are ready to be sealed, open the oxygen absorber packet and grab the desired amount of packs then seal the remaining ones for future use.
- Individual sealing to reduce exposure waste and resealing.
- Long term storage guide.
- Light, moisture, oxygen , barrier and puncture resistant.
- Ideal for long term food storage.
- American made Genuine Mylar.
- Does not have conversion charts and multiple sized units of Oxygen absorbers.
Features at a Glance
- (10) 5 gallon Food grade FDA approved Mylar Bags.
- (10) 2000cc Factory-sealed Oxygen Absorbers with Oxygen Indicator enclosed.
- Long-Term Food Storage Guide.
- American made GENUINE Mylar.
- Oxygen indicators included ensuring freshness.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 1 x 8 inches.
- Item Weight: 3.2 pounds.
- Item model number: MA5GX.
- Size: 8.5"x11".
- Color: Silver.
- Style: traditional.
- Material: Aluminum Foil, Plastic.
- Pattern: solid.
- Item Package Quantity: 1.
- Number Of Pieces: 3.
- Batteries Included?: No.
- Batteries Required?: No.
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
Frequently Asked Question
Q. What is the best method of sealing these Mylar bags? How long will they keep staple foods such as rice, beans, and lentils fresh?
A. All Mylar bags need to be sealed properly for them to be effective. There are a few ways of doing this but the most common are to simply use a household iron. I have also heard some people use hot iron which can also be effective. The recommended sealing temperatures are 400 degrees. They sell impact sealers which work well but not really worth it unless you are planning to sell a number of bags. We often recommend that you rotate your food supply annually or biannually. However, when they are sealed properly, low moisture food like the ones you are storing can actually stay fresh indefinitely.
Q. Can they contain sharp objects, without piercing through like pins and glass shards under heated conditions like 255 Deg F?
A. It is difficult to tell that. Sharp objects I would say yes if you are not packing them in hard, heated might be a different story. We often use our clothes iron to seal the bag so heated things might make things stick. My guess is it would definitely hold hot things without melting out.
The (10) 5 Gallon Genuine Mylar Bags (Made in the USA) with 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers are sturdy Mylar bags sealed easily with iron and ordered together with Oxygen packets. This product guarantees that your stored food can go for years before going bad. There is also comes with oxygen indicators to show that the food stored inside is still fresh.