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Buy Debbie Meyer GeniusVac Bags In Place of Handi Vac Freezer Bags

Updated on February 3, 2017
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Ms. Venegas experiments with Mexican foods under the watchful critiques of her husband. The recipes need to pass a "when I was a kid" test.

Looking for Handi-Vac Vacuum Freezer Bags?

The Debbie Meyer GeniusVac Bags are the new replacement for the discontinued Handi-Vac freezer bags. My husband bought me a Reynolds Handi-Vac Vacuum Sealer a few years ago.

I ran out of the quart size freezer bag and could not find them at our groceries, Target or Costco. Realizing the Reynolds freezer bags are discontinued, I finally searched the Internet. A few old articles later and searching eBay and Amazon I finally landed Debbie Meyer.

Advertised to be used with the Reynolds Handi-Vac. The DM food sealer system looks identical to the Reynolds system.

This whole search was raising some questions. I liked the system that Reynolds came up with, but how was I to know if the Debbie Meyer product would perform the same?

After more comparison with the info on the web I decided to purchase the Debbie Meyer GeniusVac Bags so I could still use the nifty little vac and save more cheese from blue mold with the freezer bags.

In 2016 I Received A new Freezer System

Sometime last year my husband spotted a new handheld gadget for sucking the air out of freezer bags. He knew I was still struggling with the Debbie Meyer GeniusVac - Reynolds.

He noticed this was a rechargeable unit. He bought it a Target.

Read the review.

Who Would Buy the Debbie Meyer GeniusVac Bags?

If Debbie Meyer kept GeniusVac Freezer bags on the virual shopping shelves, would you order them?

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Now Available from Amazon.com

Be sure to compare prices at Debbie Meyers website first. Some third party sellers may over price. HsN hardly ever has the freezer bags available.

The only place I have seen them is Amazon and Ebay.

Gallon Size Bags

It is true I do not use the Gallon size as often as the quart. There are uses other than food freezing vacuum bags can be used for.

A knitter may have a classic collection of wools stored for the next project. A gallon GeniusVac bag is ideal for accessing your skeins and easy resealing if you change your mind. Wools need protection from dust and bugs.

Do you use the Gallon Size GeniusVac Freezer Bag?

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I use the gallon bags for.....

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  • anonymous 16 months ago

    My favorite use: After grilling long peppers (Anaheim types mostly) to put in the freezer, cool down completely, place side by side in the bag and roll air out. To take some out to use and reseal is easy. Even when bags get old and don't keep the seal completely, they still work okay for peppers.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Freezing any large items.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    eliminates freezer burn on stored steaks

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    freezing meat

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Freezing meat to prevent freezer burn. I use both sizes on quantity of food purchased

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    WHEN I BUY BULK FOODS AND WANT TO HAVE A LARGER PORI\TIONN TO FREEZE. i'LL BE HONEST I DO USE THE QUART SIZE A LOT MORE BUT I LIKE TO KEEP THE GALLON SIZE ON HAND

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Storage of soups, scarves, and small articles

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I use thegallon bags for freezing foods......

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I wrap items of the same to make a us a meal, I try to buy in bulk and put as many will fit in the gallon size, wrapping them in sarah wrap first protects the bag also and makes it easy to reuse.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I use the gallon for freezing meats, chicken etc.

    when i go on a trip, I seal in our shampoo, perfume etc.

    I also use it for liquids, such as tomato sauce, used for freezing fruits and vegetables.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Large quantities of Meat, Chicken at good sale prices. Just WHEN will i gallon size be available? Why the delay I have been checking for the longest time.. Will HSN ever stock this size again, if so, why NO information?? Very frustrating.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    storing large quantities

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    to store my meats and breads

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    i use the gallon bags when I cook meat & veggies in large quantities, also when traveling by air to save suitcase space.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    These are the best bags for all freezer items or just items such as cheese in the fridge. I am desperately needing these bags. Why don't you have them any more?

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    storing yarn, freezing steaks, storing chopped lettuce

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I DO A LOT OF FREEZING IN THEM

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I use them for many things like big blocks of cheese and large meats.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I use them to store full size chickens so I can stock up when they go on sale and I use them to store raw, frozen pet food.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I use the bags for everything---especially food. It is amazing how long a head of lettuce will last in the gallon size bag when vacuum seal using Genius Vac System. I use more gallon bags than I do quart bags. But please don't ever do away with the quart size either. I use both all the time.

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My Freezer Bag Purchase Arrives

I received the purchase within three days. Now I had 60 bags that will last me for awhile. It cost $40.00. That is 66 cents apiece, but with my web searching I found out there are ways to reuse the bags. One suggestion was to put the food item in the cheap fold bag first, keeping the zipper vacuum bag clean.

Some householders turn them inside out wash and rinse thoroughly. With meats everyone said just use once.

The big question about the bags being as good as the original Reynold's vacuum freezer bag still needed to be tested. I compared the new product with the Reynolds and they are identical, as far as the zip closure and press suction tip hole. I could only go by touch but I think the new bag is a couple mm thinner. The glue line to attach the bag to the blue zipper strip is not as wide, but everything performed like the old bag.

Happy Now That I Can Use My Handi-Vac

I do buy meats in bulk most of the time and divide the portions when I get home. The bags help prevent freezer burn.

Cheese is a big item in our house and some types only come in blocks. Pounds of cheese has been wasted due to mold growing on the block. This easy to use vacuum system allows me to finish the block by helping to avoid the cheese mold.

The Debbie Meyer bags come in plain white packaging with perforated openings. I am happy I can still use this food storage system.

Cheese Saver GeniusVac Bags

As this big block of Tillamook is being consumed, (my husband has to have this brand), I cut away the wrapper. Try to handle block with paper towel or a cheap fold over food bag. Hands can be a source of mold development.

Put a fresh fold over sandwich bag on the exposed end.


Then put in vacuum bag and use the Handi-Vac (or the Debbie Meyer GenuisVac) to create an airtight seal. The cheese will keep till you make that next cheesy dish.

© 2010 Sherry Venegas

Hope this may give you some help - with Handi Vac freezer bags and Debbie Meyer freezer bags.

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    zentao 4 years ago

    I haven't heard of these freezer bags...but they certainly look interesting!

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    antoniow 4 years ago

    Very nice and interesting lens, great job! Thumbs up

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Does anyone know where you can buy these bags in Perth Western Australia???

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    enjoyed my visit here tonight, thank you for the write up.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Thanks for all the great info. My problem is I can't find any retailers in Central Alberta, Canada that carries any of these items.

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