Are MAGIC VAC® bags safe for food use?
Yes. MAGIC VAC® bags are made with selected materials that comply with the requirements of the most stringent international standards and regulations regarding plastic materials in contact with food, fully respecting the limits of migration of harmful substances to food.
Can MAGIC VAC® bags be used in the microwave?
Yes. Cooked food can be re-heated in MAGIC VAC® bags. The bags should never be used to cook raw foods. When using a microwave, cut a corner of the bag before placing it in the microwave so that steam can come out.
Are MAGIC VAC® bags re-usable?
Yes. Simply cut the existing seal, remove the necessary food, then replace the vacuum pack. Remove any remaining food or fat in the bag near the sealing area. Then re-use the MAGIC VAC® bags once they have been rinsed.
Can MAGIC VAC® bags be washed?
Yes, but it depends on the content previously placed in the bag.
Do I have to use MAGIC VAC® bags? Can I use other brand bags for vacuum packing?
For vacuum packing with the MAGIC VAC® machine, you must use MAGIC VAC® bags. Use of the MAGIC VAC® machines with original MAGIC VAC® accessories gives rise to a vacuum packing system which ensures the maximum extraction of air/oxygen, which in the MAGIC VAC® bags and rolls is extremely favoured by the thickness and by the special lines of the "Patented" material.
It is therefore possible to create conditions in which the organoleptic characteristics can be maintained and the food storage times published in the table below and in your and in your MAGIC VAC® user manual can be ensured. Data contained in these “Storage times” is the result of the "Parere Pro Veritate", an independent opinion prepared exclusively for Flaem Nuova SpA by Professor Luciano Piergiovanni, member of the AITA (Italian Association of Food Technology) and professor at the DISTAM (Department of Food Science, Technology and Microbiology) at the University of Milan.
||Storage life with Magic Vac|
|Refrigerated foods (5 ± 2 °C)||Preservation times at atmospheric pressure||Preservation times with MAGIC VAC®|
|3 - 4||8 - 9|
|1 - 3||4 - 5|
|15 - 20||25 - 60|
|7 - 15||24 - 40|
|1 - 3||7 - 10|
|5 - 7||14 - 20|
|Frozen foods (-18 ± 2 °C)||120 - 180||450 - 600|
|90 - 120||300 - 360|
|240 - 300||540 - 720|
|Food at ambient temperature (25 ± 2 °C)||1 - 2||6 - 8|
|120 - 180||360|
Approximate values which in any case depend on pack integrity and on original food quality characteristics. These values also refer to packaging obtained with machine- “original” bags/rolls, containers and accessories combination. The times shown on the chart cannot be guaranteed with use of bags/rolls, containers and accessories of other brands. The manufacturer therefore disclaims liability.
This manual is the product of collaboration between the Flaem Nuova Research and Development Division and Prof. Luciano Piergiovanni, Chair of "Agri-food product conditioning and distribution technologies" at Milan University.
I dati contenuti nella tabella sono il risultato di un'analisi condotta in collaborazione con AITA (Prof. Luciano Piergiovanni - Cattedra di "Tecnologie del condizionamento e della Distribuzione dei prodotti agroslimentari" all'Università degli studi di Milano).
IMPORTANT: Keep perishable foods in the freezer or fridge. Vacuum packing extends the life of food, but does not turn it into a "preserve", i.e. a stable product at ambient temperature.
Can I use smooth vacuum bags?
No. Smooth vacuum bags do not allow for the extraction of air and thus do not allow the carrying out of a vacuum within them.
I'm having problems performing my first seal on a bag that I cut from a roll.
Be careful not to place the bag in the vacuum chamber. Arrange the end of the bag in the space in front of the vacuum chamber, then close the lid and proceed with the vacuum.
I have a different vacuum machine made by another company. Can I use MAGIC VAC® bags with it?
Yes. You only have to verify the quality of the seal. If it is not sufficient, re-do the vacuum to make a double seal.
What are MAGIC VAC® bags made of?
They are made of polyethylene (of course suitable for contact with food) and an outer layer of nylon to ensure full storage effectiveness.
Which side of the bag should be placed on the sealing bar?
It makes no difference.
Can I vacuum pack bread?
Yes, but it must be frozen and then vacuum packed.
Can I cook food inside the Magic Vac bags?
Yes, observing the times and temperatures on the packaging. It is advisable to cut a corner of the bag.
My MAGIC VAC® device does not seal properly. What's the problem?
Can MAGIC VAC® bags be placed in the dishwasher?
The base of the vacuum containers can be washed in the dishwasher, placing them on the upper rack. Lids should be washed by hand with delicate soap.
Are MAGIC VAC® vacuum containers microwave safe?
They can only be placed in the microwave for thawing.
Can I put my MAGIC VAC® vacuum containers in the freezer?
Can cooked food can be vacuum packed?
Yes but they must be at least at room temperature before being placing them in vacuums; otherwise you run the risk of bacterial growth.
Can frozen food can be vacuum packed?