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Postby nicholeraechelle » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:21 pm

This year we pre cooked most of our meals and put them into oven bags. we brought one big pot and just place the oven bag inside boiling water. this makes for easy cooking and easy clean up.
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Re: oven bags

Postby MOOP_Czar » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:46 pm

How did you go about keeping them cool all week? Just ice and a cooler? I mean it sounds....

Too easy...
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Re: oven bags

Postby Kontradiction » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:02 pm

nicholeraechelle wrote:This year we pre cooked most of our meals and put them into oven bags. we brought one big pot and just place the oven bag inside boiling water. this makes for easy cooking and easy clean up.


OKay, would this work with, say, frozen items? (Pre-cooking, freezing then thawing in the bag in water on the playa)
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Re: oven bags

Postby trueform » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:20 pm

I would think put the food in the bags and freeze them before you leave. Then put some blocks of ice in a good cooler and let the meals defrost over the week. Replace the blocks a couple times during the week and you should be good til the end. I think I'm going to try this next year.
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Re: oven bags

Postby some seeing eye » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:31 pm

Nichole - that is a great solution. The alternative energy zone people also cooked them dry in solar ovens, but that temperature, above boiling, is not officially safe. On the other hand, neither is the playa! Thanks for the tip!
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Re: oven bags

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:04 pm

What are "oven bags"?
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Re: oven bags

Postby MOOP_Czar » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:54 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:What are "oven bags"?


Ooooh the possible responses...

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Re: oven bags

Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:00 pm

MOOP_Czar wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:What are "oven bags"?


Ooooh the possible responses...

Need popcorn?


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Re: oven bags

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:05 pm

If I get you some popcorn, will you tell me what oven bags are?
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Re: oven bags

Postby AntiM » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:20 pm

You can put roasts or turkeys into oven bags, the meat stays moister and clean up is easy. I never thought about boiling in them.
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Re: oven bags

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:27 pm

I think the OP is confusing seal-a-meals with oven Bags.

Oven bags would simply split open/disintegrate if you were to freeze something in them, especially if you cooked something in them in the first place.

There is no seal at all at the top, and you have to perforate them in order for them to work right with turkeys/roasts.etc.
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Postby AntiM » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:29 pm

Good point, I was wondering why they said oven bags.
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Re: oven bags

Postby Elgin30 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:34 pm

I 've read that ziploc bags are made with a plastic that has a lower melting point than the boiling point of water and that some cancer causing agents can be released and leech into the food. I thought that since oven bags or slow cooker bags can put up with higher temps. that they could be dropped into boiling water without any problem. Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on this
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Re: oven bags

Postby AntiM » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:30 am

Elgin30 wrote:I 've read that ziploc bags are made with a plastic that has a lower melting point than the boiling point of water and that some cancer causing agents can be released and leech into the food. I thought that since oven bags or slow cooker bags can put up with higher temps. that they could be dropped into boiling water without any problem. Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on this


They don't seal. That's a problem.
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Re: oven bags

Postby ygmir » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:28 am

Elgin30 wrote:I 've read that ziploc bags are made with a plastic that has a lower melting point than the boiling point of water and that some cancer causing agents can be released and leech into the food. I thought that since oven bags or slow cooker bags can put up with higher temps. that they could be dropped into boiling water without any problem. Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on this


I think it you're that worried about it, you might want to make porcelain bags............
What may or may not leach into your food, during boiling, probably pales in comparison to just the dust out there, let alone other fumes and substances you may well be exposed to..........not to mention your daily life.
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Re: oven bags

Postby Bob » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:50 am

Ziploc FAQ

Can I boil in Ziploc Brand Bags?
No. Ziploc Brand Bags are not designed to withstand the extreme heat of boiling.

Are Ziploc Brand Bags kosher?
Yes.


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Re: oven bags

Postby Nipple » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:44 pm

Bob wrote:Ziploc FAQ
Are Ziploc Brand Bags kosher?
Yes.


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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:15 pm

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