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Timothy Reynolds
(magrenell) - M

Locale: New England
Boil-In-The-Bag on 02/14/2010 09:26:53 MST Print View

This may have been covered in other threads, so forgive the repetition (though I'd welcome a link).

I've been using the FBC method with okay results; usually, any failure on my part has been the use of not-so-great ingredients, but I'm plotting better results.

My question is: is there a Freezer Bag that's safe enough to put into boiling water without it melting to the sides or (especially) the bottom of the pot? I'm thinking in terms of those boil-in-the-bag meals you can sometimes get.

Thanks.

Tim.

Joe Figura
(GrinchMT) - F

Locale: Big Sky Country
RE: Boil in the Bag on 02/14/2010 10:26:42 MST Print View

You definitely don't want to use traditional freezer bags to boil. Neither manufacturer recommends it.

Check these out. http://www.mqpackaging.com/cookingbags.htm

Christopher Mills
(Hiker816) - MLife

Locale: Denver
Re: Boil-In-The-Bag on 02/14/2010 10:42:03 MST Print View

Like Joe suggested, I've heard oven roaster bags will work for this (though I have not tried them myself).

You could also try sorbent systems bags here and here.

Edited by Hiker816 on 02/14/2010 10:55:01 MST.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Boil-In-The-Bag on 02/14/2010 14:08:55 MST Print View

For submerging meals in a pot of water try Food Vac bags. They are rated for it. You can even get precut quart and pint bags.

Vac bags are much heavier/thicker than freezer bags.

Sarah Welton
(CampGirl) - F
Boilable Bags on 02/15/2010 07:33:12 MST Print View

Here are some Boilable Bags that are rated for submerging in boiling water. Also some Cook-In Bags that you can use to rehydrate your meals in.

http://www.packitgourmet.com/Packaging-c76.html

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Boilable Bags on 02/15/2010 07:35:55 MST Print View

I've always used regular freezer bags without a problem. I don't put them in the pot, but rather pour the boiling water into them and then put them in a cozy of some sort, usually my hat. I have never had an issue.

Joe Figura
(GrinchMT) - F

Locale: Big Sky Country
RE: Boil in the Bag on 02/15/2010 08:14:29 MST Print View

No you wouldn't have issues doing that... However if you put them into a pot of boiling water which is what the OP was asking about, you would have an issue.

sean mccutcheon
(aldosean93)

Locale: East Bay
Putting bags in boiling water on 02/15/2010 09:21:43 MST Print View

My boys in our troop cook scrambled eggs in heavy freezer bags by placing them in the boilling water.

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Putting bags in boiling water on 02/15/2010 10:44:43 MST Print View

I found these. Don't know if they will work for this particular application.

steam bags