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Heat sealing cello bags?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I have read in previous posts about heat sealing cello bags to keep cookies fresh for shipping, etc.
1) How do you heat seal!? Does anyone know what to use for that? and,
2) Does tying them with ribbon achieve the same result? (ie. freshness)?

Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 26
You can use a blow dryer, I have found the bags at Micheals but I am not sure if they are safe for unpackaged food though.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
thanks Divinecc! im not sure what you mean about unpackaged food? i buy my cello bags at a caking store and they are sold intentionally and exclusively for food. Not sure about Michaels, but im sure if it's in the cake aisle it is ok for food.
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post #4 of 26
Your welcome! I have seen the regular cello bags you are talking about and I too have used them for food but the heat cello may have something in it that makes it shrink that may not be food safe. I have only seen these used on gift baskets with packaged food such as jams, bread in a bag already etc...so I just thought you might want to check!
post #5 of 26
If you are talking about packaging single cookies, I use the bags from the cake aisle and an old food sealer that I got at the thrift store. For a new one, Walmart carries a brand called Food Saver.

I place the cookie in the bag, place the bag in the sealer, shut the lid, and after about 10 seconds, the bag is sealed. Tying it with a ribbon would not seal the bag as it still allows air to move in and out of the bag.
post #6 of 26
I use a hair straightener to heat seal.

And no the ribbon wont help at all with freshness icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 26
Haha, I think I am thinking about something different, sorry!
post #8 of 26
I use cello bags from www.cellobags.com. They have a great page on their site, Cello Bags Tutor, about sealing bags, along with a youtube video for an impulse sealer (which is worth the cost if you make cookies alot) or you can use your clothing iron to seal, too. Good Luck!
post #9 of 26
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ok, Swimmomkim, thank you for the link. i figured it out...i have just the basic, clear cookie bags and have been calling them 'cello' bags just b/c i didn't know what else to call them and see it discussed on here a lot. but now i see cello is something very different! mine is not sealable, which is why i tie them with ribbon. i will look into ordering cello!!!!
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post #10 of 26
I use a heat sealer I got on ebay for $8.00. I use it with sandwich bags.
I put the cookie in, Heat seal bag closed. The heat sealer melts the baggie and the zip strip melts off. Works great and the baggies are cheap.
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post #11 of 26
I use a hair straightener also. Just use the lowest setting
post #12 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

I use a hair straightener to heat seal.

And no the ribbon wont help at all with freshness icon_smile.gif


So you could use the Hair straightener on food safe cello bags?
post #13 of 26
yes i went out and bought the cheapest hair straighener ($20 i think it was)

and i just fold over the bag and close the straightener on it for jus ta few seconds, adn wala its sealed!
post #14 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

yes i went out and bought the cheapest hair straighener ($20 i think it was)

and i just fold over the bag and close the straightener on it for jus ta few seconds, adn wala its sealed!


thanks sweetheart thumbs_up.gif
post #15 of 26
no problem!

way cheaper then a store bought one (atheast here!)
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