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I received a rival vacuum sealer for christmas. I tried to use it today to package deer steaks and could not get them sealed. It drew the blood up to the top with the air and could not seal. I cut the top of the bag off and tried to reseal it several times and each time it continued to do the same thing. Are these not made to seal something with moisture in it, or what is the problem. It sounded like a great appliance but I ended up putting bag and all into a zip lock before I put it in the freezer. This method is not only time consuming but also expensi ve. Can you give me any help? Thanks Mary

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Place a folded paper towel at the top of the bag between the meat and where it will seal.
It will absorb the blood and allow the bag to seal

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