Earlier this year, we tested the Debbie Meyer "Green" bags which we found were great at keeping fruits and vegetables fresher than ordinary storage containers.
In our new As Seen On TV segment, we test the Debbie Meyer "Red" bags for lunch meat.
Would they keep our ham and turkey "deli fresh?" Or not cut it in our test?
The Debbie Meyer "Red" bags feature the same principle with the red bags that you have with the green bags for vegetables. These bags are especially made to let the ethylene gas escape whereby making sure that the meat doesn't degrade as quickly as if it were in the store bag that you got.
We put half of the turkey in a bag, half the ham in a bag and then leave the rest in the deli bags. If possible, squeeze out all the excess air.
Supposedly the Debbie Meyer Red bags will keep cold cuts fresh for 14 days. So, we're going to put them in fridge and in 14 days we’ll see how they do compare to the meat that was left in the deli bag.
14 days later, we have the ham and the turkey both in the deli bag it came in from the store and the Debbie Meyer red bags.
After two weeks there was not really much of a difference with the ham that was in the deli bag. Maybe a tiny bit of difference, maybe a tiny bit fresher.
Even with turkey we couldn’t tell much difference. The taste was about the same as the ham, maybe a tiny bit fresher.
So here's the verdict on the Debbie Meyer red bags: I didn't see a much of a difference between the deli bags and the Debbie Meyer Red bags. But since they claim to keep lunchmeat fresh for 14 days and, in my opinion, it was. I’m forced to give them the thumbs up although it didn't really do a much better job than the deli bags.
The Debbie Meyer red bags can be washed and re-used several times.
You can find them primarily on the internet. They cost about 10 dollars for 20 bags, plus shipping and handling.
For a link to order, just click on the Big Red Bar on the left of your screen.
Next time on As Seen On TV, just in time for that Memorial Day cook-out: the Grill Daddy.
It's a steam a cleaner for your grill. Will it make the grate? Or will you feel burned if you buy it? Tune in next Monday at 11 to find out.