I finally bought another Food Saver yesterday. For years I had one, used it and loved it. Then it died. After grieving, I couldn't decide which one to get, they have so many models now! Yesterday, I just went into the store and picked one out! It was good timing because I have all those blueberries and raspberries I picked that I don't want to get freezer burn. AND I had a ton of kale & basil to freeze. Tomorrow I'll post how I froze the basil, today it's kale!
I found the easiest way to move the kale from the pot of boiling water to the ice water was to stick my colander in the pot and put the kale on top. Instead of removing the kale with tongs or some other useless kitchen gadget, I just had to lift the colander out. Soooo easy!