Saturday, September 5, 2015

The FoodSaver: Every Kitchen Needs a Vacuum Food Sealer

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System
Our FoodSaver Saves Us Money!

We bought our first FoodSaver vacuum food sealer several years ago.

My husband and I like to buy food in large quantities, such as whole pork loins, and save it in meal sized portions.

Using this small kitchen appliance, we have never had meat freezer burn or ruin in the freezer.

It's great for freezing fruits and veggies, too! We enjoy buying vegetables at the farmer's market in basket size quantities.

When we were using zipper bags, we lost a lot of food to freezer burn, so the it really is a food saver for us, and a money saver, too!

Whether we are saving casseroles, veggies, cheese or raw meats (don't reuse bags if you freeze raw meats in them), this is the kitchen tool we use.

Even shredded cheese works in the vacuum bags. When you open the bag, just shake the contents a bit to get the shredded cheese pieces to break back apart.

How to Get Started with FoodSaver


More Ideas for Using Your FoodSaver

  • Keep a FoodSaver and bags at the hunting lodge to help store meat and fish.
  • Make a custom vacuum bag to store your wedding gown. It will stay clean and will be ready for your daughter to wear someday!
  • When traveling, it is a great idea to vacuum pack your clothes to keep them clean and dry. Vacuum packing your clothes will reduce the bulk, making it easier to get everything into a suitcase.
  • Vacuum pack matches, toilet paper, and trail snacks
    to keep them clean and dry when hiking or camping.
    Be sure to carry out your trash!
  • If you sew, knit, or crochet, store fabric, lace, thread and yarn in a vacuum bag!
  • Vacuum bags are great for storing keepsakes, such as a comic book collection, and anything else of value!
  • Tired of repolishing the silver every holiday? Seal it in a FoodSaver bag!
  • Use the sealer to reseal large bags of potato chips or noodles to preserve freshness.

Vacuum Packing Meat

You don't have to use FoodSaver
brand bags with your appliance.
Just be sure the bags are
designed for vacuum sealing.

Vacuum Sealer: Food Storage

Shipping, Mailing, or Storing

Sometimes, I send items such as sewing patterns or clothing through the mail. If delivered while it is raining, the envelope can get wet, causing damage to the item.

One way I can avoid this is to vacuum seal what I am mailing. This keeps out moisture, and helps prevent damage due to rain, and will protect the item even if the envelope is dropped in the mud.

I tend to purchase a lot of fabric. Whether I actually get around to sewing it is questionable, but I know the fabric will stay clean, moisture proof, and moths and mildew can't get to it when it is vacuum sealed.

The FoodSaver vacuum system saves more than just food.

The Valuable, Versatile Vacuum Sealer

Toy Storage

Do you rotate your child's toys throughout the year? A friend of mine has four distinct sets of toys for her children, one set for each season. It keeps the children from getting too tired of the toys they have in their toybox, and gives them something different to play with for each quarter of the year.

The other toys are kept safely stored in custom sized vacuum bags to keep bugs and dust out. This is also a good way to store your child's toys as they outgrow them so that their own children will have them to play with someday. 

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Do you use a FoodSaver?
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