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FoodSaver Deluxe Vacuum Sealing Kit

Updated on September 9, 2014

When I was a kid my mom did a lot of canning but I've never been one to get involved in the process. For one thing I find it time consuming and for another I've always been worried about the safety of the food I might can.

I like to make up a big batch of something such as stew or chili and then freeze it. Some time ago I realized that often the food got left in the back of the freezer and ended up with freezer burn so all my hard work and budget conscious cooking got thrown out. What a waste!

So when I saw the FoodSaver Deluxe Vacuum Sealing Kit I thought it might be something that would work for my family. Since I often buy cheese in bulk I thought I would try to seal some of it using the FoodSaver. Imagine my surprise when the cheese lasted for several weeks without any sign of mold.

Since I knew I couldn't freeze things like chili or stew in bags I had to find another solution and fortunately there are plastic containers you can get that work with the FoodSaver. It is the same process but you just have to attach a tube from the machine to the container and it removes all the air.

I still like to do a lot of batch cooking and having the FoodSaver has indeed been a saver of my cooking. The food doesn't get freezer burn anymore and it is as fresh and tastes as good as if I had just cooked it.

One of the other things I like about using the FoodSaver is that I can buy cheese in bulk when it is on sale. I just cut it up into smaller pieces and put each piece in its own bag. No more moldy cheese!

I've tried using it for all sorts of other food items such as cut up onions when I had too much left over from a recipe. Even food such as sliced cold cuts and meats such as pork chops and chicken pieces. Now I can buy in bulk and know that my food is not only safe, but it will last for as long as I store it in the fridge or freezer. How's that for being frugal!

FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit
FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit

This vacuum sealing system will keep you foods fresh and prevent freezer burner. Your food will taste as fresh as the day you bought it even if it has been in storage for months. Now you can make pre-made dinners or store left over meats, cheese and more.This model has a wider seal area so it is perfect if you want to seal larger pieces. If you buy in bulk, having a food saver is going to be a life saver! I find that when I store meat in regular ziplock bags, I end of with freezer burn on the food. Not so when using a foodsaver.

 
Rival Vacuum Sealer
Rival Vacuum Sealer

This is the no frills food saver but it does the job of removing air and keeping food fresh until you need to use it. Great for a single person or someone who doesn't want to do a lot of food saving.If you aren't sure how often you will use a foodsaver, this model might be the one to buy.Although the bags can be a little on the expensive side, using a foodsaver can save you money in the long run because you won't be throwing out spoiled food!

 

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