Wondering how a vacuum sealer works and if it's right for you?
We know: All About Vacuum Sealers
What's a vacuum sealer?
Vacuum sealers are appliances that enable you to freeze food in a plastic wrap that is vacuum sealed to remove surrounding air.
What's the purpose of vacuum sealing?
Vacuum sealing allows food to stay fresh in the freezer up to 5 times longer than more conventional means of storage, such as zip lock freezer bags or freezer containers.
Do vacuum sealers work?
For the most part, yes. Especially for foods like meat and fish, which often fall victim to freezer burn if left too long in a zip lock bag or container.
Who would benefit from a vacuum sealer?
People who buy food in bulk and then divvy it up in smaller sizes for long-term freezer storage would benefit. This includes people who buy in large quantities to save money, or who make rare trips to the store. Also, people who hunt, fish, garden, or cook in large quantities and have leftovers should consider a vacuum sealer.
Can a vacuum sealer be used for things other than food?
Yes. Vacuum sealing can be used to protect items you want to store anywhere (not just in a freezer) from moisture and corrosion. If you're a camper, you can vacuum seal many of your supplies to keep them dry. They're also a good way to seal a first aid kit for storage in a boat, or to protect it in case of flooding or contamination.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of vacuum sealers?
Name some of the brands of vacuum sealers.
Food Saver, Deni Magic, Kenmore, Black and Decker, and Rival.