Improving your food storage skills: Vacuum Sealing Food Benefits?
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When I was young, I remember food storage was a hot topic in my household. Never being a family to waste one single solitary bit of anything, we wanted to always make sure that all the food from the garden, the butcher, and the grocery was stored in the proper manner. In fact, this was what my grandma’s kitchen set up looked like, there was a huge refrigerator and freezer pair.
Grandma also had a root cellar where she stored apples (my grandfather had an orchard) and what seemed like a zillion canning jars! My mother had a similar set-up with the full freezer in a back room. The issue with this method of food storage was that, sometimes, by the time they got through the 1/2 of beef or quarts of frozen blueberries and strawberries, the food had gone bad from freezer burn. What a waste!
Vacuum Sealing– How it works
Vacuum Sealing is a not a new food storage method but the methods of vacuum sealing just keep improving. In fact, Ziploc® Vacuum Sealer System has just developed a new line that is sleek, easy, affordable, and can really save you money. (Psst: Get your exclusive coupon HERE!) The Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealer System has specially designed Ziploc® Brand vacuum sealing bags and rolls. Just store food or valuables in any sized or customized bags and insert into the vacuum sealer machine — the first thing that the sealer will do is to begin removing the air from the bag. The plastic of the sealing bag will create a second “skin” over the contents.
The bag is then sealed with a specially designed heated seal bar. The heated surface presses the bag closed, applying sufficient heat to slightly melt the plastic of the bag at the point where the heated surface is applied. This melting creates an airtight seal that can’t simply be pulled apart. Once a Ziploc® Brand vacuum sealing bag has been sealed, the only way to reopen the bag is to cut it open beneath the seal.
The Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System removes the air from their specially-designed bags to provide a tough barrier layer on the outside, to keep all of your food fresh on the inside. Obviously, proper refrigeration and freezing methods still need to be employed.
The Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealing System provides vacuum sealing food benefits
Benefits of vacuum sealing for food storage with the Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealing System include:
- Extends the shelf life up to 5 times by removing the air that normally would react with the contents to spoil them
- Slows growth of spoilage bacteria and keeps out mold and mildew
- Maintains the moisture content of foods and prevents freezer burn
- Keeps moisture away from items that must be stored dry
- In the freezer, vacuum sealing is great for storing expensive meats and fish
- In the refrigerator, keep hard cheeses at their best for a few months
- In the pantry, keep homemade cookies oven-fresh for 3-6 weeks
Eve Farmer says
I love my Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer. I use both the bags (mostly for freezer storage) and the mason jar attachments. Did you know they now have..I think it is 1/2 or 1 gallon mason jars. I put my excess flour (after it has spend time in the refrigerator) and sugar in them.
Jessica Gopinko says
Great informations on vacuum sealer. I am currently doing some research and found exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for guide!
Becky Richardson says
I really need this as we throw away so much food.
i used to have one of the older one and we used to get deer and then i used to alot to make meal in few min
Angela C. says
Looks like an awesome product!
Courtney Alcantara says
I would do this if I could afford the product, but I couldnt.. but this is one of the things I really want to have. I get antic about the mess and an overflowing fridge. Drives me crazy!
Thanks for sharing!
Alex B says
paula brown says
I have a vacuum sealer,but it is now a really good one. It sucks some of the air out but not all.
Eva Mailand says
I luv my vacuum sealer. No freezer burn and I can keep fresh vegetables so much longer. My family no longer has to eat mushy, gross canned vegetables any longer.
I’m not using the ziploc sealing system, but I do use a vacuum sealer. It will save you a ton of money, more than paying for itself.
Mary Bearden says
I never used to think about this when I was younger, but now that we are getting older and don’t eat big meals, having a good and safe way to either keep in the fridge or even freeze for later on has been a lifesaver. I now have instant meals ready to go whether I am home or not.
Dan Dykstra says
I have one and I love it!
I really need one of these. I want to start storing more of my food this year and also learning how to can food.
Ashley Helander says
I have a vacuum sealer, but it’s starting to get old and not work as well. I will definitely have to check out the one Ziploc makes!
I don’t have a vacuum sealer at home, but I’ve been wanting to try it for preserving food, especially in the freezer.
Deborah W. says
I didn’t know that Ziploc made this product. I would definitely like to try it. I am tired of all the space and wasted food from regular storing.
Amanda Bellard says
I just got a vacuum sealer and can’t wait to give it a go!
We use this system for freezing meat – works like a charm, and no more frustration over having to throw away food that got freezer burned.
Natalie Brown says
I store cut fresh fruit quite often and could certainly use this sealer. It would help so much with waste. Thanks for the helpful information. 🙂