Great tutorial post! I have the FoodSaver sealer but not the lid attachment, I'll have to buy one. Thanks Chef Tess! Just a quick question - when you use the foodsaver, do you still use an oxygen absorber packet? Would you get a little longer shelf life if you use both? The shelf life will be the same if you use oxygen absorber or the vacuum.
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Prices all over the place and so are the reviews. I have Cabelas bucks so that's the avenue I was going to use. I am in the packaging business and fully understand vacuum packers. Any of the units you buy from retail are going to be okay at best. They don't have a very strong pump to pull the ambient air out of the package, and need the special bags with "air channels" to make it happen. Then the seal bar must not have any moisture to get a good seal. I do have a table top unit my brand is food saver that works for its purpose to freeze fish and wild game.
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The FoodSaver, a small kitchen appliance, uses vacuum sealing to extend the shelf life of fresh foods. All FoodSaver models work to remove air from around the food and seal it tightly. It does take some advanced preparation to vacuum seal delicate baked goods without crushing them, but once they are sealed, they can last in the freezer for several months.
Theprincela is reader-supported. When you buy via the links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Throughout history, man has relied on the sun to dry foods and the ice to freeze foods, as well as methods such as fermentation, pickling and curing to prolong the life of the harvest.