This is another one of our top, most frequently used kitchen tools/appliances. I actually remember my dad owning one many years ago, and until now, I never really realized what an awesome thing this is. Growing up in a family of 6, buying in bulk was always what had to be done. Stocking up and freezing most of the food, was also something that needed to be done.
Now that I have my own family to feed and care for, we try to be as thrifty as possible. We can not afford to be wasteful, letting any food go to waste. I hated throwing out expensive meats which had gotten freezer burnt, and almost entirely full boxes of cereal or bags of chips which gone stale, most often only having had about a serving or two eaten from them.
We probably threw out at least $30 a month in food. Food which could have easily been kept fresh. Lucky for us, we were able to receive the FoodSaver as a generous gift from my aunt after our wedding 2 years ago. Now, we use our FoodSaver every single week after our shopping trips, and we also use it every opportunity in between. Every time I pour a bowl of cereal, I use my FoodSaver and re seal the cereal bag. Every time I snack on some chips, I use my FoodSaver and re seal the bag. It doesn’t matter if a week or even a month goes by; those chips and cereal remain fresh until they are gone. I can reseal cookies, frozen veggies, and just about any plastic bag. I love how long my meats stay fresh, and because I’m able to stock up and seal everything, I always have a good variety to choose from each night, none of which I ever have to worry are freezer burnt.
If you are a person on the go, and you feel like you have no time or want to even cook on certain nights, the FoodSaver is great for precooking your meals and freezing them right on the plate. The bags are microwave safe, boil safe, freezer safe, refrigerator safe, washable and re-usable. Now how awesome is that?!
The uses to the FoodSaver are pretty much endless. And you don’t even have to use them on food. You can seal collectibles, you can preserve silverware from tarnishing in between uses, preserve documents, you can also seal your lotions, shampoos, and conditioners when traveling. Don’t you just hate it when they everything explodes in your suitcase?! That exact thing happened to me last January when I took a trip to Cali and my Clinique eye make up remover leaked EVERYWHERE. What a pain!
One of the problems I do have with my FoodSaver, on occasion some of the bags don’t always seal completely, or they get a hole, I’m not really sure which, but maybe once a month I go did through our chest freezer and find one meat that puffed back up and it will have freezer burn. Nothing is perfect, I’ll admit that, but those are still some really great odds. Otherwise, everything is still all nice and vacuum packed. Sometimes I wonder if we had possibly newer model that was a little more expensive how different our results would be. Perhaps we might upgrade in the near future, so stay tuned.