I felt the need to talk about this today. I have been using my handy dandy Food saver quit a lot lately. It's that time of year when I put away a ton of veggies from the garden. One of my most valuable tools in this process besides my canner is my Food saver. If you don't have one you might want to look into getting one. There are a few different brands that have different features like the Vacmaster, Caso, and Cuisinart. Do some research and find one that will work for you. What they do is suck out all the air and seal your food in freezer safe bags, making your food last longer and help prevent freezer burn.
I've had mine for many years now. I love it! It's getting old and needs a little assistance sealing (I have to push down on it to get it to seal) but I like its features and we have been together a long time so I'm keeping it a little while longer.
There a few accessories that this model came with and a few that I purchased that make it invaluable.
The instructions say it's not good for things like flour because flour is to fine and will get pulled into the tube and not seal. I have only had this happen a few times and I fixed it by wiping down the gasket inside the sealer and letting it dry. That seems to work.
Then there are the containers that come with the sealer. These work by attaching the tubing to the button on the top and sealing them.
|Came with unit|
|Found at a flee market|
These are great for things that you are going to open more often and things with a shorter shelf life like nuts.
I use mine for walnuts and chocolate chips.
And of course there is the handy dandy wine cork.
I have yet to use this. I for some reason never have left over wine.
That's thought provoking. Maybe I'll open a bottle of wine and think about that.
The Vacu Top Universal lid.
Another accessory I have yet to use but I found it at a flee market with the extra containers for $2 so I couldn't pass them up.