Why Use a Vacuum Food Sealer?

Why would anyone want to use a vacuum food sealer? Perhaps a better question is, “why would anyone want a vacuum sealer in their home?” Using a vacuum sealer in a retail business makes sense. You can package food for resale, extend its life, freeze it and much more. Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider using a vacuum food sealer for home use.

First off, vacuum food sealers are no longer just huge machines that sit in the backroom at a grocery store or packaging plant. They have really come down in size and are now so compact they can be used on a counter or table. Some models are so light (12 pounds) that they could even be used on a flimsy card table. This compatibility and convenience makes packaging food at home possible.

Vacuum food sealers can extend the life of perishable food by up to 3-5 times. This can really save a family money. How many times have you had to throw out food because the Tupperware container or Ziploc back didn’t do its job? A vacuum-sealed bag removes 99.9% of the air and dramatically cuts down on bacteria that can spoil food. This can be for freezer or fridge use.

Do you like to fish or hunt? Chances are pretty good that meat from fish or deer will be thrown in the freezer for later use. Unfortunately food placed in the freezer for storage can suffer from freezer burn. Meat is very susceptible to freezer burn. Vacuum-sealed meat is impervious to freezer burn.

Fruits and vegetables from the garden can also be vacuum packaged and placed in the freezer for later use. Many people like to vacuum package strawberries or raspberries for freezer storage to be made into jam months later.

Have you ever considered sous vide? Sous vide isn’t a clothing line, but a creative way to cook food in a vacuum bag. Sous vide is French for “under vacuum.” Using boil barrier vacuum seal bags, food (such as ribs) can be vacuum-sealed and boiled. Many people like how the flavor of marinate sauces and natural juices are kept in the bag during the cooking process. The end result is a flavorful meal. Cookbooks are available online with step-by-step recipes.