FoodSaver Kitchen Vacuum Sealers
FoodSaver kitchen vacuum sealers offer a safe and easy way to preserve food. A vacuum sealer can be used in your home with fruits and vegetables, raw meats, and prepared food. It can also be used in the outdoors when hunting and fishing to preserve fish and game for transport home.How do you know which vacuum sealer you should buy?
Adding a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer to your assortment of home appliances will allow you to extend the life of your food by vacuum sealing it to keep it fresh longer. Taking the time to consider how you will use the vacuum sealer will help you decide which type is right for you. Different types include the following:
- Counter top - This is a type that is widely used. A counter top unit is a compact and flat machine that has a roller, allowing you to feed the bagged item through one side of the machine to the other while the machine vacuum-packs it.
- Hand-held - This is a small and compact unit and works with any and all FoodSaver bags.
- Fresh food - This stand-type device comes with its own storage containers to store prepared items in meal-sized amounts.
Cleaning your sealer will help to decrease the risk of contamination as well as help to keep it running smoothly. The specifics of how you should clean your vacuum sealer will vary depending on the specific vacuum sealer. However, general tips on cleaning your sealer include these:
- Open the seal, and remove the tray to clean any leftover liquids and crumbs.
- Carefully clean the foam, gasket, and roller to remove any loose particles or liquids.
It keeps your food ready to eat by removing air from the FoodSaver brand bags and containers in which your food is stored. The removal of air decreases the risk of loss by oxidation where items become too ripe or lose nutritional value as they decay. It also decreases the risk of contamination by microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, or mold.What kinds of foods can you preserve with a FoodSaver vacuum sealer?
Most items can be preserved with a vacuum sealer, both uncooked and cooked food, including raw and cooked meat, fruits, vegetables, and cooked meals. All cooked items should be allowed to cool to room temperature before sealing.