Best Home Preserving – Vacuum Sealing
Vacuum Sealing Will Keep Food Longer
People often ask “How does vacuum sealing food work?” and “Why should I buy a vacuum sealer?“
Historically only top chefs and kitchens used this method to cook using the sous vide style.
Sous vide translates to “under vacuum” in French. It refers to the process of vacuum sealing food in a bag then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath.
This technique produces results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method.
Traditionally the only way to do this was to use a large and expensive vacuum chamber. Not only was this unaffordable but it took up a lot of space in your kitchen! This has all changed with technology and the new generation of sealers.
All major appliance retailers now stock portable, benchtop vacuum sealers and their accompanying bags. We found that most are very reasonably priced.
You can spend a few hundred dollars if you really feel you must but you certainly don’t need to!
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So Why Would You Buy A Vacuum Sealer?
Apart from the afore-mentioned sous vide style of cooking vacuum sealing food can be a very effective food preservation method.
Seal a variety of meats before you freeze them and they can last for at least a couple of years.
Compare this to only a couple of months in regular freezer bags.
Even cheeses, vegetables and processed meats will last for many months in the fridge if sealed properly.
Vacuum Sealing Can Save You Money By:
Buy in Bulk
You can Buy your food in bulk and then vacuum sealing either individual or shared portion sizes.
This works for fresh meat, vegetables, processed meat and other delicatessen items such as cheeses, sundried tomatoes, olives, capers, nuts etc. – you get the idea!
Prolongs the life of produce and meat
Vacuum sealing prolongs the life of your fresh produce and meat as it removes all of the air from the bag. With no oxygen in your food the microbes or bacteria have no air to survive and therefore your produce/meat does not go off or get contaminated.
By using vacuum selaers you don’t have to throw out as much food as you might do now which means much less waste! of both leftovers and fresh foods so good for the environment. You can now use what you previously would have had to throw out. This saves money for the whole population and also reduces the methane gas production from food scraps in garbage.
A Vacuum sealer is fantastic for food prepping and batch cooking. Catering for just yourself or the whole family you can seal individual steaks, chicken breasts or whatever else you feel like. Cook them sous vide style or seal them in a bag after cooking. Store them in the fridge or freezer for use whenever you need. On those busy mornings you will have a ready-made lunch and not have to waste money buying expensive take-away foods. Just throw together a salad to have with the steak or chicken.
Saves Space in freezer
Vacuum sealing will reduce the volume of food as it removes air and some moisture from the contents of the bag. This means you can store more in your freezer and your storage space woes are solved not only in the fridge and freezer but also in the pantry. So, no need to upgrade to a larger fridge/freezer and no need to get the kitchen renovated!