How You Can Benefit From Using A Sealer
Vacuum sealers are good devices to have in your kitchen because they are really good at protecting food items from things like dehydration and freezer burn. If you have every had freeze burned food you will know that it does not taste, look or smell good and so being able to protect your foods from it is a desirable thing. There is much more to these little machines though and you may be surprised at some of the other ways that using them can benefit you. Let’s look at a few of those ways now.
Preserve Foods Longer
Vacuuming and sealing your food items not only protects them from freezer burn, it also helps food to keep for much longer than they would otherwise. Foods will keep fresh for months and sometimes even years. If you know that you will be storing items for a long time I recommend that you put an oxygen absorber into the bag as well. You can also put the vacuumed bag inside a Ziplock or Mylar bag for extra protection.
Save Your Silverware
Food preservation is what vacuum sealers were made for but they can be used to protect your silver cutlery as well. If you have a lot of silverware you may know that over time if they are exposed to moisture and air they will tarnish and even corrode. You don’t have to spend a lot of time polishing your silverware to get them nice and shiny if you use your vacuum sealer to minimize exposure to those harmful elements. Be sure to use a cloth to wrap the silverware pieces before you seal them. This will prevent them from ripping the fabric.
This is my favorite benefit of owning a vacuum sealer for sure. Who doesn’t love to save money? With sealers there are at least two ways that you can keep more money in your pocket. The first is that you will get to preserve food instead of throwing it away because it is bad. In the long run the dollars saved from a meal here and a meal there can really add up.
The second way that using a vacuum sealer can help you to save money is by allowing you to buy food items in bulk. Since you will be able to store them safely for months at a time when you vacuum and seal them, you won’t have to think twice about buying freezable food items in bulk.
Those are just my little tips on how you can get more value from your sealer. Hopefully I have given you some inspiration for a new way to use yours.