Vacuum Sealing Food for Long-Term Storage


| 9/15/2015 12:20:00 PM


 

Welcome to Step 5 of our Six Simple Steps — this post covers the vacuum-sealing of food especially for long-term storage. I really like vacuum-sealing dehydrated food over other methods for a few reasons:

1. Lightweight for toting (if an emergency situation arises)

2. No wasted electricity (no freezer storage necessary)

I'll be the first to admit that vacuum-sealing is the noisiest of our six steps, but it's the step where the kids can join in and have fun!



Tools Needed for Vacuum Sealing

Obviously you'll need a food vacuum-sealer and I highly recommend the FoodSaver brand. I've had mine for years and it gets the job done. Tools you'll need:

mikecz
9/25/2018 9:36:30 AM

I use our vacuum sealer quite a bit for both wet (meat & fish)and dry (mostly vegetables) items. I've found that the MOST IMPORTANT thing about getting a good seal on the bags is that the inside edges where the seal is gonna happen MUST BE clean, dry, and free of oils or grease! I almost always fold the top of the bag inside out, making a "cuff" on the top of the bag. After filling the bag, unroll the cuff, and, if there is even the slightest hint of stuff in the bag where the seal will occur, wipe it carefully with a paper towel until it is CLEAN! We keep a 27 cubic foot freezer reasonably full and and I've had only 1 (ONE!) seal fail that I can remember in the last 3 years.


food machine
8/5/2016 10:57:16 AM

i vacuum seal all my frozen goods, it creates my lots of room in my freezer. i got my sealer from http://www.firstfoodmachinery.co.uk/ Definitely recommend one




Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters