Vacuum Sealing Food for Long-Term Storage



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:

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 Definitely recommend one

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