The FoodSaver helps you prepare meals for later & Keeps food fresh 5X longer

We have a habit of buying lots of food and not always eating it. You know those big club packs that have way more portions in them than the average family can eat, those. Chicken is one we buy like this because the normal sized packs are too small for our family.  Problem is we do not always eat the entire club pack either. Not to mention having to stack it in the freezer and prying it apart to cook later because it froze in bulk. i am all about saving money where I can and making my life easier.

Now that I have a FoodSaver I just separate the chicken pieces and bag either individually or in packs of meal sized portions. as well this is great for saving space. No more big boxes or odd shaped packages. Just stack able pouches that have been vacuum sealed. 

The Foodsaver vacuum sealer keeps your food fresher for five times longer than in their store packaging. Since it keeps food fresh, you have less waste. In turn you save money. We all want to save money, right?

I got the opportunity to check out the Foodsaver V2060 Vacuum Sealer. It is thin and fits nicely on my counter. Using it was pretty easy and a lot of fun. We may have been sealing everything we could get our hands on 🙂 

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FoodSaver® V2060 Vacuum Sealer

Model: T000-36220
Included:
  • 1 – 2060 FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System
  • 1 – 11” x 10’ FoodSaver® Roll
  • 3 – Quart Size FoodSaver® Bags
  • 2 – Gallon Size FoodSaver® Bags

The roll allows you to seal anything you need. You seal one side then place your items inside and seal the other. So the bag is as big as you need. Great for meals and meat. It is also great for any fruits or veggies you may have has sitting around. Right now we are making apple sauce out of apples we picked. The vacuum sealer is letting me put portions in the freezer to use later on for muffins and other recipes. When you are ready to seal your food you insert, vacuum out the air then seal with the heated Foodsaver. It plugs in tot he kitchen outlet.

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The FoodSaver is not only good for portion control but to keep food fresh. food sealed in the Foodsaver is less likely to get freezer burn. What causes freezer burn? Air. So you vacuum seal your food and no air is in and no freezer burn. 

FoodSaver® Heat-Seal Bags are made of durable multi-ply material that is proven to prevent freezer burn better than zipper bags and other storage methods. Multiple layers built into the FoodSaver® Heat-Seal Bags help ensure that air does not leak out over time, keeping your food fresh and delicious even through long-term storage. And you’ll be glad to know that FoodSaver® Bags are BPA free.

Do you want to see how long food stays fresh with the Foodsaver

Food Storage Chart

Freezer Ordinary Storage FoodSaver® System
Beef & Poultry 6 months 2 – 3 years
Fish 6 months 2 years
Soups & Stews 3 – 6 months 1 – 2 years
Coffee Beans 6 – 9 months 2 – 3 years
Vegetables 8 months 2 – 3 years
Bread 6 – 12 months 1 – 3 years
Refrigerator Ordinary Storage FoodSaver® System
Cheese 1 – 2 weeks 4 – 8 months
Lettuce 3 – 6 days 2 weeks
Berries 1 – 6 days 1 – 2 weeks
Pantry Ordinary Storage FoodSaver® System
Flour & Sugar 6 months 1 – 2 years
Rice & Pasta 6 months 1 – 2 years
Cookies 1 – 2 weeks 3 – 6 weeks

Once we were ready to eat the food we sealed, we just cut the bag and cooked as normal. I really love how sealing the bags sucks out the air but does not crush the food at all. This is why I tested it on the grapes in the picture above. Foodsaver products have a one year limited warranty.

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For us starting off this model is perfect,. But I can see someone who is doing a lot of cooking, freezing or buying in bulk needing a bigger model. There are lots to choose from at Foodsaver.com

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Have you ever used a Foodsaver? What would you seal and freeze if you had one?

Comments

  1. I have always wanted a foodsaver! I want one that does jars too, I saw someone put lettuce in jars and they lasted forever!

  2. deliberatemom says

    I want one! I buy in bulk and I've had a few times that I've had to throw out items because they were badly freezer-burned (which kind of defeats the purpose of buying in bulk).

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  3. I need to get one of these, the money that I would save would actually pay for the item, on my list!

  4. cottagebunny says

    I would love to win a Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer. I live a truly busy sometimes hectic life with two toddlers to care for, a teenager and a husband who has neuropathic pain so I make a lot of meals to freeze when I have the time to do it.I would like that they stay fresh until we eat them.I also buy meat in bulk to save us money.
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  5. We have a Food Saver Vaccuum Sealer and absolutely love it!

  6. Jayne Cameron says

    This is an item that is definitely on my wish list.

  7. My husband and I have wanted one of these for years. When our kids were little and there were sometimes 6 of us we bought lots and lots of food, but we also wasted alot! Now that its just the 2 of us with grandkids visiting and the occassional kid coming home we could use this because its hard to purchase groceries for just 2 people and keep everything fresh!

  8. Maria McLachlan says

    Looks great! I could use one.

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