You have heard all the talk about a food savers and sealers but do you really know what it is? A food savers/sealer an easy way to vacuum seal your foods so that they don’t go bad waiting on you to eat it. We have all had situations where food gets freezer burnt waiting on us to cook it or cooked food and put it in the refrigerator planning to eat it later and later never comes.
By the time you remember it’s in there it’s gross. It’s a huge waste of money and food. The food saver works to prevent that waste by keeping your food fresher for up to five times longer than food stored without it.
Why is it bad to Store Air with Food?
With a food saver you buy fresh food take it home and vacuum seal it. It will remain fresh a lot longer than unsealed. By vacuum sealing it you take all of the air out of your food. If you have air in it and put it in the refrigerator you are allowing mold and other germs to get into your food, which will make it unsafe to eat. If you do eat it within a “safe time” and it’s not protected from the air in your fridge, you will have various odors from other foods inside your fridge that can mess up the flavor.
In the freezer, your foods may become discolored. This is due to the freezer pulling moisture out of the meat and vegetables due to your container allowing air into your foods. Your frozen foods end up discolored and dry looking and though it’s safe to eat, it won’t taste as good as it should. Freezer burnt meat will be drier to eat if you choose to cook it even after it’s cooked. A food saver seals your food so that the freezer’s air can’t take the moisture out of your foods.
Difference Between Food Saver And Sealer
Food savers are any containers that is used to save food. These come with a lid and preserve life of the food stored. Food vacuum sealers are systems that seal food in air-tight vacuum packed systems like pouches. Both are used to save food. Food savers are used for food to be stored for shorter periods and food sealers for foods that need to be stored for long periods of time.
Another great option if you have a lot of extra fruits and vegetables is to turn them into juice. If you want a juicer that will retain it’s nutrients longer than normal juice machines take a look at a slow juicer such as a juicepresso.