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Vacuum Sealer Advantages with 4 Non-Food Uses

Have you ever thought about how much food you waste per year? Many people often purchase food in bulk because of an irresistible sale. I guess the next question to ask is how much of that food you just purchased went straight into the trash? It’s a never ending battle to save money, clip coupons and spot last minute sales, yet you know you are wasting money continues when you are tossing out even more food. If you’re ready to break the never-ending cycle, and save tons of money every year, all you need is to preserve your food. It doesn’t take too long and before you know it you will not only see the savings in your bank account, but you will also find your food will last longer and taste better. A vacuum sealer is easy to use, practical, and economical.  Below are a advantages of using a vacuum sealer for food and some non-food uses that can come in handy.

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Food lasts 3-5 times longer

Vacuum sealers have the capability of removing oxygen from food and then vacuum seals it for a longer shelf life of up to 5 times longer than food stored in plastic bags or containers. The amount of time it will last depends on the type of food and it depends on if it’s stored in a refrigerator, freezer, or pantry (refer to the chart below).

Frozen Food

Conventional Storage

Vacuum Sealed

Beef & Poultry

6 -12 months

2-3 years

Fish

2-6 months

2 years

Pork

4-6 months

2-3 years

Soups, Stews, & Sauces

2-3 months

1-2 years

Vegetables

8 months

2-3 years

Fruit

6-12 months

2-3 years

 

Refrigerated Food

Conventional Storage

Vacuum Sealed

Beef & Poultry

1-2 days

2 weeks

Fish

3 days

1 week

Pork

1-2 days

1 week

Soups, Stews, & Sauces

3-4 days

2-3 weeks

Vegetables

2-7 days

1-2 weeks

Fruit

1-5 days

1-2 weeks

Cheese

1-2 weeks

4-8 months

 

Dry Food

Conventional Storage

Vacuum Sealed

Coffee

2 weeks

1-2 years

Cereal

2-3 months

6-12 months

Flower, Rice, & Sugar

6 months

1-2 years

Cookies & Crackers

1-2 weeks

3-6 weeks

 

To keep track of your food's freshness, write the date on the bag after you seal it. This will let you know how long it's been stored and how quickly it should be eaten.

3. No more freezer burn

In addition to lasting longer, the vacuum sealed food maintains its appearance and flavor by stopping the growth of many bacteria and other microorganisms. Food that’s damaged by dehydration and oxidation due to air reaching it is greatly reduced since it’s not interacting with cold air. This means you don’t have to worry about freezer burn and your food comes out looking and tasting great.

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Beyond food

Vacuum sealers have revolutionised the realm of food preservation, but did you know there is a range of uses for this versatile machine that go far beyond the kitchen? With the right supplies and attitude, virtually anything can be vacuum sealed – which can come in handy when you're participating in messy or rigorous activities. Here are a few reasons to look at your vacuum sealer in a new light. 

1. Water sports

If you engage in any type of sport, whether it’s kayaking or paddle boarding, you and your family can protect valuables from getting wet simply by vacuum sealing them. An added benefit is that if you vacuum seal your mobile phone, you can still use it to either text or make calls while you’re in the the water - without the risk of water damage.

2. Home improvement

If you’re faced with the daunting task of renovations to the bathroom or painting your walls, your vacuum sealer can be an absolute life saver. Seal your paint brushes in an air tight bag and they won’t dry out or end up with clumps of paint.

3. Travelling or on a camping trip

A vacuum sealer is perfect for your next camping trip, whether you pitch a tent or have a camper. You can prepare food and snacks in advance so it will keep your trail mix fresh until you’re ready to indulge. Seal your first aid kit so everything you need in the event of an emergency is organised and in one location.

4. Crafts

Vacuum sealing is one of the best ways to extend the life of materials your kids use to make crafts. Use it for paint, markers, moldable dough, and so much more. Use it to keep things from drying out and to keep them organised and you can even seal their creations so they last longer.

In conclusion

Vacuum sealers are a great way to get more out of the food you buy and beyond. With proper storage, they can significantly extend the lifespan of your food, prevent spoilage, and minimize waste. They're a powerful money-saving tool that directly keeps more money in your pocket.

Published: 18 May 2017