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Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks
Hubby is the undisputed king of a foodsavering. Nothing comes in this house and goes into one of the freezers without his foodsavering it – well, maybe not frozen vegetables or ice cream, but pretty much everything else! Here are some of his vacuum sealing tips and tricks:
Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks for Steak:
We recently made a trip to the local slaughterhouse and brought back quite a bit of meat.
So hubby hauled out the old foodsaver:
As well as the bags I bought him as a gift!
And then he choose what meat he wanted to work with.
Since these were simple steaks, it was pretty straightforward. He just place one of each into a bag, and foodsavered:
He uses one steak underneath the other to raise the steak he is currently working on to the correct height. It makes it easier to use your hands to press the button and hold the flap to the foodsaver.
The steak is labeled with date and type and now ready for the freezer.
Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks for Flour:
Some items hubby foodsavers regularly are:
Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks for Beans and Peas:
Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks for Lard and Butter:
• The flour, lard and butter we keep in the freezer, the beans and peas in the stockpile. Since I hate the thought of bugs, I definitely am onboard with this habit of hubby’s!
Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks for Fruits:
• If something is wet, flash freeze it first. I do this with summer fruits. I simply wash them and remove all debris. I then pat dry, place them on a tray in the freezer for 15-30 minutes, and remove. Then, I take the fruit off the tray, and they quickly go into a foodsaver bag. We then foodsaver the fruit.
Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks for Nuts:
• When we foodsaver nuts, hubby just makes sure they are laying flat if they are whole peices. This helps with freezer storage.
General Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks:
• When you foodsaver anything, make sure you remove all the air from the bag.
• Make sure you get a good seal.
• Periodically check your seals on your frozen or pantry foodsavered items. If a seal breaks, reseal it!
Are you a vacuum sealer devotee like my hubby? What unique ideas do you have for vacuum sealing?
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