The FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System can help you to cut your grocery bills and reduce food waste. And you can win one in my fab new giveaway!
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Whether you’re looking to cut down on food waste or save some pennies, many people are trying to be more economical with food these days.
And the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System is a really useful gadget that can help you to take advantage of supermarket bargains, store seasonal produce or even plan your weekly food more efficiently.
Read on to find out why this is a great addition to your kitchen, and find out how you could win a Foodsaver® of your own in my fab new giveaway!
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What is the FoodSaver®?
If you’ve ever thrown away spoiled food from your fridge, or discarded food that has got freezer burn, the FoodSaver® is definitely a gadget that you’re going to love.
When fresh food is exposed to the air, it allows bacteria to grow, and your food goes off. Freezing food is a convenient way of storing it for later use. But if you don’t wrap it properly, freezer burn can reduce the quality of the food. It’s still edible, it just doesn’t taste as good.
The FoodSaver® Compact Vacuum Sealing solution is designed to make it easy to vacuum seal a variety of foods. It’s quick and easy to use, and by removing the air from your food, it helps to keep it fresh for longer.
You simply have to pop your food in a bag or container and pick the right setting. The FoodSaver® will vacuum seal so you can enjoy the food for longer.
The machine is sleek and compact, so it will easily sit on your worktop or fit in a cupboard.
What are the Benefits of the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System?
The Foodsaver® Vacuum Sealing System can help you to save time, money and cut down on food waste in lots of ways.
Buy in Bulk
Buying in bulk allows you to take advantage of some great pricing, but you need to use up the food before it spoils. Vacuum sealing it will extend the life of the food beyond regular freezing.
Vacuum sealed cuts of meat can be stored for 2-3 years in the freezer, frozen sauces will keep for up to 2 years, and you can even use vacuum sealing to store coffee beans for a year in your pantry!
Meal prepping is a great way to get organised, especially if you’re trying to eat more healthily. With the FoodSaver®, you can prepare meals ahead of time and store them in the freezer or fridge until you need them.
It’s also ideal if you want to prepare a casserole or sauce for entertaining. Cutting down on last minute cooking will also help to cut down on stress!
Control Portion Sizes
Hands up if you’ve ever cooked a recipe that says it feeds 4-6, but somehow you only get 3 meals out of it?
With the Foodsaver, it’s easy to portion up your casserole or sauce and then vacuum seal each portion individually. It’s also much easier to store these portions in your freezer.
And if you have one portion of food leftover after dinner, vacuum sealing it before you pop it in the fridge will make it much tastier at lunchtime tomorrow.
Cut down Marinating Time
Vacuum sealing will help to get the flavours of your marinade right into the meat. So you’ll get the result of hours worth of marinading in just 20 minutes.
You could even vacuum seal steaks or pieces of chicken in a marinade and pop them in the freezer. Then you just need to defrost them ready for a great barbecue at any time.
Store Seasonal Produce
Seasonal eating lets you eat food at its very best, but it can get a bit monotonous in the middle of winter.
Vacuum sealing food allows you to enjoy seasonal produce for longer. You can store lettuce and berries in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or store harder vegetables like asparagus, peas and broccoli for up to 3 years in the freezer.
And vacuum sealing will allow you to freeze pheasant, grouse and other game for 2-3 years.
Grab Foodie Bargains
Everyone loves a bargain, and those yellow stickers can really help cut the cost of your supermarket shopping. But they’re only a bargain if you actually eat them.
Using the Foodsaver® to vacuum seal yellow stickered cuts of meat, poultry and fish is a great way to cut your grocery bill, and store the food for longer.
You’ll also be able to store those gorgeous goodies you picked up at the food festival. Hard cheeses can be stored for up to 8 months after vacuum sealing.
Make Camp Catering Easy
If you love going camping or hiking, then the FoodSaver® can make catering easy. Just seal up your stews, soups or even the ingredients for a cooked breakfast, and you can transport them without worrying about leakage.
Then you can reheat the food easily on-site by popping the bag in a pan of simmering water til the food is thoroughly hot throughout.
And you can even use the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System to seal small silver items to prevent them from tarnishing!
FoodSaver® Kits and Accessories
I received the FoodSaver® Compact Vacuum Sealing System, which costs £153.98. It comes with 10 bags, one roll and a handheld vacuum sealer accessory.
You can buy rolls of film and bags of various sizes to go with your FoodSaver®. There’s also a range of accessories including cannisters for storing fresh food, specially designed lunchboxes, and even a bottle stopper for sealing leftover wine. If such a thing actually exists…
The FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System is a great addition to any kitchen. At just over £150 it is an investment piece, but you will certainly recoup the cost of the kit by taking advantage of cheaper food prices and cutting down on food waste.
And one lucky SallyAkins.com reader will win a Compact Vacuum Sealing System, thanks to FoodSaver®!
For your chance to win this fabulous prize, simply log into the Rafflecopter below and answer the easy question. There are bonus social media entries you can use to boost your chances of being the lucky winner.
The giveaway will close at 11.59PM on Friday, 2nd November 2018 and is open to UK entrants aged 18+ only.
The FoodSaver® can be used to store all sorts of food – what would you use it for first?