Food Saver – Just in time for the holidays

Food Saver

First, I want to let you know that I have not forgotten about the Amazon Echo. That review will come before the end of the year. It’s an interesting gizmo and deserves a little more time. But first, I want to do a quick review on my latest purchase.

Food Saver V2244

Now that we are into the holiday season, there will be lots (seriously LOTS) of food. And that means lots of leftovers too. Why not freeze those leftovers to cheer you up on a January or February dreary day? The Food Saver will help you do so.

I have been tempted for years to get a gizmo that would vacuum seal leftover foods. We do a pretty good job of using our leftovers. But this would be even better. Plus, it would help when we make those trips to Costco and need to separate large meat purchases for the freezer. In the past, the price always held me back.

A few weeks ago, Amazon sent me an offer for a great price. In fact, it was almost half. I jumped on it. During the two days it was shipping, I kept wondering if it was a worthwhile purchase or simply an impulse buy.

Since it arrived, I have used it on a number of things. I’m happy to report that it was a good buy! The price today is not quite as low as it was when I ordered, but is still on sale.

I have sealed dried fruit, leftovers, pork rinds (my version of paleo chips) in their original bag, fresh meats for freezing and more. I have not yet tried liquids. The instructions recommend that you freeze the liquids in a solid container first then transfer it to a bag for vacuuming and sealing for the long term. Otherwise, the Food Saver would try to vacuum out the liquid – not what you want.

Now that I have this gizmo, I can think of other uses it might have. For example, I highly recommend one of these on your sailboat. I don’t have a sailboat. But I have been on a sailing trip. It was outstanding! If I ever go again, I will bring my Food Saver so I can seal up my phone before taking it on the dinghy. Well, that’s another story for another time. Let’s just say that you could use this to keep things dry in transit.

Happy holidays and happy leftover saving!

The Good

  • It is relatively small. I won’t mind keeping it on my counter to make it handy.
  • It is very easy and quick to use.
  • The bags can be reused (assuming you make them big enough for resealing.)
  • You can use it on some bags that your food comes in. Potato chips would be a good example.

The Bad

While it is small, it does take up a little room. If you have to pull it out of a drawer or cabinet each time, that would make it a little less convenient. If you use it enough, it will save enough money that you probably won’t mind.

Review

This one falls into the win category.

Chest

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