Posted on January 01 2019
If you are new to vacuum sealing or looking for new ways to use your vacuum seal products, you've come to the right spot.
What Are the Benefits of Vacuum Sealing?
There are amazing benefits to using your vacuum sealer, including preserving and protecting food for a substantially longer time. Take a look at the many benefits of vacuum sealing below.
1. Protect from Freezer Burn
Vacuum sealing foods protects them from freezer burn and dehydration. Freezer burn occurs when air comes into contact with water crystals around food. Vacuum sealing helps prevent this by keeping the air out of contact with the food. Freezer burn is not a danger to your health, however, it ruins the taste and texture of the food.
2. Fresher Food for Longer
The lack of air exposure allows for longer preservation and protection in the refrigerator or cabinet as well. Vacuum sealing preserves food by inhibiting the growth of mold, fungus, and bacteria. This is great when buying seasonal items and food that tends to spoil quickly like vegetables, lettuce and meats. It also works for nuts, pasta, crackers, another other pantry items that get soft/stale when exposed to oxygen and moisture in the air.
3. Year-Round Freshness
Another great use of vacuum sealing is to store seasonal items, like tomatoes or berries, for use during the winter time. This way you can have items all year round and they taste wonderfully fresh when out of season.
Check out our Extended Food Storage Chart to see how much longer your foods can last with vacuum sealing.
4. Increase Cabinet Space
Whether in the pantry or in the refrigerator and freezer, space for food can determine what's on hand. By vacuum sealing items and placing them stacked or together on the side, it saves room for more food items like cans and boxes.
5. Improve Taste, Marinating
Another great benefit of vacuum sealing is that it can be used to marinate and season food for added flavor. Add a marinade or seasoning to chicken, fish, or beef and then vacuum seal for a fast, amazing boost in your cooking experience.
6. Save Money on Bulk or family packs
There’s no question that buying food in family packs or bulk will give you a better value for your dollar. By vacuum sealing portions, you can save your family a lot of money throughout the year.
Also, did you know FoodVacBags® save you 60% or more over Foodsaver® brand vacuum seal bags, but works with all vacuum sealer machines?
7. Reduce Waste
Sometimes our intention to buy in bulk to save, ends up with food freezer burned or forgotten in the fridge. By vacuum sealing extra food and leftovers, not only will you save additional money, but you’ll reduce waste by being able to eat those foods! Plus, it reduces the waste of packaging from not having to buy more packaged store items.
8. No Chemical Preservation
You can buy fresh and then choose what spices and marinades (or plain) are put into your vacuum sealing. This eliminates unwanted chemicals and preservatives in foods.
9. Quick & Efficient
Having food ready to go by vacuum sealing it into healthy portions or ready-to-go leftover meals, saves you time (and money..and even your waistline).
Who Uses Vacuum Sealers?
So who really uses vacuum sealers on a regular basis? You'd be surprised that vacuum sealing isn't just for large families anymore.
Many vacuum seal users include:
- Single Living
- Homestead, Preppers
More Uses of Vacuum Sealers:
Vacuum sealing can also be used throughout your home for many different uses beyond food. Take a look at the many ways in which you can use a vacuum sealer in your everyday life! Check out "What Can I Vacuum Seal" >> and the "What Can I Vacuum Seal?" video.
Preserve Meats and Fish
- Pre-Cut Veggies
- Save Breads & Cookies
- Meal Prep
- Portion Control
- Bulk Buys
- Sous Vide Cooking
- Camping - Water Safe Gear, Trail Mix & Snacks
- Showcase, Display (commercial)
- Emergency Items
- Clothes - Save space, out of season
- Blankets, sheets, pillowcases
- Water Protection
- Preppers Pantry and Bugout Bags
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