Vacuum packing is not new, but it is a wonderful tool to have in your kitchen. ~ A Product Review
For my family that means buying vegetables and fruits when they are in season. You get twice the bang for your buck by doing this. First you get the freshest of fruits and vegetables and because they are in season, the price usually reflects the abundance, by being much lower than when imported.
I prefer to go out and shop at my local farmer's markets, or when I visit my Sister's family, we make a trip out to the St. Jacob's Market, in St. Jacob's Ontario. This is a great place to visit for a day trip or if you live close by, to shop at! You know you are supporting local farmers and the Mennonite Community as well. (I digress!)
We try to buy our vegetables when the season is high. They are the freshest and tastiest vegetables that you could ever want. Picked at the perfect time and very cost effective, you just know you are getting nature's best. But, if you don't have a way to keep them, all that goodness is missed.
With our new Vacuum Sealer, we can purchase more of these vegetables and bring them home. My husband and I sit and clean, divide and package the goodness either the same day or the day after. Once they are all vacuum packed, they go into the freezer. Summer fresh goodness is ours even in the middle of winter.
We don't stop at the fruits and vegetables though. When we go to market, there are many farmers who make homemade sausages. Some farmers have, cattle, chickens, pigs and lambs. Yes we love our meats! There is a real pleasure involved in bringing home the freshest, grain fed, and antibiotic free meats. You know you are eating the finest quality foods available.
With our Vacuum Sealer, we separate our meats into family (for us it's two) sized portions. Some of the Roasts and chicken get treated with spices and then packaged.
Our Vacuum Sealer is getting a really good workout. We have a roll of freezer sleeves, that can be custom sized so there is no waste in the plastic. It is entirely up to you how small or how big you make your bags. The sealer seals both ends, one before you fill and one after you have filled the bag to your liking. Then you have the choice of just bagging it and sealing it, or bagging and vacuum sealing. Both are options.
This is the exact model that we have purchased and we are delighted with the ease in operation. We spend a day or so with the prepping, but once it's done, we can relax and just enjoy.
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