You may have asked yourself how to save money by vacuum sealing food. I bet you have seen the Zip Lock bag commercial where people are purchasing food, or even preparing food, and they throw some of it in the trash. We all work very hard for our money, and honestly, I don’t know anyone who wants their hard earned money to end up in the garbage. One of the best tools you can use to keep food from spoiling is to vacuum seal your food. Vacuum sealing gives your food a physical barrier so it less likely to get spoiled. Vacuum sealing can be used for items in the refrigerator as well as the freezer, you can even marinate meats more quickly if you use vacuum sealing.
What makes vacuum sealing a good way to preserve food
How is vacuum sealing so effective, it provides a barrier for between the freezer and your dinner. When used in the freezer your food is less likely to have any freezer burn because the bag provides a tight seal so ice crystals can not touch your food and form freezer burn. When you store some items in the refrigerator oxygen is often your enemy when it comes to food storage, again the vacuuming out of the air, and the tight seal of the plastic bag keeps your food from becoming spoiled too quickly. Finally if you want to marinate something quickly, you can do so quickly inside a vacuum bag because the air is pulled out, and the marinade seeps right into the meat making it so flavorful.
Types of vacuum sealing devices
There are a variety of vacuum sealing devices. The Tilia Food Saver is a favorite of mine, I have used mine for years. These may seem expensive right at first, but the you will be tossing out less because it will not be freezer burned. The Ziploc company has a wonderful hand pump for vacuum sealing. This may be a great way for you start to vacuum sealing. Starting out with a less expensive model may be the way to go for you to see if vacuum sealing is a good idea for you.
How vacuum sealing food will save you money
Finally we should talk about how using vacuum sealing will help your hard earned cash. If you purchase larger packs of meat at a warehouse store or even a family pack at the grocery store, you can repackage the meat into smaller bags. Often you will see up to an 15 percent difference in price of the meat when you purchase it in bulk. You can store fresh expensive fresh herbs this way so they will stay fresher longer. Vacuum sealing cheese is another great use for the vacuum sealing, as it helps keep mold away from your cheese.
As you can see you really can save money by using vacuum sealing as a way to preserve your food. There are many different models to choose from, you can choose a more expensive electric model such as the Tila Food Saver, or the less expensive hand pump model from Ziploc. Either way you choose to vacuum seal your food, you are bound to save money by preserving your food by using the vacuum sealing method.