Once you purchase a vacuum sealer, you will notice that your life have become much easier. You won’t have to waste the leftovers or not buying products and food on sale, because you don’t how to keep it fresh. Vacuum sealer will not only help you store food and products, but it can be very handy when you want to go with your family on a camping trip.
All you have to is to vacuum seal all the products that you plan to take with you and keep them somewhere cold, so that you can use them whenever you want without having to buy them again, but you have to make sure that they are appropriately sealed.
Using a vacuum sealer is a piece of cake; if you don’t know how to use it you can simply follow the tips below:
♦ Freeze your food
Before even purchasing a vacuum sealer, you have to keep in your mind that vacuum sealing your food doesn’t mean that it will protect it from spoiling. You need to keep it in the freezer if you want it to stay fresh.
♦ Vacuum sealer’s bags
When it comes to vacuum sealers you can’t use any bag and expect it to work, because it won’t. You have to make sure to purchase the bags that come with your vacuum sealer’s model. Otherwise any other type won’t work properly.
♦ Freeze the liquids
If you intend to vacuum seal a liquid in bag such as: sauces, soups…make sure to freeze it first. Since it sucks the air it might suck the liquid as well, which will definitely damage your machine.
♦ Leave some space
When you want to vacuum seal any products in a bag, do not overfill it. You have to leave some extra space; in case you don’t, once the machine start sealing it, it will blow up and damage your machine.
♦ Keep the bags smooth as it is
Try as much as you can to keep the bags smooth, because if they become wrinkled; it will enable the air to hide at them and your efforts will go in vain.
♦ Re-seal the bag
A wrong thought that wastes your time is that when you notice that your bag is not properly sealed; you try to open it and repeat the process or use another one, when you can simply reseal it again. Another helpful thing is that you can even though you used a bag, you can re-use it again without wasting your money.
♦ Sharp Items
Whenever you plan to vacuum seal an item with sharp edges like: Pasta and dry foods…make sure to wrap them first in a soft item, because it might ruin the bag with its sharp edges and let the air inside it without you even noticing.
♦ Desiccant packets
For the best results and in case there is tiny hole in the bag that you didn’t notice, you can add to your food a packet of oxygen absorber that will help removing the air from the bag.
♦ Clean your food vacuum sealer
Cleaning is the key to keep your machine working properly, especially if it is a food vacuum sealer. Vacuum sealing different kinds of foods everyday will definitely leave your machine dirty and if you don’t clean it; you can prepare yourself to buy a new one in a short period of time.
Cleaning any brand of food vacuum sealers is a very easy task that you can do in a matter of minutes. all you need to do is:
- Make sure to not use water.
- To clean any brand of food vacuum sealer, use a warm and soft damp cloth with some soap and rub it from the inside and outside.
- You might replace the soap by furnisher polish but make sure that it doesn’t contain any wax formula.
Ps: In case you want to go on a camping trip and you are worried that your gadgets (cell phones, compass, watch, documents…) might get wet. All you have to do is to vacuum seal them and stop worrying. As long as they are in their bags they will stay protected from water.