Food Vacuum Sealers: FoodSaver® V2240

FoodSaver V2240 - Food Vacuum Sealer

Food vacuum sealers will never go out of style. Take the FoodSaver V2240 for instance. Check out the new sleek black models, though, shown farther down this page.

Food vacuum sealers are an integral part of dehydrating food. When we remove the air from foods, it helps preserve it for long-term storage.

What Is the Difference Between
Chamber and Suction Sealers?

Chamber sealers have a chamber that the bag of food is placed into. The chamber is then sealed and all the air is removed from it, as in the FoodSaver model shown above.

Suction sealers have a pump that sucks all the air out of the bag of food. Both types of sealers work well, but chamber sealers are more expensive.

What are the Benefits of Vacuum Sealing Food?

Vacuum sealing food has many benefits. It helps to keep food fresh for a longer period of time. It also prevents freezer burn and keeps food from being damaged by humidity.

If you're going to be storing food for an extended period, vacuum sealing is a great way to keep it fresh.

While we have dehydrated our fruit, vegetables (and meats!), we store these items in plastic vacuum-sealer bags. We don't just seal the bags, we ALSO draw the air OUT of the bags.

Don't forget to add an oxygen absorber into the plastic vacuum-sealer bag prior to drawing out the air with the Food-Saver vacuum sealer.





IMPORTANT:
For proper vacuum-bag placement,

please click here for Part 2
to see lots more photos
and explanations.

The photos show you exactly where to place the open end
of the bag on the machine
for perfect seals every time!

IMPORTANT:
For proper
vacuum-bag placement,

please click here for Part 2
to see lots more photos
and explanations.

The photos show you exactly
where to place
the open end
of the bag on the machine
for
perfect seals every time!










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FoodSaver® V2244
A Newer Model Food Vacuum Sealer:

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According to their ad on Amazon:

  • It's their Number 1 vacuum sealing system that keeps food fresh up to 5x longer compared to ordinary storage methods. It's LED light indicators guide you through the vacuum sealing process. All you have to do is press the vacuum and seal button to remove the air that causes freezer burn and spoilage.
  • They claim it's a one-handed operation allowing you to easily lock the lid with a simple turn compared to other competitive units that require considerable force with 2 hands to close and lock the lid.
  • Seal wet and dry items: No need for multiple modes; The patented removable drip tray will catch any overflow liquid and is dishwasher safe, making this kitchen appliance easy to clean and maintain.
  • * As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. The price you pay doesn't increase.

    Do "This" Before You Do This...

    When we have dehydrated our foods, we let it condition, so remember to do the "conditioning" first!

    After conditioning, our next step is to place the foods into the quart-size or pint-size vacuum sealer bags.

    Add the 100cc oxygen absorber, and now we're ready to use the FoodSaver® machine to vacuum the air out of our bags.

    In order to preserve foods properly for long-term storage, it is very important to keep out these three elements: moisture, air, and light.

    Keep The 3 Enemies At Bay =
    Moisture, Air, and Light

    By dehydrating the food first, that takes care of the 'moisture' issue.

    Second, by vacuuming the bags, we achieve the 'air' removal.

    Finally, by storing our vacuum-sealed food in Mylar bags and then in bins, preferably in a dark area, that takes care of the 'light' issue.

    FoodSaver
    V2244


    FoodSaver
    V4840

    FoodSaver
    8 inch x 20 feet
    rolls, 6-pk


    FoodSaver
    8 inch x 20 feet
    rolls, 2-pk


    FoodSaver
    1-quart
    Food Storage
    Sealer bags


    FoodSaver
    pint size
    Food Storage
    Sealer bags


    * As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. The price you pay doesn't increase.

    Compact, Lightweight ~ Gets the Job Done!

    FoodSaver V2240 Open Wide

    We've been using our FoodSaver® for many years now, and it's never let us down.

    When not in use, I store it in one of those white plastic garbage can liners, to keep it clean—even though it's stored on a shelf in a cupboard!


    Short Video on Vacuum-Sealing Food


    Before storing your food vacuum sealer, make sure that you clean out the narrow oval-ended tray that sits down below the lower oval vacuum-chamber opening. We are mainly vacuum sealing "dry" ingredients, so most of the "stuff" you'll find in that tray are tiny pieces of dehydrated items you can just toss out, and give the tray a wipe over with a clean damp dish cloth.

    Obviously, if it's really dirty, wash it in warm soapy water, let it air dry, and replace back in the machine.

    I DO NOT clamp my handle down when it's in storage—there's absolutely no need to do that. It's very easy to use and you can vacuum either 'wet' or 'dry' foods. The machine automatically defaults to the 'dry' setting, which is handy for us because that's all we're vacuuming!

    IMPORTANT:
    For proper vacuum-bag placement,

    please click here for Part 2
    to see lots more photos
    and explanations.

    The photos show you exactly where to place the open end
    of the bag on the machine
    for perfect seals every time!

    IMPORTANT:
    For proper
    vacuum-bag placement,

    please click here for Part 2
    to see lots more photos
    and explanations.

    The photos show you exactly
    where to place
    the open end
    of the bag on the machine
    for
    perfect seals every time!


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