Food Vacuum Sealers:
FoodSaver® V2240

FoodSaver V2240 food vacuum sealing machine, closed, front

Food vacuum sealers will never go out of style. Take the FoodSaver V2240 for instance. Check out the new sleek black models (V2244) shown farther down this page. But I've been using mine (shown above) since 2010!

This hardworking vacuum appliance is an integral part of dehydrating food. To safely store our dehydrated food, we need to remove the air from the food vacuum sealer bag. This helps preserve its contents for long-term storage.


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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.

Using food vacuum sealers has many benefits. It helps to keep food fresh for a longer period.

  • Removes oxygen to prevent spoilage - Food lasts 3-5 times longer when vacuum-sealed
  • Locks in flavor, nutrients, and moisture
  • Creates an airtight seal to block moisture and pests
  • Saves space - Vacuum sealing removes air to reduce volume
  • Allows for organized, stackable storage - Customized bags fit storage containers such as plastic-lidded bins, and airtight buckets.

Protect from Humidity and Prevent Freezer Burn

When using your FoodSaver purely for leftovers, it prevents freezer burn and keeps food from being damaged by humidity.

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

When we have dehydrated our fruit, and 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 before 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:

According to their ad on Amazon:

The new shiny black FoodSaver® is Amazon's Number 1 food vacuum sealing system that keeps food fresh for up to 5x longer compared to ordinary storage methods.

Its 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.

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Do "This" Before You Do This...

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

After conditioning, our next step is to place the foods into 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.

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.
  • By vacuuming the bags, we achieve the 'air' removal.
  • 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 Food Vacuum Sealer Machines at Amazon

The FoodSaver machines remove air, one of the main causes of mold and food spoilage and create an airtight seal to lock in freshness.

FoodSaver V2244

Helps keep food fresh longer.

Comes complete with a starter kit that includes an 11" x 10' heat seal roll, (3) quart heat seal bags, (2) gallon heat seal bags, and an accessory hose, so you'll soon be on your way to keeping your food fresh, eliminating waste, and saving money.

FoodSaver 4800 Series

The 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System helps keep food fresh longer.

One FoodSaver 2-in-1 appliance does it all: automatic bag detection and vacuum sealing mean two quick and easy steps to seal and save, and the built-in handheld sealer eliminates the need for additional attachments when sealing zipper bags and containers.

FoodSaver 8" x 20' rolls, 6-pk

FoodSaver GameSaver 8" x 20' Vacuum Seal Long Roll with BPA-Free Multilayer Construction

  • Keep game and fish fresh up to 5x Longer with FoodSaver GameSaver 8-inch rolls.
  • Create custom-sized bags - simply cut a piece to your desired length, seal one end, fill, and then vacuum seal.
  • 8" x 20' rolls
  • BPA-free
  • Pack of six rolls

FoodSaver 1-quart Food Storage Sealer bags

  • Constructed of durable yet pliable material that creates an airtight barrier around foods, extending freshness and locking in flavors
  • Quickly and easily portion food from bulk shopping or when storing leftovers.
  • BPA-FREE MATERIAL: Safe for storing raw and cooked foods, it's also freezer, refrigerator, microwave, and boil-safe
  • 1-quart size precut bags, 44-count

FoodSaver pint-size Food Storage Sealer bags

  • Constructed of durable yet pliable material that creates an airtight barrier around foods, extending freshness and locking in flavors
  • Quickly and easily portion food from bulk shopping or when storing leftovers.
  • BPA-FREE MATERIAL: Safe for storing raw and cooked foods, it's also freezer, refrigerator, microwave, and boil-safe
  • 1-pint size precut bags, 28-count

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Compact, Lightweight ~ Gets the Job Done!

FoodSaver V2240 food vacuum sealing machine, open, front

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!

Clean Out the Narrow Oval-Ended Tray

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 wipe the tray over with a clean damp dish cloth.

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

I DO NOT clamp my handle down when it's in storage—there's 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!

REMINDER:

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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