Vacuum Sealers: FoodSaver® V2240

FoodSaver V2240. One of the oldies, but goodies, food vacuum sealers! Check out the new sleek black models below.

FoodSaver V2240

My first introduction to food vacuum sealers were from TV ads touting the use of their FoodSaver® gadget to save on throwing out leftovers!

It's a great idea, and we use our FoodSaver® for storing our dehydrated foods.

The photo is of my food vacuum sealer.

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Newer Vacuum Sealers:
FoodSaver® V2244

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IMPORTANT:
For proper vacuum-bag placement,
please click here
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
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!




Easy Food Dehydrating & Safe Food Storage

Do "This" Before You Do This ...

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 bags.

Add the 100cc oxy-pack, and now we're ready to use the FoodSaver® machine which vacuums 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

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
8 inch x 20 feet
rolls, 2-pk


FoodSaver
8 inch x 20 feet
rolls, 6-pk


FoodSaver
1-quart
Food Storage
Sealer bags


FoodSaver
pint size
Food Storage
Sealer bags




FoodSaver V2240 Open Wide

Compact, Lightweight:
Does the Job Well

Compact, Lightweight:
Does the Job Well

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

Short Video on
Vacuum-Sealing Food




Before storing it away, 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 that 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 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!

Reminder:
For proper vacuum-bag placement,

please click here
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!

Reminder:
For proper
vacuum-bag placement,

please click here
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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