We have mentioned that my new project is sealing product in mason jars using my food saver. Well as you know the food saver machines are oblong and big and a little noisy. Plus finding a space on the counter where you can leave it out to use all the time makes for a little hair pulling.
My counter space is limited, especially since I have my dehydrator, micro wave and an assortment of other things, plus I still have to have empty space for cooking. Well I found a compact one and ordered it. What a difference it’s quiet fits between my micro wave and dehydrator just perfectly. It takes a little getting use to, because it’s hand held and you really have to make sure the air sealer is just right over the cap on the mason jar, but a few tries later you can tell when its working by the sound it makes. If your short of space and can’t afford a big sealer, this one is $29.99, fits in it’s own case, comes with a plastic bowl and seal attachment for the bowl and a plastic bag with a little hole in the corner to freeze your product.
The bags I buy at the store, but you can also send for their brand of bags. The Handi-Vac bags I buy work just fine and they are cheaper. I saw this machine in Utah for $49.99, but found it on the internet at Sierra Trading Post for $29.99.
I have been complaining for awhile to my husband that I needed a set of new knives for the kitchen, well folks he bought me a set of Henckels stainless steel knives that are wonderful. They cut like butter. A good set of knives in the kitchen make the work a lot easier when you have arthritis so always keep a shape set around as we get older. I had a set of Cutco knives but the handle was hard to hold for long periods of chopping, but they are still good. Either ones are great.
So whatever your doing get the right equipment to do it with and it’s a lot easier and less tiring. As I get older, am always looking for short cuts anyplace I can find them. Good luck in trying new adventures.