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An update, Using a FoodSaver to Extend the Shelf Life of Food

Well, It’s been some time since we have written about the FoodSaver. I have had a lot of fun with mine and all the things you can seal. My goodness I think of all the food I could have saved if I had been in to food storage sooner. I can think back to when my grandma was canning and storing items for winter and never really thought about it being food storage.

FoodSavers are really handy for extending the shelf life of crackers, noodles of all kinds, candy, spices, cereals, dried fruit and vegetables, plus matches, medical items sterile, cotton balls, Q tips, toothbrushes (new), razors, medicine, storing oxygen absorbers and all kinds of others things you will need.…

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Using a FoodSaver Jar Sealer

Recently we were at a garage sale and bought a FoodSaver for ten dollars.  It worked fine, but my wife wasn’t to excited about it because of the cost of the bags.  Well the other day she got the attachments for it to vacuum seal mason jars.  It was like a kid with a new toy at Christmas.  She and a friend played with it most of the day.

It is simple to use.  You fill up a jar with the product you intend to store, put a canning lid on top of the jar.  You then put the FoodSaver jar sealer on top of the jar and activate it. …

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Some tips on how to save food with your FoodSaver

Occasional we taste test various freeze dried and dehydrated  foods.  Since many of them come in #10 cans and there are only two of us, we end up with left overs.  If you leave them in the can with a plastic lid in place they will last for several months.  But some things we may want to keep longer, so my wife has been experimenting with different ways of preserving the left overs.

One of the things that she has been doing is to assemble them into meals in a jar.  These can be given to others to try or just use when you want a quick meal.  …

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Using the New MealSaver for Vacuum Sealing Mason Jars

My wife collects FoodSavers. Not really, she only has three of them and she uses them all the time.  She vacuums seals all kinds of foods and spices in mason jars.  This is the second video she has made on them.  It shows a smaller less expensive version of the FoodSaver that is designed to seal jars and some plastic bags called a Mealsaver.  My wife likes it for sealing jars, because it takes less room on her counter.  The following is a video she made showing how to use it and a trick she learned for sealing fine powders like spices.…

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See my Wife’s FoodSaver Demo

Learn about using the FoodSaver

For the past week or so, I have been scared to walk into the kitchen.  Everything that goes in there gets canned, dried or vacuum sealed.  My wife has been very busy preserving food.  Because of the drought and every indication that there will be a big increase in food prices, she has stored more than normal.

One of her favorite things is to use the FoodSaver to vacuum seal mason jars.  It is a great way to preserve things like spices; she even stores crackers and all types of dried foods in the jars.  The lids can be popped off and reused. …

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More on the FoodSaver

FoodSaver Mealsaver Compact Vacuum-Sealing System $29.95 Retail $49.99 Save 40%

A few weeks ago, I was telling you about the new project I was doing, vacuum sealing product in mason jars using a FoodSaver. See my post at http://bit.ly/KFa9eN

On our recent trip, I discovered a new FoodSaver that is compact and affordable called the FoodSaver Mealsaver Compact Vacuum-Sealing System.  The normal cost of Food Savers is around $150.00 up to $250.00.  Well this one is a hand held compact one and it’s only $21.00 to $29.00 dollars on the internet.  The one I saw was $49.95 in a retail store.  None of the ones that I have seen have had the caps for the jars; you have to buy those separate; however, they come with the vacuum hose.  …

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