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I never knew how amazing a FoodSaver was until late last summer. You see, up until that point I was doing a pretty basic, time consuming method to try to remove the air from foods we were preserving by freezing. How did we do this? Simple. A drinking straw! Yes, a plain old drinking straw and lots of lung power. Someone taught me that trick years ago and I’d been using it, even to the point of getting a bit light headed at times from having to suck the air out of dozens of bags of produce to be frozen.
Then my mother-in-law read this post on how we were doing a”vacuum seal” with a drinking straw. The following week she surprised us by sending a FoodSaver vacuum sealer in the mail. I can’t believe we didn’t invest in one of these years ago!
A FoodSaver vacuum sealer is so quick and easy to use compared to the drinking straw method. Plus we never used the straw method with raw meat and would try to press the air out with our hands the best we could but it never worked that great. We have this model of the FoodSaver vacuum sealer and it works like a charm to vacuum seal our wild harvested deer meat after we butcher it. We’ve found that the foods we vacuum seal and freeze stay fresher longer and don’t get freezer burnt.
Another amazing thing that a FoodSaver vacuum sealer can do is dry package items in glass mason jars with this special attachment. We use this to vaccuum seal jars of dried homegrown fruit. We also used it to vacuum seal quart jars of peanut butter we portioned out after finding a deal on bulk peanut butter last fall. This attachment for the vacuum sealer can also make quick work of marinating meat since it helps the marinade penetrate the meat more quickly.
Here are a couple posts we shared last harvest season on produce we can now preserve by freezing with our vacuum sealer:
We love our FoodSaver vacuum sealer so much, we joined up with some fellow bloggers to bring you a giveaway for a FoodSaver PLUS some other goodies!
FoodSaver / Freezerlabel.Net Freezer Label Giveaway
A group of homesteading and preparing bloggers have come together to bring this giveaway to you… By entering you have the chance to win 1 of 3 prizes,,,
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2 – Second & Third Prizes are 120 Professionally Printed Freezer Labels from FreezerLables.Net for 2 winners.
Freezer Labels have been provided by Freezerlabel.net they are designed to be used in freezing environments and made to last, unlike other paper labels. Visit their website to find printable’s and other freezer labeling tools… Free Printable’s Here!
When Is The Giveaway?
Begins May 1st 12am EST
Ends May 8th 12am EST
Who Can Enter?
Anyone 18 years or older, and a resident of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent.
Giveaway Terms & Conditions
You can find the official Giveaway Terms and Conditions by clicking here!