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FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit
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- Starter kit includes; 11"x10" Heat Seal Roll, Quart Heat Seal Bags (3), Gallon Heat Seal Bags (2), Accessory Hose
- Compact size with manual operation,Patented, removable, dishwasher-safe, drip tray
- CrushFree Instant Seal helps protect delicate foods during sealing process
- Accessory port and hose vacuum seals canisters and marinates food in minutes
- 5-year Limited Warranty
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How To Seal in the Savings with the V2244 Vacuum Sealing System:
Top 4 Ways to Get the Most Out of your FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer
1. Preserving Bulk Foods!
Let your FoodSaver System take the guesswork out of smart shopping – buy in bulk and see all the savings by safely sealing and freezing meats, cheeses, vegetables, even soups and sauces. FoodSaver Bags and Rolls are designed to give you full control of your savings. Did we mention all FoodSaver bags/rolls are Sous Vide safe? Simmer away.
Preserving Bulk Foods
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Foodsaver vacuum sealing system keeps food fresh up to 5 times longer and allows you to save up to 2700 per year.
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Based on reviews (though mostly of other models), I was concerned about the quality and durability of the sealer, but this unit is well built and performs very consistently. No doubt in my mind that it wouldn't hold up to commercial use, but for family use - weekly and occasionally in-between - I'm confident it will last at least one or two years without problems. Certainly, vacuum pumps are never long-lived and will probably be the demise of the unit, but a unit with a serviceable, commercial grade vacuum pump would cost much, much more and would also require periodic maintenance. This unit is inexpensive enough to justify replacement should it fail.
When ordering we also purchased an assortment of rolls along with the two standard sized bags. I wish we had passed on the rolls - we haven't sealed anything yet that didn't easily fit into either the quart or gallon bags, but I suppose if you are sealing excessively long (and narrow) items like full racks of ribs the rolls would be helpful. The bags are far more convenient and not that much more expensive. Here's another trick - when you need an ice pack immediately or for food transport, just seal some cubes in a bag. For some reason, the ice seems to melt much more slowly in a vacuum bag, and you can even reuse it.
So, my advice is go ahead and try it. If you're not running a home meat packing business I'll bet it will be a good fit for any average family. Read the instructions - an hour of pre-freezing before sealing prevents the vacuum from sucking out juices and is essential when packing sauces and liquids. Doing this I have not even had to clean the sump tray even once. And besides quantity of use, I'm certain aspiration of contents into the vacuum pump is the primary reason the units fail.
I saw many reviews complaining about their FoodSaver not working well. Most of these were the more expensive models. This one is perfect! Now I can continue to buy in bulk and our food wont freezer burn. If you're cooking your meat first (like meatballs), make sure you refrigerate them before packing so the juice won't be pulled out. I do dap off any excess liquid - like on chicken before I seal because it does pull a lot of juice and can keep it from completely sealing. I wiped off the edges and re-sealed just above the first seal and it worked perfectly. Great save! I've used it about 5 times - make sure you let it cool for 20 seconds in between each sealing process - and it will work fine. I've had no problems with it.
You can cook your food in the bag, too! Low and slow is the way to go! Heat a pot of water to about 180 degrees, place the frozen food in the water and it will be ready in about 30 minutes. I cooked a 4 oz. piece of frozen salmon and it was delicious! Moist and flaky and I didn't have to use the oven! Let the food rest for about 5 minutes before opening the bag.
I did not have problem "a". Mine is still chugging along. Of the many many seals I have made, maybe one or two were not perfect (my fault, though), and once or twice it didn't want to vacuum correctly. Overall, my FoodSaver has worked for a year as well as I could hope.
How much do I use it? Usually, when I do use it, I seal between 3 and 6 bags in a row. I use it maybe once every two weeks, but then I might also go for a month and not use it. For some people, that might seem like not enough to justify the purchase, but I don't feel like I have problem "b" either - after a year, my FoodSaver is taking up one of my most easily-accessible shelves in the kitchen and I am stocked on bags because I do very much "need it when I need it". I use it for all kinds of things. I like buying meat and veggies at a warehouse-type store and then portioning them out and sealing them. When I read a recipe that says "sweet red pepper", I don't have to imagine myself spending $2 on one - I already have it chopped in strips and ready to go in the freezer, for much less, even if you take the price of the bag into account, which of course you should. I also love to make my own chicken broth - so much better than store-bought! I freeze it in 2-cup or 1-cup portions in plastic containers, then move it to FoodSaver bags and seal - I could leave it in the container, but then it would get frostbitten and take up a lot more room in the freezer.
Basically, I like having it because I have specific things I use it for - things that are consistently present in my life, even if they are not daily. I feel like it helps me save money and food and to organize my freezer. Before you buy one, really think about whether you will use it. Whether you are OK with taking the time to put something in the freezer for 30 mins before you actually apply vacuum to it because you can't seal something that's wet. It will be a great tool for some, dust collector for others.
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