As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve always kept a pretty close eye on the family budget. A little bit of planning can save a lot of money over time and I always have my eyes out for new ways to save money. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I still sometimes find that food goes bad before it is eaten. So when I got the chance to test out the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System V3460, I was thrilled.
This handy little countertop appliance features an upright design to save space and comes with one 11”x10” FoodSaver roll, three Quart-sized FoodSaver bags and two Gallon-sized FoodSaver bags so that I could start packaging food right away. It’s designed to prevent freezer burn in frozen foods, maximize freshness and make portioning and sealing bulk foods quick and easy. I’ve always wanted to try a FoodSaver, mainly because I buy in bulk whenever possible, so the next time I went grocery shopping, I made sure to pick up a package of whole chicken to separate and seal with the device.
The nice thing about the FoodSaver Vacuum System is that it is so versatile. While I quickly and easily packaged the chicken for the freezer, I found a wealth of information about other ways I could use my FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System V3460 as well. I loved the idea of using the system to seal peeled ripe bananas in either the fridge or the freezer and I also liked the idea of packaging breakfast sandwiches so that they could be stored ready to heat in the fridge for busy mornings. I also appreciated tips about pre-freezing foods before sealing. By freezing fruits and vegetables on a tray before placing in a FoodSaver bag, for example, the produce stays separated and damage to delicate-skinned items is minimized. [Read more…]