Whether you’re buying in bulk, or simply trying to preserve a big leftover dinner, food packaging machines can save you a lot of money. Freezing prolongs the life of a variety of food products, including poultry, like chicken, fish, and beef.
When it comes to fruit, meat, or vegetables, as soon as the original packaging seal is broken, it is exposed to new air. Even putting your food items in the fridge only prolongs the inevitable rate of decay. You might think that placing poultry in the freezer guarantees that it will remain preserved for a very long time, and you’d be right. However, poultry that is vacuum-packed and sealed with a food vacuum sealer will last longer and suffer little to no freeze burns while it’s in storage.
Here are some reasons why you should use a food packaging machine to preserve your products:
- Sucking the air out of the bag reduces the space it will consume in your freezer or refrigerator much better than a standard zipper bags or Tupperware
- If you’re living in an area of the world where there are harsh cold weather conditions, you can store food for the entire winter, limiting your need to go out and risk certain environmental hazards
- If you experience hot summer weather conditions, your food supply, especially your vegetables and fruits can remain fresh far longer
- It can help reduce the risk of food like cheese or bread becoming moldy too quickly
Some food vacuum sealers have a cutter that you can slide across the sealed package after all the air has been sucked out of the plastic bag. This is a lot more convenient than using scissors to separate the sealed package from the machine, which could cause the seal to accidently break.
In a variety of freshness tests, vacuum sealing worked better than conventional zipper bags on cheese based items such as cream cheese, cheese slices, etc.
Vacuum packed bags are also great to reheat food. You don’t need to take the food out first. You can simply reheat it by dropping the bag in boiling water.
Food vacuum sealers also come as a smaller hand held device, which can be quite handy if you have limited counter space in your kitchen to place a conventional sized vacuum packaging machine. However, the hand-held sealer only works for smaller items such as soup, leftovers, and perhaps, one or two slices of poultry. You can also use it to vacuum pack items like flour, baking powder, rice, or sugar and it will remain preserved from the damages of humidity without becoming dry.
Whether you’re storing food for a big event, saving leftovers after the holidays, or you simply want to save in bulk in preparation for the worst, there’s no greater feeling than knowing that your food packaging machine can help you save money by preserving food over an extended period of time.