I recently was given a FoodSaver and asked to try it out and give my feedback. You can read my story HERE and my experience is below.
I didn't do any prior research, I just wanted to experience the FoodSaver as most other consumers would. I was eager to give it a go!
I was excited to try this, the whole idea of vacuum sealing seems complicated, the instructions seemed too easy and to me, too easy seems likes something's missing. The box claims "as easy as 1-2-3", hmmmm.... too good to be true, is what I thought.
I read the the enclosed booklet, crossed my fingers and started to vacuum seal.
I had some meat I just bought on sale, I made 2 Chicken Pot Pies and I was all ready to rock 'n roll. I thought I'm just going to follow the simple instructions and see how it goes.
Don't forget to click on the picture to enlarge
if you're having trouble reading the text.
I didn't throw out the sticker, I just applied it to the bottom of the machine,
I like the top looking plain and pretty.
Ok, what else can I vacuum seal? I'm having fun... the instructions and the box are 100% right, it's as easy as 1-2-3 !
You really must click on the picture below, I crack myself up sometimes.
Ok, that was fun, but now something practical. A cell phone - woohoo!
I honestly think this is a fantastic idea.
Back to the food.
Someone told me that you should
freeze your meat before vacuum packing it, so that the FoodSaver doesn't suck the juice right out of your meat. Well, I had no issues vacuum sealing the RAW chicken & beef but I did freeze
some just to see what the difference was.
I decided to try to freeze a few as individual portions, because well....
I'm a pro now.
A super pro that is....
The FoodSaver worked perfectly when using both raw and frozen. Going forward I will just keep doing the raw meat, there wasn't a mess and why add the extra step of freezing the meat.
I did all this........
I didn't freeze this pot pie prior to vacuum sealing and none of the juices were sucked out - I love this !
Very small foot print on the kitchen counter.
The model I was sent came with:
I was really happy with the compact size, sleek casing and the flat control panel for easy cleaning, it's a slick looking appliance. The inside is smooth and easy to clean as well although I used it about 15 times and never needed to wipe anything - it's still spotless.
As I mentioned earlier, I used the sealer about 15 times, never once did I have an issue. It worked perfectly each time. If I can pass on one piece of advice - don't over think it. It was easy peasy and I can't wait to use it on a regular basis.
This is for you if you want to save money.
When on sale, buy your meat, fruit & veggies.
Do you buy large meat packages from the butcher? This is for YOU!
If you own a cottage or camp - this is a must!
If you like to fish or hunt - this is perfect.
Seal documents, first aid kits, matches, herbs, baked goods and more!
I I would highly recommend this to everyone, attractive, affordable, easy to use and SAVES YOU MONEY! Now I have to zip out and get some of the FoodSaver cannisters...... oh the possibilities!
If you have any questions regarding FoodSaver, let me know. if you own a FoodSaver, I would love to hear how you use it and what you've sealed and vacuumed sealed.
Stay tuned, I have a really neat FoodSaver Idea that I think you'll love - I'll post it within the next few days!
FoodSaver Canada - http://www.foodsavercanada.com/
FoodSaver USA - http://www.foodsaver.com
You can also go to either of the above sites, click 'change country' and visit their European website.
****UPDATE**** check out the DIY Ice Packs. Easy to make, we use them in lunches, on boo boos and everyone has their own colour, perfect!
Click HERE for details