With the arrival of airtight jars, canisters, and refrigerator, it seems like preserving food supplies has become really easy. However, if you have spent considerable time in the kitchen while preparing all sorts of foods using different ingredients, you would know how tricky sometimes it gets to make sure you are using fresh ingredients. For instance, it is quite common for your meats freezer burned within a week or so when you put them in the freezer to actually “keep them fresh.” Similarly, putting vegetables and fruits directly in the pantry seeps out their freshness. If you are bothered by all the spoilage, food waste, or quality compromise happening due to those seemingly minor issues, get a kitchen vacuum sealer.
Contrary to popular belief, vacuum sealers are not meant for chef-administered restaurant kitchens only. Any regular household kitchen can have them— thanks to the ergonomic footprint and lower price points of contemporary vacuum sealers. You can easily set up a vacuum sealer on one side of your kitchen counter without making it look claustrophobic. Vacuum sealed bag has a definite edge over the knot that you use to keep meat and other food bags airtight. The heat treatment of vacuum sealers makes sure the packet you have made airtight doesn’t leak or opens as long as you are not opening it yourself. Also, vacuum sealers don’t just put the heat seal on the package. First, they draw out all the air from inside the bag and then make the seal. In other words, you can get professional-grade packaging in your own kitchen by bringing a vacuum sealer home.
The regular use of a kitchen vacuum sealer also allows you to streamline your pantry and refrigerator’s space. When staples are packaged in plastic bags, they occupy must less space than when you put them in bowls, boxes, and baskets. Your refrigerator will be able to accommodate more stuff when all the vegetables, fruits, meats are sorted in airtight vacuum-sealed packets. If you are an active cooker who loves to try new recipes and cooking methods, you will find a vacuum sealer even more valuable. For instance, if you want to try Sous-Vide food preparation that you have watched on a TV show at home, the vacuuming of a top-quality kitchen sealer will come in helpful. Sous-Vide is a French slow-cooking process where the food is kept in an airtight glass jar or bag and immersed in hot water for many hours to get precise cooking and “doneness” results.