Looking for Vacuum Food Sealers in 2019? Scroll down this page and follow the links. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above.
One of the best ways to preserve food is freezing. Freezing keeps the flavor and texture better than any other method available to home cooks. However, freezer burn, the dehydration of frozen foods causes a lot of waste. The best way to prevent it and make your frozen foods last longer and taste better, is to remove as much air as possible, and to use thick plastic containers. Vacuum food sealers, like the FoodSaver brand do this, and I've been using them for over 25 years.
Here are a variety of food sealers, at the best prices I could find. Scroll down this page for photos, descriptions, prices and ordering information. See this page for Canners (all types).
Everything can be shipped by a variety of methods, including overnight, if you have a canning emergency!
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This model foodsaver is entry level, works great, but it is less automatic that the following models.
This one is the least expensive of the Food Saver models that has all the advamced features, like automatic bag detection and sealing, which makes it faster and easier to seal. And yes, you can seal and freeze foods with liquids (just freeze the unsealed bag in the freezer overnight, THEN seal it!)
This is their low-priced version. Better suited toward re-usable storage, such as in the fridge, when you will be getting into the bag and resealing it. It's new
Ziploc Vacuum Pump & Bags, For Vacuum Storage To Keep Frozen Food Fresh Longer & Prevent Freezer Burn, Blake: I really like this one. I use it for shirt term storage in both the fridge and freezer. I put a half an avocado in 3 days ago, and the cut surface of the avocado is still bright green! I still like my FoodSaver better for long term freezer storage, but this is perfect for short term because the bags are reuseable and resealable!
UPDATE: It appears as this one has been discontinued!
Contrasted with the FoodSaver models is the Reynolds Handi-Vac which is very inexpensive. I haven't tested it yet, but it gets rave reviews. (Click on the box at left for more information, to read the reviews, or to order). It works with ordinary zip-loc type bags.
Various models with options,
(click links at left for current price or more information)
FoodSaver Quick Marinator Canister i
Canning jars delivered to your doorstep and guaranteed! Any size you need. , From quarts on the left, pints in the middle, to 8 ounce jars on the right. Click on the links below
8 oz canning jars shown below:
Quilted 4 oz jars below:
Canning & Preserving for Dummies by Karen Ward
This is THE book on canning! My grandmother used this book when I was a child. It tells you in simple instructions how to can almost anything; complete with recipes for jam, jellies, pickles, sauces, canning vegetables, meats, etc. If it can be canned, this book likely tells you how! Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)
by United States Dept. of AgricultureThis is guide fromthe USDA is a nicely bound and published versrion of the recipes dveeloped over the past 100 years, updated and lab tested.