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The FoodSaver® System and a Giveaway

Today I’m talking about my FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System and hosting a $100 Visa gift card giveaway which can help fund your purchase of one! photo of a The FoodSaver®photo collage showing how to vaccum seal an avocado half with the The FoodSaver®

I started using the FoodSaver® System last year. We initially purchased it for our sous vide cooking, but soon discovered so many more great uses.  The FoodSaver® brand gave me a free FoodSaver® V4865 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System to try out. You can learn more about the two Starter Kit models offered here. photo of vaccum sealed chicken breasts

I used to think the FoodSaver® System was mainly for freezing meat. And while we do use it to store frozen fish, chicken and steak longer and without freezer burn, my main uses are actually for my fridge and pantry items. photo of fruit, cheese, and avocado in vacuum sealed bags

I tend to buy in bulk at Costco or when there’s a good deal at the farmer’s market. Then I end up with way too much produce that we simply can’t finish in time. For example, I love having fresh berries with my daily yogurt, but berries never keep more than a week before they start molding. But by vacuum sealing them, I’m actually able to keep them in my fridge a lot longer, so I can buy the big basket of sweet berries without worrying that they’ll go to waste. photo of fruit being sealed into a bag

Sometimes, I’ll portion them out into smaller bags, just enough for a few days worth of yogurt or acai bowl toppings.

I also like storing granola, cereal and chips in the zipper bags. You can seal them, release, and then re-seal again. overhead photo of granola in a bag

Here’s a great chart provided on the FoodSaver® Brand’s website showing how much longer you can keep food fresh and preserve nutrients by using the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System. The FoodSaver® System keeps your food fresh up to 5x longer than ordinary storage methods, since ordinary storage methods trap air in with your food. FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealers remove and lock out air and moisture using specially designed bags and canisters to lock in nutrients and flavors while helping prevent freezer burn. FoodSaver® bags are also BPA free. The FoodSaver® info graphic

We hardly ever have to toss or waste food ever since getting our system. And of course, there’s the space saved! My drawers and shelves have so much more room when I vacuum seal my items.

photo of vacuum sealed fruits stored in a refridgerator

When we first bought our FoodSaver® System, I spent nearly an entire day going around vacuum sealing nearly everything edible in my kitchen. And after seeing how much room I saved, I was tempted to start sealing stuff in my upstairs closet…

You can also use it to seal jars, though I haven’t done that yet. I do plan on making some jams later this year, so I’ll try it out then. And my basil is currently thriving, so I plan on making some pesto soon and sealing it so that it keeps longer.

We actually also used it to seal our travel liquids for our Europe trip, which prevented the leaky ones from getting all over the rest of our things. If I could, I would have been tempted to bring the whole machine with me, so that I could pack more things in my suitcase!

You can learn more about the FoodSaver® System  on their website. They also have a really cool Live Fridge experiment running right now. Check it out to see the difference the FoodSaver® System can make in real time! You can also stay connected to the FoodSaver® Brand through Facebook| Pinterest| Instagram| YouTube

The FoodSaver® Brand is also running The #FoodSaverFridge Experience Live Contest

  • Winners receive a FoodSaver® System valued at $200
  • There are two separate ways fans may be entered into the #FoodSaverFridge contest.

1) Fans can upload an image to Instagram of their fridge organized with FoodSaver® Bags and containers, use the #FoodSaverFridge and tag the FoodSaver (@FoodSaver) Instagram handle to be entered via social.

2) Fans can also visit the FoodSaverFridge page livefridge.foodsaver.com and enter their email address.

Giveaway

I’m also hosting a $100 Visa gift card which can help fund your purchase towards The FoodSaver® System or its accessories. To enter the giveaway, please answer the following in the comment section:

How will you use the FoodSaver® System in your home?

 

Entry Instructions:

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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post with the hashtag #SweepstakesEntry

2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post or with the hashtag #SweepstakesEntry, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the [email protected] email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 9/24/2015 – 10/31/2015

Be sure to visit FoodSaver® Brand’s page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

 

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184 comments on “The FoodSaver® System and a Giveaway”

  1. I would love to make some freezer crockpot meals.

  2. #Sweepstakes Entry

    I would use it to save leftovers and meats.

  3. I like cooking but sometimes I don’t have time, so I think I could prepare meals in advance, and frothe them with the Foodsaver.
    For vegetables and fruits too, to keem them super fresh for smoothies !

  4. My tweet https://twitter.com/AurelieRed/status/659674740211191809

  5. This would be great to save money on groceries, having them last so much longer! 

  6. I would not use this, as I have no need for it.   I think that my mom would love it though, as she buys a lot of stuff in bulk and likes to freeze stuff.  

  7. I tweeted here:  https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/659735084338176000

  8. I’d be able to use this for my dog’s meals. She’s on a special diet now that she’s older in years.

  9. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/659808698009649152

  10. I would use it for veggie meal prep

  11. I know I would use this for holiday cooking. I like to make a huge double batch of cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving and freeze half for Christmas.

  12. We use our Food Saver to buy in bulk during sales. We save a lot of money and waste a lot less food. #SweepstakesEntry

  13. I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/659887815505784832

  14. i love it  for market fruit and vegs 

  15. i recently bought a foodsaver – i plan to catch meat on sale and stock up on it  #SweepstakesEntry 

  16. #SweepstakesEntry  i posted a tweet here:   

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/659952583428083712

  17. I’ll use it to preserve some of the fruits & veggies we harvest from our garden.

  18. tweeted – https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/660197566374539264

  19. I would use the  FoodSaver® System in my home daily to saving hundreds of dollars by resealing food, freezing leftovers and freezing summer vegetables from the garden just to name a few. 

  20. I’d love to use it on produce, especially avocados.

  21. tweet https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/660285980012867585

  22. I would use it to vacuum seal some meats.

  23. I would use it to make crockpot frozen meals 

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  24. My herb garden yields more than I can use at one time so this would be perfect

  25. I LOVE MY MEATS, UNFORCHANTLY, THEY GET FREEZER BURN IF THEY’RE IN THE FREEZER TOO LONG. SOUNDS LIKE FOODSAVER SYSTEM SOLVES THIS PROBLEM FOR ME!!! TOO COOL!

  26. Wow, I would have never guessed you could use bread with the Fodsaver System! It would be awesome to not have to throw away almost a full loaf every week!

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