Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Vacuum Pack

Considering how often I freeze food, it should come as no surprise that one of my most used kitchen gadget is a vacuum packing machine. I believe it was my friend Helena who first introduced me to it. I can't believe how much I rely on it.

The one I have sucks out the air as well as seals & uses regular freezer bags. Other than soups which I freeze in plastic containers, I use this to seal & bag just about everything else - vegetables, meat, mushrooms.

All these mushrooms which I collected last week, after cleaning & preparing, got sealed in individual packs that you see below. Because they are packed flat, they take up less space in the freezer & much easier to stack.


eunice said...

I have a similar vacuum pack that was given to me. Mine has boxes that you can suck the air out of and then put into freezer. Made a whole batch of bergedel and did just that!

Tsu Lin + + said...

Does it last longer? I am thinking of getting one too. What brand do you use, how much did it cost?

Tsu Lin + + said...

What I meant was, "does the food last longer?"

petite fleur said...

Eunice - So does it mean you don't use bags but boxes instead ?

Tsu Lin - When freezing, it's always best to keep it airtight to preserve the quality of the food which is why the vacuum pack is great. You can google for how long each type of food should be kept in the freezer. I've kept food longer that it should be with no significant decrease in quality. Mine's a Krups F380 Vacupack Plus

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