A vacuum sealer is an important tool in the arsenal of any skilled chef – bbq, backyard, and even professional. They come in incredibly handy. With proper usage, a vacuum sealer will pay for itself within its first year.
Here are some of my favorite uses:
FoodSaver V2244 Review
When I originally set out to acquire a vacuum sealer, I aimed high and planned to purchase a higher end Foodsaver. Thankfully a friend stepped in and loaned me his higher end unit. Aside from having more buttons, it also had features like a bag roll storage compartment and a bag cutter. After a 2 weeks of using it, I realized all of these whizbang features pretty much sucked. I didn’t want to leave the unit on my countertop ALL the time, so the bag storage/cutting features were useless (actually more of an inconvenience for actually storing the unit)
I decided simpler is better and purchased the FoodSaver V2244. It has everything I need. Manual mode works best so you can control the vacuum level if needed (when sealing liquidy foods).
I’ve had my V2244 for 4 years now, according to Amazon. It still works great. I purchased it with 3 rolls of bag material as well as some assorted bags. I’ve since bought replacement rolls from ebay (they work just as well).
I also purchased a Foodsaver Quick Marinator. I really like this contraption as well. You put your meats in it along with the marinade. The lid seals and has a valve that you hook up to the V2244 (the hose comes with the V2244). Vacuuming the air from the container allows the marinate to go deeper into the meat without waiting hours and hours. Perfect for the procrastinator like me!