Looking for Vacuum Food Sealers in 2023? 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. If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
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 which prevents freezer burn and degradation of flavor due to oxidation and,
use thick plastic containers and
Freeze as quickly as possible to minimize the formation of ice crystals (which ruptures cell walls and turns the food to mush)
Vacuum food sealers, like the FoodSaver brand greatly help in accomplishing this and enormously extend the storage life and quality of foods. I've been using them for over 40 years. And the good quality ones last for many years; I have a foodsaver that is 20 years old and still works great!
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!
For more information, and NO obligation to buy, just click on the links in the boxes on the left!
This model foodsaver is entry level, works great, but it is less automatic that the following models.
with Cutter for Food Savers, 10 Sealing Bags (FDA-Certified), With Up To 40 Consecutive Seals, Dry & Moist Modes, Compact Design (Silver)
I haven't tried this brand yet, but it gets a huge number of great reviews and seems to be an improved designed for great durability.
Various models with options,
(click links at left for current price or more information)
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!
FoodSaver Quick Marinator Canister. The vacuum means you can marinate in minutes rather than hours. It speeds up the absorption of the maridae by opening the pores of the food. You can marinate meats, vegetables, and fish, then vacuum package them into meal-sized portions and store in the freezer. It's BPA-free, odor- and stain-resistant material and also top-rack dishwasher-safe base; and the lid is hand wash only
This FoodSaver Canister Set includes .75 quart, 1.5 quart and 2.5 quart vacuum storage canisters that work with FoodSaver systems. The
canisters are BPA-free and dishwasher safe. These are a great re-usable way to keep food fresh in the pantry, fridge or freezer.
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
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 Agriculture
This book is a compendium of the USDA's research and tested recipes. It explains the scientific principles behind home canning , canning equipment, and the proper use of jars and lids. It is written by government folks, so it is pretty dry, but it is accurate. It includes recipes for fruit; tomatoes; vegetables; poultry, red meat, and seafood; fermented foods and vegetables; and jams and jellies and contains updates based on research in the last 20 years for canning safer and better quality food at home.
Above is the
most recent version of
the Ball Blue Book