Foodsaver vacuum pack machine
Unfortunately the Foodsaver is a genuine “as seen on TV” range of products which generally doesn’t bode well for a quality item, at least over here in the UK (cue vision of Chuck Norris extolling the virtues of an ab-workout machine…) Having said that though this does look quite cool.
Why vaccum pack your food? For one, it lasts longer in the freezer. The second and possibly less obvious reason is that when you dig out a vacuum packed item from the bottom of the freezer it tends to be recognisable. If you’ve ever stared helplessy at 3 month old freezer bag that’s covered in frosty condensation and played the “guess the contents” game then you’ll know what I mean.
The foodsavers are small (counter top sized) devices, come in a range of budgets from just under $100 to about $300 and use their own special bag which I guess is how they get you in the long run.
You can get them from Amazon and no doubt other online stores.