We've all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent a little too much time in the fridge or freezer, but vacuum sealing your foods can keep them safe from freezer burn pretty much indefinitely, and dramatically extend their shelf life everywhere else.
It sounds like an expensive proposition, but today only, Woot's selling the well-reviewed FoodSaver Starter Kit for just $65 shipped, complete with everything you need to get started. Of course you can use this to store meats in the freezer for a long time, but it can also keep cheese from molding, lettuce from wilting, or cookies from going stale, just to name a few examples. Think about how much food you throw away, and you'll get a sense of just how quickly this purchase could pay for itself. We posted this a few weeks ago at $60, and it proved to be really popular, so here's another chance if you missed out. [FoodSaver Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit, $65]
Vacuum sealers have been around for a long time, but a new use for them has emerged in recent years: Sous-Vide. A good vacuum sealer is mission-critical equipment if you want to try your hand at my personal favorite method of cooking chicken and steaks, and the FoodSaver would fit the bill perfectly. If that sounds appealing, the excellent Anova Sous-Vide circulator is also on sale for $154 with code SPRING25.
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