I bought myself a new toy this week with birthday money that my in-laws had given me months ago – I got a great deal on a Food Saver vacuum sealer that I couldn’t pass up. I’ve been debating the merits of these things for years now and finally made the decision to do it.
I don’t like the thought of all the plastic involved with this process, but the upside is that you are able to wash and reuse the bags as many times as you like. The fruit that I’d frozen just a couple of months ago was already badly freezer burned, so I’m hoping this will help prolong the freshness of my precious stores. My big plan is to get the jar sealer attachment, which allows you to seal things in Mason jars using regular canning lids. This will prevent bug infestations in the pantry, and I’m thinking I can just freeze loose berries, peas, beans, etc., in sealed jars instead of buying more bags.