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Lakeside

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Food Saver?
« on: August 24, 2007, 08:52:41 AM »
Very early this morning I am flipping through the channels and come upon an Infomercial about the Food Saver.  Does anyone own one and does it help preserve fresh fruits and vegetables?

http://www.foodsaver.com/

The Infomercial shows how much longer you can freeze meat and fish, but I am not really interested in keeping meat frozen for many months. My freezer isn't that big anyway.  I am more interested in keeping fresh fruit and vegetables. Like when there is a sale on organic strawberries I tend to by more than I can eat in 4 or 5 days and after that they get a little mushy. If I buy a lot of grapes they tend to get a little fuzz on the stems in a few days - probably mold?
I am also interested if it keeps fresh meat longer in the refrigerator - not frozen. 

Offline 21st-century caveman

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Re: Food Saver?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 09:53:48 AM »
Yes, I'd be interested in that too, if it actually works.. like you're saying, Alec- mostly for fruit & veggie preservation.  I went to their web page.  Looks kind of like an offshoot of those vacuum clothes storage bags, that you suck the air out of with your vacuum cleaner.  Although, my experience with those bags is mixed, because it seems that some of them leak after a while, expanding to the original size.  Maybe smaller bags, like the ones the Food Saver uses, would be less likely to leak.  And I'm wondering how good the vacuum seal is on their cannisters.  Might be good to extend the life of salads, etc..
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Re: Food Saver?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 12:04:06 PM »
My father-in-law has one of those food saver things and he loves it.  He mostly uses it for meat though, I think.  Like he'll stock up on salmon when it went on sale and freeze most of it.

Personally, if I have fruit and it's starting to turn I either make a smoothie out of it, or I freeze it.  If you lay out all the strawberries or whatever on a cookie sheet and let them freeze, then put them in a baggie, they won't stick together.