Originally Posted by sjohnson
An industrial strength vacuum sealer is high on my list of wants. My butcher uses one to seal meats, and frozen meat from 4 years ago is as fresh tasting as this year's. It's amazing what keeping air from food does to keep it wholesome.
Do yourself a favor and get one! You can spend about $150 on one from the "designer" home and hearth stores.
We got one of the Foodsaver brands for Christmas and I must admit, it has already paid for itself! We invested in every size and shape hard container of theirs and use it frequently.
Kept a *thawed* turkey dinner fresh for over 3 weeks in the fridge (wow!!!) before we opened it and it was as fresh as if it was just cooked.
Everyone should have one and an ample supply of the plastic bagging rolls. You can make waterproof packages of just about anything - including a vacuum sealed pistol in that "special place" - and it will be air and water tight!