If you just recently bought a brand new vacuum sealer, I am pretty sure that you’d be very much excited to test it out right away in your kitchen, right? Then you’d be interested to know what you need to do so that you can have the optimum upkeep for your humble vacuum sealing machine.
Regardless if it is your first time to use a vacuum food sealer, you can always benefit from all these valuable tips and pieces of advice we are sharing below.
- Take caution when filling.
Everyone’s natural tendency is to overfill some of their vacuum sealing food bags. Maybe out of their excitement and keen interest to check things out, they’d do it on purpose. Rule of thumb here that you need to keep in mind every single time you are going to seal a food vacuum bag is to leave it with at least 3-5 inches of space of the bag/packet. This allows for proper sealing of the food bag.
- Veer away from your tendency to make use of your own bags.
As much as possible, use only the vacuum food sealing bags recommended by the machine itself or the brand that came with it. Some machines will provide you with a limited amount of it for you to use but after which you have consumed those, you will have to replenish it on your own.
- Label your vacuum-sealed bags with proper date.
There are vacuum-sealed food items that you will need to consume within 3-5 weeks time, some are shorter than that. In order to avoid having a wasted effort on this, make it sure that you label them properly as to when you vacuum sealed a particular food item. Apply this to those that are highly perishable.
- Make it a habit to clean up your vacuum sealer in between use.
Bits and pieces of food fragments can come in your way when sealing a food bag or packet, hindering the process and rendering the vacuum sealing lose. Therefore, quality-wise it is badly affected without you even realizing it.
- Ensure that frozen items are rock-solid frozen prior to vacuum sealing them.
In addition to this, you may improvise a filtration system just to make sure that no food particles would find their way into the machine as this may potentially render damage to it.
Due to their indispensable use not just for commercial purposes but even for domestic applications, the popularity of vacuum sealer for home use quickly escalated to astounding levels over the years. We can only say that making an investment with this piece of equipment for your home kitchen is a practical decision to make.
Due to the wide range of available models and make for vacuum sealing products for home use today, choosing what to buy can become a bit of a challenge and confusing to some. One of the best ways to follow when trying to choose a product of this kind is to look for an item that is completely compatible with any type of sealing bags such as glass containers, mason jars and many more.
Regardless if purchased a high-end product or a low model, it is of paramount importance that you know exactly how to maintain it well, how to care for it so it won’t get damaged. Proper maintenance is the primary key in ensuring that a piece of appliance in the kitchen will give you a long service life, that is what real value for your money is all about.