There are a lot of good reasons to vacuum pack food – it makes it last longer, taste better, and reduces bulk for storage. But you might think you need a vacuum to do it – a machine that removes the air and seals the package. Oh, and then the fact that those machines require expensive proprietary rolls of film to make them work. Turns out there’s a really low-tech and effective way to do it – genius, really – and all you need is a sink or bowl full of water and the sort of zipper sealing bag you can find at every grocery store. Watch the video and share our amazement – brilliant tip, isn’t it?
What would you vacuum pack? Here are some common uses:
- fresh and marinated meat
- single-serve snacks
- medications/medical products
- metals that tarnish