Problem Solving / Fishing Promise Fulfilled: the FoodSaver®

Disclosure: I was not asked to write a product review. I purchased the foodsaver with my own funds and came up with the idea of a product review on my own. I was not compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago I had a problem I’ve never had before. But it was a good problem.    You see, my son went fishing and unlike his other fishing trips, he actually caught something. Here’s proof. Wahoo_edited-1And so when he and his friends arrived home with a cooler full of wahoo, I was at a loss for words and at a loss for how to store it to lock in freshness. Because I knew,photo-182

as much as we like fish, we wouldn’t be finishing ten plus pounds in a couple of days.  So what would be the best way to freeze these keepers to maintain the nutritional value, flavor and overall quality? My first thought was a vacuum food sealer, but it didn’t make sense to spend $400 (or more) on a system to freeze such a small amount of fish, once. So I opted for a hand held system, the food saver®, I purchased for a mere fraction of the cost of a big unit, $19.99 to be exact.

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This hand held device comes with quart sized freezing bags that were a perfect size for my needs, freezing individual 3/4 – 1 pound portions of wahoo steak. This system is simple to use.  Fill quart zipper bags with fish. Place the nozzle of the Food Saver® over the designated circle on the bag. Turn it on. Most all of the air is removed and the fish was ready for the freezer in minutes.

photo-183_edited-1Have you ever used a vacuum food sealer before? What are your thoughts?

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