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Vacuum sealers and their bags are really expensive. Here is how to seal food without one. Not only do you save money by not buying a sealer, but this method pushes out all the air, which eliminates freezer burn, and lets you store frozen goods longer.
Total Time: 5 minutes
To freeze and vacuum seal foods, try this no cost vacuum sealer.
Get a large enough bowl of water that will fit what you want to freeze. Zip package partway closed, leaving a small opening. Push out air. Slip baggy into the bowl of water until the opening is just above the surface of water. Gently squeeze out remaining air. Zip close. Dry with towel, place in freezer. Wala, a protection from air for your hard earned food!
You can seal any plastic bag by placing a piece of aluminum foil over the end to be sealed and running a hot iron over the foil. Make sure you have foil on both sides of the plastic to be sealed so it doesn't stick to the ironing surface. No expensive sealing gadget required. By Lisa Trudeau
Don't spend $10, $20, or more on one of those fancy air evacuators. Instead, put your food to be stored into a Ziploc type baggy, zip it almost all the way closed, insert a straw in the small opening, suck out the air through a straw.