I recently learned how to vacuum seal the food without using a vacuum sealer. The trick is to submerge the bag in a bowl of water and then sealing it up. The pressure of the water will push out the air and mold the bag around the food. This method requires less huffing and puffing, but you’ll need to dry the bag thoroughly before putting it in the freezer.
While not as perfect as an actual vacuum sealer, reducing the amount of air in your freezer bags with either of these methods will help slow down freezer burn and keep foods at their best while in their frozen state.
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