Using Your Jar Sealer
Jam, flour, sugar, pasta - these foods can last a long time when properly stored. Most can be preserved using your FoodSaver® 2-In-1 Food Preservation System, and the FoodSaver® Jar Sealer, to create an airtight seal that keeps food fresh up to 5 times longer.
One of the best ways to preserve dry or powder ingredients is by using your jar sealer. In addition to dry goods, mason jars can be used for a variety of different foods, like salad in a jar and overnight breakfast parfaits made with fruits and grains.
Storing, Sealing and Savoring Your Jars
To begin, set out a series of clean, empty Mason jars on your counter. Using a permanent marker and piece of tape, label each jar with the contents of each. This allows for more efficient storage, while also giving you the ability to keep dry and wet ingredients separated when sealing.
Fill each jar with the ingredients of your choosing, but be sure to leave at least 1 inch of space at the top for a tight seal. Place the flat part of the lid on the jar and attach your FoodSaver® Regular Jar Sealer, which will create an airtight lock, preventing harmful particles from touching the foods you are sealing.
Foods Well-Suited for Jars
Fruits, vegetables and meats for long-term storage are best preserved in Vacuum Seal Bags and Rolls or Fresh Containers, as they are likely going to be placed in the fridge or freezer until used. Ingredients with naturally long shelf lives, however, are perfect for storing in jars. This method is great for dry ingredients that are used for baking, such as baking powder and soda, sugar, flour, brown sugar, cornstarch and graham cracker crumbs. There are many other dry goods that are ideally suited for jars, like pasta, beans, nuts, coffee grounds and cereal. Also, mementos can be saved in decorated mason jars and vacuum sealed for those special memories you want to last forever.