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What are the benefits of vacuum sealing?

There are many benefits to vacuum sealing:

You save money:

  • because foods keep their freshness up to five times longer. And, Foods don't get freezer burn for several years because they don't come in contact with cold, dry air.
  • Foods last longer, so you throw less away.
  • You can buy lower-priced bulk quantities and re-package at home into smaller portions exactly the size you want.
  • Leftovers stay fresh in the freezer for several months.

You save time:

  • Make fewer trips to the grocery store because foods will last longer.
  • Cook several portions when you have time and vacuum seal single servings in a bag or right onto plates.
  • Marinate meat and fish in minutes instead of hours.


  • Enjoy your favorite foods all year, even when they are out of season.
  • Protect non-food items from corrosion and moisture-damage.
  • Create first aid and emergency kits in the home, car and boat.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts can vacuum seal supplies to keep them clean and dry.

What does removing the air do?

A FoodSaver® Food Preservation System is the best way to keep food fresh up to 5X longer** which, in turn, saves you up to $2700 a year* and reduces food waste. Once you experience the FoodSaver® System you will immediately understand its advantages. So what is it? It's a system that includes vacuum seal bags, vacuum zipper bags and containers designed to work together with vacuum sealers for optimal performance. The system removes air from bags and creates an air-tight seal to lock in freshness and protect food from spoiling.

FoodSaver® vacuum seal bags are proven to keep food fresh up to 5X longer**. When air is evacuated from the bag and sealed with an airtight seal using a FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer, food is protected from the deteriorating effects of oxygen.

Food preserved with an air-tight seals helps eliminate food waste. With the cost of food today [in 2016, ERS now predicts food-at-home (supermarket) prices to rise 1.5 to 2.5 percent - source:], the last thing anyone wants to do is waste it. But it happens. Each year, the average household tosses away pounds and pounds of meat, produce, and grains - the cost can really add up.

Can foods be defrosted while still in the FoodSaver® Bag?

Yes. But, you MUST defrost all vacuum packaged perishable foods in the refrigerator. Never leave any perishable foods at room temperature while they are still vacuum packaged. Vacuum packaged perishable foods must be refrigerated or frozen. The food inside the bag is not sterile.