You can seal anything with the larger counter top unit as was shown in the first video clip. But you must remember that anything that need refrigeration when you bring it home from the store, will still need refrigeration when you seal it in mason jars.
All the sealing in jars does is remove the air from inside the container, and prevent new air from getting in so your goods do stay fresher longer...... but always refrigerate !
This is absolutely fascinating! I had never heard of this before. I've avoided buying lettuce because it goes bad before I am ready to use it. Would this work with spring mix? I really enjoy spring mix, and can get a pound for a decent price, but I don't always eat it all right away.
After some feed back I realized I had attached the wrong video. I am so sorry. So this is the hand held and the method that I use. I got the unit for $4.00 at Walmart and it came with a few bags. Someone told me that Big Lots had them on for $3.00 so good luck if you want to have a go.
I just wanted to add, I don't have the big electric food saver. I did this with the little Ziplock hand held. I believe I paid $4.00 at Walmart and it came with a few bags to try. It has paid for it self in about three heads of lettuce.
Edited by: FAIRYANNE3 at: 9/22/2012 (01:13)
Watching salt intake also trying not to buy foods that have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.
No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.
If an item has more than 10 ingredients I put it on the Do Not Buy List as it is too processed.
The Hillbilly Housewife had a couple of links to Salad-in-a-Jar articles, one of which was that particular lady in the video -- but she didn't use a vacuum at that time (I think I would have remembered that), The dressing on the side in a little container is not a good idea for me -- it would be all over the inside of the bag by the time I got to wherever I was going.
The other lady's blog that HH linked to put all the salad ingredients (not just lettuce) in layers, and they had to be in a particular order. One layer was the salad dressing, and I think that may have gone on the bottom. Her salads were able to be kept in a refrigerator for a week, also. When she dumped out the salad into a bowl, everything was just about ready (very little mixing).
(I'm looking for work again, so when I saw the e-mail about new posts, I figured I'd take a break and look. I hope all is well.)
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