40 Ways to Use Your FoodSaver

We always have fun discussions on our Facebook page and love to get to know all of our readers better over there. We recently asked how people use their FoodSaver or other vacuum sealers and got a TON of great responses. We compiled them all here for a quick, easy-to-read list. If you have a FoodSaver, break it out and start using it for some of these things! If you don’t have one yet, you can check them out at the FoodSaver website.



40 Ways to Use Your FoodSaver

Using Foodsaver Bags

1. Seal cheese to last longer in the fridge

2. Vacuum seal treats to send overseas to military/missionary family members

3. Preserve leftovers for freezer meals

4. Buy bulk meats and split into single recipe portions in freezer bags

5. Store toiletries and sanitary supplies compacted

6. Vacuum seal ammunition

7. Vacuum seal photos to preserve them and keep dry in a disaster

8. Vacuum seal important documents for preservation

9. Seal jump drives in 72 hour kits

10. Seal chocolate for long term food storage

11. Create homemade ice packs

12. Reseal chip bags

13. Waterproofing matches

14. Freeze fruits and vegetables in bags

15. Seal any leftovers in the deli containers to last longer in the fridge

16. Seal partially used vegetables to avoid them going rotten before using

17. Seal grains and store in the freezer to extend shelf life

18. Recork bottles of wine

19. Seal bags of snacks/treats for road trips

20. Seal shredded zucchini to use in stews/breads/etc.

21. Trail mix packets for camping

22. Homemade emergency MRE’s

23. Seal cereal to extend shelf life

24. Seal spare clothes for 72 hour kits in large bags to conserve space

25. Seal spare bedding in large bags

26. Seal off-season clothes in large bags

27. Seal turkey leftovers for different meals after Thanksgiving

28. Freeze homemade soups, then vacuum seal them

29. Freeze bread loaves

Using the Foodsaver Jar Attachment

30. Seal bulk spices in jars

31. Seal salads in quart jars to make them last longer

32. Reseal foods from opened #10 cans into mason jars

33. Dehydrate fruits and seal them in jars

34. Seal nuts in jars

35. Seal seeds in jars

36. Seal chocolate chips in jars

37. Seal pet food in mason jars to keep it fresher

38. Store rice and beans sealed in jars

39. Seal crackers in jars

40. Meals in a jar!