11. 12. 2006
Tilia FoodSaver V2840 Advanced Design
Investing in a good vacuum sealer is a good idea if you are constantly throwing away excess or spoiled food. The basis of vacuum sealing technology is simple - leaving behind air in a food package or container can cause the oxygen present in the air to cause fats to develop "bad" flavors and even change the color of the food. Using a vacuum sealer, this air can be removed completely, resulting in an increase in the storage time of refrigerated, dried and frozen foods.
The Tilia FoodSaver V2840 Advanced Design does this faithfully. It has two vacuum speeds to seal the food and and an adjustable food setting that ensures a secure seal for dry or moist food. It's CrushFree Instant Seal feature can immediately stop the vacuum process when vacuum packaging delicate foods. Obviously, the appliance works only with FoodSaver accessories and FoodSaver bags that, fortunately, are not very expensive. There is even an instructional DVD to explain how to use this device. The only concern that I have is that it looks big and I am not sure whether I have sufficient space on my kitchen counter to host it. If I do though, I am sure I will have a good time showing it off to my guests given it's sleek appearance (a contrast to some similar, but less attractive vacuum sealers seen everywhere).
The Tilia food saver is available at Amazon for $134.85.