Question: What methods of payment do you accept?
Answer: We accept major credit cards including Visa, Discover and Mastercard as well as PayPal.
Question: What do I do if I have problems with my order?
Answer: If you have problems with your order please contact us first thing. Then we can help you get your questions and concerns resolved quickly.
Question: Is your site secure?
Answer: Yes. You can shop at The Food Sealer Shop with confidence. The Food Sealer Shop is hosted on secure servers and the checkout process is encrypted for your protection. We have partnered with PayPal Website Payments Pro to accept credit cards safely and securely for our customers. The PayPal Website Payments Pro Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the electronic check and credit card processing networks.
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Question: What if I'm looking for an item that you don't currently carry?
Answer: Due to our ever expanding product line an item we carry may not yet be featured. If you can't find the item you are looking for please contact us with the product name and description and we will do what we can to help.
Question: How can I get in touch with you if I have a question?
Answer: Please see the Contact Us page for information on getting a hold of us.
Question: What exactly does a vacuum food sealer do?
Answer: Most vacuum food sealers allow you to take advantage of sale prices on foods, such as meat and poultry, and they let you freeze those meats and poultry as well home-grown fruits and vegetables or fish you've caught yourself.
Question: What type of food sealers are there?
Answer: Vacuum sealers are available in both large and small countertop models, handheld designs and compact models. Handheld models use batteries, however, so the suction and sealing strength typically isn't as strong. Some professional tests indicate foods sealed with handheld sealers or compact models are susceptible to freezer burn after a month, so for longer storage it is more realistic to use a heavier-duty countertop model.
Question: How does a food vacuum sealer work?
Answer: Vacuum sealers operate by suctioning the air out of a plastic bag and creating an air-tight seal to prevent moisture and air from creeping back in. This helps to minimize or eliminate freezer burn.
Question: How can I save money with a Food Sealer?
Answer: Vacuum Food Sealers can save food by keeping it fresh up to 5 times longer! In fact, you can save thousands of dollars a year on wasted food alone. For example: If you purchased $4846.00 at the super market or $2762.00 at a warehouse club a year, you could realize a potential savings of 43% or about $2084.00 a year*. Not to mention, think of the gas savings by not traveling so much to the grocery store all the time.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Consumer Expenditure Survey 2005.
Question: What are some benefits of owning a Vacuum Food Sealer?
Answer: Simply put, AIR! Air is the enemy of food, as well as collectibles and documents. The oxidation caused by air robs food of it’s fresh taste and causes collectibles to tarnish and documents to fall apart with age.
Question: I hear that vacuum food sealers can be used for other things, like what?
Answer: In addition to storing foods, here are some other tips for using a vacuum food sealer. Protect important documents. Store your outdoor adventure items to prevent them from getting wet. Store clothing that you would put into storage or if you want to keep them dry on a kayak trip.
Question: How effective are the handheld or compact vacuum sealers?
Answer: Handheld food sealers can't be used for every task. Some are inexpensive sealers and are good for items you only plan to seal once.
Some plastic bags can't be reused. Reusing plastic bags that have been used to store meat, fish, poultry or unwashed produce can lead to cross-contamination of food. Remove air before sealing. Save time by forcing as much as air as possible out of bags before sealing. Save money by cutting carefully. When using a countertop vacuum sealer, you can manually roll the bag cutter back a few inches before cutting, instead of allowing the machine to select the location of the cut. The more plastic you save, the fewer rolls you must buy.
If you’re not going to use any of your foods right away, dry them in your Food Dehydrator by slicing the foods into thin slices or pieces and place them on the drying trays, then you can use these those foods over the next few months without any loss of vitamins or nutrients. Herbs and spices generally dry overnight. Banana chips, fruit roll-ups and apple snacks dry in about a day. Beef or turkey jerky dries in about 1-2 days. Makes great healthy and natural snacks for kids too! Plus, the money you save making your own beef, turkey or fish jerky will pay for the machine over a short length of time. A food dehydrator makes a great gift for a camper, back packer, hunter, hiker, or fisherman.