New Kitchen Toys!

Discussion in 'Kitchen Appliances, Cookware, Gadgets & Cookbooks' started by Shermie, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Just got a vacuum food sealer and a multi cooker. Next on the list is a pressure cooker & a George Forman 360 grill! :wink:
     
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I can see you are rapidly falling into the same trap again... :D
     
  3. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.

    No. I'm stopping right after those 2 things. Well, I can't store meats in the freezer without vacuum sealing them. :wink:
     
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  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Oh. I store meat in the freezer in freezer bags (not vacuum sealed and don't seem to have probs. Either that or it goes in the freezer in the supermarket packet. Same with fish.
     
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  5. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Won't the meats & fish get freezer burn?

    That is why I bought the vacuum food sealer. To keep damaging air out of the vacuum seal bags & away from the food.
    Without it, food can still spoil in the freezer if kept there for long periods. :headshake::stop:
     
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  6. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Frost-free freezers are the ones considered to be the most damaging, because the chilled frigid air is CONSTANTLY BLOWN around the food by a small fan.

    Therefore, food must be tightly sealed to prevent freezer burn, browning and drying out. :wink:
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016
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  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I'm sure you are right but I have to say I've never had any problems... so far!
     
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  8. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    Great tool Shermie. I originally bought a vacuum sealer for sous vide cooking, but its main use now is for freezer bagging. it's great for freezing left over sauces/gravies - vac pak them, freeze then just pull them out and drop in a pan of boiling water when needed. Instant sauce for midweek steak/fish when you dont want to be bothered making one from scratch.
     
  9. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.


    Having a food vacuum sealer helps you cut down drastically on food waste and food spoilage. It is almost like your best friend in the kitchen!

    I often make spaghetti sauce, & when I do, I usually DOUBLE the batch so that I don't have to make more again.

    I accomplish this by putting half the batch into a vacuum seal bag, folding it over and freezing it. When the sauce is completely frozen, I vacuum seal it to keep out the damaging air. Bang, boom, done! :wink:
     
  10. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Cusinart Food Processor..jpg

    Forgot about THIS! But I'll get it sometime later. :wink:
     
  11. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Ziploc food vacuum sealer..jpg Presto Big Kitchen Kettle..jpg


    Here is the multi cooker & the vacuum food sealer that I just bought. :wink:
     
  12. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    And this. Presto 8-qt Pressure Cooker..jpg :wink:
     
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  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Its getting out of hand again @Shermie!
     
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  14. Cinisajoy

    Cinisajoy Senior Member

    Location:
    Texas
    You will like that multi-cooker. We use ours primarily for making bacon bits and bacon grease.
    Note: I am in Texas and bacon grease is used for frying and seasoning cast iron.
     
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  15. Shermie

    Shermie Senior Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.


    Nope, just those few things. :wink:
     
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