FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System Giveaway

Sleek simplicity describes the FoodSaver V3880 Fully Automatic Vacuum Sealing System (MSRP:  $179)

The FoodSaver® system keeps food fresh five times longer and prevents freezer burn.

It saves money because you can buy in bulk or when your favorite items go on sale and vacuum seal them, rather than having them go to waste.

 

Features:

 Fully automatic operation makes this model easy to operate

Two vacuum speeds (normal and gentle) and two food settings (moist and dry), take the guesswork out of food preservation

Fully automatic operation auto detects FoodSaver® bag and starts vacuum sealing

Air-tight heat seal removes air from specially designed bags. 2 vacuum speeds automatically adjust based on food type. Pulse Vac feature allows complete manual control of air removal

2 seal levels that auto detect moist or dry food

Accessory mode for containers and canisters seals any FoodSaver® container air-tight

Helps with meal preparation – the Marinate Mode allows you to take an entire day out of the cooking process

With the touch of a button, and the FoodSaver® Marinator (sold separately), you can infuse meats, poultry, fish and vegetables with flavor in minutes rather than overnight

Patented removable drip trip catches overflow liquids and is dishwasher safe

Conveniently stores the rolls and built in cutter to create custom-sized bags

Starter kit includes: 1 – 11 inch x 18 feet heat seal roll and 12 – quart-sized heat seal bags

 Meat, poultry, or fish are probably the first items that come to mind, but you can vacuum seal just about anything.

Food and recipes you can seal that you may not have thought about include:

Bread, rolls, and English Muffins

Raisin Bread for Raisin Lovers

Honey Dinner Rolls

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

Seal berries when they’re in season – blueberries, strawberries, and cherries are especially great. Use them later to make cakes, muffins, or bars with

Blueberry Yogurt Cake with Lemon Vanilla Glaze

Blueberry Muffins with Raspberry Jam Swirls

Chocolate Chip and Cherry Blondies

Seal Fruit – Use it in recipes, baking, or for smoothies

Caramel Apple Bars (GF with Vegan adaptation)

Blueberry Banana Recovery Smoothie (vegan, GF)

Seal fresh herbs, like parsley, thyme, oregano or rosemary to use in your favorite dishes

Rosemary Chipotle Roasted Almonds (vegan, GF)

Lemon Rosemary Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables (vegan, GF)

Seal vegetables of any kind

Caribbean Citrus Roasted Sweet Potatoes (vegan, GF)

Baked Parsnip Fries with Creamy Balsamic Reduction Dip (vegan, GF)

Roasted Cinnamon-Ginger Delicata Squash (vegan, GF)

Lemon Rosemary Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables (vegan, GF)

Seal Fish and Seafood

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice

Pan Seared  Caribbean Citrus Mahi Mahi with Brown Rice Noodles

Orange Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Mustard Dill Cucumber and Orange Champagne Relish

Seal Sauces and Soups

Peanut Sauce

Creamy Tomato Soup (vegan, gluten-free)

Sweet Potato Red Pepper and Coconut Milk Soup (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, microwave-friendly)

Holiday cookies in advance of cookie exchanges or extra cookies of any kind

Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Sugar Sprinkles Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies

Seal extra baking supplies -dried fruit, raisins chocolate chips, baking chips, marshmallows, toffee bits

Extra Brownies and Bars

Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Bars

Magic Eight Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars {Starbucks Copycat Recipe}

Seal Healthy Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF)

Snickerdoodle Cookie Granola Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF)

Sunflower Seed Butter Granola Bars with Chocolate Drizzle (no-bake, vegan, GF)

There’s very little you can’t seal, really.

Using Rafflecopter, enter to win a the FoodSaver V3880 Fully Automatic Vacuum Sealing System by making sure to leave a blog comment below in response to the first question.

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174 Responses to “FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System Giveaway”

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    Anne W. — January 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I would seal chicken breast and other things like bacon that I put in the freezer. The food photos are so beautiful; love the photography!

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    Karen B — January 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    After having a big family for so long – now it is just my husband and me. I think that the sealer would be great to freeze half of the meals I make since I still cook for a big family

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    AlohaGrama — January 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I would seal EVERYTHING from food to camping supplies to items for the beach. Making individual sized packs keeps the sand out and you only use what you need.

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    Kristen — January 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I have wanted one of these for a while. Since I just cook for one, it would be nice to seal fresh food to freeze or keep longer. It would definitely be nice to freeze individual chicken breasts…that way I can save money by buying in bulk.

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    Jaymie — January 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    My daughter is 15 months old, and I still make her all homemade food. I would love to use this machine to help preserve the batches of food I freeze for her. Also, to save money we try to buy a lot in bulk and this will definitely help us to keep providing the best food possible for our little one without having to worry about spoilage!
    Her favorite meals are:
    -vegetable risotto (orzo, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, peas, butternut squash, cheddar cheese)
    -lentils (red lentils, onions, carrots, peas, quinoa)
    -green sauce with quinoa (spinach, broccoli, peas, leeks)
    -whole wheat banana pancakes
    -steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon and apples
    -slow cooked lamb or beef casserole

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — January 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I’d vacuum seal cheese. We get fresh cheese from our CSA, but I don’t use it quickly enough and it tends to go bad.

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    Chef Amber Shea — January 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Oh hell yes! Nuts and seeds, nuts and seeds, nuts and seeds. There’s nothing I hate more than rancid nuts and seeds, and I HAVE to buy in bulk to save money, so this would be a perfect solution.

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    julie — January 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I would cook ahead and package meals for the freezer and also buy in bulk and repackage. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    Hannah — January 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I can’t tell you how long I’ve had one of these machines in my wishlist! As a notorious preserver and pack-rack, I’d of course love it to save all of my farmer’s market treasures longer and create better homemade frozen meals. However, even more so, I want to play around with using the vacuum feature to quickly infuse tofu, fruits, and veggies with various aromatics. The potential for pastry applications is what really draws me in!

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    Katie — January 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I want this SO BADLY!!! I have wanted one for years. My garden bounty gets frozen every year, and I always end up throwing some of it away because of freezer burn after a few months. This would solve that problem.

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    Kaitlin B — January 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    My grandparents recently gave us their chest freezer that they don’t use anymore. This would be great to freeze meat and other groceries that can be bought in bulk to help save money!

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — January 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I know I just wrote a post on how to vacuum seal without one of these machines, but I would still like to win one :) Would definitely help with all of my Modernist experiments ;)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — January 25th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      I know, what are the odds! I read that post and knew I had this giveaway pending!

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    Irina @ Chocolatea Time — January 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Oh my goodness I’ll seal food and freeze it (basically desserts, pasta, veggies, etc.)

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    Laura — January 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I always end up with freezer burned leftovers, so I’d love to win this to end that!

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    Marcia — January 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I would love to go on a cooking frenzy and have a lot of freezer meals and home made breads in my freezer!

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    Marsha — January 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    As someone who lives alone, this would be very useful for storing and freezing meal portions. Recipes always make too much for one person to eat in a week, but (well frozen) extra would make a great meal on a busy day.

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    A.Haulcy — January 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I would use mine to freeze more fruits and vegetables because I really want to start a healthier life for my family.

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    Priyanka — January 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I would love to use this when we buy fresh herbs! We never use them up quickly enough!

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    Leslie — January 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    My husband and I are “empty nesters.” After making dinner, there are often leftovers. It would be nice to pack them away in the freezer for later.

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    Dani H — January 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I live alone and would love to buy family-size packages of chicken, etc. to then seal in individual portions.

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    Liliane — January 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I’m an avid fan of our local farmers market. Would love this to freeze some of the fruit I get.

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    Angela — January 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    This would be great for freezing larger batches of food for the family and save time during the week on cooking healthier meals.

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    Michelle — January 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I would use it for sealing individual meals to make mealtime easy and healthy for my father in law. I would also use it for canning dry products (food saver has an attachment for mason jars).

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    Molly — January 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Would use this for everything. I always cook way too much and hate wasting.

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    LiztheChef — January 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Wow! This would be great to use after one of my shopping trips to Costco when I stock up on salmon and chicken…

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    Catherine Hoffman — January 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I would love this. I would seal summer fruits, make ahead meals, soups and lots of sales in bulk.

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    Robin Coxon — January 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    This would be a great way to portion out soup, spaghetti sauce, and other foods like this for placing in the freezer and not take up a lot of room. Also would allow for quick thawing when needed. Hope I’m the lucky one and win.

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    Rust — January 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I love buying in bulk, especially meat on sale, and packaging it in individual use packages. This would help so much. I think it would be perfect too for freezing my baked goods.

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    Rust — January 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm
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    Natalie S — January 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    This will definitely help keep leftovers fresh so I can freeze them!

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    Hannah — January 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    My husband and I love to go hiking and camping. We would love to be able to use this to make meals for our mini road trips.

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    Medusa — January 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I’d seal breads & bagels that often go moldy before I have a chance to use them all up!

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    Stacy — January 25, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Oh this wonderful machine would definitely help us to save money on frozen fruits and vegetables! We have tossed way too many zip-sealed bags that have leaked or left our foods smelling like plastic…
    We would definitely be putting this to daily use with storing lots of fruits and veggies properly, especially when Summer comes along and everyone has abundant amounts of produce…I’d love to have some of our tomatoes and berries without ice crystals all over them!
    Thanks so much :)

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    Carla — January 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve wanted one of these for so long! I love getting fresh, local produce in season, and putting it up for the colder weather, and I can’t think of a safer, easier, faster way than with one of these.

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    Jackie — January 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I would seal everything from soup to nuts! My brother has one and loves it. I’ve been wanting one for forever….it would be much better than the regular ziplock bags I use, which get chunks of ice in them sometimes.

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    Carolyn — January 25, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I like to buy things in bulk and this is the perfect way to perserve things.

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    Ashley Baratta — January 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I would use the food saver system to seal and freeze meat. My father butchers his own pigs and cows each year. This would help not only me and my family, but my sister’s and my parents as well.
    We would also use it to freeze fruits and veggies from our big garden each year. This would save us lots of money and time.

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    Wild Child — January 25, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Since we shop at Costco, I can think of lots of things I would love to seal up! Not having to worry about freezer burn on chicken and meats makes this kitchen tool invaluable.

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    Linda — January 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I do a gluten-free whole foods diet. This would enable me to keep GF bread longer, plus portion size fruits and veggies for my smoothies. It would be awesome!

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    Debbie Bray — January 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    home made sauce

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    Carl — January 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    We have two freezers and are very busy most days leaving little time to cook dinners. To have this unit to seal and freeze pre-made dinners would be a god-send. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Thomas Murphy — January 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I will use this to prepare food ahead of time and to save leftovers.

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    DebiR — January 25, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    We have used this system for several years, but in a recent move, it was lost! We’re saving up to replace it before summertime, but we would be using it now if we had it. We buy in bulk and using the Foodsaver helps prevent food going to waste, especially in the freezer! We also use the attachment to preserve grains in glass jars! We also get together and cook meals with a group of friends and this keeps our prepared foods nice and fresh tasting!

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    Jennie — January 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I used to have one of these and used it all the time to buy and cook in bulk, and store the extras in the freezer. It’s also a great way to prevent leftovers from spoiling in the fridge. I would love to get back into this habit!

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    Susan Broughton — January 26, 2013 at 12:18 am

    It would help our family out tremendously! I have been wanting one of these for years and have not been able to afford it. It would allow use to be able to buy in bulk and store in the freezer without the freezer burn involved and having to through it away. We could save money and have a little left over at the end of the month. My husband has just lost his job that he has had since high school some 33 years and I am disabled. Our daughter has just graduated college and moved home and we are in need of some desperate savings. This would so help out! Crossing my fingers that we win this! Thanks for the chance at the prize

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    Margot C — January 26, 2013 at 1:10 am

    I have so coveted one of these. I think pasta meals and curries rehaeted from frozen come out even better sometimes.

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    keshakeke — January 26, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I would use this to keep my meats fresh in the freezer and also for my dried fruits!

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    Cindy Brickley — January 26, 2013 at 2:44 am

    We have a large garden and a vacuum sealer comes in very handy when trying to preserve all those veggies. And not to mention meats, soups, sauces, herbs, breads, the sky is unlimited for all the things you can seal. Everyone should have a vacuum sealer.

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    Marcella F — January 26, 2013 at 2:46 am

    It would be great to own one of these. I would use this to seal my vegetables from the garden, either fresh or dehydrated.

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    chris — January 26, 2013 at 3:16 am

    This is a great tool to learn about! I lost count of all the things I can vacuum seal!!! Thanks, Averie!

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