Saycheese Posted December 5, 2007 Share Posted December 5, 2007 A few days ago, while looking for Christmas presents for our kitchen (which is, in fact, a member of our family), I saw a really modern, cool-looking vacuum food saving device called a Frisper in an on-line newsletter (selling for $99). That seemed pretty expensive, so I kept surfing the internet and I came across the Handi-Vac, which is made by Reynold's, the aluminum foil company. You can see it on the Reynold's website. It's hand-held and battery operated, and uses resealable zip lock bags. And best of all, it's only $8.99! I found it locally at Shopper's Food Warehouse. Extra bags are about $3/box for gallon and quart size. The gadget comes with batteries and 3 quart-size bags. I tried it out on a partially used onion. You just put the food in the zip lock bag so it's in contact with the textured part of the bag, seal it, and then line up the nozzle of the gadget on a little round one-way air valve on the bag and press the switch. As it sucks out the air, the bag contracts around the food, until it's tight. It takes just a few seconds. It's absolutely mesmerizing! Perhaps the novelty will wear off, but right now, I want to Handi-Vac everything in sight. My (the kitchen's) Handi-Vac is still too new to determine whether it actually prevents or reduces freezer burn. My husband says I have to wrap it back up and put it under the tree, but until Christmas Eve, I'm going to Handi-Vac to my heart's content. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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