Hometastic Vacuum Sealer - Product Review

It's another review on JCO, I am so excited to be reviewing Hometastic Vacuum Sealer E1800-C, a product that can save you money, and help to reduce waste!

Hometastic Vacuum Sealer E1800-C, a product that can save you money, and help to reduce waste!

It is important to be responsible citizens, and in our household, we take extra care of our planet and it's people into our everyday life. We try to save water by taking shorter showers, recycle plastics, cardboard and newspapers. And most importantly, food. We absolutely hate food waste. If we have any leftovers, I quickly refrigerate or freeze them. However, the disappointing thing is that leftover food doesn't taste as fresh.

In India, we used to buy groceries in small quantity as over there you can ask shopkeeper how much you want, whereas here in the UK you tend to buy bigger sealed packets as obviously, they are much cheaper than loose and small packets. We get here far too many teasing offers on food but again there is the same issue of keeping fresh food fresh, crispier and flavourful.

Luckily there are now products to help us increase the shelf life of our fresh food.

Recently the lovely folks from Hometastic asked me if I was interested in reviewing their best selling Vacuum Sealer, I jumped at the chance as I knew how fantastic and useful this kitchen gadget would be in my kitchen. Actually, this was on my wishlist for Christmas.. guess Santa has come my house bit too early this year :)

Hometastic Vacuum Sealer E1800-C, a product that can save you money, and help to reduce waste!

What is Vacuum Packing?

Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. This method involves (manually or automatically) placing items in a plastic film package, removing air from inside, and sealing the package. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. The intent of vacuum packing is usually to remove oxygen from the container to extend the shelf life of foods and, with flexible package forms, to reduce the volume of the contents and package. ( Source Wikipedia )

Hometastic Vacuum Sealer E1800-C, a product that can save you money, and help to reduce waste!

Hometastic Vacumm Sealer is a compact machine that sits on your kitchen worktop and doesn't occupy so much room - it isn't bulky and has a black, glossy sleek finish. It comes with a manual and a few seal bags to get you started. It is very easy to use with one-touch technology. This machine comes with two features, a seal button which seals the bags only, and VAC seal button and Stop button which vacuum and seal the bags automatically. Hometastic Vacuum sealer comes with 10-year warranty, a great peace of mind. If you buy now, you'll receive an incredible 100-day guarantee. If you're not entirely happy with the product, a full refund will be given back and no questions will be asked. But, I bet you won't need to do that as this machine may be compact but it does a mighty job.

Vacuum sealers are just not just for the professionals or restaurant owners, they are a very useful gadget for ordinary people like us who can save money, time and energy. Only with three steps you can vacuum pack your own food - 1. cut the bag into the size you need, 2. place the food item in the bag 3. vacuum seal the bag with only one touch and voila!

Some of the examples of storage guides - NOT vacuum vs Hometastic vacuum sealed food

In the fridge (5 + 3 C)

Soft cheese ( NV) 5-7 days (HVPS) 20 days
Vegetables (NV) 1-3 days (HVPS) 7-10 days
Soup (NV) 2-3 days (HVPS) 8-10 days
Pasta / Rice leftover 2-3 days (HVPS) 6-8 days

Room Temperature (25 + 2 C)

Fresh Bread (NV) 1-2 days (HVPS) 8-10 days
Flour (NV) 4-6 months (HVPS) 12 months
Dry Fruits (NV) 3-4 months (HVPS) 12 months

In the freezer (-18 + 2 C)

Vegetables and fruit (NV) 8-10 months (HVPS) 8-24 months
Meat (NV) 4-6 months (HVPS) 15-20 months
Fish (NV) 3-4 months  (HVPS) 10-12 months

What are the benefits of hometastic vacuum sealer?

If you have bought a hometastic vacuum sealer, you have started your journey to save money and wastage. By vacuum sealing your food with this machine, your food will keep your food fresh up to 8x longer in the refrigerator and freezer, preventing from freezer burn on meat and keep mould at bay.
You can vacuum seal your leftovers and save them for later use, and still, you'll have the same freshness and flavours.

For a single person, you can buy or cook food in bulk, with vacuum seal you can save a lot of time, money, energy and space, especially student like my daughter who doesn't have a lot of time on her hands. Rather than buying expensive bottles of sauce and paste, she can take one portion vacuum sealed pack from home.

Not only vacuuming the food, but it is perfect for marinating too as this seals all the flavours quickly.

Although ingredients sold in bigger packs have best before date, with vacuum seal you can save and keep those ingredients for a long time.

Many ingredients such as nuts and flours like Millet gets rancid very quickly, it's a good idea to keep in small portions in vacuum seal and keep it fresh for longer and use at later dates.

Vacuum sealed food is a more hygienic way to save as no open or odour releases in the fridge or freezer for food such as onion and garlic.

Vacuum sealed bags can free up more space in your freezer. Actually, I noticed that two vacuum sealed packets occupied less room than the original packaging.

If you've bought lots of seasonal fruit and veg such as berries, mangoes just freeze them first, then put the right amount of portions in the bag, vacuum seal and use it for a smoothie at a later date.

How does Hometastic Vacuum Sealer work?

Check out my video below of it in action.

I am pleased to let you know that for our readers Hometastic, has provided you with the promo code if you would like to purchase Hometastic Vacuum Sealer. Use promo code ' JCO30OFF'     (JCO3zeroOFF) to get 30% discount on the Hemestastic Vacuum sealer on Amazon.

This shouldn't be an optional kitchen gadget, it's a must as this will save you money, waste and help to build a better world for all of us.

Disclaimer - Thank you Hometastic for sending us Hometastic Vacuum Sealer. I was sent this product for an unbiased review and not told or paid to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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