Tips To Save Time and Money with a Ziploc Vacuum Sealer


I have been in the market for a vacuum sealer, and have been researching and comparing prices. I was very pleased to receive a Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System to review. My kids thought I was a little crazy because I was so excited when I opened the box. Now, when I have a few minutes to cook I either prepare a double batch and place one in the freezer or make the base of a few dishes I put in the freezer, then thaw overnight and place in the slow cooker for the next day.

One of the things I like about the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System is how lightweight and portable it is. Counter space is at a premium in my kitchen. I am able to place the system in a cabinet out of the way and grab it whenever I need it. It also uses bags instead of bulky rolls of plastic, again saving me space.

The Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System is also easy to use. I was always afraid to try vacuum sealing because I was afraid it would be complicated to use and I would either vacuum seal my finger or spent hours cleaning after spraying items around my kitchen. Instead, all I have to do is fill the bag, place the bag onto the vacuum sealer, close the lid by pressing the buttons on each side of the sealer and press the vacuum seal button.  Voila!  Air-tight food ready for the freezer.

Want to know some of my easy tips and tricks to save money?

I purchase my favorite meat (chicken) in bulk. I divide the chicken into family sized portions and marinade them in different sauces. Some of our favorites are lemon herb marinade or teriyaki sauces. After several hours I drain the sauce and use the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System. I place these in the freezer and remove the night before I want to cook them. I also make premade hamburger patties, perfect for grilling season, or crumbled hamburger mixed with taco seasoning or chili powder.

I chop up veggies and mix them together with different seasonings to make quick ingredients for stir-fry, fajitas and soups. Some of my favorite combinations are onions, peppers and Mexican seasoning and water chestnuts, broccoli, cauliflower and lemon pepper seasoning.

I make herbed cubes using 1 cup of fresh chopped herbs and 1 cup butter. I stir the herbs into the butter and freeze in ice cube trays. When the cubes are frozen I vacuum seal the cubes and use the cubes whenever I need fresh herbs in a recipe.

Have you tried the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System? What tips do you have for saving money on groceries? Want to try it for yourself?  Shop now at!

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