I’ve been stocking up on my meats and frozen items as I always do in the cooler weather. Something about the fall brings me into a mood for chili, stews and roasts. As a family of 4, we want to save as much money as we can so we prefer to buy in bulk. How we package these items before we freeze them is the key to whether they are worth the expense. If we pull them out of the freezer in a month covered in frost we cannot eat them anyhow. I was thrilled to try out one of the new FoodSaver 2 in 1 sealing systems complete with retractable hand-held sealer. This appliance is so super impressive! The sealer seems intimidating but I assure you its 1-2-3 and you are ready to freeze. Simply fill the bag and line it up in the open end of the system. Once the sealing stops, the process is complete. For zipper foodsaver bags, use the removable hand held sealer which also stops as soon as the process is complete. I’ve always avoided these appliances as they seemed complicated and that truly was not the case. And this doesn’t just end at meats; you can seal jars, spices, cheeses, veggies, salads: and by using the zipper bags you can open, eat and then re-seal in seconds. This is just what my family needed to extend our food life and money life 5 times over! For more information please visit http://www.foodsaver.com/vacuum-sealers/new-arrivals/. Stock up for the holidays with zero worry or guilt!