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Vacuvita Vacuum Sealer Food Storage System – Review + Giveaway

The Vacuvita® One Touch Storage System is a game changer! It takes the classic practice of vacuum sealing to a whole new level with style and convenience. I had a chance to test out this innovative vacuum sealer food storage system and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Here’s how it’s transformed my kitchen, everything you need to know + how you can enter to win your very own Vacuvita.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED BUT YOU CAN STILL READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS GREAT KITCHEN GADGET!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Vacuvita One Touch Storage System for review purposes
All thought and opinions are my own.

The Vacuvita® One Touch Storage System is a game changer! It takes the classic practice of vacuum sealing to a whole new level with style and convenience.

Vacuvita Vacuum Sealer Food Storage System

What is Vacuvita?

The Vacuvita® One Touch Storage System is a fully-automated and sustainable vacuum sealer food storage system that helps keep your food fresh up to 5 times longer. Now you can enjoy more fresh food, stop wasting food and even save money on food. Say goodbye to freezer burned meats, dried out veggies, and soggy salads you forgot to eat.

Photo Credit: Vacuvita.com

Vacuvita® is like a modern day, high tech, connected bread box. It stores food in an eye-catching container, the Home Base, to keep it fresher longer. The Home Base then pairs with an easy-to-use vacuum tube to seal food in coordinating, reusable containers or vacuum seal bags. For enhanced functionality in everyday life, Vacuvita®  developed an app tailored to its system to keep track of everything you have stored and then send reminders of when it will expire. You can use the pre-set reminders or set your own. So you never forget about those strawberries you purchased last week or the chicken you froze last month.

Why use Vacuvita?

Follow through on those New Year’s resolutions this year.  Whether it’s to eat healthier, get organized, or save money, Vacuvita® is the new kitchen must-have. Read on to learn all of the details and click here for even more tips on using the system in your own kitchen.

Also, I’m giving one lucky NYCTM reader a Vacuvita® One Touch Storage System of their own so make sure to enter for your chance to win at the end of this post!

Did you know that the average household wastes 1300 pounds of food a year costing families over $1500? Use Vacuvita to give your food more shelf life, save money and eat better!

Have you ever tasted a steak, prepared sous-vide? The vacuvita system makes it easy and you’ll love cooking again!

Did you forget to marinate your chicken for tonight’s dinner. No worries! Use Vacuvita vacuum containers to marinate in minutes, just in time for that spontaneous summer BBQ.

No matter if it’s marinating, pickling, or sous-vide cooking, Vacuvita® will have you cooking like a chef.

My Vacuvita Review – Vacuum Sealer Food Storage System

I’ve had Vacuvita in my kitchen for the past two months now and I must tell you that I love it! I was able to review the Vacuvita® One Touch Storage System which included the Vacuvita Home Base (more on that in a minute), one reusable food storage container, five large food storage bags and five medium food storage bags. This kit provided everything needed to get started. Additional pieces can be purchased.

Vacuvita Home Base

The Home Base is the main unit of this food storage system. It’s used to apply vacuum to external storage containers and also to storage bags. The Vacuvita® Home Base also doubles as a food storage container all on it’s own and looks great on any kitchen countertop. I love it because it’s the perfect way to keep food fresh right on my countertop. It’s great for storing dry goods such as breads, cookies, cereal, potato chips, and coffee beans. Fresh fruits and veggies that can be kept outside the refrigerator, such as apples and peppers, can also be stored in the Vacuvita® Home Base.

I use my Vacuvita® Home Base to store my bread products since that’s a food item that we seem to buy a lot of but always fail to completely consume before it goes bad.

Vacuvita – How it Works

Just place the Vacuvita® Home Base on your countertop and plug it in. It opens easily with the push of a button, and once you close it, it automatically reseals. When you want to seal up storage bags or storage containers, just plug the included adaptor to your home base and a little button will light up on the top lid.

Once you place the sealer attachment on the sealing part of the storage bag or storage container, just simply push the button and watch as the air is vacuumed out and food gets sealed in. Super easy and simple!

Mommy Tip: Don’t store crisp, dry foods and humid products in the same Home Base or container because this will cause the dry products to get soggy and the moist products to turn dry. Fresh baked bread is actually both: a crispy crust, and a soft, moist interior. It is recommend that you leave bread in a paper or plastic bag inside the Homebase. This will protect the bread from the outside air and it will not take in moisture.

Vacuum Bags

The bags come in Medium and Large sizes. What I love most about them is that they are completely resealable. For example, let’s say you store 2 steaks in the bag but only want to use one, you can easily remove one steak and then reseal the bag and return it to the fridge or freezer for later use.

Vacuvita® bags are BPA and BPS free. Made from strong multi-layered plastic. I love the fact that these storage bags are reusable, resealable and also super durable and safe to use in the kitchen. Each vacuum bag comes with a double ziplock type seal at the top of the bag for easy opening. The plastic is nice and thick with double sealed edges.

Each bag contains a special vaccum seal port. Simply plug your Vacuvita® sealer attachement to the home base and attach it to the vacuum seal port to remove the air from the bag. At first it might be a little tricky to figure out just the right way to hold the attachemnt and how much pressure to apply but once you figure it out it does work quickly and makes a really nice seal.

Mommy tip: Be careful with bags that may contain liquid marinades. The vacuum is strong  and can quickly begin to suck out liquid from the storage bag if you are not careful when sealing your bag.

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The Vacuvita® One Touch Storage System is a game changer! It takes the classic practice of vacuum sealing to a whole new level with style and convenience.

Vacuvita Containers

The Vacuvita® containers are great for storing foods that you may be unable to store in bags. They come in various sizes (small, medium and large) and a variety of colors (white, blue, orange and green). They’re strong and durable, reusable, dishwasher safe and also BPA and BPS free. They’re also well designed with a double seal around the edges to prevent air leakage. Each container also  includes a small see-through-window at the top so you can easily tell what you have stored in each container.

Using the Vacuvita® containers you can easily refrigerate or freeze fruits, meats, nuts and vegetables. Use them to keep fruits fresher, store leftovers. Items like bread, chips, cookies, and other pantry type items also store easily in these containers and don’t run the risk of being crushed as they would in a plastic bag.

Photo Credit: Vacuvita.com

You may also use the containers to marinate meats and poultry quickly and in a fraction of the time it would take you normally. Place your meats and marinate in a vacuum container. Once the meat is under vaccum, just place it in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Something that would usually take hours can now be easily accomplished in minutes.

Vacuvita Food Tracking App

What’s even more awesome is that there’s a companion app for you to use on your iPhone or Android device that takes all the guesswork out of food storage with the Vacuvita® vacuum sealer food storage system. Now you’ll never have to worry about how long those strawberries have been sitting in your fridge or if that steak in your freezer is still fresh enough to cook.

Use the Vacuvita® app to scan your containers and storage bags and you’ll get a message reminding you to consume it once the food is nearing it’s shelf life.

You’ll notice that each Vacuvita® container comes with a unique barcode on it. This allows you to easily scan and label your food within the Vacuvita® smartphone app. The Vacuvita® app then automatically tracks when you stored your item, keeps track of what’s inside and when it will expire.

Get Organized and Better Meal Prep

What I really like about the use of the app is that now I know exactly what I have in my fridge and freezer so I can better plan my family’s meals — even if I’m not in the kitchen. I’m constantly using the reminders from the app to help me decide what to cook next.

Also, one of my biggest problems and where I waste the most food is with vegetables. I try to incorporate them into our family’s daily meals but it always seems we can’t eat them fast enough. Say salad for example, we never consume it quick enough before it turns all soggy and brown. Now I store my salad in the Vacuvita containers and I even save money because it lasts much longer. I feel better organized and like I’m winning at this food prep thing! #momwin

Strawberries is another big one. My kids love them but if I buy a large box of berries trying to get the most value for my buck I end up losing money actually since they never finish the entire container before it goes bad. Now I store our strawberries in a Vacuvita® container and they stay fresh longer. I know exactly how long they’ll last and by when we need to eat them. The kids actually finish the entire container now and I save money. No more waste!

Thanks Vacuvita® for changing the way we store and even prepare our foods! Every kitchen should be equipped with a gadget like this! Head on over to the Vacuvita® website to learn more and don’t forget to enter below for your chance to win your own Vacuvita One Touch Storage System!

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How To Enter to Win – Vacuvita One Touch Storage System

Leave a comment letting me know why you would love to win your own Vacuvita One Touch Storage System! Comment must be completed before other entry options are counted. NOTE that this giveaway is for (1) Vacuvita One Touch Storage System (valued at $299). This giveaway starts March 27th at midnight EST and ends April 25th at midnight EST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old. One winner will be randomly selected by rafflecopter.com from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The email will come from [email protected] The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

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31 Comments

  • Nicole Zerbini

    We love buying Organic produce but we need to eat it quickly as it does go bad fast! This would help us out so much!

  • Katie C.

    My dad uses an old hand-held vacuum & food storage bag combo. This would be a great update for him!

  • Barrie

    I’m SO tired of throwing out fresh fruit because it’s turned bad or food in the freezer since it has freezer burn. this vacuum sealer sounds like it’d be a solution and save us money.

  • Brooke

    This would make life so much easier. We have a large family, so I have to buy in bulk often. We live in a very rural area, so buying fresh items means I have to make the long trip to the store quite a bit. This would allow me to buy fresh food in bulk, store it much longer, and current down on the long trips I’d need to make to the store.

  • Tim

    Spoiled food, specifically produce, makes up a sizeable portion of our grocery budget. Something like this would pay for itself over time.

  • Kelly D

    I would like this to help keep our produce fresh so it lasts longer. This would help us get organized and eat healthier.

  • LauraJJ

    OH this would be so wonderful for us to stock up more on meats when they are on sale. With money tight…I try to get sales…but cannot buy too far ahead due to freezer burn. I would also love this for our garden this summer!

  • Rust

    Owning a Vacuvita would allow me to buy in bulk at lower prices and freeze, and help me with budget savings. It would also be great for cooking large batches and storing for later meals.

  • Joan

    I would love to use this food storage system.. I think this would be able to save a lot of money in wasted food by keeping it fresh!

  • Angelica

    I would love to win so that I can stop throwing out bad food! Especially salad, it would instantly get put in that reusable container and I wouldn’t have to worry about needing to eat it the day I buy it! Instant marinading is also awesome, I’ve always wanted a vacuum sealer to try that with! My Instant Pot Ultra also has a sous vide-ish function, I would love to finally use it!

  • David

    I would like to win this to keep my produce fresh. It’s just the wife and I so we it tends to go bad before we use it all. Would love to extend how long it keeps!

  • starlabates

    This seems like such an awesome piece. This would be so very helpful because I am a full time employee while in school for pre-nursing so I can use all of the help I can get. I think this would help me keep track, have less waste, and save money. Oooh, and I really want to try the sous vide thing!

  • Annette

    I want to use it for storage, primarily in my freezer. I am able to purchase reduced me and have been putting them in regular freezer bags while keeping them in their original packaging. This system would allow me to remove from original packaging and would use up much less spaces.

  • Jennifer W

    I would love to have a better way to store food! I like to buy and make some things in bulk and freeze, so being able to do this would mean a better end result when I finally thaw it out!

  • Karen Delaney

    It will really help me prevent food loss. As I now am cooking for only one, often food is in too large a quantity for me to use all at once. And with an extremely limited budget, a Vacuvita would be such a help!

  • Tina W

    I love that you can use it on items and not have them get crushed, like delicate raspberries.
    And HELLO – it comes in orange, which makes me happy!

  • Bryan Vice

    Would love to win would help keep all of our food to keep fresh to last my big family a little longer

  • Cassandra D

    This would help out so much to keep everything organized in the kitchen. I like how this seals the food in.

  • Kelly Wilson

    I would use it to keep my food fresh in the fridge and freezer. I’d love to have one of these! Thanks for the chance

  • Holly Wright

    I would love to win this would help my family & kitchen in many different ways like being able to safe time an meal prep and also we’d be able to keep leftovers longer.

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