First let’s explain that the name “FoodSaver FM5440 2 in 1 Food Preservation System” comes from the official full name of FoodSaver for FoodSaver FM5440.
Our FoodSaver FM5440 2 in 1 was purchased at Costco store in Canada. If you are not a Costco member, or it is not convenient to go to the store, the item is also available on Amazon online. It seems that the price did not differ much during the discount period, especially Amazon official sales of. The following is the original packaging we bought this product.
Why do we need a food preservation system?
Before you buy a food preservation machine, you will definitely ask why you should buy such a machine. The needs of each family may be different.
Reason 1: Many families need to keep food longer. With a vacuum machine, the length of time that food is stored is very amazing. Let’s look at the comparison of the preservation time of several foods.
Beef: Normal refrigerator storage for up to 6 months, FoodSaver up to 2 ~ 3 years
Fish: up to 6 months in ordinary refrigerator storage, up to 2 years with FoodSaver
Soup and Stew: Stored in a normal refrigerator for a maximum of 3 to 6 months, with FoodSaver for up to 1 to 2 years
Vegetables: storage in ordinary refrigerators for up to 8 months, up to 2 to 3 years with FoodSaver
Bread: storage in ordinary refrigerator for up to 6-12 months, with FoodSaver for up to 1-3 years
Coffee beans: ordinary refrigerators can be stored for up to 6-9 months, and FoodSaver can be used for 2-3 years
Cheese: Storage time in ordinary refrigerator is 1 ~ 2 weeks, and FoodSaver can be 4 ~ 8 months
Rice and flour: up to 6 months in ordinary refrigerator storage, up to 1-2 years with FoodSaver
That’s why FoodSaver officially counts that a family can save up to $ 2,700 in food per year.
Reason 2: For food is fresh. It looks similar to Reason 1, but a little bit different is that the food is kept fresh. We want to keep food and air away for a week or 2 weeks time to achieve the purpose of keeping fresh. For example, on the weekend, we can prepare some foods (make them be ready for cooking in some bags). These foods may easily deteriorate in the air (such as peeled foods). We need to seal them and take them out of the pot for the rest of the week. A lot of time.
The packaging contains the following items:
– 1-11 “X 10 ‘Vacuum Seal Roll;
– 5-Quart Vacuum Seal Bags
– 5-Quart Vacuum Zipper Bags
– 1 Wine Stopper (1 vacuum stopper)
– 1 Lunch and Leftover Container
– User’s manual
Here’s how the FoodSaver FM5440 2-in-1 Food Preservation System machine came out of the box. The 2 in 1 function refers to the vacuum seal function and the handheld sealer. As can be seen from the photo below, the main body of the machine is used to seal the food that can be stored in a sealed bag and to make a vacuum bag. At the upper right corner is a hand-held sealer that can be taken out of the main machine to seal the relevant container. This allows vacuum operation of some larger containers that cannot be inserted into the main machine or cannot be placed in sealed bags.
The following is a free vacuum lunch bowl that can hold food such as strawberries, of course, you can use it to put any other suitable food. This lunch bowl requires the hand-held sealer mentioned above.
FoodSaver FM5440 2-in-1 food preservation system has the following features and functions:
1: Keeps food fresh up to 5x longer
2: Vacu-View™ window allows you to see as you are sealing for optimal control
3: Express Bag Maker™ seals the bag when cutting from the roll to save you time
4: Easy to clean removable drip tray
5: Retractable handheld sealer for accessories
6: Convenient open roll storage
7: Fully automatic operation
8: Rapid marinate mode: marinate in minutes, not hours
9: Dry/moist setting
10: PulseVac™ control
11: Vacuum and seal bar
12: Patented drip tray
13: Seal button
14: Extra wide sealing strip
Several use cases:
Let’s borrow the official FoodSaver diagram to see the typical use of the machine:
1: Seal food with vacuum bag
At this time, a vacuum zipper bag was used. Vacuum operations can also be performed on glass containers.
3: Making vacuum bag (no picture)
We may introduce the detailed use of FoodSaver FM5440 2 in 1 food preservation system in other articles, please follow up our newer articles.
Where to Buy:
We have stated at the beginning of this article that our machine was purchased at the local store Costco, and other stores might have similar products. You can go to the store to buy it yourself.
If it is not convenient for you to go to the store, you can buy it online. You can also buy it on Amazon, the following is Amazon information (note that the model may be slightly different).
[USA] Go to Amazon USA website
[Canada] Go to Amazon Canada website