**These units are reconditioned stock. They are sold in excellent condition, boxed with full 12 months warranty and include all accessories as described below. Generally, they are unused and have just had a component replaced.
The Elite II vacuum sealer is part of a complete food storage system exclusive to Juiceland and has been designed to provide the consumer with commercial quality food storage at home. Vacuum packing is a process whereby the air is completely removed from a special vacuum bag or vacuum container in order to protect the food from the harmful effects of contact with oxygen which increases the speed at which foods deteriorate, thereby keeping your food fresher for up to 5 times longer while storing it naturally. Here are just some of the amazing results we have experienced with the Freshield food sealer: Fresh Salads 14 days; Fresh Strawberries up to 14 days; Raw Meat 9 days, click here for a more detailed guide.
The Elite II vacuum packer removes the air out of the specially designed 5 ply food safe bags or the optional vacuum containers and then forms a strong seal to keep the air out - resulting in an oxygen free zone. Vacuum sealing is particularly useful in the domestic kitchen, it can be used to seal fresh produce to increase its shelf life by up to 5 times longer than conventional storage methods - making ideal for the once a week shopper or when you have an abundance of seasonal produce you can't eat all at once.
Partial Vacuum or Seal Only
The Elite II vacuum packing machine allows you to stop the vacuum packing process at any given point which is useful when vacuum sealing delicate produce, as the motorised pump is strong enough to crush a can when placed in the bag. It is also acts as a sealer machine so you are able to seal bags without vacuuming, this is useful when using the cut to fit rolls of bags - as you can seal one end of the cut bag and then vacuum seal at the other end when you have placed your produce inside. This vacuum sealer function is also handy if you have any opened bags of crisps, pasta or coffee that you want to reseal to keep them fresh.
Another use for a vacuum packing machine is in Sous Vide cooking, whereby uncooked food is placed in the vacuum bag then sealed and then slowly cooked in a pan of simmering water or a specialised water bath. This produces superb results with meats such as lamb which come out so tender that it falls apart at the slightest touch and vegetables taste wonderful as no moisture is allowed to penetrate like when boiling or steaming. A cheats form of Sous Vide is 'boil in the bag' - by preparing a meal in advance and then sealing the cooked food in the vacuum packer bags, you can gently reheat the food in a pan of water when you are ready to eat. This is a great dinner part trick as you can spend more time with your guests and they'll never taste the difference - in fact most people comment on how flavoursome the food is as it is allowed to further marinate inside the bag.
Place food such as meat inside the vacuum packing bag or vacuum container with your favourite marinade and then vacuum seal - the vacuum process opens the pores in the meat which allows the marinade to penetrate more quickly allowing you to achieve amazing in results in less than 20 minutes.
The Freshield vacuum packing bags and rolls have special channels that enable efficient and complete removal of air, eliminating air pockets around the food. They have a very strong 5 ply construction making an effective barrier to oxygen and moisture, they are also boilable, freezer and microwave safe and can also be reused. The vacuum bags are pre-cut and available in 2 popular sizes or you can buy vacuum rolls which you cut to fit to your required length, the rolls are also available in 2 different seal lengths.
Vacuum Containers (Optional)
The Elite II vacuum food sealer not only seals bags and rolls but comes with a handy vacuum tube to connect the vacuum sealer to the optional Freshield Vacuum Storage Containers. This allows for the storage of different types of produce and gives easy access to foods like biscuits, cakes and nuts whilst keeping them fresh. Also great for delicate produce like strawberries and other soft foods. The vacuum containers can also be used with the optional Freshield manual vacuum pump.
Vacuum sealing can also be used for none-food applications including preserving important documents, old photographs and jewellery.
The Freshield Elite II Vacuum Sealer comes packaged in a presentation box and includes:
* Elite II Vacuum Packing Machine
* 1 x 3 metre Roll of bags with 185 mm seal length
* 1 x 3 metre Roll of bags with 260 mm seal length
* 10 x 185 x 280 mm Bags
* 10 x 260 x 360 mm Bags
* 1 x Bag/Roll Cutter
* 1 x Vacuum Tube
* User Manual