I’ve wanted a vacuum sealer food saver machine to keep food fresh for some time, but they have traditionally been prohibitively expensive considering how infrequently I would use it. But the MYCARBON Multi-function Sealer Vacuum Packaging Machine can do so many things that it is a very cost-effective tool for making double-recipes so I have meals prepared for the week, for marinating, for keeping highly perishable foods fresh and being able to vacuum seal a plastic bag completely air-tight which has revolutionized my Sous Vide cooking game. Whether you are interested in using a food sealer for better portion control or for making multiple meal servings at one time, MYCARBON Vacuum Sealer is a highly versatile device for keeping food as fresh as possible, thereby saving time and money by not having to throw away expired food.
SIX MODES AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
MYCARBON food vacuum sealer gives you 6 ways to prepare and preserve both dry and moist food, including a manual seal control, vacuum and pressure to seal both moist and dry food for to keep it air-tight while stored in a bag by creating a perfect seal for marinating purposes. It also has a mode to make a canister airtight via a hose. The marinating function is a particularly useful feature which takes about ten minutes using the hose but it alternates pressure and negative pressure, creating an infuser function. This is something that cannot be readily duplicated by other non-commercial machines.
In addition to being able to cut custom sized bags, there is a function to create a cut corner to re-open the bag later. This is a very useful feature.
The MYCARBON is a high-speed vacuum with special bag cutters that can cut and seal any custom sized bag you need with the help of the sealing bag roll. It creates an air-tight bag via a pump suction power motor that can be used over 50,000 times over its’ lifetime. The device automatically shuts off the heat sealing element after a minute of use to avoid overheating.
EASY TO USE
The MYCARBON is a one-touch automatic home and kitchen vacuum food sealer with an automatic end function and indicator, making it easy to seal multiple airtight bags in one session. Once you get the hang of it, it is really fun! Wait 15 seconds between vacuum sealing items so the sealing device doesn’t overheat.
As seen in the video demonstration below, make sure the top is snapped and shut down tight and makes a click sound on both sides, this is the vacuum seal getting into place.
TIP: Fill dry food bags or the canister about 3/4 full for best use, distributing dry foods evenly in the bag whenever possible.
OVERVIEW AT A GLANCE
- STARTER KIT: The Vacuum comes with a sealing bag roll plus five pre-cut sealing bags so you can start to pack foods immediately. After you use the bag roll that comes with the kit, refill vacuum bags sell on Amazon and other retailers.
- WARRANTY: Comes with a twelve-month warranty
- STANDARD-COMPLIANT: Meets all vacuum bag sealer requirements including the CE FDA FCC and ROHS UL LVD
SOME OF THE MANY USES FOR THE MYCARBON VACUUM SEALER
PREPARE & STORE MULTIPLE PORTIONED MEALS AT ONCE
A vacuum sealer is ideal for buying and preparing meals in bulk or pre-measured meals for dieting keeps your food fresher than a sealed plastic bag. Make a double recipe of your go-to entree so you have freshly prepared meals that are ready to reheat for less effort than getting takeout.
SOUS VIDE MEAL PREP
Are you a Sous Vide fan? A vacuum sealer is a must for making you meal prep simple. Sous Vide is perhaps one of the most convenient cooking methods in some time, where food is cooked at a precise temperature within a vacuum sealed bag that is placed in a water bath. The prep and process are relatively simple, except for getting the vacuum seal on a regular Ziploc style bag. MYCARBON Vacuum Sealer is ideal for new and expert Sous Vide chefs.
FOR KEEPING FOOD GIFTS AND FAVORS FRESH
Do you make cookies or candies for special occasions to give out as favors or gifts? Glassine bags alone are pretty but not airtight, cookies can get hard fast. Keep a special treat safe and fresh by vacuum sealing it. Ideal for a wedding or bridal shower cookie favors or for sealing holiday food treats, keep fragile favorites like Macarons and decorated confections safe and fresh.
PREPARING APPETIZERS IN ADVANCE
Do you like to entertain? Appetizers can be labor intensive, but some items can be done a few days in advance as long as they are kept as air-tight as possible. Eliminate the risk of excess moisture ruining DIY artisan crackers or bread by vacuum sealing them. Keep sliced cheese, vegetables, and dips separate and sealed in their own vacuum sealed bag until you are ready to serve them. This buys you extra time to relax and enjoy when entertaining and still keeps foods fresh.
COOKING ON THE GO
Do you like to cook on vacation, at al fresco picnics or make dinner at a friends house? Nervous about your specialty infused oils, dressings, marinades or truffle oils leaking in transit? Seal them up to keep them safe in transit and to reduce any air exposure that might alter them. Even at home, I prefer to keep my truffle oils sealed between uses to keep them as airtight as possible.
PRESERVE ORGANIC VEGETABLES AND FRESH COFFEE BEANS
Organic, farm-fresh and heirloom garden vegetables don’t last as long as their chemically enhanced counterparts. Keep grown or purchased veggies fresh for as long as possible by vacuum sealing them. Have a garden that produces lots of veggies faster than you can eat them or give them away? Vacuum seal them to keep them fresh longer. Don’t forgo healthy foods just because they have a short shelf life.
EXTENDING THE LIFESPAN OF FOODS
Vacuum sealed foods last far longer than those kept in tupperware or ziploc baggies. Some examples:
- Meat vacuum sealed lasts 12-13 days when stored fresh in the refrigerator, and up to a year frozen
- Seafood lasts 6-8 days fresh when vacuumed sealed and refrigerated, up to one year frozen
- Extend the lifespan of bread, rice, dry beans and even tea
- Eggs can last up to 50 days when vacuum sealed.
- Vegetables and fruits last up to 7-20 days when vacuum sealed.
TIP: If you live alone or don’t consume a full loaf of bread or eggs before they go bad, consider vacuum sealing half of these highly perishable products after buying them so as not to waste food or money. Give half to a friend, or preserve them for future use.
DIVIDE BULK BAGS OR RESEAL EXISTING PACKAGING
Buy staples such as sugar, flour, or cereal in bulk? Seal them off in smaller bags to keep them fresh and only have on hand what you need. Divide crackers, chips, pretzels or any lunch size portion in advance to store in a packed lunch, or reseal a chip bag to keep the contents fresh.
KEEP SPECIALTY COFFEE BEANS AND GRINDS FRESH
Do you like to grind your own coffee from fresh or origin coffee beans? I also find it useful to vacuum seal my bulk origin coffee beans to keep them as fresh as possible or to pre-grind some beans and keep them fresh in an air-tight seal. Check out the video below, I was impressed to see how the vacuum seal pulled absolutely all the air out of the bag when I sealed my coffee beans! Smooth the beans out flat for as sharp a seal as possible.
BONUS VACUUM SEAL BEAUTY HACK
Beauty obsessed that we are, we also noticed the potential the MYCARBON Sealer has for protecting our clothes from our beauty products while traveling. Ever get to your travel destination, only to find some product leaked all over your clothes? Keep your makeup, lotions, hair care and oils safe while traveling so they don’t leak all over your suitcase. Have a finely milled or limited edition powder or loose shadow that you don’t use often but it tends to leak out the container? Keep it airtight vacuum sealed and don’t lose a speck of that precious discontinued product. We vacuum sealed a few MAC pigments and the fine milled T LeClerc loose powder, as well as Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder or mineral powder.
Simple and quick to use, the MYCARBON Vacuum Sealer Machine saves time and money by keeping foods fresh, improving Sous Vide and marinating cooking options, and allowing for the resealing of packaging to keep foods fresh. I always feel guilty for not using fruits and vegetables before they go bad, and sometimes I don’t buy them at all knowing I might not eat them. But the MYCARBON keeps them fresh longer so I can eat healthier. I waste much less food this way, and can better prepare healthy meals in advance instead of relying on diet-sabotaging takeout or frozen dinners.
WHERE TO FIND IT
Find the MYCARBON Vacuum Sealer Machine with Cutter at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073QLYHDQ
Style Chicks received the MYCARBON Vacuum Sealer Machine with Cutter in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% our own.