"Sano Sushi" has added a new bag to its wide variety of products; a vacuum, zip-lock, food-storage bag. The starter package comes with 5 specially designed vacuum bags (a mix of 3 different sizes), a reusable (battery-free) air removal pump and a small plastic "u shaped" tool used to easily and tightly close the zipper.
The bags have a special one-way valve that allows the air from the bags to be removed, via the pump, keeping the food vacuum tight inside the bag.
A major benefit of vacuum packing is that it protects your food against freezer burn or from quickly going stale, which means less wasted food and money.
For a long time now I've wanted a counter-top, vacuum, food-sealer system for my kitchen. But I have yet to find one here in Israel so, until that gadget makes it across the pond, I thought I'd try this new product from Sano
I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked. It did take a try or two until I got the hang of how to properly use the pump. At first I was not applying enough pressure so the air was not being vacuumed out. I also had to making sure the pump was directly above the valve and that the content of the bag did not pass the angled dotted line, on the top right-hand corner of the bag.
Once I got the hang of all the details I was thrilled to see how well it worked. I could actually hear the air being pumped out of the bag and I could see when it was completely air tight, so I knew to stop. The bag stayed vacuum sealed until I reopened the zipper. The food inside was just as fresh as when I had sealed it up.
The starter kit only comes with 5 bags but they also sell a 10 bags package, of each size available (without the pump).
Bottom Line: To me 25 NIS is somewhat pricey for 5 or 10 bags regardless of how well they vacuum-pack the food and protect from freezer burn.
I'll continue waiting until an electric counter-top, vacuum, food-sealer system (that uses biodegradable zip-lock bags) comes to Israel. That might be a tall order but I guess I can dream.
Starter package - 24.99 NIS - Including the pump the closing tool and 5 bags (2 bags 23x21 cm. + 2 bags 28x23 cm. + 1 bag 30x28 cm.)
10 bags & the closing tool 28x23 cm. - 24.99 NIS
Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.