Ziplock bags are useful for short-term storage due to the ease of opening and closing the bags. The seal on these bags is not strong enough for long-term food storage. A vacuum sealer is needed for long term food storage. Ziplock bags can be sealed with a FoodSaver for a stronger seal that can be used for long-term storage. The FoodSaver will remove the air and seal the Ziplock bag, allowing the contents to stay fresh for a much longer period of time.
Cut the Ziplock seal off the bag. Cut directly below the seal in order to get a straight cut.
Fill the Ziplock bag with whatever it is that you want to store.
Place the top of the Ziplock bag onto the sealing strip of the FoodSaver.
Press the "Vacuum & Seal" button. The air will be removed from the Ziplock bag. Once the air is removed, the FoodSaver will automatically seal the bag.