LifestylePreserve food freshness with this homemade sealing method: All you need is a toilet paper roll and an iron

Preserve food freshness with this homemade sealing method: All you need is a toilet paper roll and an iron

Stale chips are a nightmare for many of us. This can be prevented.
Stale chips are a nightmare for many of us. This can be prevented.
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1:45 PM EST, February 10, 2024

Sealing is essentially saving. Almost any package - including those containing food, spices, or semi-finished products - can be sealed. Sealing maintains the crispness and freshness of the contents, or simply allows leftover meals to be frozen, eliminating the risk of spillage in the freezer. Necessarily every household can afford a sealer, and let's be honest - it's hardly an essential item. But there is a cost-effective and efficient alternative that has been around for ages. Our grandmothers used it.

DIY Sealers — you'll want to retain this hack

The age-old saying, 'necessity is the mother of invention,' couldn’t be more true when it came to our grandmothers' ability to create something out of nothing. A case in point is the homemade sealer method. In times when every commodity was treasured, waste was avoidable and plastic packaging often caused their contents to deteriorate quickly due to rapid air exposure.

As a solution, grandmothers invented a makeshift sealer that has stood the test of time. Wondering how this sealing trick goes? All you need are two things: a toilet paper roll and an iron. Place the toilet paper onto the top edge of the foil package, and run the pre-heated iron over the paper. The heat-sealed paper will keep the contents of the package fresh for a longer period. This trick works exceptionally well with items like potato chips, peanuts, gummies, or chocolate.

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