How much fresher? According to a study conducted by a University, the average family wastes approximately 9.92 pounds of food each week. Based on the average family’s food budget of $153 weekly, this is approximately $31 a week. This spoilage can be greatly reduced with a vacuum sealer, which uses bags, containers an individual can stack and an attachment for mason jars. A vacuum sealing system removes the air that surrounds the food and allows it to remain fresh for as much as five times longer than traditional storage methods.