A vacuum drawer allows passionate home cooks to create delicious, healthy meals whilst preserving the shelf life of ingredients and minimising food waste. Removing air from the container bag preserves the flavour and nutrients of food whilst also minimising exposure to bacteria that causes spoilage. This means that meat and vegetables can be stored for longer in the fridge or freezer without loss of quality. Vacuum sealing is a staple in many restaurants and is used to prepare sous vide dishes which are cooked gently in a water bath to lock in flavour and texture. Vacuum sealing can be used to marinate meats quickly while maintaining maximum flavour and tenderness. Leftovers can also be vacuum sealed and this provides an excellent way to create pre-portioned meals that are ready in a flash.