A Full Guide to Food Vacuum Sealers

Author:Jake | TIME:January 12,2018


Vacuum sealing is a great packaging method that removes air from the package prior to sealing. This puts food in a plastic film bag, remove air from inside, and seal the package. This method is originally to remove oxygen from the container so as to extend the shelf life of foods. Besides, with flexible package forms, it can reduce the volume of the contents and package. It may seem quite complicated and you may think it is the technology applied by professionals. Yet, as a matter of fact, with a vacuum sealer, you can seal your food in vacuum package very easily.

 

Why Vacuum Sealing?

There are a lot of advantages of packing food in vacuum sealing, and below are some:

 

  • Preserve Food: Vacuum sealers deprive the food of oxygen so bacteria and mold will not grow on the food.

  • Protect Food: When water gets into your food, freezer burn comes up. The vacuum bag isolates your food and the air to prevent moisture from evaporating. In this way, vacuum sealing protects food from dehydration and freezer burn.

  • Extend shelf life: Vacuum-sealed food preserves 3 to 5 times longer than food stored in plastic containers or bags.

  • Keep food fresh: Vacuum sealing keeps food from spoiling, keeps fats in the food from going rancid, keeps foods from changing color as they often do in the freezer, and prevents them from getting a slimy film or bad odor.

  • Make food taste better: Vacuum sealing holds in the moisture, juices, and flavor of the food, which makes it taste really good.

  • Save space: Vacuum-sealed food takes up less room in your refrigerator or freezer. You can easily see the foods you are storing so you pick them up in no time.

 

 

 

How Vacuum Sealers Preserve Food

If you want a convenient and economical solution to preserve, protect, and store your food in household, a food vacuum sealer is surely your great helper. So how does the vacuum sealer work?

 

The working principle of a vacuum sealer is it seals the food in sealing bags so there is no oxygen inside. This inhibits the growth of fungus, mold and spoilage bacteria like psychrophiles, psychrotrophs, mesophiles and thermophiles because they are obligate bacteria live on oxygen. Likewise, vacuum sealing keeps food out of contact with the air to prevent the moisture inside from evaporating, which also prevent freezer burn from growing.

 

However, this doesn’t mean that you can leave the vacuum-sealed food out at room temperature because vacuum sealing can only inhibits bacteria living on oxygen. But as for those do not require oxygen, they can spoil your food. Therefore, you still need to store the vacuum-sealed food in the refrigerator or freezer.

 

 


5 Best Vacuum Sealers You Can Buy

 

FoodSaver FM2000-FFP Vacuum Sealer Machine

food-vacuum-sealer-1.jpg· Keeps food fresh up to 5X longer and helps prevent freezer burn*

· Save up to $2700 yearly (based on buying in bulk, buying on sale, and preventing waste)**

· New Technology - Minimizes Bag Material Used, 40% less than traditional FoodSaver units

· Auto Vacuum and Seal Button - dual-purpose button vacuums out air and creates a strong heat seal, automatically stopping once food is airtight and ready for storage

· Seal Button - easily seals rolls for custom sized bags

· Easy-Lock Latch - secures bag for the strongest vacuum seal

· Set Includes: 3-Quart Bags, 2-Gallon Bags, 1-11" x 10' Roll & Accessory Hose

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FoodSaver 2-in-1 V4840 Vacuum Sealing System 

food-vacuum-sealer-2.jpg· Starter Kit includes: (1) 11"x10' Roll, (3) Qt Heat-Seal Bags, (2) Gal Heat-Seal Bags, (3) Qt Zipper Bags, (2) Gal Zipper Bags

· Built-in retractable handheld sealer seals zipper bags, canisters, containers and marinates food in minutes

· Moist/Dry food settings for optimal sealing

· Convenient roll storage and bag cutter

· Pull-out drip tray drawer with patented, removable, dishwasher-safe drip tray

· FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing Systems are engineered to work best with FoodSaver bags and rolls

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FoodSaver V4440 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealer

food-vacuum-sealer-3.jpg· Rapid marinate mode:Marinate in minutes instead of hours

· This 2-in-1 FoodSaver appliance is vacuum sealing versatility at its best

· Retractable handheld sealer for vacuum sealing containers, canisters, zipper bags and more

· Automatic bag detection and vacuum sealing means two quick and easy steps to seal and save

· When sealing zipper bags, containers and canisters, the convenient handheld retractable sealer eliminates the need for additional attachments

· This v4440 unit is in the v4400 series; retail box to state v4400.

· FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing Systems are engineered to work best with FoodSaver bags and rolls

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Gourmia GVS435 - Stainless Steel Vacuum Sealer 

food-vacuum-sealer-4.jpg· STORE & PRESERVE FOOD: Our state of the art vacuum sealer is an economical solution to keep food fresh longer. Store & preserve vegetables, fruits & meats or vacuum for sous vide.

· 8 VERSATILE FUNCTIONS: This state of the art vacuum sealer gives you 8 ways to preserve your food: vacuum & seal, pulse, manual seal, canister, gentle, moist, normal & dry.

· LED INDICATOR LIGHTS: Our vacuum sealing system features easy to read LED indicator lights that display which function is being used so you end up with perfect results everytime.

· INCLUDES STARTER KIT: We've included a starter's kit with a roll of vacuum bags along with this easy to use vacuum sealer, so you'll be able to start pickling your foods in no time.

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GERYON 4-in-1 Automatic Food Vacuum Sealer

food-vacuum-sealer-5.jpg· Vacuum Sealing System eliminates freezer burn, reduces spoilage and food waste. Accessory port and hose can vacuum seal canisters

· Automatic One-touch vacuum sealer operation, Hands-free and seal indicator lights. Use Vac Seal and Seal function to preserve your different types of food, and Gentle & Normal mode for your choice . Stop button will further control the vacuum pressure

· Our Geryon food vacuum sealer with stainless metal panel are easy to clean and durable. Fits up to 12'' wide any brand quart, gallon heat-seal bags and rolls

· Not only save fresh meat, fruit, nut, snacks and others, it also can be used for wrapping letters, magazines, valuables, clothes etc. A MUST HAVE ASSISTANT for SOUS VIDE cooking

· STARTER KIT INCLUDES: 5 x Heat-seal bags (7.8"*11.8"), 1 x roll (7.8"*78"), 1 x Vacuum Hose; manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty & Support

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