The growing popularity of best vacuum sealers means more and more people are now enjoying Sous Vide cooking. This French style cooking method involves cooking food under vacuum conditions using Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer.
In the past, Sous Vide dishes were only available in select restaurants, but now you can easily prepare them in your own kitchen. Most Sous Vide recipes involve sealing different kinds of food in vacuum sealed packing and letting it submerge in hot water with temperatures ranging from 120°F to 183°F for a time period ranging from half an hour to two days. In this article, we will go through some of the best vacuum sealers available on the market to help you find the best one to get you started cooking restaurant-quality Sous Vide dishes for your family.
FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer
The FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe Vacuum Sealing Kit is a countertop model which can be used for saving leftovers; to store food products; for resealing food like crisps, cereal flakes and potato chips; to seal jars and drycleaner’s vacuum bags. This FoodSaver GameSaver is quite a good option for those people who like to hunt or indulge in fishing as they can use this device to vacuum seal select pieces of their hunt. Vacuum sealed meat products (click here for another meat vacuum sealer review) and fish fillets are less prone to freezer burn and this storing process keeps them from spoiling for a long period of time.
The FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe Vacuum Sealing Kit is designed as a compact Sous Vide machine with multiple manual operation choices. It is a top product among the best foodsaver sealers available. This Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer comes fitted with a powerful piston pump for vacuum sealing along with a switch to opt for sealing dry or wet food. This FoodSaver GameSaver machine comes with a built-in roll compartment, along with a bag cutter for cutting bags to your desired lengths. The sealing gasket maintains the required vacuum in the chamber while the sealing bar heat seals the bag. The other options provided in this Sous Vide machine include fully automatic operation, moist/dry food settings, internal roll storage and cutter, canister mode, vacuum port for accessories and adjustable speed settings. CrushFree™ Instant Seal helps protect delicate foods during the sealing process.
SousVide Supreme, SVV-00300
The SousVide Supreme, SVV-00300 is a countertop vacuum sealer specifically designed for Sous Vide cooking. This Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer, apart from being used as an instrument for French style cooking, can also be used as simple vacuum sealing device for everyday household use. The most important feature of this SousVide Supreme sealing device is its easy touch-top activation allowing the user to simply push down the top to start the process of sealing. The user friendly control panel of this SousVide Supreme provides various settings, which can be customized.
You can manually select settings required for any type of food depending upon whether it is dry or moist and whether it requires normal or gentle sealing. The powerful suction device of this Sous Vide machine allows total elimination of the air from the bag without shrinking the food in the bag. The vacuum created in the bag allows efficient heat transfer for Sous Vide cooking. SVV-00300 is designed as a compact machine measuring 15″L 4″W 4.2″H and comes with multiple manual operational choices. This Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer comes fitted with a powerful piston pump for vacuum sealing along with a panel to choose different settings. The other options provided in this machine include fully automatic operation, moist/dry food settings and two adjustable speed settings. The seal only button allows the user to seal the custom cut bag from the roll without creating any vacuum.
GameSaver Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer, Mossy Oak Camouflage
This GameSaver Bronze Vacuum Sealer comes with an attractive Mossy Oak Camouflage pattern. It is specially designed for those who like to hunt or indulge in fishing (this is also a great vacuum sealer for fish). They can use this device to vacuum seal the selected pieces of meat. Vacuum sealed meat products and fish fillets are less prone to freezer burns and this storing process keeps them from spoiling for a long period of time. Apart from vacuum sealing your kill or catch, you can also use this sous vide vacuum sealer to store different cuts of beef, poultry and fish to keep them fresh five times longer than conventional storage.
The package also contains one 11 inch x 10 foot roll, one 8 inch x 10 foot roll, five 1-quart bags, five 1-gallon bags and one accessory hose. The GameSaver is designed as a compact machine with multiple sealing settings. It can be stored vertically, saving you counter space. It has a hands-free operation feature with its easy lock-latch. This Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer comes with a built-in roll compartment along with a bag cutter for cutting bags of desired lengths. The sealing gasket maintains the required vacuum in the chamber while an extra wide sealing strip seals the bag. The other options provided in this Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer include fully automatic operation, moist/dry food settings, two adjustable vacuum speed settings, accessory port and removable drip tray.
Weston Products 65-0501-W Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer
Weston Products 65-0501-W is a countertop vacuum sealer with ETL certification and 210 watt motor to provide 23” HG vacuum strength, making this Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer perfect for both professional and household vacuum sealing requirements involving food and other products. This device is an out-of-chamber sealer, which means that for perfect sealing, bags containing textured or embossed lining are recommended. This sealer can be used for sealing bags up to 11 inches in width. The stylish black design with brushed stainless steel is compatible with any kitchen décor.
The easy to use control panel gives the user to select vacuum speed and food choices, including two marinate options. The 65-0501-W comes with fully automatic, one touch operation, which makes it user friendly. The panel of this Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer has an on/off button, start button, seal button, pulse button, accessory button and marinate button, along with vacuum progress indicator lights. The angled vacuum chamber opening is designed to prevent liquids from entering the vacuum chamber. Apart from using it to seal food items, you can also use it to protect important documents, papers, jewelry, silverware and other household items. Supplies used in camping, boating or trekking expeditions can also be dry sealed by using this machine.
Throughout the process of Sous Vide cooking, it is of paramount importance that the sealed package be able to retain the vacuum even while submerged in hot water for a long period of time. Only a few of Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer are proficient in meeting such tough vacuum sealing requirements. If you are looking for a Sous Vide vacuum sealer that is specially designed for this cooking technique, then the SousVide Supreme, SVV-00300 is the best choice for you.
If you want something more powerful and sophisticated than the SVV-00300, is a good choice because of its hands-free operation feature and easy lock-latch. This machine comes with a built-in roll compartment along with a bag cutter for cutting bags of desired lengths. If you have budget of more than $170, then you can opt for the Weston Products 65-0501-W as it is an ETL-certified product (like most commercial vacuum sealer) and comes with a powerful 210-watt motor to provide 23” HG vacuum strength. Makes this device perfect for both professional and household vacuum sealing requirements for Sous Vide cooking.