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Ziplock bag or vacuum seal

Sous vide is a French name and literally means ‘under vacuum’. When something is vacuumed, there is no more air in it. Do you want to cook sous vide? Then it’s your job to get as much air out of the vacuum bag as possible.

‘Do I have to buy a vacuum sealing machine ?’ New. This is not a requirement, but it is very useful. Airtight packaging can be done in various ways, although a vacuum sealer is the best solution.

Which works better: ziplock or vacuum?

In principle, both work well. However, with a vacuuming machine more air can be removed than when this is done with our trick method. Some other advantages of a vacuum sealer:

  • Products stay fresh longer
  • You can marinate your products in minutes
  • Your products have a longer shelf life if you freeze them

It is therefore useful to buy a vacuum sealing machine , but to cook sous vide you in principle have enough with the resealable sous vide bags.