Sous vide is a cooking method of preparing food by sealing it in an airtight plastic bag. Sealed food is usually cooked in a water bath or steam cooked during which the temperature is controlled. The average temperature is between 55 and 60 degrees Celsius and the whole cooking process takes more time than the traditional way of cooking (in some cases it can take up to 9 hours or even more). The sealing of the food is done with the use of commercial vacuum sealers.
The main advantage of sous vide method over the traditional ways is the fact that the food is evenly cooked (meat, vegetables, fish, eggs, etc). This means the food is properly cooked inside and outside. This is not the case with the traditional cooking. You’ve surely experiencing cooking situations when the meat is overcooked on the outside, but raw in the middle. Yes, we know how frustrating this can be, especially when it comes to cooking after a long working day or when preparing a dinner for quests. Unevenly cooked food is the reason why many Australians decide to invest in commercial vacuum sealers and bring the sous vide cooking trend in their kitchen.
By removing the air, the pores of the food are more opened and with that the absorbing of the seasoning becomes more effective. This way the flavours of the seasonings are absorbed quickly and with bigger intensity which enhances the overall flavour of the cooked food. During sous vide cooking, the flavours of the seasoning get fully incorporated in the food sealed in a plastic bag, which gives exceptional texture and nutritional value to cooked meat or vegetables.
Aside from cooking, you can use the commercial vacuum sealers for preserving already prepared meals. This way you will extend the “life” of the food and keep it fresh for longer period. The removal of air means decrease in oxidation which protects food from aerobic microorganisms.
If you want to make sure that your food is protected from mold, yeast and bacteria and at the same time preserve taste, freshness and ensure the quality of your food, then there is no reason for you not to invest in a model of commercial vacuum sealers.