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Vacuum Sealer Bags Buying Guide

Vacuum Sealer Bags -A Buying Guide

Our range of vacuum sealer bags are made of a soft plastic, which is durable but flexible enough to mould to the shape of the item you are packing – making them perfect for sous vide cooking.

All of the vacuum sealer bags you’ll find here are BPA-free, meaning that your food is completely safe from chemicals.

Your type of vacuum sealer also dictates the bags you buy. To help find out which vacuum sealers bags are best for your cooking, consider what size and type you will require – and remember, different types of bag will withstand differing temperatures, this buying guide is intended to help make an informed decision.

Embossed Vacuum Sealer Bags - designed to work with all brands of domestic/external suction vacuum sealers. Heat resistant pouches which can withstand sous vide cooking up to 90°C. Great for storing food.

Boilable Vacuum Sealer Bags - boilable vacuum pouches intended for use with all makes of chamber vacuum packing machines. Great for sous vide cooking, steaming, microwaving or boiling food.

Food Storage Vacuum Bags - Designed for everyday ambient, chilled and frozen storage, compatible with a chamber vacuum packing machine.

Compostable Vacuum Bags - Safe on the environment our compostable bags are strong enough to stand up to sous vide cooking up to 85 degrees and are also at home with ambient, chilled or frozen storage. Compatible with a chamber vacuum packing machine.

Stasher Silicone Reusable Bags -No vacuum packer required, our reusable bags just seal and go. Suitable for cooking and storing.

Zipper Vacuum Sealer Bags - high quality bags whose strength means that in addition to sous vide cooking, they can also be steam cooked, microwaved or boiled in a pan. They’re the perfect solution for frequently used food items, to store shredded cheese or bacon and keep fresher longer in the refrigerator.

Here’s our simple guide to buying Vacuum Sealer Bags

Why Vacuum Seal?

Some food types need to be stored in an airless environment, usually in airtight packaging to reduce the growth of microorganisms. When vacuum sealing, most of the bacteria is expelled from the bag as the air is removed, providing a very safe and hygienic method of storage.

Vacuum sealing also helps maintain the product quality and size. For example, in meat items such as steaks, the blood can’t leak out and the meat doesn’t dry out so the product weight is maintained. Vacuum packing food can extend its life by three to five times.

You’ll also need to vacuum seal ingredients before sous vide cooking. After all, that’s what sous vide means; ‘cooking under vacuum.’

Pre-prepared foods such as fresh or sliced meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits, salads and cheeses can be stored for several days without reduced quality. By pre-portioning soups, sauces and completed dishes you can reduce food wastage. All these benefits help increase efficiency in the kitchen. Cooked and raw food can be hygienically stocked in vacuum pouches for storage in the fridge or easily transported between locations with minimal risks of cross-contamination.

In short, the main benefits of vacuum sealing are:

  • To eliminate oxidation
  • To preserve delicate flavours & oils
  • To prevent freezer burn
  • To maintain natural moisture
  • In preparation for sous vide cooking

The Products

When it comes to buying vacuum sealer bags, it can be a little confusing at first, but to help you out, here’s our suggestions for the most suitable products based on your usage and vacuum packing machine.

For Use With External Vacuum Sealers:

250 x 350mm Vacuum Sealer Bags
(Embossed) x 100

£14.99 Excl. VAT

£17.99 Incl. VAT

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20cm x 6m Vacuum Sealer Rolls
(Pack of 2 rolls)

£6.66 Excl. VAT

£7.99 Incl. VAT

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150 x 250mm Vacuum Sealer Bags
(Embossed) x 100

£8.49 Excl. VAT

£10.19 Incl. VAT

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For Use With Chamber Vacuum Packing Machines:

150 x 200mm Boilable Chamber Vacuum Pouches (pack of 200)

£6.99 Excl. VAT

£8.39 Incl. VAT

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300 x 300mm Boilable Chamber Vacuum Pouches (pack of 200)

£17.99 Excl. VAT

£21.59 Incl. VAT

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400 x 400mm Boilable Chamber Vacuum Pouches (pack of 200)

£29.99 Excl. VAT

£35.99 Incl. VAT

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We do, however, offer a much wider range of sous vide bags. See our product comparison below to help you choose the right product or give us a call on 01524 770060 to discuss your requirements in more depth.

ProductTypeSuitable for Home / External Vacuum SealerSuitable for Chamber Vacuum SealerSuitable for SousVideBPA FreeBags IncludedOther BenefitsPrice 
Embossed Vacuum Sealer Rolls Embossed 2 x rolls

-Various sizes available
-Withstand freezing,boiling & microwaving
-Create the exact bag size you need
-Works with all domestic vacuum sealers

From £6.66
ex VAT

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Embossed Vacuum Sealer Bags Embossed 100 bags

-Various sizes available
-Withstand freezing, boiling & microwaving
-Works with all domestic vacuum sealers
-Completely airtight

From £9.16
ex VAT

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Boilable Chamber Vacuum Pouches Boilable 200 bags

-Various sizes available
-Ideal for sous vide, steam cooking, microwaving & pan boiling
-Full airtight

From £6.49
ex VAT

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Food Storage Vacuum Pouches Food Storage 500 bags

-Various sizes available
-Suitable for chilled, frozen and ambient storage.
-Work with all brands of chamber vacuum sealers
-Withstand temps of -40°C to +70°C

From £6.99
ex VAT

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Sustainapouch Compostable 80mu Chamber Vacuum Pouches Compostable 200 bags

-Various sizes available
-Suitable for home composting
-Long food preservation capability
-Withstand temperatures of 85°C for 12 hours

From £39.99
ex VAT

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Stasher Silicone Reusable Sous Vide Bags Reusable 1 bag

-Various sizes available
-Innovative air-tight Stasher pinch press™ seal
-Versatile - use to prep, cook, store and freeze
-Endlessly reusable

From £9.99
ex VAT

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Zipper Vacuum Packaging Bags Zipper 50 bag

-Various sizes available
-Handy easy-open tear notch and re-closeable zipper
-Safety-tested for cooking at high temperatures
-Compatible with all brands of vacuum sealers

From £9.99
ex VAT

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