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Old 09-30-2020, 06:27 PM   #1
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What Type Of Bags Do You Use In Your Sous Vide Cooking?

I'm not sure if I want to cook Sous Vide
in a plastic bag.
Is it safe?
I dunno!

I was watching this gal that I follow on You Tube,
and she cooked Pork Chops Sous Vide, using this:

https://www.amazon.com/Stasher-Silic...34&sr=8-2&th=1

In fact, I saw these today at Target while I was
out and about. But they only had gallon and
sandwich sizes in store.

My wish list to Santa just gets longer and longer.

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Old 09-30-2020, 07:45 PM   #2
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I don't think that bag will work for you. It might be difficult to force all the air out. If you have a Foodsaver, that's the best option. Otherwise, Ziplock freezer bags will work with the displacement method. They are food safe to heat the food in.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:01 PM   #3
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I was watching this video:



If you jump to 4:24 she shows how she uses these
silicone bag.

Andy, I have a Food Saver and the majority of
my meats are packaged this way.
As to Zip top disposable bags, can I use "store brand" bags?
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:20 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaneohegirlinaz View Post
I was watching this video:



If you jump to 4:24 she shows how she uses these
silicone bag.

Andy, I have a Food Saver and the majority of
my meats are packaged this way.
As to Zip top disposable bags, can I use "store brand" bags?
I see how those silicone can work. But they are probably expensive.

If the store brand bags are food safe to heat food in, they can work.

However, if you have a Food Saver, why wouldn't you use that?
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Andy, those bags are expensive, but they are reusable. They don't add to the plastic waste that ends up in the ocean.
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Old 03-22-2021, 11:47 AM   #6
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I usually use the dollar store ziplock bags, but this could be a good alternative as I'm a tiny bit worried that the plastic breaks down for when I sous vide meat for more than 24 hours.
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Old 03-22-2021, 06:47 PM   #7
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I've thought of using those, K-Girl. Environmental reasons. However, I know me. I will buy them, use them once, and store them somewhere that I can easily find them....and never see them again.
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Old 03-22-2021, 07:02 PM   #8
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I use brand name bags, the ones with the double strips that change color when properly sealed. We have a food saver, but I'm generally too lazy to drag it out and then gave to.put it away again.
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