We offer a wide range of vacuum sealers including floor, table top, and swing lid vacuum sealers. Our vacuum sealers are designed for storing and preserving all kinds of food for sale in a supermarket, deli or convenience store. It is imperative nowadays that food should be stored in an airless environment, usually in an air tight plastic pack or bottle to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms. Our sealing equipment creates a vacuum environment that removes oxygen, protecting the food from spoiling due to the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi. Protect your food and business with the best in vacuum sealing technology.
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What is Vacuum Packaging?
Vacuum Packaging is the process of removing air around a food product and then sealing that product in an impermeable package.
What does a vacuum sealer do?
A vacuum sealer’s main use is to protect and preserve the life span of food. This can be fruits, vegetables, meats and more. By removing the air, life-giving oxygen is removed, which eliminates or slows down spoiling bacteria. Vacuum sealers require the food and the bag to be placed inside the machine. The air within the chamber is then removed, the bag is sealed and the air is returned back to normal. With a vacuum sealer you can package, protect and preserve a wide variety of meat, fruits and vegetables.
Advantages of using Vacuum Packaging:
- Allows you to buy food in bulk at a low price which can be prepackaged and sold later.
- Can reduce product shrinkage by preventing moisture loss or evaporation. Same weight you pack, same weight you sell.
- Eliminate oxidation freezer burn because foods no longer become dehydrated from contact with cold, dry air.
- Enhance product quality. Keeps food fresh because it won't come in to contact with oxygen. This allows for a longer shelf life 3-5 times depending on product.
- Foods maintain their texture and appearance, because microorganisms such as bacteria mold and yeast cannot grow in a vacuum.
- Moist foods won't dry out, because there's no air to absorb the moisture from the food.
- Dry, solid foods, such as brown sugar, won't become hard, because they don't come in contact with air and, therefore, can't absorb moisture from the air.
- Foods that are high in fats and oils won't become rancid, because there's no oxygen coming in contact with the fats, which causes the rancid taste and smell.
- Insect infestation is eliminated, because insects require oxygen to survive and hatch.
- Meat and fish will marinade in minutes when vacuum packaged in canisters,because as air is being removed from the canister, the pores of the mat or fish open up and allow the marinade to penetrate.
- Food bills are reduced because food lasts longer (so less spoiled food will need to be thrown away), and because food can be purchased in lower-priced bulk quantities and re-packaged at home into smaller portions.
- And non-food items are protected from corrosion and moisture-damage. Like your antique silverware, which won't tarnish when vacuum packaged. Or wool sweaters, to keep bugs away, and to shrink them for minimal storage space.
Vacuum Sealing Applications
How much longer can vacuum sealed food last over non-vacuum sealed food?
It depends entirely on what is being sealed, but the average lifespan of food can be increased by 3-5 times by being vacuum sealed.
Can a vacuum sealer be used to handle other products?
Yes. Although vacuum sealers are primarily used with food, they can be used to package other retail products. Vacuum sealers are commonly used to group and bundle items together for resale. Many people will also use vacuum sealers for space reasons. This can be to bundle material together or for packaging food during a hiking trip.
Does a vacuum sealer eliminate freezer burn?
Yes. When used correctly, a vacuum sealed bag is impenetrable by the elements.
What is the difference between an external sealer and a chamber sealer?
External sealers use vacuum bags on the outside of the machine. Food is placed in the bag and the open end is inserted into the machine where the air is then removed and the bag is sealed shut.
Chamber vacuum sealers operate in a different way. Chamber sealers require the food and the bag to be placed inside the machine. The air within the chamber is then removed, the bag is sealed and the air is returned back to normal.
Can I cook vacuum sealed food in the bag?
Yes. In fact, there are many recipes out there for vacuum bag cooking. This is referred to as "So us Vide,"which translated means "under pressure." Cooking food in a vacuum sealed bag helps keep important nutrients in place and can actually improve the taste of the cooked product.
What is meant by inert gas?
Many chamber vacuum sealers offer the option of using inert gas. This means oxygen can be removed by the sealer and an inert gas, such as nitrogen, can be replaced. Inert means that the gas does not support life. This helps extend the life of vacuum-sealed food.
Can I vacuum seal fragile food?
Yes, with a chamber sealer. Potato chips are a prime example of this. The air in the bag can be removed and replaced with an inert gas. This allows the food to still be preserved, while allowing gas to be left in the bag, preventing damage.
Can the amount of air removed be adjusted?
Most vacuum sealers allow you to adjust the amount of air removed. This can vary from a low percentage all the way up to 99.99% of the air.
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