The VacMaster brand is the gold standard for vacuum sealers. It is the premium vacuum sealer for professional chefs and home cooks alike. A vacuum sealer is a vital accessory for the best sous vide cooking. You are probably more familiar with vacuum sealers from brands like FoodSaver. These brands are excellent and practical, but if want the best you’ve got to have a VacMaster .
VacMaster is unique by offering “chamber” vacuum sealers. VacMaster has the widest variety of vacuum sealers on the market. They offer the traditional “suction” sealers. And they are also offer many of the best “chamber” vacuum sealer as well.
Why is a Chamber Sealer Better for Sous Vide Cooking?
A chamber vacuum sealer has many advantages over traditional suction sealers – especially for sous vide cooking. With a VacMaster chamber sealer, you can vacuum seal anything – including liquids like soups, sauces, and marinades. A real challenge with suction sealers is that the liquids from marinades or sauces get sucked out with the air and clog the sealer. There are some expert hacks to make this process work better even with a suction sealer, but if you want the best and easiest, a VacMaster vacuum sealer is for you.
The VacMaster VP 200 is the best option for home cooks who want the most versatility. It is the signature model of the brand. You can easily vacuum seal anything – even soups for storage and freezing. It is a dream for any type of sous vide dishes. Many people avoid using sauces and marinades in sous vide cooking because they are almost impossible to vacuum seal. The VP 200 makes this process fast, easy, and clean. It even has a preset mode for marinade to make things even easier. You can also vacuum seal several bags at the same time.
- Top of the Line
- Seal Anything
- Seal Liquids
- Special Marinade Mode
- Easy One-Button Controls
- Powerful maintenance-free pump
- 12 Inch removable seal bar
- Cycle Time: 10-60 Seconds
The PRO110 is a high-end suction sealer that you can get at an affordable price. Excellent for many sous vide dishes, leftovers, bulk buying, batch cooking, freezer prep, and more. The PRO110 is so versatile that it will save you money in the long run. Operating this unit is a breeze like all VacMaster sealers. It has clear one-button controls. As an added bonus, it comes with containers that can be vacuum sealed and protect delicate items at the same time.
- Easy One-Button Controls
- Crush Proof Vacuum Sealing Containers
- This easy-to-use machine keeps your food fresh up to five times longer.
- Perfect for preserving and organizing food and non-food items, so you can free up space in your freezer, refrigerator and cupboards.
- Saves you money by reducing spoilage and prolonging shelf storage life.
The PRO360 is the big brother of the PRO110. It has a huge 16 inch seal bar for larger bags. It is also more convenient because it has space to store a roll of bags and a built in roll-cutter. This makes your sous vide prep much faster. You don’t have to get out your bags, cut them to size, fill them, load the sealer, and then seal. The PRO360 streamlines the whole process. And you get the premium quality of any VacMaster model.
- Roll Storage
- Roll Cutter Built-in
- 16 inch Seal Bar
- 16 Inch wide seal bar with 5mm wire
- Stainless steel exterior
- Roll storage and cutter – stores VacMaster 20 ft rolls.
The VP321 is a top of line commercial grade sealer. It is high quality, high capacity, and high priced. You can chamber seal multiple bags simultaneously. It has one of the largest chambers available. And you can seal bags up to 17 inches in width. The vacuum compressor is the strongest commercial grade available with more power than you will ever need. This model is even suitable for manufacturing.
- Best in Class
- 17 Inch Seal Bar
- Multiple Bag Capacity
- Deep Chamber for Large Items
- Commercial Grade Quality and Durability
- The VP321 is powered by a strong, durable 1.5 HP pump.
- Two 17" seal bars on each side of the machine allow for increased production.
- Our commercial technology is ideal for medium to large processors, supermarkets, restaurants, HRI, and laboratories.
Are Vacuum Sealers Worth It?
Vacuum sealers are one of the most useful and valuable kitchen gadgets. Most of our readers will want one for sous vide cooking. They are vital for sous vide prep, but a vacuum sealer has innumerable uses around the house. VacMaster and other sealers will actually save you money over time, reduce waste, organizer space, and get your kids to do their homework. OK, maybe not the last one, but vacuum sealers pay for themselves in no time. Here are a few other uses for a vacuum sealer that reduce waste, save money, and increase efficiency.
Bulk Storage for Meat and Cheese (& Other Perishables)
Buying meat and cheese when they are on sale is great way to save a lot of money. The problem is that you can’t consume it all quickly enough. You need to store it – usually in a freezer. But air is your enemy when freezing. All the money you saved by stocking up is wasted by freezer burn and decay. Vacuum sealing to the rescue. By removing all the air, you can store or freeze your bulk buy meat and cheese with confidence.
Batch Cooking and Left-Overs
Batch cooking is a godsend for busy parents and anyone who wants to be more time efficient. Spend a day cooking for the whole week or month. Then vacuum seal your meals in convenient portions for individuals or whole families. You can store in the fridge or freezer depending on how long in advance you’re preparing. With vacuum sealing, your food will be more delicious, and safer.
In Season Herbs, Fruits, and Veggies
Whether you grow food in your own garden, or you buy locally, eating with the season is the best. You can extend this window by preserving in season produce with a vacuum sealer.
Open Bags and Containers
You can re-seal open bags and containers to reduce waste and reduce consumption. You don’t have to feel the need (or give yourself the excuse) to finish that bag of chips. You can just reseal it to keep them fresh.
Some VacMaster units have hose attachments that allow you to seal jars and other containers. This makes the vacuum preserving process faster and easier than most other methods. You may need special lids, but over time these pay for themselves – especially if you do a lot of preserving.
You can seal so many non-food items for storage with a vacuum sealer. Winter clothes, sheets, and blankets, coats, baby items, and so much more can be vacuum sealed and stored with ease. You can save as much as 300% of space with fluffy, bulky items. And the regular sizes and shapes of the vacuum bags make organization a breeze.
And these are just a few uses beyond sous vide cooking. I’m sure when you start you will find many more ways to use your vacuum sealer.