One of the most important considerations when using a vacuum sealer is your choice of the vacuum bag or vacuum roll. It is critical to use excellent vacuum sealing bags since a poor seal or malfunctioning bag may create a slew of problems, including creating an unwanted mess or worse, gumming up your vacuum sealer.
Why does the bag type make a difference?
Your choice of bag or roll is frequently about ensuring the bag can withstand whatever you’re vacuum sealing. You should always inspect what you’re sealing, noting any sharp edges or protruding bones that might cause a rip or tear during the sealing process.
What are you sealing?
Meat containing bones or produce with sharp edges
If what you’re sealing meat with protruding (or internal) bones or anything with sharp edges, you’ll want to use an embossed microchannel bag or embossed microchannel roll. To vacuum seal your food using out-of-chamber vacuum devices, such as our VS 603 vacuum sealer, it’s imperative that you use channelled bags.
Our standard microchannel bags are 85 microns thick, whereas our embossed microchannel bags are 100 microns thick. This means they are somewhat more costly than 85-micron bags but far more durable; thicker walls equal longer shelf life and faster vacuuming! You can use 100 micron embossed bags to vacuum meat, bone-in, or to freeze and transfer food for later use (perhaps on your next camping trip?).
Transporting frozen items may damage the packing, and when reheating in boiling water, it is critical that your bag remains intact. Pac Food’s 100 micron embossed bags will aid in this endeavour!
Meats not containing bones or produce without sharp edges
The perfect option for vacuum sealing items that don’t contain any protruding bones or sharp edges is the stand Pac Food micro channel bag. Pac Food’s domestic micro channel sealer bags are custom-made to operate with EVERY vacuum sealer on the market. We have never had a vacuum sealer fail on account of our micro sealer bags in the many years we’ve been marketing them. The particular fine-lined structure on the product’s surface is made up of micro-channels that allow the sealer bags to be sucked.
Our VS100 and VS603 machines, for example, can only be used with channel bags, such as our microchannel vacuum sealer bags. Commercial vacuum sealing bags will NOT function with out-of-chamber equipment.
We have a bag for every vacuum sealer on the market
PacFoods range of high-quality vacuum sealer bags and rolls is purposefully designed to be compatible with the majority of commercial and domestic vacuum sealers on the market. Browse our full range online today.