Top 4 best vacuum machines for sous-vide and storage + explanation and tips about vacuum sealing

Vacuum packaging vacuum packaging how does it work?

Vacuum packaging (also called vacuum packing) is fun and convenient, with the right vacuum machine. You can save a lot of money and food because you can store it for much longer. In addition, vacuum packaging with a good vacuum machine ensures (much) better results with sous-vide cooking .

We are happy to explain how vacuum packaging works and what you need for vacuum packaging, so read on. Do you still have questions after reading this article? Please contact us .

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The advantages of vacuum packaging (vacuum sealing)

  • Less food waste, so you save money!
  • Cooked food also remains edible longer, so save leftovers for the next meal.
  • Dishes and food stay fresh up to 5 times longer, and less flavor is lost.
  • We often give you an extra 100 vacuum bags and a handy sous-vide table for free with your order ( check out this promotion and read the rules).
  • No more freezer burn when you freeze vegetables, meat, herbs and fruit.
  • Use a bottle stopper (with a suitable vacuum machine ) to keep bottles of oil, wine, milk and yoghurt fresh for longer.
  • Use a vacuum container or food container (with a suitable vacuum machine ) to keep soups, sauces, marinades, and the like, fresher for longer.
  • Vacuum seal herbs for the freezer.
  • All vacuum bags in our online stores are BPA-free and food safe.

What do you need for vacuum sealing / vacuum packaging?

Below you will find a list of everything you need to get started with vacuum sealing / vacuum packaging quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively (suiting your budget and wishes). Click on the links to read more about that topic.

Tips for vacuum sealing wet products, liquids and marinades

  • Before vacuuming, briefly freeze the bag containing the product so that the liquid becomes thicker and is less quickly sucked out of the bag before the vacuum.
  • Hang the bag over the work surface while vacuuming so that gravity helps.
  • Use vacuum containers / food containers to vacuum seal soups, sauces and marinades to store in your refrigerator.
  • Choose one of these machines for working with wet products / marinades.

Which vacuum machine suits you?

After years of vacuuming, our Experts have put together a clear selection of vacuum sealers that suit different budgets. All machines have been selected with care and experience so that you can trust that the quality is good. And does the vacuum machine unexpectedly break down? We will then provide a quick solution (warranty or repair).

Cheapest choice: Ziva EasyVac vacuum sealer

Ziva EasyVac vacuümmachine


Appearances can be deceiving because this compact vacuum machine delivers good results at a low price. The quality of the machine is excellent and lasts a long time. The only "disadvantage" is that you have to press the lid for the first 3-4 seconds while vacuuming (after that it happens automatically). More expensive machines often have a lid with closures that keep the lid closed.

  • Lowest price and yet very reliable
  • Reasonable vacuum (65%): excellent for sous-vide cooking but less suitable for storage.
  • Reasonable speed (12 ltr/min): excellent for smaller portions and quantities.
  • Lid must be pressed for the first 3-4 seconds.
  • Dimensions LxWxH: 370 x 150 x 59mm
  • Power: 150W
  • Note: Only works well with embossed vacuum bags (do not use smooth bags).

Our recommendation: Ziva OneTouch vacuum sealer

Ziva OneTouch (externe) vacuümmachine


This elegant and functionally designed vacuum machine is by far our best-seller. Powerful and fast enough if you want something more at home (and it may cost a little more).and). The sleek appearance with touch operation has few seams and is therefore very easy to clean. Despite its small size and affordable price, the Ziva OneTouch still offers serious performance and options, such as 2 different settings for vacuum (normal / careful) and sealing (wet / dry), and a connection for vacuum accessories such as storage boxes and wine stoppers.

Suitable for vacuum boxes and wine stoppers

This versatile vacuum machine also comes with a hose that you can connect to the special connection in the vacuum chamber. This makes it possible to use certain vacuum accessories such as vacuum storage boxes and vacuum bottle stoppers. (suitable for accessories from Caso and Wartmann)

  • Slightly higher price but reliable, faster, more powerful and more options
  • Good vacuum (75%): excellent for sous-vide cooking and packaging/storing food.
  • Reasonable speed (12 ltr/min): excellent for most home use
  • Self-closing lid: your hands are free during the fully automatic vacuum and/or seal cycle.
  • Dimensions LxWxH: 360 x 150 x 78mm
  • Power: 110W
  • Note: Only works well with embossed vacuum bags (do not use smooth bags).

For the home chef: CASO VC 150 vacuum sealer

Caso VC 150 vacuümmachine

This elegant all-rounder has been our best-selling vacuum machine for 5 years in a row. Equipped with almost everything you could wish for at home with excellent performance and yet a very competitive price

  • High quality vacuum sealing machine
  • Many functions that even the most experienced vacuum cleaner can use
  • Suitable for vacuum accessories with hose .
  • Creates a deep vacuum (approximately 75%) and works nice and fast
  • High ease of use and a self-closing lid
  • You need embossed vacuum bags for this vacuum sealer.

Demanding users: Foodsaver Profi Line FSV005 vacuum sealer

Foodsaver vacuümmachine Profi Line RVS FSV005

Foodsaver is a well-known brand with very high quality vacuum products. All possible functions you could wish for, the ability to connect vacuum accessories via a hose, suitable for working with vacuum foil, high ease of use, and high quality.

  • Very high quality vacuum sealing machine. Optimal for vacuum foil .
  • Many functions that even the most experienced vacuum cleaner can use
  • Suitable for vacuum accessories with Foodsaver hose .
  • Creates a deep vacuum (approximately 80%) and works nice and fast
  • High ease of use and a self-closing lid
  • You need embossed vacuum bags for this vacuum sealer.