COOKING SOUS VIDE WITHOUT A VACUUM SEALER (OR VACUUM SEALING BAGS WITH LIQUIDS IN THEM)

 

If you want to cook sous vide at home but either don’t have or can’t afford a vacuum sealer, you can still get near identical results in most cases by using ziploc bags and the Archimedes principle. This principle states:”……the upward buoyant force that is exerted on a body immersed in a fluid

If you want to cook sous vide at home but either don’t have or can’t afford a vacuum sealer, you can still get near identical results in most cases by using ziploc bags and the Archimedes principle. This principle states:

“……the upward buoyant force that is exerted on a body immersed in a fluid, whether fully or partially submerged, is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces.”

In layman’s terms, this just means that as you submerge a bag under water, the pressure will force the air out of the bag. This is also commonly referred to as the “water displacement method”

So with careful manipulation of the bag, you can get a very good seal nearly equivalent to vacuum sealing for the purposes of sous vide

This technique not only comes in handy if you don’t have a vacuum sealer, but also if you’re trying to get a good seal on a bag with liquids in them. I hate trying to vacuum seal a bag with liquids as it can get really messy (and potentially ruin your vacuum sealer), so I prefer this technique whenever liquids are involved

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