Sous Vide – How Curiosity Led to Healthly Concerns

By Sharon | Happenings

Oct 02

Let me start by saying this is not a product endorsement.

We’ve been watching a lot of cooking shows and would like to try the whole Sous Vide Cooking Method.

Before I add another expensive piece of equipment to my kitchen I’m planning on using a pot of water on the stove with my thermometer inserted and temperature carefully controlled.

I already own a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer that I wondered if I could seal the Sous Vide bags with.  As I was adding them to my Amazon shopping cart I thought I check to see if the Sous Vide bags would seal with my sealer.

So, Google Search here I come.  My first search result I clicked me led to this amazing and very informative article regarding Sous Vide bags in particular and plastics in general.  Cooking Sous Vide: Plastic Safety is a well written, well researched, article that will help you make a decision about what to do for your health and lifestyle.

What am I going to do?  From the product FAQs on the Sous Vide website I can use my FoodSaver sealer to seal the Sous Vide bags.  I’m going to buy one box of the bags and give it a try.  I do have concerns about plastic safety and environmental protection however I don’t plan on using a bag a day or anything like that.  I might do this once a month.  I might not even like it.

Regardless of what I do based on my research, everyone should decide based on how they feel about their lifestyle.