Thanks for the tip about the low instep/arch. How does one know whether they have a low instep/arch? For further reference other shoes/lasts I fit fine in are Allen Edmonds No. 5 (Park Avenue/Strand) and Crockett & Jones 348 last.
Ideally I'd get one, but vacuum sealers can be pretty pricey so I was hoping I could get by without one. I'm just thinking about playing around with it at this point.
Anyone know what's the drawback of a DIY vacuum (via squeezing) to Sous Vide? Okay, stupid question alert, but what's the purpose of a vacuum in sous vide? Does it somehow aid in cooking the ingredients properly?
Do you really need a vacuum sealer for sous vide? I've seen videos on the net where someone just shoves the ingredients into a ziplock plastic bag, squeeze as much air out of it by hand, zip it up and throw it into the water bath.
Anyone have any experience with the equipment sold on this website: Fresh Meal Solutions?