Marinate better by vacuuming

Use your vacuum machine to marinate meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. With Henkelman's new Marinating option, one of the functions of the Advanced Control System, butchers and producers in the meat processing industry can marinate in an instant. Tasty, fast and simple.

How does it work?

Marinating is an option used to better marinate meat products. Place the marinated product in the vacuum chamber and start the packaging cycle. Thanks to the smart software, the structure is opened, as it were. This ensures that the marinade can penetrate maximally into the fibers of, for example, the meat. Because the cell structure is opened, the marinade is optimally absorbed by the meat or fish.


To support the theory of this new option, Henkelman has conducted some tests. For the marinade, a ¼ cup of vegetable oil, ¼ cup of water and 10 drops of food coloring are used for each piece of chicken. The first piece of marinated chicken breast was placed in the refrigerator for 24 hours. The second piece of chicken breast is marinated with the 5 step Marinating program on the Henkelman Lynx 32 .

Outer layer and color

After 24 hours, both pieces of chicken were compared. The photo (see below) shows that the second piece (left), which is marinated under vacuum, has a more intense outer layer, is darker and deeper in color. Furthermore, the marinade has penetrated deeper into the meat in this piece.

Blue food coloring was used for this example

Time advantage

And then there is the time savings; Marinating for 10 minutes with a Henkelman vacuum machine gives a significantly better result compared to marinating for 24 hours in a refrigerator. In addition, marinating under vacuum reduces the risk of cross-contamination.


Henkelman's Advanced Control System (ACS) represents a new generation of control systems. The ACS panel has special advantages, such as the visualized packaging cycle, 20 programs and more than 90 customizable product labels, storage of service data and HACCP compatibility. The Marinate option is available for all models with ACS