Product Comparison: Weston 65-0201 vs FoodSaver Vac 300


General Specifications
Brand
Weston
FoodSaver
Model
65-0201
Vac 300
Origin
Taiwan
USA
Orientation
Professional
Kitchen
About the Product
This Weston Vacuum sealer is perfect for protecting domestic meats, game fish, vegetables or your personal possessions from the harmful effects that oxygen or freezer burn may cause. Capable of sealing bags up to 15-inch wide, this sealer is the largest in the industry, making any big job a breeze.
Vacuum sealing keeps food fresh and flavorful three to five times longer than traditional storage methods by removing all air, the principal cause of food spoilage. FoodSaver's patented VacLoc bags, which work with this kit, are safe for boiling, microwaving, freezing, and refrigerating, so a sealed bag of frozen veggies can just be dropped into a pot of boiling water. The bags also can be washed and reused, are dishwasher safe, and are recyclable. The Vac 300 is easy to use. Put food in the bag, place the open end of the bag into the vacuum channel, close the lid, and press down. Meat and chicken are now safe for up to three years and fish up to two years in the freezer. Lettuce can stay crisp for weeks instead of a few days. You can even create your own frozen dinners by vacuum packaging leftovers right on the plate.
Key Specs
Seal Bar Length
15 in.
Max. Wacuum Power
935 Watts
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Weston 65-0201 Pro-2300 Vacuum Sealer
  • Just realize this is an overbuilt, commercial unit and it's pretty heavy.
  • In short, it rocks, it's faster, more powerful, and will last me for years.
  • The Weston sealer absolutely blows the Foodsaver away. It's faster, quieter, has a wider seal, and has a much more powerful vacuum.
  • Unit functions flawlessly and is very powerful.
  • I purchased this vacuum sealer based on the good reviews. After receiving it, it sealed 4 bags before losing suction power.
  • THIS UNIT DOES NOT SEAL MOIST FOODS. It pulls the liquid through the bag, but the sealing bar does not have the power, heat, or length of seal (which is not adjustable) to seal it completely.
Size & Weight
Material
Stainless steel
Plastic
Color
Silver
White
Height
9 in.
2.75 in.
Width
23 in.
16.88 in.
Depth
15.3 in.
5.44 in.
Weight
22 lbs.
4.3 lbs.

Weston 65-0201

FoodSaver Vac 300

Weston 65-0201

FoodSaver Vac 300

Weston 65-0201

FoodSaver Vac 300

Weston 65-0201

FoodSaver Vac 300

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Weston 65-0201 Pro-2300 Vacuum Sealer
  • Heavy, and very well made and easy to use. I would recommend this to everyone.
  • Yeah, it's big, heavy, and fairly noisy - but if you have an use for a vacuum sealer, it's definitely worth the price tag.
  • When you get your hands on this machine and start using it, that's just the impression you'll get - quality.
  • It's heavy, metal, and sturdy. It's very simple to operate and really works well
  • It's big and heavy. It's also a bit pricey, but quality does cost.
Control
Control Type
TouchPad/Button
Button
Display
No
No
Indicator Light
Yes
No
What customers say about "Control"
Weston 65-0201 Pro-2300 Vacuum Sealer
  • I really like that I can control when the suction gets cut off.
  • Control over the amount of sealing is available.
  • Manual sealing is an option.
  • I was so surprised at how easy it was to use and at how great of a job it did at pulling all the air out and having a tight seal
  • The only real problem is the lack of manual control on sealing. Many times I'd like to continue to vacuum out excess air trapped behind meat but it seals instead. Frustrating.
Bags
Type of Package
Bag
Roll/Bag
Bag Size
up to 15 in.
Different dimensions in.
Roll Size
22 x 8, 18 x 11 in.
What customers say about "Bags"
Weston 65-0201 Pro-2300 Vacuum Sealer
  • The Food Saver vacuum chamber and sealer is too far into the device. It requires at least 1.5 - 2" of extra bag length to activate the controls.
  • 2 years with moderate use. No problems, no bag failures
  • If you are only going to seal a few bags at a time foodsaver is fine. But this is a workhorse. You can seal bags all day long and not have to wait for it to cool.
  • I seal 30 to 40 bags at a time, and my food saver model made it a horrible chore. The Weston made it bearable. Worth every penny.
  • Works with all bags that I have tried. It is fast, quiet(ish) and works beautifully.
  • doesn't have a bell to signal when to remove bag....but it does have a click.
  • However, I found it did not work well with the bags that were made for it (from Vacmesh). It did not completely suck all the air out until the bag was NOT laid flat. Once it is bulky, it works well.
Construction
Bag Cutter
No
No
Removable Drip Tray
No
No
Integrated Roll Storage
No
No
What customers say about "Construction"
Weston 65-0201 Pro-2300 Vacuum Sealer
  • Built like a tank. Hoses and bags work great in case you already own the standard low end food saver.
  • Very well constructed and accepts wider bags.
  • Solid construction and simple to use. perhaps too simple.
  • We really like this product. Ruggedly built. Seems durable.
  • My one complaint is that it takes up a lot of real estate and it is rather bulky and heavy to keep taking it in and out of a cabinet, hence only four stars.
Features
Manual Seal Mode
Yes
No
Marinate Mode
Yes
Extras
Fan cooled motor to prevent overheating. Adjustable seal time. Easy to use, digital control panel, LED lights monitor the stages of the sealing process., Fan cooled motor designed specifically for continuous, repetitive use without overheating, Pump draws up to 28' Hg vacuum strength
Includes roll for custom-sized bags
What customers say about "Features"
Weston 65-0201 Pro-2300 Vacuum Sealer
  • I have used the tilia accessory hose and the foodsaver jar attachment, as well as the marinator and a few storage containers - all work perfectly via the little port in the tray. I love this machine!
  • Use a piece of paper towel inside at the top of the bag to seal juicy or marinated meats.
  • Has auto mode and a manual mode. Manual is great if you want to "vacuum" pack liquid or jello like material.
  • The unit seals quickly, whether on auto-mode or manual seal mode.
  • Easy to keep clean, if you happen to suck something into the inner sealing area.
  • I bought the Weston pro -2300 stainless steel vacuum sealer approximately two months ago... everything thing looked right but when I tried to use the manual mode it simply didn't work.
Supply
Included With Unit
Power cord
Power cord, 0.75-qt canisteк with accessory hose, 5x 1-qt. bags, 5x 1-gal. bags, 22'x 8" roll, 18' x 11" roll, 8 in. x 22 ft. roll, 11 in. x 18 ft. roll
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)

Weston 65-0201

FoodSaver Vac 300

Other Information
MSRP
499.99 $

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