Best Vacuum Sealers

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 24, 2020
If you want to preserve the food for longer, what you need is a vacuum sealer. With the help of this device, you'll be able to significantly extend the shelf life of fruit, vegetables, cheese, herbs and many other things that you need for later. For this review, we've picked the best-selling vacuum sealer models so you can choose the one that fits you perfectly. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Application Area
Vacuum Power
Functions
Bag Type
Package
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The Automatic feature detects bags and moisture. It is compatible with a variety of bags and can be used with optional accessories which include regular and wide-mouth mason jar sealers and FoodSaver bottle stoppers for oil and wine.

CONS

The sizable body will take away some space. 

OUR VERDICT

Designed by one of the best brands in the industry of kitchen appliances, the FoodSaver V4840 packs a whole bunch of special features, making it suitable both for home and commercial use. If you seek a device that will allow you to seal just about any food and do it really quickly, look no further. This vacuum sealer is your best pick.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Application Area

Kitchen

Vacuum Power

130 watts

Functions

Moist/dry food settings, Marinate mode, Built-in bag cutter, Auto shut-off, Indicator lights

Bag Type

FoodSaver bags and rolls (up to 11")

Package

11" x 10" roll, 3 quart-size heat-seal bags, 2 gallon-size heat-seal bags, 3 quart-size zipper bags, 2 gallon-size zipper bags

WARRANTY

5 years limited

PROS

You'll be able to remove the top lid to clean the gaskets and scrub the chamber and the gaskets, preventing the bacteria from building up inside. The compression rate reaches 0.8 bars, allowing the unit to seal the softest produce without squishing. 

CONS

The buttons are pretty sensitive. 

OUR VERDICT

GERYON E2900-MS is modern and stylish but also capable and accessible. The machine will be minimizing waste and reducing spoilage, all while remaining easy to upkeep and maintain. The accessories that come with the package will let you put the unit to good use straight from the box. 

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Application Area

Kitchen 

Vacuum Power

110 watts

Functions

2 sealing modes, Dry/moist indication, Vac seal, Canister, Stop

Bag Type

Up to 12" width Geryon or other brand vacuum sealer bags and rolls

Package

Vacuum roll 7.8" x 78", 5 x pre-cut bags 7.8" x 11.8", Vacuum tube

WARRANTY

Amazon's 30-day return policy 

PROS

The compact appliance won't take too much space. The 4 digital buttons positioned on the top panel are soft to the touch. Next to the buttons, you will find a set of LED indicator lights that display the status of your food.

CONS

The instruction manual is uninformative. 

OUR VERDICT

The NutriChef PKVS18SL is a great vacuum sealer for a variety of reasons. The price is really attractive and the housing offers the kind of design that will mesh well with just about any kitchen décor. Plus, the control panel is simple enough to allow just about anybody to operate the appliance with ease.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Application Area

Kitchen

Vacuum Power

110 watts

Functions

2 sealing modes, Dry/moist indication

Bag Type

Bags and rolls up to 11.8" wide

Package

Wine stopper cork, Air suction hose, 5 medium vacuum bags (7.8” x 11.8”) and 1 extra long vacuum bag roll (7.8” x 79.0”)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The double sealing mode will provide extra strength to make sure that luxury meats are sealed shut. There's cord storage behind the unit that enables comfortable storage and transportation. The viewing window lets you monitor the progress. 

CONS

The unit is relatively slow. 

OUR VERDICT

There are not too many kitchen appliances that will be able to trade blows with the Nesco VS-12 when it comes to safe and prolonged food preservation. With its variable settings and sealing options, the machine will let you preserve even the most exotic and expensive fruits and meat types.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Application Area

Kitchen 

Vacuum Power

130 watts

Functions

Dry, Moist, and Double sealing modes, 2 pressure modes, Canister, Marinate options, Countdown timer

Bag Type

Up to 11.8" width any brand vacuum sealer bags

Package

One 8.6” x 9.85’ roll and one 11.8” x 9.85’ roll

WARRANTY

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

This vacuum food saver boasts intuitive operation. Just place the filled bag into its sealing channel, close the latch bar, and press a vacuum/seal button. 

CONS

It is somewhat noisy in operation.

OUR VERDICT

Allowing you to keep healthy foods fresh in your fridge, this compact FoodSaver system will also help prevent freezer burn when they are stored for a long while in the freezer. Specially designed to minimize waste, this efficient unit makes more bags per roll compared to most its rivals.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Application Area

Kitchen

Vacuum Power

120 watts

Functions

Dual-purpose button (automatic vacuum and seal), Auto shut-off, Indicator lights

Bag Type

FoodSaver bags and rolls (up to 11")

Package

11" x 10' roll, 3 x quart-size bags, 2 x gallon-size bags, Accessory hose

WARRANTY

5 years limited

FoodSaver V4840

Start and Watch

If you fancy the idea of purchasing in bulk during sales and special offers and buying seasonal fruit and vegetables to have them vacuum sealed and stored in your freezer until the next summer, the FoodSaver V4840 is just what you need.

The advantage of this model is that it has both a dry and moist setting and it, thus, can be used for sealing all kinds of food including soft and delicate. To ensure mess-free vacuum sealing, the unit includes a drip tray. This means if you decide to vacuum-seal the softest of foods, you will not need to worry that they might end up on your walls - all juices will drain right into this tray. And when the tray gets full, you will be able to easily clean it pulling out of the unit and washing in warm soapy water (or your dishwasher).

To make vacuum sealing faster and easier, the appliance features handy roll storage and a bag cutter. Moreover, with an innovative bag detection feature, you don't even have to press the seal button - it's enough to place an open end of the bag into the appliance's vacuum channel and the sealing process will start automatically. Plus, there's a viewing window, making it possible to monitor what's happening inside the appliance.

Review of FoodSaver V4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System

Versatile Appliance

However, what sells the FoodSaver V4840 more than anything is that, in addition to super fast and easy vacuuming heat-seal bags, it also allows sealing containers, zipper bags, and canisters and, what's more important, do that in little to no time. One other small advantage of the FoodSaver V4840 is that it's equipped with a handheld retractable sealer, a small extra that helps make the process of preparing food for storage hassle-free and easy. All you need to do is place the end of this sealer over a gray valve on a container or zipper bag and press 'Start' button. At the end, when the process is complete, the motor of the device will shut off automatically.

With the FoodSaver V4840, you can even marinate food, and do that with minimum effort. You'll find the detailed information on vacuuming and marinating food, as well as maintenance tips, in a user manual supplied with the appliance. Please, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions to get the best results each time.

In closing, the FoodSaver V4840, with its 130-watt output, takes very little time to preserve foods. Moreover, the various settings will let you seal and bag almost all foods.

FoodSaver V4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System in the use

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What customers say about this product

Bags

This model allows me to seal the bags to achieve a tight shrink wrap but without making a mess. The plastic shrinks down close to the surface of the soup but it doesn't make a mess.

Features

The accessory that works with the special Foodsaver ziplock is great. You can vacuum seal food that gets opened regularly. Just use the accessory and place it over the valve on the ziplock to re-vacuum seal it.

Control

Used it twice so far and it's super easy to use! When I first received it, I thought "wow, this thing is massive and probably is difficult to use". NOPE. You only need to turn on the power button and insert!

Construction

Solid, quality construction, attractive appearance.

Key Specs

I used this to freeze blueberries, peaches, zuchini, and roasted tomatoes. I froze the food on cookie sheets for 1 hour before vacuum sealing them. I'm very happy with the result: no air pockets, so no freezer burn.

Size & Weight

The overall size of the unit is small enough that it doesn't take up much room on the counter.
 

GERYON E2900-MS

Chrome Accents with Black Sections

Kitchen appliances can look awkward at times. Sure, you do not buy them to look pretty but when you spend ample time designing the kitchen, you're usually looking at appliances that will be able to blend into that design.

On that note, let's look at the GERYON E2900-MS. This machine is modern and elegant before anything else, with chrome accents, smooth curves, polished lines, and streamlined sections.

The unit will be able to disappear into most modern kitchen settings and even enrich some. The clean and concealed yet, at the same time, sleek and nuanced profile will class up middling decorative schemes and seamlessly flow with expensive-looking kitchens stacked with high-end stainless steel appliances.

The unit's aesthetically pleasing profile flows just as seamlessly into its functionality and utility. The soft touchbuttons do not only add to the streamlined form but also make the sealer's settings easily accessible. Having said that, some might find the buttons too sensitive but you'll get used to that anyway. The LED lights will tell you when you've successfully initiated any program, so you'll be able to quickly figure out the machine's multiple modes and settings. These include the obligatory two sealing modes designed to accommodate different food types, dry and moist modes, automatic sealing, canister, and vacuum sealing.

Review of GERYON E2900-MS Vacuum Sealer Machine

Excellent Compression Rate

More often than not, the countertops are already stacked with various kitchenware utensils and appliances, so you usually want to conserve that precious kitchen space. Since the unit's dimensions are limited to 2.6 x 5.5 x 14.4 inches, you'll be able to do just that.

But as much as the compact and lightweight (~2.5 pounds) construction contributes to the machine's advantages, what really tips the scales is how non-demanding the appliance is maintenance-wise. The separated design lets you remove the lid to easily and safely clean the chamber and the gaskets, so you'll be able to avoid bacteria buildups without investing ample time and effort into upkeep.

We're not necessarily taking the product's excellent performance for granted though. With its compression rate reaching 0.8 bars, the machine easily seals even the softest fruits and vegetables without squishing them. The sealing time alone usually takes around 6-10 seconds, while the vacuuming part adds no more than 5-10 seconds to that timing.

Bottom line, the GERYON E2900-MS looks the part and works the part, enriching most kitchen spaces as well as reducing spoilage and food waste.

GERYON E2900-MS Vacuum Sealer Machine in the use

 

NutriChef PKVS18SL

A Sleek Addition

The NutriChef PKVS18SL is one of the best selling vacuum sealers on the market and there are a few things that allowed this model to achieve this kind of commercial success. First of all, there's the visual part. With a sleek silver coating, the model will be able to make any kitchen look more modern. It also suits a variety of different styles, from more of an industrial décor to an urban interior design. Regardless of the scenery, if you will, there's a good chance that the unit will be able to mesh with just about any type of countertop surface in your kitchen. The housing is also quite durable, just make sure to occasionally clean its stain-resistant surface and it'd be able to serve you for a rather long time.

Another important aspect of this food vacuum sealer that doesn't have anything to do with performance is its size and weight. With 6.1 x 14.2 x 3 inches in overall dimensions and less than 3 pounds of weight, the appliance won't take away too much room and you'd easily be able to find some space for it on one of the kitchen's countertops. And with that kind of weight, moving it around the kitchen will be as easy as a bee.

Now, as for performance, we would like to start with the fact that the model is really easy to operate. It comes with a control center located on the top panel that features four digital buttons. The buttons are soft to the touch and you'll easily be able to figure out the best way to utilize them regardless of how good you are with these things. Next to the buttons, you will find a set of LED indicator lights that, as you'd imagine, display the status of your food.

Review of NutriChef PKVS18SL Automatic Vacuum Air Sealing System

Keep Your Wine Fresh

Speaking of those buttons, one of them will provide you with the opportunity to choose between two different sealing modes. Depending on the type of food you would like to seal, one of these modes will offer you the best preservation program. Naturally, the dry mode will be more suitable for solid food items and the moist one will be a better fit for poached, simmered, or steamed food. All in all, taking into account the affordable price tag that it comes with, this vacuum sealer provides a quick, easy, and inexpensive way of preserving your food.

In addition to the sealer itself, you will also receive 5 medium vacuum bags, a wine stopper cork, an air suction hose, and an extra long vacuum bag roll. The bags will allow you to preserve the freshness of your food items as well as their aroma and taste. The wine stopper cork will let you reseal any of the already opened bottles of wine, thus extending the shelf life of this often expensive alcoholic beverage.

Again, the NutriChef PKVS18SL is a great vacuum sealer for a variety of reasons. The price is really attractive and the housing offers the kind of design that will mesh well with just about any kitchen décor. Plus, the control panel is simple enough to allow just about anybody to operate the appliance with ease.

NutriChef PKVS18SL Automatic Vacuum Air Sealing System in the use

 

Nesco VS-12

Housing Everything Inside

Nesco VS-12 looks interesting, not the word that we would normally use to describe any kitchen appliance but the word we're going with nonetheless. Its footprint and outline are not especially streamlined but there are good reasons behind the appearance sacrifice.

First off, the machine comes equipped with this nice little built-in storage compartment where you can put rolls and vacuum bags, making them easily and comfortably accessible anytime. The massive handle locks automatically, enabling hands-free sealing.

You can separate the machine's features and review/break them down but it makes more sense to address the well-thought-out construction designed from the inside out as these features go. We'll start with the viewing window above the controls that lets you peek inside and observe the progress, watching the bags getting sealed to avoid spillage.

That being said, you probably won't have to worry much about spillage since the tab guides will secure improved bag positioning, enabling better sealing. From where we're standing though, the biggest standout feature is probably the membrane-covered push buttons since they do not trap debris and let you easily clean the surface. Although you can just as well suggest that this title belongs to the built-in cutter that slides out so that you do not have to use separate imprecise cutting tools like scissors, minimizing waste.

Review of Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer with Bag Starter Kit and Viewing Lid

The Pulse is Gentle

Functionality-wise, the unit lets you choose between regular and gentle settings to manage the vacuum pressure and avoid crushing soft foods. Aside from these automatic settings, there's also the manual pulse feature that you can use to manually adjust the suction to make sure that even the softest, most fragile foods are sealed without any issues.

You can use the cancel button to pause the suction progress anytime you want, which is nice since the machine's biggest shortcoming is its relatively slow operation, taking more time to suck down the oxygen and seal the produce than most premium vacuum sealers. To somewhat offset this shortcoming, the people behind the product have added the double seal feature to provide extra security, making sure that expensive meats are sealed tight and shut. Plus, there are multiple marinate options for different meats.

In short, the Nesco VS-12 will let you seal all foods, making sure that these foods last, with powerful suction action and quiet operation to boot.

Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer with Bag Starter Kit and Viewing Lid in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

FoodSaver FM2000-FFP

For Concise Kitchens

Reducing waste is as important as saving your time and money. This appliance boasts an innovative technology that works to minimize bag material waste up to 40% compared to traditional FoodSaver models. Besides, the unit has a sleek and compact design allowing you to save your working space as well. You can vacuum foods in bags made of the included roll and heat-seal bags, or use other accessories, like zipper bags and canisters - the unit has a special port on its top and comes with an accessory hose. It also has an ergonomic clip port for handheld sealer storage if you decide to buy one additionally.

In spite of its portable size, the appliance has most of the user-friendly features you can find in more expensive models, such as a patented easy-clean drip tray and a seal button to make custom-sized bags from the FoodSaver roll. It creates an extra-wide sealing strip to make sure the package is airtight. Fruit, veggies, poultry, fish, and meat will be well protected to keep fresh and delicious for a long time. In a word, versatile, innovative, and compact, the FoodSaver FM2000-FFP gives you more opportunities to save.

Review of FoodSaver FM2000-FFP Vacuum Sealing System

Simple Manual Operation

The appliance has handy controls and intuitive operation making vacuum sealing food an easy task. On its control panel, you can see a 'Seal' button and a 'Vac/Seal' button with indicator lights that will activate during each process. To make a bag from a roll, cut enough material (consider the size of an item the bag will hold plus three inches). Move the latch to its open position and lift the appliance's lid. Place one end of the future bag on the sealing strip, close the lid, and turn the latch to its 'Operate' position and press the 'Seal' button. When the indicator light above it turns off, the process is complete, so you can turn the latch to its open position and remove the bag.

To vacuum seal foods, just place an open end of the bag (please make sure there are minimum three inches of space between the contents and its top) into unit's vacuum channel. After that, close the lid and turn the latch to its 'Operate' position and press a vacuum and seal button. When the process is finished, turn the latch to its 'Open' position, open the lid and remove the sealed bag. Voila, the package is ready for storage in your fridge or freezer.

FoodSaver FM2000-FFP Vacuum Sealing System in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I got it to use primarily while cooking sous vide. It works well overall (does make a pretty loud sound while vacuuming but that's not surprising). It's powerful enough and gets the job done quickly.

Size & Weight

It is one of the more compact vacuum sealers out there and not too bulky.

Control

The instructions are very clear, but there's only 2 buttons on the whole thing, and if you've ever seen a vacuum sealer used you probably won't even need them.

Bags

I folded the grocery bags up, stuffed about 13 of them in a flat(ish) pile into a big vacuum bag and vacuumed all the air out. I was able to put 35 plastic bags in a large cardboard envelope from the post office. My friend was amused!

Construction

Very well made at a reasonable price. Recommended.

Features

The removable drip tray is designed really well. I mostly use the foodsaver for vacuum sealing meat, either on its own or with some kind of marinade/seasoning.
 

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Comparison of Vacuum Sealers

What Is a Vacuum Sealer?

In this review, we're comparing five top-selling vacuum sealers popular among consumers. To answer the question of 'what a vacuum sealer is', it's a kitchen appliance used for preserving food. The key selling point of vacuum sealers is that they allow for storing perishable foods such as chicken, meat, cheese, and similar stuff, which we usually buy in bulk, for an extended time. Yet, not only that. A vacuum sealer can also be used outside the kitchen. All those things like documents, medicine, car titles, etc. that tend to degrade over time can be vacuum sealed to stand to test of time. So, a vacuum sealer can preserve any product you wish, reducing food wastes significantly. If you're still not sure whether you need a vacuum sealer, you may want to learn what else you can use it for besides food storage.

You can also preserve your food by dehydrating it. Dehydration means removing all moisture, thus prolonging the food's shelf life. The good thing is that all the healthy elements stay intact. To know more about this, take a look at our food dehydrators reviews.

What Features to Compare

Application Area

When choosing a vacuum sealer, you should pay attention to its application area. All food savers can be divided into three categories which define what they are best used for: kitchen, outdoor and industrial. Let's take a look at each of them:

  • Portable - as the name suggests, this vacuum sealer is smaller and more mobile than the other two. As a rule, portable vacuum sealers are also battery-powered so you can use them anywhere. The downside of portable sealers is that they are not big, making them an inappropriate option for sealing lots of food.
  • Kitchen - vacuum sealers designed for kitchen are best for home use. The distinguishing features of this type include moderate capacity and their ability to seal different types of packaging material.
  • Industrial - these are the most powerful and are used for vacuum sealing a lot of products. Vacuum sealers of this type are usually used by commercial facilities, public catering, shops, and other big establishments. On top of huge capacity, they stand out for being able to vacuum seal most any packaging material.

Functions

You should also check out additional functions. Though all vacuum sealers are designed to remove oxygen from the pack, they may greatly differ by design, size, operation, and even pumping mechanism. You can find automatic and manual devices, providing a different set of sealing options. Vacuum sealers can also include wet/dry pumping, thus, allowing you to vacuum seal a greater variety of items. These pumping methods will let you work with different foods that vary consistency-wise.

Some things may differ with the type of device. For instance, if you buy a vacuum sealer that works with food film, most likely your food saver will include a knife and a bar in the purchase as a nice little addition. Other than that these machines usually come supplied with different bags and rolls, letting you start using the appliance from the get-go and even sometimes make customised bags from the supplied rolls.

Maintenance

Last but not least, check out what bags and materials the food saver uses. There are two main types: packaging film and reusable bags. Some vacuum sealers use only branded bags, which eliminates the hassle of having to choose the right bags for your device. The good news is, you are not limited and can choose whatever option suits you better. Apart from that, thees machines will usually let you work with different food storage containers too.

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