Best Vacuum Sealers

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 8, 2018
If you want to extend the shelf life of food, a vacuum sealer is the appliance you surely need. Thanks to this vacuum sealer, you wouldn't need to worry about the quality of your food. In this review, you will find the most popular vacuum sealers, purchased worldwide. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Application Area
Vacuum Power
Functions
Bag Type
Package
WARRANTY
 
PROS

A portable vacuum sealer featured on this device will let you quickly and easily remove excess air from all kinds of bags and containers.

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 out a device that would 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

The manual seal will allow you to control the vacuum pressure for some of the more delicate jobs. For those people who like their meat cooked and prepared in a variety of different ways, the manufacturers made sure to include a marinate mode with two different marinate options. The separate accessory mode will allow you to seal vacuum canisters without wearing on the main chamber.

CONS

The appliance requires some heat-up preparation before it can properly vacuum the food.

OUR VERDICT

We believe it would be fair to describe the Weston 65-0501-W as the best vacuum sealer for those individuals who want a commercial unit that will be just as well-suitable for home use. The number of functions is impressive and its raw power will keep any food tightly sealed.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Application Area

Kitchen

Vacuum Power

210 Watts

Functions

Automatic mode, Manual seal mode, Separate accessory mode, Marinate Mode with two marinating options

Bag Type

Bags up to 11" wide

Package

15 ct. 8" x 12" quart bags

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

With 6.1 x 14.2 x 3 inches in overall dimensions, 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. 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

Turns off automatically. Can reduce spoilage and waste. Have a function of tight sealing. Prevents overvacuuming of delicate food.

CONS

Quite a bulky sealer that may not fit a small countertop.

OUR VERDICT

The device demonstrates one-contact operation and a powerful piston pump. Can become a perfect device for all your food.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Application Area

Kitchen

Vacuum Power

110 Watts

Functions

One-touch operation, Switch to extend seal time, Override seal function for delicate foods

Bag Type

Uses thick food film as packaging material supported sizes of 7.9 inches film rolls

Package

2 rolls of 8.66" x 9.8' bag material, 5 pieces of 8.66" x 11.8" bags and 5 pieces of 11.0" x 11.8" bags

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

In addition to the carrying handle, the model incorporates an extra-large drip tray that will help you shuffle the game without making too big of a mess. It also comes with a built-in storage compartment for the accessory hose. With the help of a 15-foot 12V power cord, you will be able to use the appliance remotely with a number of vehicles.

CONS

Loud operation. 

OUR VERDICT

What we have here is a portable vacuum sealer and a model that was designed with hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts in mind. So if you're one of these people and would like to extend the shelf life of your game, you owe it to yourself to give this unit a try.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Application Area

Outdoors

Vacuum Power

192 Watts

Functions

Seal, Vac/Seal

Bag Type

Bags and rolls up to 11" wide

Package

11” x 10’ heat seal roll, 8” x 10’ heat seal roll, 5 x 1-quart pre-cut heat seal bags, 5 x 1-gallon pre-cut heat seal bags, and accessory hose

WARRANTY

lifetime 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 appliance has both dry and moist setting for sealing all kinds of food including delicate ones. If any liquid overflows during the sealing process, it will be caught by the drip tray. When the latter is full, the unit will turn off and the tray full indicator light will appear. Thanks to an ergonomic pull-out drawer, the drip tray can be easily removed, emptied, and washed in warm soapy water or cleaned in your dishwasher. To make vacuum sealing as fast and simple as possible, the appliance has a handy roll storage and a bag cutter. Moreover, with an innovative bag detection fearuгe, you don't even have to press the seal button, just place an open end of the bag into the appliance's vacuum channel and the sealing process will start automatically. Now, you can monitor the process on a vacuum progress display. Note that if you are vacuuming delicate items you can press the seal button to start the sealing process right away in order to prevent the bag contents from crushing.

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

Versatile Appliance

What's truly great about this vacuum sealer is that, in addition to super fast and easy vacuuming heat-seal bags, it allows sealing containers, zipper bags, and canisters in literally no time. For this very purpose, it is equipped with a handheld retractable sealer - no additional attachments are needed. With this handy extra, preparing foods for storage is a piece of cake. Just place the end of the handheld sealer over the gray valve on a container or zipper bag and start vacuuming by pressing an accessory button. When the process is complete, the motor will shut off automatically. With this appliance, you can even marinate food, and do that with minimum time and effort. You'll find the detailed information on vacuuming and marinating food, as well as maintenance tips, in a user manual. Please, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions to get the best results each time.

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

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FoodSaver 4840 Review

What customers say about this product

Bags

I have always used vacuum bags from foodsaver.

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

Roll bag storage in the unit is very handy.

Size & Weight

A great, compact foodsaver that fits on countertops with low cabinets.
 

Weston 65-0501-W

Commercial Quality

The Weston 65-0501-W is being advertised as a professional vacuum sealer and we probably couldn't have argued that position even if we wanted to. Of course, a professional appliance requires commercial quality and the latter entails commercial use. And when it comes to commercial vacuum sealers, the first thing you expect out of them is vacuum power. Well, the model in question has that in spades. Featuring 23' HG vacuum strength, a 210W motor and carrying an ETL certification, this appliance offers more than enough vacuum power for professional use but nobody is stopping you from using it at home as well. The only real downside of that kind of power is that it takes the unit quite some time to heat up before it can actually seal your food but that is something that all commercial appliances have in common.

Aside from an abundance of power, the motor also comes equipped with a vacuum pump that, again, features the sort of commercial quality that makes it suitable for a variety of applications and a fan cooling system that ensures reliable and consistent sealing while preventing the unit from overheating. There's also the angled vacuum chamber opening, which is a solution that further prevents any kind of liquids from entering the vacuum chamber. Now, as for the looks, a decent part of commercial models tend to feature a relatively unimpressive exterior, but the appliance in question doesn't fall under that category. Boasting a sleek black design with a brushed stainless steel lid, this food vacuum sealer will prove to be a great addition to just about any kitchen regardless of how chic it may be.

Review of Weston 65-0501-W Professional Advantage Vacuum Sealer

A Few Good Functions

With that out of the way, we would like to focus on some of the functions that the unit offers since there is more than enough of those to go around and all of them are accessible to the user via an intuitive control panel. First off, there's the automatic mode that requires naught but a single push of a button to begin the vacuum-to-seal operation. The latter will prove to be suitable for the majority of food items. But for those rare occasions when the automatic mode simply won't suffice, the manual seal mode will come in handy as it will allow you to control the vacuum pressure for some of the more delicate jobs. Plus, for those people who like their meat cooked and prepared in a variety of different ways, the manufacturers made sure to include a marinate mode with two different marinate options. And, taking into account the fact that this model is also vacuum canister capable (though the canisters are sold separately), we would also be remiss not to mention the separate accessory mode that will allow you to seal vacuum canisters without wearing on the main chamber.

All things considered, we believe it would be fair to describe the Weston 65-0501-W as the best vacuum sealer for those individuals who want a commercial unit that will be just as well-suitable for home use. The number of functions is impressive and its raw power will keep any food tightly sealed.

Weston 65-0501-W Professional Advantage Vacuum Sealer in the use

Additional Info

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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 VS02

Orientation

This vacuum sealer is suitable for home use in the kitchen. It is quite big and can seal food of almost any size. Nowadays, such devices are popular for their usefulness. If you have a big family with children, this appliance will be a great choice. In such way, the food will be fresh and healthy. So you can keep your body in a good shape and make life easier.

Review of Nesco VS02 Food Vacuum Sealer

Functions

Nesco vacuum sealer has a technology of one-touch operation and can turn off automatically. It has a single piston motor and an override seal function for delicate food. It would preserve your food from an excessive pressure. If you are a fan of exquisite and delicate food, then it can become a good option for you.

Nesco VS02 Food Vacuum Sealer in the use

Maintenance

It uses a food flip and bags, packages are mid-sized. If you are looking to vacuum regular snacks, then you can purchase this device. The size of the bag is 12 inches, so you would be able to vacuum a lot of different meals without worries about dimensions. It is a great appliance to keep a healthy diet and prolong the shelf life of the food by times that will significantly save your family budget.

Detailed review of Nesco VS02 Food Vacuum Sealer

What customers say about this product

General Specifications

If you're sealing one thing after another (which happens often when you seal more than one thing at a time), the bar that heats up to seal the bag stays hot. If you're not careful it will heat it too much and won't do a good job sealing it.

Construction

Product is built from heavier weight plastic

Size & Weight

Is also very compact in size, not bulky at all, great for not taking up too much space on countertop.

Control

We love the way you can control the suction so you don't crush cookies.

Bags

Getting replacement bags is easy and you can use competitor bags.

Features

It uses any bag brands.
 

FoodSaver GM710

Preserve Your Game

The FoodSaver GM710 is a bit of a different offer compared to the majority of vacuum sealers. Thing is, most sealers are designed for commercial or home use. And that simply isn't the case here. As the name of the product suggests, it was designed with hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts in mind, the type of individuals who prefer the more orthodox approach of putting food on the table but would still like to enjoy some of the conveniences of modern food preservation technologies.

Of course, designing a model for the outdoor applications, the manufacturers had to make a few changes and include a couple of different solutions that you normally wouldn't be able to find in your typical sealer. First things first, there's the carry handle that will allow you to bring this thing outside with you. Of course, it isn't the most lightweight nor the most compact option on the market, considering the 8.5 x 21.5 x 3.5 inches of overall dimensions and 8.3 pounds of weight. But any self-respecting outdoor enthusiast will easily be able to drag the whole thing with him, especially given that the handle offers a tight and comfortable grip. In addition to the handle, the model incorporates an extra-large drip tray that will help you shuffle the game without making too big of a mess. It also comes with a built-in storage compartment for the accessory hose.

Review of FoodSaver GM710 GameSaver Big Game Vacuum Sealing System

Intelligent Sealing System

Unfortunately, the world outside of the comforts of your own home isn't always as forgiving as your cozy little kitchen, so instead of a touchpad or some other sophisticated solution, the manufacturers obviously made the right decision to go with XL rubberized buttons as those are far more durable. The heavy-duty construction and the rugged design of this portable vacuum sealer also go without saying. But it does not trail behind in terms of performance either. With 192W of vacuum power, the model offers up to 80 consecutive seals, and that will be enough to vacuum and seal about 240 pounds of game.

Though the model doesn't offer you a number of modes that will allow you to seal different kinds of food items, you can't really hold it against the sealer as it was never designed to be a particularly versatile product, to begin with. On the other hand, by focusing on meat alone, the intelligent sealing control system does a particularly good job removing the air from the specially designed bags that come with the appliance. Once it is done removing the air, the model applies heat to the meat, sealing it airtight in order to prevent freezer burn and spoilage. Finally, with the help of a 15-foot 12V power cord, you will be able to use the appliance remotely with a number of vehicles, from a pickup truck and an RV to a boat or any kind of regular household outlet.

Again, what we have here is a portable vacuum sealer. It isn't a product for people who are just looking to put a sealer in their kitchen. This is a model that was designed with hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts in mind. So if you're one of these people and would like to extend the shelf life of your game, you owe it to yourself to give this FoodSaver vacuum sealer a try.

FoodSaver GM710 GameSaver Big Game Vacuum Sealing System in the use

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Comparison of Vacuum Sealers

What Is a Vacuum Sealer?

In this review, we consider such a useful thing as a vacuum sealer or food saver. Air conditions are favorable for breeding all kinds of food bacteria and cause rapid food deterioration. Besides, the air negatively affects the quality and taste of the food. Meat, fish, any raw or cooked food spoils quickly, even in the refrigerator. To make the food last longer, you can buy a vacuum sealer. This device removes the oxygen from the food package and in this way considerably prolongs the shelf life. For most meat food the average expiration date varies between 7-14 days while using Food Saver you can extend it up to 40 days. Also, use to find out the weight of the products which you want to seal.

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, please read our review on food dehydrators.

What Features to Compare

Choosing a vacuum sealer, you should pay attention to Application Area. A Food Saver can be divided into three categories which define their field of use: kitchen, outdoor and general. We will examine each type separately.

  • Outdoor - this type of a vacuum sealer is more mobile than others. Not only do outdoor vacuum sealers take very little space, they are also battery-powered and energy-saving. It might be not the best option for a big amount of food, but for small packs, it will do a great job.
  • Kitchen - this category of vacuum sealers is ideal for sealing products at home. Such device has a moderate capacity, which allows working with different types of packaging material (reusable bags or a food film).
  • General - these devices demonstrate a lot of power and mostly purchased for vacuuming a big amount of food. This type will be suitable not only for home but also for use in restaurants. On the contrary to smaller devices, these vacuum sealers are capable of processing most existing packaging material, including all sorts of films and bags.

Another important criterion to pay attention to is Functions. Except such main tasks as air evacuation and product procurement, vacuum sealers offer a lot of other functions. An automatic or manual operation will provide additional opportunities for preparing food continually. Wet or dry pumping is used for various types of workpieces. Functionality may differ depending on the type of a vacuum sealer. If your device works with the food film, then you may also find a knife and a bar in a pack. These extra accessories make it easy to measure things and cut the film into the required pieces.

In the part Maintenance, you will see how to use this or that model in particular. Pay attention to consumable material which a vacuum sealer uses. There are two types of packaging material: packaging film and reusable bags. Vacuum sealers are also classified according to their size. Manufacturers work hard to improve the quality of their equipment as well as supply consumers with high-quality bags and films.

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