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.
It is somewhat noisy in operation.
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.
Dual-purpose button (automatic vacuum and seal), Auto shut-off, Indicator lights
FoodSaver bags and rolls (up to 11")
11" x 10' roll, 3 x quart-size bags, 2 x gallon-size bags, Accessory hose
5 years limited
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.
The buttons are pretty sensitive.
The 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.
2 sealing modes, Dry/moist indication, Vac seal, Canister, Stop
Up to 12" width Geryon or other brand vacuum sealer bags and rolls
Vacuum roll 7.8" x 78", 5 x pre-cut bags 7.8" x 11.8", Vacuum tube
Amazon's 30-day return policy
The instructions are very generic.
The NutriChef PKVS20STS measures 5.91 x 14.18 x 3 inches and weighs less than 2.5 pounds, meaning the unit will not impose on the precious kitchen space most are trying to conserve and will prove easy to relocate too. The chrome finish makes the unit gorgeous. Plus, the housing is resistant against stains and scratches.
Automatic vacuuming and sealing, 2 sealing modes (moist and dry)
Bags and rolls up to 11.8" wide
Removable weight scale, wine stopper, vacuum hose, five 7.8" x 11.8" vacuum bags, 7.8" x 78.7" roll
The Airtight mode will make doubly sure that the bag is sealed 100% tight, so you can even preserve high-grade beef cuts. The unit weighs ~2.2 pounds, so you will not be straining muscles moving this machine between the countertops.
The buttons are too sensitive.
The Mueller Austria MU-VACSEAL is quiet, meticulous, and efficient. The unit will let you preserve solid and fragile food items (including pastries and produce) without crumbling and flattening them. Using the Moist mode, the machine will be preserving simmered, boiled, poached, and steamed food.
~ 100 watts
Automatic vacuuming and sealing, 2 sealing modes (moist and dry), Gentle and Airtight features
Bags and rolls up to 11.8" wide
Vacuum hose, five 7.8" x 11.8'5 vacuum bags, 7.8" x 79" roll
2 years limited
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.
The unit is relatively slow.
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.
Dry, Moist, and Double sealing modes, 2 pressure modes, Canister, Marinate options, Countdown timer
Up to 11.8" width any brand vacuum sealer bags
One 8.6” x 9.85’ roll and one 11.8” x 9.85’ roll
Amazon's 30-day return policy
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.
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.
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Size & Weight
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.
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.
The Sleekest One
Most vacuum sealers look pretty good, resembling expensive stainless steel appliances even when they're anything but expensive. Even so, the NutriChef PKVS20STS has to be the sleekest vacuuming/sealing unit we've reviewed yet. Its chrome finish, somehow looking both rough and polished at the same time, puts the machine head and shoulders above its premium competition (from the appearance perspective, not quite there performance-wise). From everyday modern kitchens to the most upscale decorative schemes, the unit will be able to blend and, at times, even elevate these settings. Plus, the housing is also stain- and scratch-resistant, which means the machine will not be absorbing spills and will prove easy to upkeep.
Even more impressive is the model's size. Measuring 5.91 x 14.18 x 3 inches, the unit easily lands among the most compact vacuum sealers, occupying almost no space, so you do not have to worry about this appliance imposing on that precious kitchen space you want to conserve.
Setting aside its footprint and construction though, the machine is not that different from most sealers. Also, the instructions are pretty generic, but considering that the model's not exactly brimming with features, this issue is less than negligible.
Resealing Half-Full Wine Bottles
Assessing its features, first, we have the Mode button. When you're sealing crumbly food, we recommend switching to the Gentle mode. With this mode, you'll be vacuuming and sealing fragile food items, from most fruits to different pastries, without smooshing and crumbling them. Besides that, the machine's adopting the same Dry and Moist modes that even the least expensive vacuum sealers these days are not complete without. The Dry mode will fit solid food items, whereas the Moist mode will handle poached, simmered, and steamed food.
While these features/settings are not that impressive, the complementary accessories, to some extent, are. The removable weight scale will streamline the sealing process, the wine stopper will let you reseal half-full wine bottles so that they do not lose their spirit, and the vacuum hose will enable sealing quick and easy vacuuming.
Bottom line, drawing and outputting 110 watts, the NutriChef PKVS20STS is not the fastest gun in the west and not the most versatile appliance too. Still, counting its stylish appearance, solid functionality, and an affordable price, the product is not easy to argue against, especially when countertop space is at a premium.
Mueller Austria MU-VACSEAL
Embedded LEDs Too
The Mueller Austria MU-VACSEAL starts off strong, coming at an affordable price yet looking like something that is anything but affordable. Sure, when you reduce the retail price to ~60 bucks, certain compromises become unavoidable. To name one, the touch buttons are too sensitive, so sensitive that even brushing fingers across them will, at times, activate the settings. To name two, the embedded LED lights next to these buttons become practically invisible under direct sunlight and in ample ambient light, which is unfortunate but, needless to say, not that concerning.
Even counting these though, the case that the product makes is quite compelling. First, the machine is made from tough ABS plastic, adding the stainless steel plate to the mix to make the housing practically immune from stains so that you do not have to worry about any accidental spills ruining the finish. Second, you're offered the same features that the model's more expensive relatives are normally adopting.
This is not the most ergonomically sound machine yet not the bulkiest unit too. Measuring 16.6 x 7.8 x 4.7 inches, most countertops will accommodate its footprint without forcing you to sacrifice more space than you're comfortable with. Besides, capping at 2.2 pounds on the weight scales, the model enables easy relocation.
From Gentle to Airtight
Pivoting towards the model's settings and sealing/vacuuming facilities, you're offered automatic sealing and vacuuming first, nothing to write home about. The Dry and Moist modes are not new to the scene too. We're not complaining though, this is not where you reinvent the wheel, this is where you stick to the tried and tested methods. Using the Dry mode, you'll be sealing solid foods, while the Moist mode will let you preserve poached, simmered, boiled, and steamed food.
Adding more, the machine offers Gentle and Airtight modes. The first mode will enable you to seal fragile products and produce, from cookies, chips, and different snacks to most fruits and veggies, making sure that they're not smooshed and crumbled during sealing. The second mode is something that we would recommend reserving for the most expensive beef cuts, preserving high-grade steak meat.
Apart from everything we have already outlined, the unit is also pretty quiet. Take that and add to the model's already substantial benefits list and the product more than earns its place within this lineup and among the best sealers within its price bracket.
Housing Everything Inside
The 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.
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.
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
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 or industrial purposes. 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.
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.
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.