Best Food Vacuum Sealer Reviews – Top 5 Freshest for Feb. 2017
Interested in adding the new, must-have kitchen appliance to your home? Of course, you are, and that’s why you might be thinking about purchasing a new vacuum sealer or food saver.
Although, maybe first we should have a look at what a vacuum sealer is and what it can bring to your home. A vacuum sealer allows you to store food in a vacuumed area. Think of it like a zipping plastic bag. Except with a vacuum sealer, the process is a little more advanced. All the air is sucked out. This is useful when storing any food item that is affected when exposed to air. That could be cereal, coffee grains or food that you want to freeze.
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Vacuum sealers are particularly useful when freezing food. They allow you to store food, in a very compact package while keeping it fresh for longer. Some sealers also come with clever functionality that allows you to store breakable items such as biscuits. You can use this feature when you open a packet and want to keep the contents fresh. Or, for a nibble bag to take on long journeys.
The average family wastes a lot of food in a lifetime. This is typically because families buy in bulk to save money. But most of the food that they buy is wasted due to it going past a use by date. Vacuum sealers help families avoid this issue and keep perishable foods fresh for longer. But, to do that you have to pick a quality vacuum sealer.
Here is Groom+Style’s Top 5 Best Vacuum Sealers list for Feb. 2017.
1. FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System
Groom+Style’s number one pick is the Foodsaver 4840 2-in-1. The main reason this device is at the top of the list is revealed in the name. It’s a 2-in-1 device, and the Groom+Style review team think you’ll be thrilled with the innovation that has gone into the design. It’s a small device that will fit nicely on the countertop of any kitchen.
But the 2 in 1 feature is certainly the main selling point. It makes this machine perfect because if you want to stock meats and fish, you can use the warmth seal. This will keep the food fresh for months, and you won’t have to worry about the threat of bacteria. Or, for storage of items that require smaller periods of time, you’ve got the included retractable handheld sealer. Whatever your needs this gadget has got you covered.
The seal this product makes on your packaging is completely impenetrable. It’s perfect if you plan on stockpiling goods. This means you’ll be able to buy meat while it’s on offer and keep it fresh for long periods of time.
The device also has some nifty moist/dry food settings we think you’ll be particularly pleased with. With a simple one-touch mode operation and an implicit cutter this device earns its place at the top of the list. Specifications for the Foodsaver 4840 2-in-1:
2. FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit
Alternately, you could consider the FoodSaver V2244. This is a great machine at about half the price of the FoodSaver 4840. While it does not have the 2-in-1 feature of the previous model, it does have a smaller design – which might be important if you have a smaller kitchen. You will also be able to store food that is fragile, thanks to CrushFree Instant Seal.
The system will guarantee that your food keeps its flavour and taste, thanks to the water and air proof seal it creates. Another bonus is that this machine is brilliant if you want to store mixed foods. We’re not just talking about stockpiling. Now, you’ll be able to keep those leftovers from last night for longer.
If you’ve got a busy kitchen and you’ve constantly got food you need to store, this might be the purchase for you. For long lasting food storage, you can rely on the FoodSaver V2244.
For a smaller, cheaper version of the Foodsaver 4840 2-in-1, the V2244 is a great alternative.
The package comes with a wide variety of different sized bags so you’ll certainly be getting your money’s worth. Key features of the FoodSaver V2244 include:
3. Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000
The Seal-a-Meal has a few less features than the previous 2 models, but comes at half the price of the FoodSaver V2244. It’s designed to protect foods using the same Vacuum sealer function we’ve already heard about. The air is sucked out of the Seal-a-Meal bags to form a tight seal around the food you’re storing.
The Seal-a-Meal packaging material is strong and durable – and is designed to prevent freezer burn. If you feel like banging what you’re storing in the microwave for a quick defrost, you can – the packaging won’t tear. The packaging can also be placed in the microwave, or the bag with its frozen contents can be placed directly in boiling water to defrost.
If you are after a simple, no frills vacuum food sealer, that will keep food fresh and crisp, and is available at a very reasonable price, the Seal-a-Meal is well worth a look.
Key specs of this device are:
4. FoodSaver V3240 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System
Overall, the first three machines we’ve had a look at have been quite small and compact. You could easily fit them in your kitchen without ever noticing, even if you had one out on display. The FoodSaver V3240 is a little bulkier and bigger. It’s also not quite as stylishly designed and looks like a piece of tech that you might have bought in the early eighties.
But looks aren’t everything and this system still keeps food fresh and crisp for five times longer than other methods. Air and dampness are removed through multi-layered sacks. These sacks are also brilliant because your sealed food will taste as though it was purchased a moment ago. It doesn’t matter whether you’re storing bolognese or slices of pizza – the V3240 will work just as effectively.
This device is easy to use but is fully featured and will fit perfectly into a busy familie’s life. It comes with the CrushFree instant seal functionality, and manual operation with 2 vacuum speeds. You can also decide how moist or dry you would like different foods – after all, you don’t want everything to be crisp. It also has a built in cutter for sealing.
The FoodSaver V3240 is a fully featured, larger vacuum sealer available for about $100. Specific Key features of the device are:
5. Nesco VS-02 Food Vacuum Sealer
Before we get into specifics, it’s worth pointing out that while this is last on our list, it is still a great appliance. The Nesco VS-02 is silver and black in colour, looking quite modern. It’s got an easy to use control system and once again is very compact. You could store this on top of your fridge out of the way.
The biggest selling point of this appliance is that it is cheap and easy to use. It’s perhaps one of the most basic models on our list.
The device offers an easy to use one-click operation system. It also has a setting that allows you to control the sealing of more sensitive food. That means you won’t be crushing crisps or cereal using this device. It’s also possible to switch the settings for items that are moister if you want a closer seal. Don’t forget that it’s not just food you can seal with a device like this. It could be anything that you don’t want to be contaminated by air. For instance, you could use it on a rare paper item that you’ve found on Ebay or an Autographed piece.
Overall it’s a fine machine that could serve your kitchen well. If you want a simple machine that still does the job this could be the right choice for you. Specific features of the appliance are:
Now that you are working towards purchasing a food sealer for you home you will need to start planning some awesome recipes that freeze well.