A good food vacuum sealer is by all means a must have in any kitchen. They do come in handy in minimizing the amount of food wasted. They can be used to store food leftovers from meals, plan for meals weeks ahead and even portion foods once they have been bought in bulk. The key difference between vacuum sealers and other storage methods such as bulky containers, zipper bags, plastic wraps and aluminum foils is the way it keeps foods fresh and still maintains the original flavor.
Getting amongst all the available sealers a particular machine that can be clearly identified as the best food vacuum sealer is no mean feat, but listed below is a brief review of some of the best vacuum sealers in the market;
For starters, this vacuum sealing system does keep foods fresh for up to 5 times longer when compared against other ordinary methods commonly used. The system also maintains the fresh taste of your food even if it has been in the freezer for a while, this is because it removes moisture and air from those specially designed multilayer bags and seals in the flavor too. The machine is quite user friendly with its easy to understand and use control panel.
The vertical design of the machine saves on counter top space while the extra wide extra strip is used to apply the necessary heat for a secure and air tight seal used to lock in the freshness. The removable drip tray is dishwasher safe and is quite apt at catching the general overflow of liquids. Depending on the food type, the machine comes packed with speed setting capabilities which can be used to adjust the vacuum speed accordingly. It can also adjust seal level depending on whether the food is dry or moist.
This is an easy to use vacuum sealer which is usually sold with 4 quart starter bags and a user manual. It can accommodate a variety of heat seal and roll bags though such as the 8 inch, 11 inch and gallon size. It has a relatively smooth surface which can wipe rather effortlessly.
Its compact design also ensures that the machine is easy to handle while the removable drip tray can be effortlessly placed in the top rack of any dishwasher for a convenient and relatively tidy clean up.
The press and hold release system makes sealing a total breeze as the hands free and seal indicator lights alerts you when you need to leave everything to the machine while the sealing light turns off once the vacuum sealing cycle is complete and you need to remove the vacuum sealed bag in question. This particular machine is quite versatile and can be used to vacuum seal a variety of products apart from foodstuffs such as jewelry, important documents and a variety of household items.
Unlike most vacuum sealers which are suction machines; they vacuum air and liquids out of the bags which at times leads to failed seals, the VP112 uses an entirely new technology which requires that the vacuum bag that needs sealing is placed inside the chamber then air is sucked out of the bag and chamber, this allows air pressure on both the outside and inside the bag to stay equal thereby allowing liquids to stay in the bag then it is fully sealed then returned back to the chamber.
It is worth noting that you can also adjust time required for the vacuum pump to run before you seal the bag, allowing you to control how tight the seal will be by checking on how much air is left in the bag. Measuring around 19.2 inches X 13 inches by 27 inches and weighing forty (40) pounds; the machine is not as large as it looks. The plastic lid is well engineered with a set of reinforcing ribs, has some really exacting controls and is quite efficient to say the least. It can easily pass for the best vacuum sealer in the market.
Weston 65-0201 Pro-2300 Vacuum Sealer
It is an easy to use machine as it comes with an Auto mode that’s used for one-touch operations and the manual mode that’s used for custom seal operations. It also packs a Teflon bar that’s extra large and can therefore be used to seal bags which are up to fifteen (15) inches wide.
The sealer measures 15.3 inches X 23 inches X 9 inches and weighs 14.4 pounds; it is indeed the largest though not the heaviest sealer in the industry. The powerful double piston vacuum pump is quite efficient and combined with a fan cooled motor; this machine can easily handle heavy duty tasks. The sealer is good for protecting game fish, vegetables and domestic meats.