As a consumer appliance, external vacuum sealers are an absolute favorite. The two biggest plus points with this type of appliance is it’s ease of use and space saving design that makes it perfect even for the most busiest of kitchen counter tops.
Whether, it’s storing left-over food or bulk grocery purchases, a good external vac-sealer ensures packed food items stay fresh for longer periods (up to 5-6 times) inside the fridge. Certain sealer models may even be used to vac-pack other kinds of household items, thus eliminating the need to create a storage spaces in the house that’s free of dust and moisture.
Aspects Worth Pondering Over When Buying An External Vacuum Sealer:
Suction StrengthOperational VersatilityBag WidthSeal QualityWarranty
Higher the vacuum strength, lesser the time it takes to remove most of air from a bag or pouch. Also, a model with variable vacuum settings can cater to different sealing needs.
Pouches cost more than bag rolls, so an appliance that uses the latter will obviously result in higher overall savings. Additionally, if it can work with other containers like deli-boxes, jars, cans etc, then that in itself makes it versatile option to have in your home.
A wider mouthed vac-sealer can no doubt seal larger bags, but it can also prove useful in packing two smaller bags in one go.
No amount of suction power can offset the damage done by a substandard heat-seal. Plus, certain bags might require extended seal time or double seals even. So, consider these appliance features seriously.
Not all components in a vacuum sealer may be covered under the warranty. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the warranty T&C before making the purchase would save you the blushes later.
Our Top External Vacuum Sealers
Average Customer Rating:
Looking for a non-bulky, automatic and easy to use vacuum sealer at a reasonable price for domestic purposes? The answer is the FoodSaver V4880. Loaded with high-end features like auto detection, two speeds of vacuum, two levels of sealing, a retractable handheld external sealer and LED progress indicators to name a few, this sealer is a complete package. With a complete starter kit, this vacuum sealer will fill the utility vacuum in your kitchen.
Pros: Lightweight, stylish, convenient, automatic, auto detects dry and wet food, external handheld sealer.
Cons: Initial difficulty in using the machine, activation sensor sometimes time-taking.
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Get ready for camping trips, picnics and much more with the FoodSaver V3240. It is high on efficiency, great for powering multiple devices, compact and silent enough to be allowed on camping grounds. Much more affordable than top models from Yamaha, Honda and others, its 2,000 peak wattage is more than sufficient for most basic backup requirements or operating power tools of a good rating.
Pros: Decent performance, two AC and one DC port, Eco-mode operation.
Cons: Not exactly 2,000 watt peak, noisy and no auto-reset button.