Assess Your Sealing Requirements!
As a consumer, it’s important to set a purchase budget after considering your sealing needs and not the other way round. For instance, if there is a large volume of food products that need packaging, then opt for professional grade vacuum sealers. These appliances will allow you to control a lot of parameters like the ones mentioned in the previous section.
But, if your vacuum sealing need is limited to a couple of food items every day or the once-a-week grocery then a domestic model will suit your requirements quite well. Here again, you have two choices – counter-top and portable models.
Like the name suggests, counter-top food sealers are relatively heavy appliances that go atop your kitchen counter. Different models come with their own set of bells and whistles. But for the most part, these food sealers offer good vacuum and sealing strength necessary for increasing the shelf life of frozen foods.
Conversely, portable, battery operated models offer a light weight alternative, which makes them easy to carry around. The vacuum quality while insufficient for standard freezing, it’s just enough to increase the shelf life of perishable food stored in the ice box. As such, those who like camping or fishing for that matter would find this facet much to their liking.