So, a lot of people have asked me for advice on buying a vacuum sealer. I don’t know that there is any way for me to tell you what the best vacuum sealer for your individual circumstances is. I mean, how many of you are there? A Billion? Anyway, Foodsaver vacuum sealers are wonderful machines. I sat down and pulled some of the most common, and some of the more specialty Foodsaver vacuum sealers and put together this Foodsaver comparison chart.
The Foodsaver comparison chart breaks the vacuum sealers down by model. There is a picture of the Foodsaver model, a comparison of the features and what comes with the unit, and a “Get Pricing” button to click to get more information and the price for each unit. The button will take you to Amazon, where there is a more detailed listing of the unit. Full disclosure: I do get an affiliate commission if you purchase while you are there.
Take a look at the Foodsaver comparison chart below and then join me afterward for some more discussion on the units themselves.
Overview of the Foodsaver Comparison Chart
There are a lot of similarities between the Foodsaver models above. They all seem to come with a similar offering of bags and bag roll material. This is important to make sure you are able to use the Foodsaver model you use straight out of the box.
One of the other things I noticed is all of the units are equipped with an external vacuum port. This allows you to vacuum seal specialty bags, containers and canning jars. Some of the Foodsaver models above come with everything you need to use this external port. Some of the units only come with an accessory hose. It is up to you to decide what attachments you want to use.
Here is the most common handheld attachment for the vacuum seal units in my Foodsaver comparison chart that do not come with them in the box.
This attachment for Foodsaver models that only come with the accessory hose allows more versatile sealing of your food.
The unit attaches easily to any Foodsaver model with an external vacuum port. It comes with a clear reservoir to collect wet liquid overflow.
Again, to see the models that require the attachment, please see the Foodsaver Comparison Chart above.
Second, because these little containers work great in the freezer and the microwave, you don’t have to worry about damage from the cold or the heat. They are nestable for easy stacking while keeping your cupboards organized.
Third, the containers also have an indicator valve. Therefore, you know that your seal is intact and your food will be safe.
Last, these containers are compatible with all vacuum sealers on the Foodsaver comparison chart above.
People have been preserving food since we discovered food goes bad. In our early history, we needed to come up with ways to make the fruits of our hunting expeditions and crop harvests last. Drying, salting, and smoking foods were some of the earlier methods. This was followed by canning. Home refrigeration and freezers changed the landscape of food preservation forever. But even freezers had their limits.
That’s where Foodsaver came into the picture. Foodsaver is owned by a company called Jarden. Most noteworthy, Jarden is a spinoff of the Ball Mason company. You know them, right? Seems like, they practically invented food preservation. They realized that people wanted and needed a better way to store their foods to protect them from freezing. Foodsaver was one of the first to market with the nome vacuum sealer. This method removed the harmful air that surrounded the food. This kept the food fresh longer. Foodsaver is a brand you can trust.
I hope you found my Foodsaver comparison chart useful. If you feel there is something missing or another Foodsaver model you would like to see added to the comparison chart, please drop me a note in the comments below. If I can answer any questions for you, please do not hesitate to ask. I may not know the answer, but I will dig a little and see what I can come up with. Thanks for reading. Until next time.