avoid a costly mistake when buying a vacuum sealer?
sealers come in a range of
sizes and prices
at the home market.
The vacuum sealer you need is one that gives and excellent strong vacuum
with -0.8bar or 600mmHg, with no visual vacuum
difference to a fully commercial chamber vacuum sealer.
We have tested a most of the vacuum sealers out there here at
foodvacuumsealer.co.uk and we have assessed quality, ease of use, good
features and value for money.
Buying a cheaper vacuum sealer can seem to
make sense, but the build quality is often poor, with plastic bits
and vacuum pumps breaking due to no liquid filter protection, most are
made in China and the quality is poor, even if
you are careful, it only takes one mistake for the vacuum sealer to
take a trip to the bin. This usually happens during or
just after warranty, resulting in wasted time and inconvenience.
what happens 1 year down the line just out of warranty when the
heating element goes, you will find no spares are available for these
'sealed' units and will have to be disposed of?
How do I avoid making a costly mistake?
Pick a model with a quality build and spare
parts available, this offers long term real value. Where can I
find a vacuum sealer supplier with spare parts available??
Read on . . . .
Which vacuum sealer in the UK is the
best pick for long term value?
The Freshpack Pro vacuum
sealer is our top pick at the moment, due to reasonable outlay of
It has a unique liquid safety trap / safety chamber, solid build
quality plus replaceable spares if and when needed, including
gaskets and heating element.
Check if the vacuum sealer you're considering has these very
important features. The Eiffel Freshpack Pro is good for 50+ seals
daily so is a
great workhorse. It uses embossed vacuum bags, the correct ones for
sealing and not smooth vacuum bags.
All other spare parts are available
outside the 2 year warranty period if needed, at foodvacuumsealers we
believe this to be essential for long term value for money. This is an
old proverb "Buy cheap buy twice!" it is easily done. It's big
brother the Freshpack Pro L/N has two further
benefits of silent operation and heating element protection, which can
be useful when doing a batch of seals.
I have seen vacuum sealers that use
bags, are they a good machine to go for?
These machines should not really be called vacuum sealers,
because in reality these machines which are usually available in Lidl
supermarket are an expensive bag sealer (i.e. heat sealer only). You
would do better just quashing the air out of the
bag with your hands and sealing it, not much use really. They kind of
blow the air out of
the bag, badly, rather than pump it out. A fascinating fact is
most plastic bags allow oxygen to move in
and out, which isn't much use when
trying to make your food last longer and keep fresh for longer.
Should I blow the bank and go for a more
expensive business / commercial style vacuum sealer stainless steel vacuum sealer?
Yes, if you are a small business or you do large batches of
vacuum packing. The main
benefits are a stainless steel outer and dual vacuum pump,
the stainless steel construction allows for hundreds of seals per day
as the metal does not melt unlike those with a plastic construction,
protecting the heating element from early failure. Disadvantages
are the steel
outer is means the machine is heavier, but has for some a
sleeker look. A model to have a look at is the Tecla Jolly Steel, made
in Italy or Besser 43 for that extra wide sealing width.
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