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Last updated: 14 September 2023


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A vacuum sealer is a handy food storage option that lets you remove the air from around your food in order to keep it fresh longer. 

Our experts lab test models from Kmart, FoodSaver, Healthy Choice, Proline, Thermomix and more, giving an assessment on:

  • how well each one vacuum seals food for storage in the fridge, freezer and pantry
  • how easy each vacuum sealer is to use, including the quality of the instructions and ease of cleaning and storing.

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    There are three types of vacuum sealers - edge, chamber and handheld. 

      Performance score

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      The performance score is made up of frozen storage, fridge storage and pantry storage test results.

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      Ease of use score

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      We assess how easy the vacuum sealer is to use including the thoroughness of the instruction manuals, the ease of using the controls, the versatility of the unit and optional accessories and how easy they are to clean and store.

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        Built-in roll storage

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          • Performance score
          • Freezer storage score
          • Fridge storage score
          • Pantry storage score
          • Ease of use score
          • Noise (dB)
          • Good points
          • Bad points
          • Price
          • Country of origin
          • Warranty
          • Hand held vacuum attachment supplied
          • Stop button
          • Auto vac and seal function
          • Manual vacuum function
          • Manual seal function
          • Dry function
          • Gentle function
          • Moist function
          • Marinate function
          • Sous vide function
          • Seal type
          • Built-in cutter
          • Built-in roll storage
          • Vacuum sealer roll supplied
          • Vacuum sealer bags supplied
          • Dimensions of supplied bags or rolls
          • Spare parts supplied
          • Optional storage canisters
          • Vacuum channel with removable liquid tray
          • Are generic bags ok to use?
          • Claimed dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
          • Weight (kg)
          • Cord length (cm)
          • Waiting time between sealing cycles

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