One of the big survival worries is how to preserve food in the best, safest way, and a good vacuum sealer can do just that. They can also help you save money because according to manufacturers, a household can save approximately $2,700 in a year if they buy food in bulk and preserve it. It’s a great tool to extend the shelf life of several foods. It’s another piece of equipment that you need to have in your arsenal to be ready when SHTF, along with a high-quality cooler.
It has to be said that one of the best uses we’ve found for a good vacuum sealer is for coffee preservation. If there’s one thing guaranteed to keep you going, it’s a great pot of rich, delicious java, and with a sealer, it’s going to be as fresh and tasty as possible.
Let’s start off with the fact that it can withstand temperatures up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit, and that is made possible by the mica sheet, which is incorporated to the heating strip’s bottom pad. Another great feature is the built-in cutter that will give you the opportunity to make custom-sized bags, your bag waste will be reduced, and at the same time, you will be saving money.
The sealing function works flawlessly and will allow you to operate 40 consecutive times without wiping the sealant off, thus saving time, money and energy.
This could be considered a little basic, but it works tirelessly, efficiently and very effictively, so we care little for basic.
Preserves and seals food perfectly, and all at a budget friendly price. An easy recommend.
As we have done with many other prepper products, we find ones that are a bit cheaper, but nevertheless, still, work great. The premium FoodSaver V4840 is designed to work for many years, and do tasks that the other ones can’t. The automatic bag detection feature allows your job much easier, you only need to take the bag and put it in the vacuum chamber, and let the machine do the rest for you.
It has a built-in cutter that allows you to choose the size of the bag to fit the food that you want to be sealed. The brilliant automatic moisture detection technology will detect the moisture on its own and switch to the correct mode, thus delivering you airtight sealed food. It also has a drip tray that will catch the overflow liquids, and the best part is that it can be washed safely in the dishwasher. Let’s not forget the excellent retractable handheld sealer, which is an excellent addition to this already-brilliant machine.
A minor nuisance is that after every use you have to wait up to 6 seconds before you want to seal another bag. This doesn’t put us off at all.
Cost effective, quality performance and durable - this baby has it all.
This vacuum sealer can keep the food fresh 6 times longer than if it wasn’t vacuum sealed. It functions with strong air, and it uses a commercial grade vacuum pump and a motor that is extremely effective. Also included are 10-quart vacuum sealer bags with 6’’ x 10’’ dimensions, 10-gallon vacuum sealer bags with 8”x12” dimensions, an accessory hose, as well as a vacuum gasket
The newly added features, as well as the old ones on this model, make it a good vacuum sealer. A stainless steel metal case was that is super easy-to-clean, it’s also suitable for bag rolls and sealer bags of many sizes, they can be wide up to 12inches. While working, it almost makes no noise at all, and the sealing time is from 6 to 10 seconds.
The only thing that needs to be changed is the manual, while it offers plenty of information on how to properly use it, some things can be a little better explained. Not a deal breaker in our book.
It’s on the lower end price wise, but when it comes to quality and performance, it can compete with the best.