July 2021

Vacuum Sealers: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Vacuum Sealer rankings posted by key online experts, as of July 2021.

Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Vacuum Sealers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Vacuum Sealers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for July 2021 ranking

At a glance - July 2021 Ranking

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Rank Price Vacuum Sealer
The Spruce Eats
Good Housekeeping
Consumer Reports
Business Insider
Wirecutter
The Strategist
Food & Wine
Reviewed
Delish
Sous Vide Guy
1
$100 Nesco Deluxe VS-12
4
1
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1
4
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3
1
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2
$75 Anova Precision Sealer
3
4
3
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2
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2
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3
$41 Geryon E2900-MS
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3
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1
1
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4
$286 Weston Pro-2100
2
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7
9
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6
5
$220 FoodSaver V4840
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1
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6
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2
6
$45 Mueller Automatic MFFVS-01
1
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5
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6
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7
$82 FoodSaver FM2000
5
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2
4
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8
$34 Geryon E2800-C
7
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2
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11
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9
$47 NutriChef PKVS18
8
2
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-
7
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-
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10
$58 Nesco VS-02
9
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3
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-
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11
$157 FoodSaver GameSaver Big Game
11
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3
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12
$77 Zwilling Fresh & Save
12
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2
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13
$25 FoodSaver Cordless Sealer
10
5
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We ranked Nesco Deluxe VS-12 #1 in July 2021 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 3 experts ranked Nesco Deluxe VS-12 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best for Beginners

Pros
Useful settings give user more control
Sturdy
Double heat seal option

Cons
Doesn't include attachment hose for canister use

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Food Vacuum Sealer

Pros
Powerful suction
Accessory port
Built-in bag cutter

Cons
Slow seal cycle

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Wirecutter

The best vacuum sealer

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The Strategist

Best food vacuum sealer with double seal

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Reviewed

Pros
Offers multiple settings for suction
Countdown display
Includes onboard bag cutter and storage

Cons
Manual light on food safety info

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Delish

Best Overall

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We ranked Anova Precision Sealer #2 in July 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best for Sous Vide

Pros
Sleek and compact
Easy to use
Includes a pulse suction feature

Cons
Not many accessories included

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Good Housekeeping

Best Food Vacuum Sealer for Beginners

Pros
Easy to use
Compact and lightweight

Cons
Limited functionality

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Consumer Reports

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Wirecutter

Best for small spaces

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Delish

Best for Sous Vide

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We ranked Geryon E2900-MS #3 in July 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Geryon E2900-MS as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Selling Food Vacuum Sealer on Amazon

Pros
Compact and lightweight
User-friendly
Easy to clean

Cons
Doesn't work well on moist foods

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The Strategist

Best-rated food vacuum sealer

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Food & Wine

Best Overall

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We ranked Weston Pro-2100 #4 in July 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Professional

Pros
Seals within seconds
Fan-cooled to allow for continuous use
Manual seal mode is ideal for softer foods

Cons
It’s heavy and difficult to move
It’s has a large countertop footprint

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The Strategist

Best professional-grade vacuum sealer

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Food & Wine

Best Commercial-Grade Option

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Sous Vide Guy

High-End

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We ranked FoodSaver V4840 #5 in July 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked FoodSaver V4840 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

The best vacuum sealer overall

Pros
Able to vacuum seal jars, zip bags, and other containers
can choose how much air is removed
moisture detection that prevents the vacuum from pulling liquids into the machine

Cons
Takes up a lot of counter space

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The Strategist

Best long-lasting food vacuum sealer

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Sous Vide Guy

Best Value

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We ranked Mueller Automatic MFFVS-01 #6 in July 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Mueller Automatic MFFVS-01 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Overall

Pros
Quick, strong seal
Compatible with other brands of sealer bags and rolls
Affordable and compact
Includes accessory port and hose

Cons
No bag cutter or onboard storage for rolls
Accessory hose doesn't include an adapter

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The Strategist

Best food vacuum sealer with accessories

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Delish

Most Compact

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We ranked FoodSaver FM2000 #7 in July 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Budget

Pros
Easy to use
Vacuum feature can be controlled
Includes removable, dishwasher-safe drip tray

Cons
No roll storage

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Reviewed

Best Value / Editor's Choice

Pros
Comes with removable drip tray
Cord winds away neatly
Easy to use

Cons
No cutter or on-board storage

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Delish

Best Multi-functional

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We ranked Geryon E2800-C #8 in July 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Compact

Pros
Affordable
Straightforward to use
Lightweight and compact

Cons
Doesn't include a bag cutter

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The Strategist

Best-rated (less expensive) food vacuum sealer

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Delish

Best Budget Buy

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We ranked NutriChef PKVS18 #9 in July 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Quiet

Pros
Quiet operation
Small footprint
Simple to use

Cons
Doesn't have a removable drip tray

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Good Housekeeping

Best Value Food Vacuum Sealer

Pros
One-touch operation
Seals moist foods well

Cons
Inconsistent results

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Food & Wine

Best Starter Kit

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We ranked Nesco VS-02 #10 in July 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best User-Friendly

Pros
Intuitive control panel
Built-in bag roll compartment
Can vacuum and seal opened bags of snacks (like cereal, chips, and cookies)

Cons
Bulkier than some other models
No drip tray

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Wirecutter

A compact vacuum sealer under $100

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We ranked FoodSaver GameSaver Big Game #11 in July 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best for Hunters

Pros
Carrying handle
Extra-long power cord
Powerful motor

Cons
Some reviewers say it's prone to overheating
Somewhat expensive

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Business Insider

The best vacuum sealer for hunters and fishers

Pros
Quality customer service
10-year warranty
user-friendly interface
capable of handling large cuts of meat

Cons
Susceptible to overheating
getting liquid in the vacuum nozzle can cause it to malfunction
takes up a lot of counter space

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We ranked Zwilling Fresh & Save #12 in July 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Container System

Pros
Space-saving design
Glass storage containers
Cordless
Extra containers available

Cons
Vacuum lacks heat seal
Pricey compared to full-size sealers

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Business Insider

The best handheld vacuum sealer

Pros
Compact and easy to store
simple to use
great for extending the life of everyday foods like produce and small cuts of meat

Cons
Need to use Zwilling's own vacuum seal bags and containers
not for very large items or bulk cuts of meat

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We ranked FoodSaver Cordless Sealer #13 in July 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Vacuum Sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Cordless

Pros
Compact and portable
Great for those who live in small spaces
Works quickly

Cons
No indicator light

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Good Housekeeping

Best Handheld Food Vacuum Sealer

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