May 2024

Vacuum Sealers: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of vacuum sealers rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2024.

Summary

On 2 May 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 57 vacuum sealer endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

32 vacuum sealers were endorsed in total, only 14 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 2 May 2024, Nesco Deluxe VS-12 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed vacuum sealer with 6 expert endorsements. 3 experts out of 6 recommended it as the '#1 vacuum sealer' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking vacuum sealers start at $35.99 (Geryon E2800-C) and go up to $1450 (VacPak-It Chamber). Median vacuum sealer costs $99.87 (FoodSaver VS0150).
$35.99
$1450

At a glance - May Ranking

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Rank Change Price Vacuum Sealer
Wirecutter
Good Housekeeping
Consumer Reports
Business Insider
The Strategist
Food & Wine
Sous Vide Guy
Reviewed
The Spruce Eats
Delish
1
- $108
Nesco Deluxe VS-12
The Nesco Deluxe VS-12 Vacuum Sealer is a highly rated and durable product that offers a range of features to keep your food fresh, making it a great option for home cooks.
2
1
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7
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2
1
1
2
- $79
Anova Precision Sealer
The Anova Precision Sealer is a compact and versatile handheld vacuum sealer that offers precise control and durability for all your food preparation needs.
3
3
3
5
-
-
-
-
7
5
3
- $99
Anova Precision Pro
The Anova Precision Pro is a durable and powerful countertop vacuum sealer that offers a range of features to enhance the sous vide cooking experience, making it suitable for both professional and home use.
1
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1
2
-
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4
- $219
FoodSaver V4840
The FoodSaver V4840 Vacuum Sealer is a versatile and durable vacuum sealer that offers multiple functions for preserving food, including automatic sealing, handheld vacuum sealing, and the ability to create custom-sized bags.
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1
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2
-
4
-
5
- Check price
FoodSaver FM2000
The FoodSaver FM2000 Vacuum Sealer is a versatile and efficient vacuum sealer with adjustable settings, manual operation, and an accessory port, making it ideal for sealing and storing food items.
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1
6
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6
+1 $43
FoodSaver Cordless Sealer
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4
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-
-
-
-
-
8
6
7
+1 Check price
Geryon E2900-MS
The Geryon E2900-MS Vacuum Sealer is a compact and durable machine that offers easy operation and efficient food preservation.
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2
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3
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8
+1 $168
FoodSaver VS3150
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2
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4
9
+1 Check price
Mueller Austria MFFVS-01
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5
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2
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10
+2 $350
Weston Pro-1100
The Weston Pro-1100 Vacuum Sealer is a professional-grade appliance with innovative features, durable construction, and easy-to-use design, making it a versatile and reliable option for food preservation and sous vide cooking.
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5
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-
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3
14
-8 $45
NutriChef PKVS18
The NutriChef PKVS18 vacuum sealer is a compact and user-friendly countertop model that offers various features for food preservation, but its lightweight construction may not be as durable as other options on the market.
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3
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7
15
New * $44
Geryon E2901-M
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4
4
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16
-1 $78
Zwilling Fresh & Save
The Zwilling Fresh & Save Vacuum Sealer is a highly recommended product for its simplicity, durability, and ability to keep food fresh and reduce waste.
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4
4
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17
-1 Check price
Anova Precision Chamber
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6
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9
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#6 $42.99 FoodSaver Cordless Sealer
#15 $43.99 Geryon E2901-M
#14 $45.49 NutriChef PKVS18
#16 $78 Zwilling Fresh & Save
#2 $79 Anova Precision Sealer
#3 $98.99 Anova Precision Pro
#5 $99.11 FoodSaver FM2000
#1 $108.14 Nesco Deluxe VS-12
#8 $167.98 FoodSaver VS3150
#4 $218.88 FoodSaver V4840
#10 $349.99 Weston Pro-1100

We ranked Nesco Deluxe VS-12 #1 in May 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 3 experts ranked Nesco Deluxe VS-12 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 28 Aug 2023)
The Nesco Deluxe VS-12 Vacuum Sealer is a highly rated and durable product that offers a range of features to keep your food fresh, making it a great option for home cooks.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

Bulkier, plus extra controls

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Food Vacuum Sealer

Powerful suction
Accessory port
Built-in bag cutter

Slow seal cycle, according to reviewers

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Business Insider

Best for meat

Powerful vacuum and sealing are perfect for meat
Easy to use and clean
Great for sous vide cooking

Loud operation
Too powerful for fragile foods

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Reviewed

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

Manual light on food safety info

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The Spruce Eats

Best Overall

Precise control
Gentle mode for fragile foods
Easy to use

Loud
Hose attachment not included
Fairly expensive

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Delish

Best Food Vaccum Sealer

Powerful suction
Secure double-heat seal

Slow seal cycle

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We ranked Anova Precision Sealer #2 in May 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 29 Aug 2023)
The Anova Precision Sealer is a compact and versatile handheld vacuum sealer that offers precise control and durability for all your food preparation needs.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

Best for small spaces

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Good Housekeeping

Best Food Vacuum Sealer for Small Spaces

Great performance in Lab tests
Compact and lightweight

Limited functionality

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Consumer Reports

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Business Insider

Best for sous vide cooking

Made specifically for sous vide cooking by a well-known sous vide company
Lightweight
Portable
Sleek design for easy storage
Has a pulse vacuum for delicate foods

More manual than other sealers: You have to line up the bag and make sure lid is closed
Suction power isn't as strong as we'd like

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The Spruce Eats

Best for Beginners

Easy to use
Quiet and compact
Pulse button

No accessory port
No vacuum strength settings

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Delish

Easiest to Use Food Vacuum Sealer

Compact and lightweight
3 sealing functions

No bonus accessories

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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 May 2024 ranking

We ranked Anova Precision Pro #3 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Anova Precision Pro as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 28 Aug 2023)
The Anova Precision Pro is a durable and powerful countertop vacuum sealer that offers a range of features to enhance the sous vide cooking experience, making it suitable for both professional and home use.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

The best vacuum sealer

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The Strategist

Best overall food vacuum sealer

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Food & Wine

Best Splurge

Beautiful minimalist design and multiple seal settings make this vacuum sealer worth the price.

While there’s no delicate seal option, this appliance has a pulse vacuum setting, which allows for the manual sealing of more fragile foods.

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We ranked FoodSaver V4840 #4 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked FoodSaver V4840 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 29 Aug 2023)
The FoodSaver V4840 Vacuum Sealer is a versatile and durable vacuum sealer that offers multiple functions for preserving food, including automatic sealing, handheld vacuum sealing, and the ability to create custom-sized bags.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best overall

Easy to use
Clear lights indicate when sealing and vacuuming are done
Handheld vacuum sealer is good for delicate foods or jars

Bulky and takes up a lot of storage space
Heavy
Pricier than other vacuum sealers

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Sous Vide Guy

Best Value

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The Spruce Eats

Best Splurge

Fast and powerful
Easy to clean
Built-in handheld sealer and bag storage

Expensive
No gentle mode
Large footprint

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We ranked FoodSaver FM2000 #5 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked FoodSaver FM2000 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 29 Aug 2023)
The FoodSaver FM2000 Vacuum Sealer is a versatile and efficient vacuum sealer with adjustable settings, manual operation, and an accessory port, making it ideal for sealing and storing food items.
Critic endorsements:
Reviewed

Best Overall / Editors' Choice

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

No cutter or on-board storage

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The Spruce Eats

Best for Small Spaces

Can be stored vertically or horizontally
Easy to use
Powerful

Expensive
Only one strength setting
No pulse mode

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We ranked FoodSaver Cordless Sealer #6 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Handheld Food Vacuum Sealer

Compact and easy to use
Gentle sealing for delicate foods

Must use FoodSaver bags or containers

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The Spruce Eats

Best Handheld

Inexpensive
Compact and portable
Easy to use
Long-lasting charge

Requires special bags and containers
Slow
Imperfect sealing

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Delish

Best Handheld Food Vacuum Sealer

Excellent performance between charges
Compact and portable

Only one setting

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We ranked Geryon E2900-MS #7 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 29 Aug 2023)
The Geryon E2900-MS Vacuum Sealer is a compact and durable machine that offers easy operation and efficient food preservation.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best budget

Easy to use
Locking lid
Lightweight
Excellent for vacuum sealing meats
Quiet operation
Fast

No built-in bag cutter or storage
No pulse mode
Vacuum sealing is a little too powerful for delicate foods

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The Spruce Eats

Best Budget

Inexpensive
Includes accessory port and multiple vacuum modes
Disassembles for cleaning

Doesn't remove all air from bag
Overly sensitive touchpad
No bag cutter or storage

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We ranked FoodSaver VS3150 #8 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Most Versatile Food Vacuum Sealer

Includes moist, dry, marinate and pulse settings
Features a built-in handheld sealer compatible with resealable bags and other accessories
Bag storage inside machine

Positioning the bag for sealing takes some getting used to

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Delish

Most Versatile Food Vacuum Sealer

Includes built-in handheld sealer
Multiple settings

Has a learning curve

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We ranked Mueller Austria MFFVS-01 #9 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Sous Vide Guy

Low Cost

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The Spruce Eats

Runner-Up, Best Overall

Powerful suction
Strong seal
Inexpensive

No bag cutter or roll storage
Damages more delicate items, even on gentle mode

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We ranked Weston Pro-1100 #10 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 22 Feb 2024)
The Weston Pro-1100 Vacuum Sealer is a professional-grade appliance with innovative features, durable construction, and easy-to-use design, making it a versatile and reliable option for food preservation and sous vide cooking.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Food Vacuum Sealer for Heavy Use

Holds up to heavy use
One-touch operation
Accessory port

Bulky and unattractive

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Delish

Best Splurge Food Vacuum Sealer

One-touch design
Durable and powerful

Pricey
Bulky

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We ranked NutriChef PKVS18 #11 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 29 Aug 2023)
The NutriChef PKVS18 vacuum sealer is a compact and user-friendly countertop model that offers various features for food preservation, but its lightweight construction may not be as durable as other options on the market.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best compact

Lightweight
Has a gentle mode for delicate foods
Dry and moist modes
Digital button controls

Was too powerful for raspberries but not crackers
Hard to close (doesn't always click to let you know it's closed)

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Delish

Best Food Vacuum Sealer for Sous Vide

One-touch operation
Great for sous vide

May produce inconsistent results

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We ranked Geryon E2901-M #12 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Food & Wine

Best Value

It was amazing at removing the air from our bags of Chex mix.

It has few bells and whistles so it is not for those seeking advanced features.

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Sous Vide Guy

Multi Use

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We ranked Zwilling Fresh & Save #13 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 28 Aug 2023)
The Zwilling Fresh & Save Vacuum Sealer is a highly recommended product for its simplicity, durability, and ability to keep food fresh and reduce waste.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best handheld

Compact and portable
Comes with food-safe glass container
Stores easily

Only works with Zwilling bags and containers
Containers aren't ideal for bulk freezer storage

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The Strategist

Best compact vacuum sealer

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We ranked Anova Precision Chamber #14 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum sealers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best chamber

Great for liquids and fragile foods
Easy to use and clean
Has settings for extracting and pickling

Bulky
The chamber size limits what you can seal
Louder an slower than most models

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The Spruce Eats

Best Chamber

Easy to use
Multifunctional
Powerful

Expensive
Limited chamber capacity

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