So you're in the market for a new vacuum sealer and you're not sure which one is the best or whether they all offer the same functionality and features.
In Australia there is a wide variety of different brands and models all pushing their own vacuum sealer as the best, yet most are very similar.
As a consumer this can be challenging when it comes to choosing the one that offers the best reviews, ratings and consumer feedback.
There's nothing worse than buying a product online, finding it doesn't work properly and then having to return it to get your money back.
All the vacuum sealers reviewed by Best Five magazine are high quality and during initial testing lived up to all expectations.
When we decided to write this guide we looked at many different vacuum sealer reviews from other sites to see what was the best vacuum sealer money could buy.
Brands such as foodsaver, weston, nutrichef, ziploc and cabela's all seemed to get a mention but you can't even buy them in Australia.
You definitely don't want to buy a foreign one either as the plug will require an adaptor and may be unsafe. Not the type of equipment you want in your kitchen right?
The best value vacuum sealer, was also the most compact, offering fast sealing at a budget friendly price. That was the amzdeal model which is the amazon vacuum sealer, their own brand at a rock bottom price, perfect for every kitchen.
Best Vacuum Sealer Australia
You can buy a sealer from many different retailers and big box stores such as Harvey Norman, JB HiFi, Kogan, Big W, Target, KMart and kitchen specialist shops.
We found all our sealers on Amazon Australia which offers fast free shipping nationwide and a simple to use returns and warranty process.
1. Amzdeal Vacuum Sealer
Seal it up for safekeeping or a longer shelf life with the Amzdeal vacuum sealing system. This compact machine (measuring only 36x14.5x7cms) allows you to completely seal wet and dry food, documents, photos or valuable items like stamps or even jewellery.
Keep your items safe from bacteria, bugs, dirt, dust and moisture. Ideal for frozen goods – and it actually helps to extend the life of the foods in the sealed bags within the freezer.
The powerful vacuum pump takes only a few seconds to seal a bag, less to seal in its non-vacuum mode. It will seal bags up to 30cms long and is so easy to use. Simply choose your mode: SEAL, VAC SEAL or CANCEL/VAC.
The CANCEL/VAC allows you to control the sealing process when you are managing delicate items such as crispy foods, eggs, bread, or jewellery etc.
The SEAL mode doesn’t use a vacuum seal and is useful when you want to seal foods for short periods or items which do not need to be protected from moisture or air.
The sealer comes with 20 vacuum sealing bags and a 24-month warranty
The Amzdeal sealing machine is designed for domestic use and is perfect for the home kitchen. It’s small enough to fit into a drawer out of the way when not being used.
You won’t believe how useful it is until you use it!
2. GERYON Vacuum Sealer 4-in-1
The Geryon 4-in-1 vacuum sealer will save you time, money, food and space for a very small investment.
Use it to store pre-cooked meals in predetermined portions in the freezer or fridge. Use it as a sous vide assistant for preparing ingredients ahead of time. Save money by shopping in bulk and vacuum sealing to store in the freezer for longer periods. Save frozen foods from freezer ‘burn’.
Keep fresh foods longer by sealing them from air, moisture and bacteria. Pre-prepare foods for entertaining, picnics or holidays.
Or keep valuables like documents and photos safe from air and damp. Even clothes can be sealed for storage away from moths and air. The vacuum accessory port and hose supplied can seal canisters and wine bottles.
This smart stainless-steel machine is a compact unit easily fitting into a small space in your kitchen.
It has settings for dry, moist and delicate foods. It has an extra-wide sealing strip. The vacuum seal process takes only 10-20 seconds, or you can select seal only which only takes 6-10 seconds. The unit has a Stop button which allows you to control the process when sealing delicate items (eg crispy foods).
The machine arrives with a starter set of five bags and a roll of vacuum seal plastic which can be cut and sealed at one end ready for use.
The Geryon is an intuitive machine to use with a powerful suction motor and an efficient sealing system. The unit also has a handy set of built-in scales.
3. FoodSaver Urban Series
The Foodsaver Urban vacuum sealer is a sophisticated and stylish home kitchen appliance of commercial-grade quality and standards. Keep all your food fresh for up to five times longer with this vacuum sealing system.
Pre-prepare meals and vacuum seal to freeze or refrigerate for later, much later if you wish! Use it for any food, cooked or fresh – pasta, salami, veggies, meats and seafood, salads etc.
Or it can be used to protect valuables like precious documents, photographs, stamp collections, even small items of clothing.
Use the independent Seal and Vacuum modes to control the process, and to choose which type of seal you want depending on what you are sealing. The ergonomic closing latch allows you to apply the pressure needed to assist the sealing process.
The machine has a patented vacuum packaging system which removes air from bags designed specifically for the purpose. The bags are kept on a roll within the machine itself – there’s no need to cut bags to size with scissors because of the built-in cutter.
The Foodsaver is equipped with a generous set of five pre-cut bags and a 28cm roll of plastic. The bags are on the expensive side but are designed for purpose (to keep the contents sealed and fresh for as long as possible) and customer reviews attest to this being the case.
4. Russell Hobbs Seal Fresh Sealer
Russell Hobbs is a proudly Australian small home appliance designer and manufacturer. Their seal fresh vacuum sealer is a powerful and efficient asset for your kitchen which will save you plenty of time, food and money.
With its pulse vacuum and instant seal function, it seals all types of foods in specially designed plastic bags for extended shelf life in or out of the fridge or freezer environment. You can literally seal everything in the Seal Fresh to keep it fresh. Red meat in a cooler will keep for ten days or so.
It features a turbo mode for stronger vacuum effect, and you can select the food type (dry/moist) for more effective sealing. Because of the vacuum process removing the air, the food shrinks in size and you end up with more room for storage in your freezer, fridge, pantry and benchtops. And when you are packing food to take on a camping trip and space is at a premium this feature is a huge bonus!
Be prepared to learn how to master the machine’s functions, but it's not that difficult and once you have you will discover that the Seal Fresh is easy to use, easy to clean and even looks stylish on the bench. And it’s quiet to use.
5. Luvele Supreme Vacuum Sealer
The premium Luvele vacuum sealer machine is a high-end appliance featuring exclusive vacuum pressure controls, the convenience of a built-in bag roll cutter and bag roll storage system. Extend the storage life of your food for up to five times as long with the Luvele vacuum sealing system.
Once you’ve learnt how to use the Luvele Supreme you won’t look back. Choose between different vacuum pressure options for the right sealing job, depending on what it is you are sealing; wet food, dry food, delicate food, etc. The machine will self-adjust the vacuum seal pressure to suit the food type.
It can be difficult to choose the best vacuum sealer for your kitchen or household but hopefully we've given you some ideas today.
Combining value for money, features and extended warranties, the Amazon branded Amzdeal is a sure fire winner for us.