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Chamber Vacuum Sealer Reviews: The Best Deals on Amazon

By trk

Last Updated: June 23, 2021


Chamber vacuum sealers have gained popularity in recent years. Partly because of sous vide, and partly people looking for ways to save money and waste less food. If you've got the budget and the space, a chamber vacuum sealer is a kitchen investment that will save you time, money, food, and headaches. No more freezer burn! And you can vacuum seal liquids!

Here we review chamber sealers that are the best deals on Amazon. We tell you:

  •  Why a chamber sealer may be worth the investment
  • What to look for in a chamber sealer
  • The features and drawbacks of chamber sealers.

Finally, we review our favorite models in detail so you know what you're getting. 

Chamber Vacuum Sealers: Best Deals on Amazon at a Glance

Here's a quick comparison of the cheapest chamber sealers. The first table is chamber sealers just under the $800 mark. The second table is chamber sealers under $500 (and most are right around $400). As you can see, the more expensive sealers are also the brand name ones, while the less expensive ones are Chinese imports. You may think the less expensive ones are lower quality, but the ones we picked all worked well and actually got decent reviews, so we think they're a safe bet. (There were several more that had no reviews at all.) The biggest difference is probably the pumps: maintenance-free vs. those that need oil changes. Our recommendation is that if you're mechanical and handy, it makes no difference, but if you're not mechanical, you may prefer a maintenance-free chamber sealer. 

Note: The unknown Chinese imports go in and out of stock frequently, so we apologize in advance if a product is no longer available on Amazon. We will try to keep the models updated, but availability changes quickly.

Our Recommendation: Our overall pick is the Nutrichef PKVS70, which we asterisked to note it as our recommendation. We picked it for its long sealing bar, tall chamber, affordable price, and easy operation. At 350 watts, it's also one of the most powerful chamber vacuum sealers on the market.

Chamber Vacuum Sealers Under $800 at a Glance


VacMaster VP95

VacMasterVP95

*NutriChef PKVS70

NutriChef PKVS70STS Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Waring Pro WCV 300

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Rating

App. Price*

$730

$700

$780

Chamber Size

9.5x10.5x3.25"

13.8x11.4x5.5"/
8L

11.8x12.6x3.2"
(2 gal.)

Seal Bar/

Largest Bag

9.25"/9x12"

11"/11x15.7"

-11"/11x13"

Overall Size

11x16x9"

17.6x14.2x13.8"

16.25x11x17"

Vacuum Pulled

26.95 to 29.53" Hg

26.58"Hg

25"Hg

Cycle time

Adjustable

Adjustable

 Adjustable

Power**

1/4 hp (186W)

350W

380W

Weight

42.5 lbs

46.2 lbs

25 lbs

Accessory Port

Yes

Yes

No

Marinate Cycle

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pump Type

Single piston oil

Maintenance free dry piston

Maintenance free dry piston

Includes

-Acc. hose
-Manual

-Acc. hose

-10 lg bags/10ft. bag roll

-Manual

-100 bags

-Manual

Warranty

1 yr limited mfr

1 yr limited mfr

1 yr. limited mfr

Other Features

-Auto sealing

-Incline plate
-Double seal
-Adj. vac./Adj. cycle time

-Pump cleaner

-Stain resistant housing

-Soft touch controls

-Adj. vac./Adj. cycle time

-Tall chamber

-Double seal

-Adj. vac./Adj. cycle time

-Stainless

Cons

-9.25" sealing bar

-Not maint. free

-Not auto sealing

-Poor instruction manual

-Short chamber 

-No auto sealing

See the sealer:

See PKVS70 on Amazon

(our overall pick!)

*Price may change over time.

**All sealers are 110V and use a standard US outlet.

Chamber Vacuum Sealers Under $500 at a Glance


Vevor
DZ-260C

Vevor DZ260C Chamber Vacuum Sealer

BestEquip DZ 260S

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GDAE10
DZ-260C

GDAE10 DZ260C Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Rating

Price*

$405

$375

$360

Chamber Size

13.4x11.8x2.8"

 13x10.8x2.8"

11x12x2.8"

Seal Bar/

Largest Bag Size

12.6"/12x16"

10.2"/10x13"

10.2"/10x13"

Overall Size

15x19x15.4"

12.6x16x13.4"

18x18x14"

Vacuum Pulled

23-29"Hg

23-29"Hg

23-29"Hg

Cycle time

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Power**

300W

120W

120W

Weight

66 lbs

52 lbs

50 lbs

Accessory Port

No

No

No

Marinate Cycle

No

No

No

Pump Type

Piston oil

Piston oil

Piston oil

Includes

-Manual

-Power cord

-Manual

-Power cord

-Accessory kit

-Small bottle of oil

-Manual

-Power cord

-Maintenance kit

-Seal bar tape

Warranty

1 yr. limited mfr.

1 yr. limited mfr.

1 yr. limited mfr.

Other Features

-Soft touch controls

-Adj. vac./Adj. cycle time

-Adj. cooling time

-Auto vacuum/seal

Soft touch controls

-Adj. vac./Adj. cycle time

-Adj. cooling time

-Soft touch controls

-Adj. vac./Adj. cycle time

-Adj. cooling time

-Wide seal

Cons

-No auto sealing

-Not maint. free

-No bags w/purchase

-No oil w/purchase (must add oil before use)

-Not maint. free

-No bags w/purchase

-No auto sealing

-Not maint. free

-Poor instructions

-No bags w/purchase

-No oil w/purchase (must add oil before use)

See the sealer:

*Price is approximate and may change over time.

**All sealers are 110V and use a standard US outlet. Some sealers may have different wattage than listed.

Why Spend More on a Chamber Vacuum Sealer?

  • To save money on your food budget
  • They don't need a cool-down period between seals
  • They're more durable than most edge sealers
  • They pull more vacuum than most edge sealers (so food lasts longer)
  • They're not a "throwaway" product--and they're east to repair if necessary
  • The bags are cheaper than edge sealer bags (a lot cheaper).

To Save Money On Your Food Budget

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Just like edge sealers, chamber vacuum sealers will help you save a lot of money on your food budget. And though the initial investment is bigger, a chamber sealer will help you save more than an edge sealer for a couple of reasons. First, it pulls a stronger vacuum, removing more air, so food lasts longer Second, you're able to seal any type of food, including liquids, so you'll be able to seal and freeze soups, stews, stocks, and other liquid foods with ease.

You can buy more items on sale and freeze them for months with no worry about freezer burn. For meat especially, this is a true game changer. 

You'll also throw out less food: leftovers, lunch meats, dairy, and produce all last longer when vacuum-sealed. 

Dry goods last longer, too: flour, sugar, rice, beans, pasta, baking items--they all last longer and stay fresher in air-tight bags. 

In fact, the average American family can save up to $2500 a year with a vacuum sealer.
(Note: This figure is from the FoodSaver website.)

So even if you save only half that figure, or even a quarter of that figure, any of the vacuum sealers reviewed here will pay for themselves in less than half a year. 

Yes, all of these points also apply to edge sealers, too--but there are other excellent reasons to consider a chamber sealer instead.

Chamber Sealers Don't Need a Cool-Down Period Between Seals

If you've owned an edge sealer, particularly an inexpensive one, you've surely been frustrated by the cool-down period necessary between seals, and the increasingly poor seals if used for a long time, even with cool downs. If you don't allow the machine to rest, it will overheat and be rendered incapable of pulling a vacuum. This can cause bulk sealing jobs to take a really, really long time--with a lot of sitting around doing nothing while waiting for the edge sealer to cool off.

Chamber vacuum sealers are designed precisely for heavy-duty use like bulk sealing. They have powerful pumps with a cooling feature that allows them to run for long periods without a break. 

Rotary oil pumps offer the most durable and continuous operation, but they require occasional oil changes. Dry piston pumps are almost as durable, allowing you to seal several bags in a row before a cool down is necessary (and no oil changes necessary). 

Either way you go, you'll find chamber sealers to be much more durable and usable than the average edge sealer. 

They Can Seal Liquids (Here's How)

Yes, it's true: a chamber vacuum sealer can seal liquids. You can literally seal a bag of soup, without a mess, and without freezing it first. If you've only ever used an edge/channel sealer, this may sound impossible. But the physics are actually simple. 

A chamber vacuum sealer works by evacuating air from inside a chamber rather than inside a bag, like an edge sealer does. This means that everything inside the chamber has the same air pressure (or more accurately, the same level of vacuum). Because the pressure is the same throughout the chamber-- inside and outside the bag-- the contents of the bag stay put, including liquids.  

It's not foolproof: If you've ever tried to chamber seal a warm liquid, you know that it can make a real mess. This is not the same problem as liquids getting sucked into an edge sealer. This is the result of liquids boiling due to the extremely low pressure inside the chamber. 

The warmer a liquid is, the closer it is to its boiling point, so the greater the chance that it will boil in a chamber vac. So for best results, always make sure your liquids are room temperature or cooler before sealing, and always leave plenty of room at the top of the bag to avoid a mess.

Make sure liquids are room temp or cooler before sealing in a chamber vac, or they could boil over and make a mess. TIP: If you see a liquid start to boil, stop the vacuum process immediately.

Chamber Vacuum Sealers Are More Durable Than Most Edge Sealers

A chamber vacuum sealer is much more durable than inexpensive edge sealers. Even an inexpensive chamber vacuum sealer is going to be well-built. 

This is by necessity. Removing air from a chamber requires a lot of mechanical energy. A sturdy build quality is also important to make sure that air can't seep into the chamber during the vacuum process. Therefore, chamber sealers are big, solid, heavy-duty appliances. 

A chamber vacuum sealer may not be the prettiest appliance in your kitchen, but it will almost certainly be one of the sturdiest ones.

This is true even if you buy at the low end.

There are certainly well-built edge sealers on the market (Weston is an excellent example of sturdy edge sealers), but the chamber sealers are in a different class because of their other capabilities.

Chamber Vacuum Sealers Pull More Vacuum Than Most Edge Sealers

Air pressure is measured in various units, but the most commonly seen unit in relation to vacuum sealers is "inches of mercury," also written as in-Hg and "Hg. (Hg is the symbol for mercury on the periodic table).

Perfect vacuum is considered to be -29.92 in-Hg (negative because vacuum is the absence of air pressure). It is not attainable in earth's atmosphere, but it is the standard by which vacuum pressure is measured. And since vacuum is a given negative, the minus sign is usually not used. 

Many manufacturers do not supply this specification with their vacuum sealers. FoodSaver, for example, says this is proprietary information, not to be shared with the public. We haven't been able to find a vacuum spec on any FoodSaver product despite countless hours of research.

Thank goodness for YouTubers, who have, in the interest of answering this question, posted videos measuring the vacuum strength of inexpensive edge sealers. Here's a short one (about 2 and a half minutes) that finds the vacuum pulled by a FoodSaver to be around 22 in-Hg:

The obvious question is, "Is 22 in-Hg a lot or a little?" 

The answer is that it depends what you're comparing it to. If you're comparing it to a zip-top bag or a plastic container, then it's good; food will keep a lot longer in the FoodSaver bag than either of these.

However, if you're comparing it to a chamber vacuum sealer (or even a more expensive edge sealer like the Weston Pro 2300), then it's not so good. These higher-end sealers pull a vacuum upwards of 26 in-Hg. This is a significantly higher vacuum.

We don't mean to pick on FoodSaver; they make a good product that's perfect for many people's needs. The point is only that as you go up in price and build quality, you also go up in vacuum strength.

Why is this important? Because the more air you can remove from a bag, the longer the food will stay fresh. So the amount of vacuum pulled is an important consideration in a vacuum sealer. And by design, chamber vacuum sealers pull a stronger vacuum than edge sealers, even well built, expensive ones.

And also, the more air you can remove from a bag, the better food will cook in a sous vide water bath--more air in a bag means more insulation, which means longer and less even cooking.

The more air you can remove from the vacuum bag, the longer the food will stay fresh. This makes vacuum strength an important consideration in a vacuum sealer.

They're Not a Throwaway Product--And They're Easy to Repair 

Okay; maybe "easy to repair" is a slight overstatement, depending on how handy you are. But they are simple devices--and that's not really the point here.

The point is that unlike low-priced edge sealers, a chamber vacuum sealer is not a throw-away product. Most manufacturers make and sell replacement parts and offer repair services should the sealer ever need it. 

If you're handy, or know someone who is, you can find repair videos on YouTube and possibly on the manufacturer's site. So repair is totally do-able. Since there are only a few things that can go wrong (e.g., the pump, the sealing bar), you'd probably need only a small amount of mechanical know-how to figure out a repair yourself.

This is one of the best aspects of a chamber vacuum sealer. It's designed to last for decades, and to be worked on by consumers if and when needed. 

Having said this, take note: if you're not handy or mechanical, you may want to buy a chamber sealer with a maintenance-free dry piston pump rather than an oil pump that requires periodic oil changes. More on this below, in What to Look For in a Chamber Vacuum Sealer.

Chamber Sealer Bags Are Cheap

Chamber sealer bags cost waaay less than edge sealer bags. Depending on the quantity you buy, they can cost as little as a fifth of what you'll pay for edge sealer bags. This means you'll save money in the long run on bags, too.

Example

Here are 44 FoodSaver bags (edge sealer) for about $20, which comes to about 45 cents per bag. These are quart bags, or about 7x8 in. (that's small).

Here are 250 VacMaster bags for about $56, which comes to about 23 cents per bag. These bags are 10x13 in., so quite a bit larger than the edge sealer (FoodSaver) bags above. (Edge sealer bags this big can run upwards of 50 cents per bag.) 

So even in smallish quantities, the chamber vacuum bags cost significantly less; if you buy 1,000 bags at once, the prices are even lower.

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If you buy off-brand bags or rolls of bags for your edge sealer, the price comes down a little, but the edge sealer bags are still a lot more than chamber sealer bags. You'll have to estimate based on how many bags you think you'll get out of a 50-ft. roll, but the overall cost is never going to be as low as for chamber bags. (To compare: a box of 250 10x13-in. chamber vac bags is about 270 ft. of bags. You do the math.)

Why the huge price difference in bag type? Edge sealer bags need a special lining that helps to "push" air out of the bags, so they're more expensive to manufacture (and always will be). Chamber sealer bags don't need this. The equalized pressure inside the chamber eliminates this problem. So chamber sealer bags are simple, smooth plastic (and always will be).

Because edge sealer bags need to have a special lining that helps "push" air out of the bag, they will always be more expensive than chamber sealer bags.

What to Look For in a Chamber Vacuum Sealer

  • Size, weight, and "portability"
  • Type of pump
  • Extra features. 

Size, Weight, and Portability

There's no getting around it: chamber vacuum sealers are big. Many weigh upwards of 80 pounds. If you get one of these behemoths, you'd better know where you want it, because you won't want to move it again once you've got it settled.

Having said that: newer chamber sealers have been streamlined. They're designed for the home kitchen, so they're lighter and easier to use. So if you want a chamber sealer that you can move around, you have options that weren't available even just a few years ago.

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The Waring VS300 is one of the lightest chamber vacs on the market, and, at about 25lbs, less than half what some others weigh.

No chamber sealer is truly "portable," and if you're buying one, you probably don't care about that all that much. But if you think you may have to move it around, the weights vary enough to be a consideration. 

Are the lighter weight chamber sealers less durable? You'd think so, but in our testing they've done well, and are equal to the performance of the bigger, heavier models. Whether this translates into long-term durability, we can't say for sure. And since most vacuum sealers have a 1 year warranty, there's no promise from the manufacturers, either.

Type of Pump

Chamber vacuum sealers generally come in two pump types: dry piston and rotary oil pump. Dry piston pumps are maintenance free because they don't require oil changes. Rotary oil pumps are not maintenance free and require periodic oil changes. 

Rotary oil pumps are the most robust. You'll find them in industrial-grade sealers that cost several thousand dollars. They'll seal pretty much indefinitely without overheating. How often do they require oil changes? The VacMaster website recommends about every 60 hours, or when the oil is discolored, either dark or milky. (For a home user, this could be anywhere from once every 6 months to once every 5 years.)

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The VacMaster VP95 has a rotary oil pump, as do all the less expensive Chinese imports.

Dry piston pumps aren't quite as robust, but they will also run for a long time before overheating or needing a cool-down period. They are more than adequate for most home users, even those who do large bulk sealing jobs. 

Dry piston pumps are maintenance-free, so they're excellent for the buyer who has no mechanical skills. 

Note that all of the inexpensive Chinese imports have rotary oil pumps. This is no doubt because the rotary oil pumps are a simpler design and cheaper to produce, but they're also extremely robust--one of the reasons we even decided to test these models (as well as recommend them).

Chamber Size

The capacity of a chamber sealer is limited by the chamber size, and not just the length of the sealing bar, as is the case with edge sealers. Though most chambers are large enough to seal, say, a large roast, which is more than adequate for most home users. 

However, larger chambers are definitely more versatile, and the chamber sizes among our picks here vary quite a bit. (We give the chamber size in the tables above so you can do direct comparisons among the brands.)

The most important aspect of chamber size is the length of the sealing bar, as this determines the largest bag you can seal. Most chamber sealers have a 10-11 inch sealing bar that allows you to seal a 10-inch wide bag, which is a good size. The new VacMaster VP95 has the shortest sealing bar we've seen-- it allows you to seal only a 9-inch wide bag. For the price of the unit, we find this disappointing.

Another important aspect of a chamber sealer is the height of the chamber, as this varies and taller chambers are (obviously) more versatile. Notice that the height of the NutriChef PKVS70 is 5.5 inches, while the rest of these sealers are all right around 3 inches--this is a significant difference! The older VacMaster VP210  and VacMaster VP215 also have 5-inch tall chambers, but these sealers now run more than $1000.

3 inches is about the thickness of a pot roast, but you may not be able to fit a chicken into a chamber this size. You can definitely fit a chicken into a 5-inch tall chamber.

The length of the chamber is the least important aspect, as most chamber sealers are all going to be about the same (that is, long enough to fit on a counter). Note that you can often use bags an inch or two longer than the chamber length because the food bulk takes it up; this is a great trick for using bags just a little bit larger than the chamber (giving you more room for sealing).

Since chamber size is the limiting factor for what you can seal, you should give chamber size--especially height--good consideration before buying. There is a surprisingly large amount of variation in chamber size among the different brands.

On the other hand, you can work around the chamber size as needed; you just have to cut your food down into sizes that fit the chamber. This is just part of owning a chamber vacuum sealer, and you will get accustomed to the model you buy. 

Extra Features (Accessory Port)

Chamber Vacuum Sealer Reviews: The Best Deals on Amazon

An accessory hose and canister.

Chamber vacuum sealers do not typically have a lot of extra features. Their strong, durable vacuum pumps and the ability to seal liquids are what you're paying for.

Some chamber sealers do have an accessory port, so you can seal external containers with them. This is a nice feature. It adds to the already extremely functional chamber sealer design. Of the models reviewed in this article, the VacMaster VP95 and the NutriChef PKVS70 have accessory ports; the rest do not.

Note, though, that an accessory port is not as useful with chamber vacuum sealers as with edge sealers. First, since you can seal liquids in the chamber sealer, you don't need to use special containers; you can seal liquids right inside a vacuum sealer bag. You can also marinate in bags inside the chamber.

Second, you can vacuum-seal mason jars inside the chamber--no accessories required, although this functionality is limited: some chamber sealers can accommodate half-pint and pint jars, but none are tall enough for quart jars. Some chambers are large enough to do 3-4 jars at once, as shown here:

Chamber Vacuum Sealer Reviews: The Best Deals on Amazon

Mason jars inside a VacMaster VP210.

Putting mason jars right inside the chamber sealer is a great trick. It's an easy way to seal dry goods and leftovers in reusable containers. (Note that this is not a replacement for canning and vacuum sealed jars will not preserve foods that need to be canned or refrigerated.)

What Are the Drawbacks of a Chamber Vacuum Sealer?

The drawbacks of a chamber vacuum sealer are:

  • They're expensive
  • They're large and heavy (it can be hard to find a spot for them)
  • Their capacity is limited by the size of the chamber.

The drawbacks of a chamber vacuum sealer are pretty much the same things that make it such a robust machine: it's a big, bulky, heavy, expensive piece of equipment. 

Until recently, you couldn't find a chamber vacuum sealer that weighed less than 80 or so pounds. That is a lot of bulk to have sitting on your kitchen counter. But the Waring WCV300 weighs only about 25 pounds, and most of our other choices here weigh under 50 pounds.

Nevertheless, it's still a big appliance that takes up a lot of space on your counter. Our advice is for you to be sure you want one--and have a place to keep one--before you buy.

We discussed chamber size above, but remember that the food you can seal is limited by the size of the chamber. For this reason, it's important to understand the chamber size and know how much you can actually seal in it before you buy.

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Review: VacMaster VP95

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The VacMaster VP95 is VacMaster's newest offering for the consumer market. It's prettier than their older more utilitarian VP210 and VP215 models, with a stainless housing and streamlined control panel. It also costs quite a bit less. 

For a closer look at VacMaster's vacuum sealer lineup, see our article VacMaster Vacuum Sealers: The Best Models for Home Users.

VacMaster VP95 Chamber Vacuum Sealer Open

The VacMaster VP95 also has an accessory port, unlike other VacMaster machines. It also has a movable "incline plate" to help with sealing liquids (though we're not sure how useful this actually is).

To see all the features, check out the table at the beginning of the article.

Read User reviews of the VP95 on Amazon

Pros

  • Lightweight (about 43 lbs)
  • Automatic operation (just close the lid)
  • Powerful vacuum
  • Incline plate helps with sealing liquids
  • Robust rotary oil pump
  • Accessory port.
VacMaster VP95 Chamber Vacuum Sealer Accessory Port

Cons

  • 9.25 inch sealing bar (largest bag only 9x12")
  • Rotary oil pump is not maintenance free
  • Must buy bags separately (none come with the sealer).

Operation

The VP95 has a lot of features, which make using it a bit of a learning curve. It's not difficult, and you don't need to know what all the buttons do to use it, but you'll get more out of it if you familiarize yourself with everything it can do. Here's a short video (about 7 minutes) that shows how the VP95 works:

Recommendation

The VacMaster VP95 has some really nice features, including the accessory port, but the short sealing bar limits its use--most chamber sealers can accommodate a 10x13" bag, but the largest one the VP95 can do is 9x12. 

And though the rotary oil pump is very robust, it is not maintenance free, so if you aren't mechanically handy, you should look for a chamber sealer with a maintenance free (e.g., dry piston) pump.

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*Review: NutriChef PKVS70STS

NutriChef PKVS70STS Chamber Vacuum Sealer

NutriChef has given vacuum sealer giant FoodSaver good competition, especially on Amazon. They make several edge sealer models as well as this guy, the chamber sealer. For more info, see our NutriChef Vacuum Sealer Review.

The NutriChef PKVS70STS Chamber Vacuum Sealer has a lot of great features. It has a nice long sealing bar and can seal bags up to 11x15.7 inches. It also has the tallest chamber of all sealers in this price range, a maintenance free dry piston pump, and an accessory port. It even comes with a small supply of bags.

It's also pretty. And at about 46 lbs, it's light enough that you can move it if you need to.

For these reasons, the NutriChef PKVS70STS is our favorite and our recommendation for purchase.

To see all the features, check out the table at the beginning of this article.

Read user reviews of the NutriChef PKVS70STS chamber vacuum sealer on Amazon

Pros

  • Long sealing bar
  • Maintenance free pump
  • Tall chamber great for bulky items and pint jars
  • Easy to operate
  • Accessory hose and 10 bags included with purchase.

Cons 

  • Operation is not automatic (like the VacMaster): you have to press a button
  • Poor instruction manual. 

Operation

Operation is easy, even if it looks like there are a lot of buttons. You basically use the Stop/Start button to start and end the vacuum sealing process (though it will stop on its own and you only need to stop it manually if there's a problem). 

The Arrow keys to the right of the gauge are for setting the seal time, which can differ based on different bags. High, Medium, and Low helps with sealing soft or delicate foods. Both of these settings are done before the sealing process and will remain set until you change them. You can also manually control the vacuum, the mode, marinating, and seal without vacuum by using the buttons on the bottom of the panel.

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Recommendation

The NutriChef PKVS70STS is a great sealer with enough great features to make it our favorite overall pick, including a long sealing bar, large/tall chamber, an accessory port, and it's light enough to be somewhat portable. It also comes with a small supply of bags and the accessory hose. The maintenance free pump is also an excellent feature, with plenty of robustness for most home users. We highly recommend this chamber sealer.

NutriChef PKVS70STS Chamber Vacuum Sealer

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Review: Waring Pro WCV 300 Chamber Vacuum Sealer

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The Waring WCV300 is also a fairly new sealer, having been offered on Amazon just since mid-2017. It's great for home use because it's lighter than all the others reviewed here, at just 33 lbs. It's also very pretty, with a sleek stainless appearance and a modern design that's less utilitarian than most chamber vacuum sealers.

This chamber vac has an 11 sealing bar and a maintenance free dry piston pump, making it easy to use and maintain. It also has a marinade function that pulls intermittent vacuum--the fastest way to really infuse deep flavor. The swing bar is the biggest and easiest to use of any chamber vac we've seen, and it looks really good, too. 

Waring Commercial makes dozens of commercial grade kitchen products, including immersion blenders, toasters, countertop ovens, malt machines, blenders, food processors, and much more. They have a reputation for high quality restaurant-grade products, and this chamber vacuum sealer is no exception. Even though it weighs half what other chamber vacs do, it has a durable heft to it. At 380 watts, it's one of the more powerful chamber sealers on the market.

To see all the features, check out the table at the beginning of the article.

Pros

  • 11 inch sealing bar
  • 380W pump
  • Maintenance free pump
  • Marinate feature
  • Just 33 lbs

Cons

  • Somewhat narrow chamber
  • Sealing is not automatic; you have to press a button after closing lid.

Operation

The Waring WCV300 has a touchpad control panel with big buttons that's super easy to operate:

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To start the process, you press a button to get it to do what you want it to do: seal without vacuum, seal with vacuum, or marinate. 

Settings are easily adjusted with the +/- keys. The gauge shows the amount of vacuum in the chamber.

The added marinade feature is nice, because it pulls intermittent vacuum that really infuses your food (or drink) with flavor. 

Cleanup: The stainless chamber has one of the best designs we've seen, with easy-to-wipe rounded edges and nowhere for food or liquid to get stuck, as you can see here:

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You can also see in this photo that this sealer has little "clips" at the top of the chamber. These are to hold the bag in place while sealing. They are a nice little extra that you don't always get, providing a little bit more security, especially when you're sealing liquids.

Recommendation

The Waring WCV300 is a good chamber sealer with a lot of great features and a couple of not-so-great ones. It's powerful, maintenance free, super easy to use, and has an 11-in. sealing bar. But it also has a smallish chamber, and it doesn't seal automatically when you shut the lid.

It's a powerful chamber vacuum sealer, and it's pretty, too. And weighing in at only about 25 pounds makes it one of the most "portable" chamber sealers on the market.

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Review: Vevor DZ-260C Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Vevor DZ260C Chamber Vacuum Sealer

The Vevor is one of the new breed of chamber sealers flooding the US market: no frills Chinese imports at the rock bottom of the market. But if you want a chamber sealer without making a large investment, these sealers are high quality enough to earn our (somewhat tentative) recommendation.

You may wonder why all of these vacuum sealers have the same/similar model number of DZ260C/DZ260S. We don't know. They all look different and are sold under different brand names. An Internet search on these brands yielded a dead end. Our guess is that they're all made in the same factory in China, and sellers are using the model number given to them by the manufacturer. Or maybe they are updated versions of the same basic model--but we don't really know. In any case, the three models reviewed here are different enough that they should have different appeal to different users. 

We can tell you that the chamber sealers we recommend here all worked fine in our testing and all have positive reviews on Amazon. If you're handy and mechanical and don't mind a poorly written instruction manual, these chamber sealers might be exactly what you're looking for. All have oil pumps, which need occasional oil changes, so be sure you're willing to do that maintenance before buying.

We know little about Vevor except for the products they sell on Amazon, which vary from power tools to lawn/garden supplies. And, that they are most definitely a made-in-China import operation. 

To see all the features, check out the table at the beginning of the article.

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Pros

  • Great price
  • Long sealing bar
  • 300W (powerful).

Cons

  • Small (short) chamber
  • Pump is not maintenance free
  • Poor instruction manual
  • Does not include bags or vacuum oil (MUST add oil before using machine)
  • Heavy (66 lbs).

Recommendation

We put the Vevor sealer through its paces and it worked great. It's heavy, and it feels like it's well built, but with such limited data available about it, we don't know if it will last. Buy at your own risk.

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Review: BestEquip DZ260S Chamber Vacuum Sealer

BestEquip DZ260S Chamber Vacuum Sealer


The BestEquip DZ260S Chamber Vacuum Sealer is another Chinese import not made for the American market, but being sold here at a ridiculously low price. It's much like the Vevor in that we had a really hard time finding information about it, but it passed all of our testing and seems like a robust enough machine, especially for home use. 

To see all the features, check out the table at the beginning of the article.

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Pros

  • Great price
  • Includes accessory/maintenance kit and oil.

Cons

  • Small (short) chamber
  • Only 120W
  • Pump is not maintenance free
  • Poor instruction manual
  • Does not include any bags with purchase.

Recommendation

The BestEquip comes with as much (or as little) approval as the other no-name Chinese chamber sealers. It's heavy, requires oil changes, is fairly slow at only 120W, plus it has a narrow chamber--but if you want a low price, this is the one of your best options..

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Review: GDAE10 DZ260C Chamber Vacuum Sealer

GDAE10 DZ260C Chamber Vacuum Sealer

The GDAE10 Chamber Vacuum Sealer is our third pick for Chinese-import, rock-bottom priced chamber sealer. It's being sold here at a ridiculously low price. It's much like the two above in that we had a hard time finding information about it, but it passed all of our testing and seems like a robust enough machine, especially for home use. Like the others, we tentatively recommend this one as being a great product for the price.

At 50 lbs, it's the lightest one of the three and almost portable. It's also the lowest-priced.

To see all the features, check out the table at the beginning of the article.

Pros

  • Great price
  • Includes maintenance kit and extra seal bar tape

Cons

  • Small (short) chamber
  • Only 120W
  • Pump is not maintenance free
  • Poor instruction manual
  • Does not include any bags with purchase.

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Recommendation

The GDAE10 is another Chinese chamber sealer that comes at a great price, but may or may not pass the test of time. We thought it worked well and it passed all of our sealing tests--but whether this is a long term proposition is hard to say. At about $360, this is the least expensive chamber sealer we've seen on Amazon.

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Final Thoughts

A chamber vacuum sealer is a big purchase, and you need to feel comfortable spending all that money. If you buy well, your chamber vac should last for decades and help you save hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars per year on food. 

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