The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

If you're looking for the best vacuum sealer under $100 but aren't sure what features you want, we can help. Find out how to save money, time, and food with these amazing appliances. 

This review is limited to:

  • Edge sealers (no chamber sealers or handheld sealers)
  • Under $100
  • Non-FoodSaver brands (see here for reviews of best-selling FoodSaver models)
  • An average rating of 4 or more stars.

If you're not sure what some of those terms mean, don't worry: you'll know by the end of the article.

The Bestsellers at a Glance

If you don't want to read the whole article, here are the basics on the bestselling models. For details, skip down to the Reviews section. Click the sealer name to see it on Amazon.

Starter Kit

Acsry. Port

One Touch Sealing

Roll Storage/ Bag Cutter

Features/
Dimensions

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1-Hose
1- Wine stopper
5-8x12”bag
1-8x79”roll

110W

11" max seal

14 x6x 3’’

3 lbs

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2-8x10'rolls
5-8x12”bags
5-11x12”  bags

11.8" max seal

Hi/Low seal 18.3x5x12"

6.3 lbs

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One bag roll

11" max seal

6x15x3" 

3.5 lbs

Geryon

A TRK pick!

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1-Extra Gasket
1-Wine stopper
1-Hose

5-8x12" bags
1-8x78" roll 

Vac: 23.6" Hg

11" max seal

14x5.5x2.6"

2.7 Lbs

Lftme. Warr.

24/7 support

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1-Hose
5-11.5x9.5" bags 

1-8x197" roll 

Vac: 20.8" Hg

11" max seal

16x3.4x7.9

5.8 lbs

1 Yr. Warr.

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What We Looked At

We spent almost 100 hours selecting, researching, and testing these vacuum sealers. We narrowed down the category by popularity and quality: popularity by number of ratings, and quality by average rating. There are some other vacuum sealers with a huge number of reviews, but if the rating was less than 4 stars, it went in the discard pile.

Once we had our models selected, we did research and testing until we understood the good and the not so good about each of these sealers. To determine performance, we looked at ease of use, features, durability, and average life span (based primarily on reviews). We also looked at the companies that made the sealers when possible (this information can be hard to find). best vacuum sealer under $100

All of these vacuum sealers are made in China, and all are going to provide decent, but not stellar, performance. For example, because of the inexpensive internal parts and lack of cooling fans, none of these sealers will be the best choice for bulk sealing jobs. (And this is true even if the sealer makes promises that it is.) 

With that in mind, we compared these sealers to each other and to other sealers in the same price range. We did not compare to more expensive edge sealers (and of course, we didn't compare to chamber sealers or handhelds). best vacuum sealer under $100

What Features Are Important to Consider?

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Besides sucking air out of a bag and then heat-sealing it, vacuum sealers come with a range of other features. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Accessory port: An accessory port allows you to hook the vacuum up to various containers such as mason jars, wine bottles, and marinade canisters. This is a great feature. Most sealers that have an accessory port come with the hose (not all, but most), but the special lids and containers themselves are sold separately. These containers and lids are inexpensive and reusable, so the savings can really add up. Maybe best of all, the accessory ports and hoses are almost always universal, meaning they'll work with any brand of vacuum sealer. (So if you have port accessories from an old sealer, they will most likely work with a new sealer, even if it's a different brand.)
  • Different settings: Most sealers have at least 2 settings: dry and moist, or low and high. Some have 5 or 6 different settings. However, a vacuum sealer has one job: to remove air from a bag. So all of these different settings merely adjust the speed and strength with which the air is removed. So for example, if you use the "Moist" or "Soft Foods" setting, the vacuum won't pull as hard or fast so as not to crush the food or suck liquid up into the tube. If you're going to seal soft or moist foods, this is a nice feature, but you can accomplish the same thing by stopping the vacuum process manually (a feature most, if not all, vacuum sealers have). Also keep in mind that the lighter pull is going to result in a bag that doesn't have as much air removed, so food won't stay fresh as long.
  • "Automatic" or "one-touch" sealing: Most vacuum sealers on the market today offer automatic sealing, meaning that once the bag is in place and the vacuum has kicked in, it will finish the job by itself, instead of you having to hold down a button until it's finished. This isn't much of a selling point anymore for two reasons: first, most sealers have this feature today, and second, as discussed above, automatic sealing still requires positioning, latching, and observation to ensure the sealer works correctly.
  • Roll storage and bag cutter: Some vacuum sealers come with a space to store a roll of bags and a cutter so you don't have to use a scissors. These are nice features, but they add weight and bulk to the sealers, making them harder to store when not in use.
  • Removable tray (for easy cleaning): Some sealers have a removable tray, which makes them easy to clean--because, yes, food will sometimes spill inside the sealing chamber. It's not a deal breaker if a sealer doesn't have a removable tray, but it is a nice feature. Some sealers, including some on this list, offer other easy clean options like a removable lid. You can live without these features, but they do make cleaning easier, especially if you've had a spill. best vacuum sealer under $100
  • Starter Kit: Most vacuum sealers come with an assortment of bags and other accessories to get you going, and these are called "starter kits." The size of the starter kit that's included varies quite a bit among brands, and the more that comes with the starter kit the more you can save on future purchases--so it's worth paying attention to. Edge sealer bags are expensive, so the more bags and/or rolls included, the less you'll be spending on the next set of bags you need. Some also come with other goodies like an accessory hose, and some include even more extras. If you're a wine drinker, you might like a sealer that comes with a wine stopper. If you'll use these extras, they'll save you a few dollars over having to buy them at some point down the road.

What to Expect from a Vacuum Sealer Less than $100

The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

If you want a sealer for light duty home use (e.g., sealing up leftovers a few times a week), or you're flirting with the idea of vacuum sealing and want an entry level product to find out if you'll use it or not, then these sealers offer an excellent opportunity.

Yet, despite the thousands of positive, even glowing, reviews, a vacuum sealer under $100 has some limitations. You should know what they are before you buy.

It's a Throwaway Product

Creating a vacuum requires a lot of mechanical energy. It's actually kind of amazing that these sealers work at all, given that they're mostly plastic, don't have cooling fans, and are designed to be a throwaway product--that is, once they stop working, they're not intended to be repaired, but rather, replaced. There are a few exceptions to this (the Geryon comes with an extra sealing gasket, and we love it for that), but in general--because they're so cheap--most people throw them out and replace them when they stop working.

In fact, most sealers under $200 are designed to be replaced rather than repaired.

This goes against our main philosophy here at Rational Kitchen, which is to buy once, cry once--and just as importantly, to not contribute to landfill garbage by buying throwaway products rather than fixable ones. We also prefer the better experience of using high quality tools. But hey, we know some people just aren't ready to make a bigger investment, and that's okay. We're here to help you, too. best vacuum sealer under $100

Limited Life Span

Under light use--a few times a week, a few seals per session--you can expect these sealers to last for a couple of years. After that, the parts are going wear out. Either the sealing gasket goes, or the heat-seal bar, or it stops pulling vacuum. If you read the negative reviews, you'll find that this can sometimes happen after just a few months.

Yes, some people can get more than that out of them. But the average life span of an inexpensive vacuum sealer is going to be about 2-3 years.

Bulk Sealing Can Be an Ordeal

Also because of the lightweight parts and lack of cooling fans, bulk sealing is going to be an ordeal. Because pulling a vacuum requires so much energy, the motors get really hot really fast. So you have to let the sealer cool down between seals.

If you're only doing this occasionally, it's not that big of a deal. However, if you're investing in a vacuum sealer primarily to cut down on your food bill by buying in bulk, you may find it frustrating to have to wait in between seals. What you can do in an hour with a more durable sealer could take 4-5 times as long with a sealer that needs to cool down between seals.

Yes, many inexpensive sealers claim that they can do several seals without a cool down period. But read the fine print--or better yet, read the one star user reviews, which will tell a different story. best vacuum sealer under $100

The Vacuum Is Mediocre

The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

Also because of the small, inexpensive motors, the vacuum pulled isn't going to be as strong as it will be with a more expensive sealer. At first the difference is going to be barely noticeable, but as the motor wears, it will pull less and less vacuum. 

Here's a comparison that illustrates this point: Most of these inexpensive vacuum sealers operate at 110 watts. The Weston Pro 2300 edge sealer operates at 935 watts, and the VacMaster VP112S chamber sealer operates at 600 watts.

That is quite a difference! 

Even more important is the amount of vacuum pulled, and more wattage is going to produce more vacuum power. The Weston Pro 2300 pulls a vacuum of 28 inches of mercury (28" Hg). 28" Hg is about the highest level of vacuum pulled by an edge sealer, and a good benchmark for what a sealer can do, 

Not all vacuum sealer brands list the amount of vacuum pulled. In fact, FoodSaver considers it proprietary information, so you can't find this number for any of their sealer models. You can find this information from tests done by third parties, though, and the FoodSaver vacuum is around 20" Hg. So quite a bit less than the Weston Pro 2300.

If you consider FoodSaver the industry standard for inexpensive edge sealers (which we do), then anything above 20" Hg should be considered above average. If we were able to find the vacuum power for a sealer, we included it in the specifications. Most of them hover somewhere around 20" Hg. (And in case you're curious, the Geryon was the clear winner, with a vacuum pull of just under 24" Hg.) best vacuum sealer under $100

It Won't Seal Liquids

It's kind of amazing how many edge sealers claim the ability to seal liquids, because this: An edge sealers can't seal liquids, and this is true no matter how powerful the motor is or how much you pay for it. 

Here's why we can say this with such certainty: it's a law of physics. The difference in atmospheric pressure outside the vacuum bag vs. the much lower pressure inside the vacuum bag causes  liquids to get pulled into the vacuum. It's unavoidable. It's like putting a straw in a glass of water and expecting to suck air.

The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

What about the "moist" settings on these sealers? Here's what they do: they simply reduce the amount of vacuum pulled, which reduces the possibility of liquid getting sucked up the vacuum. But because this also reduces the amount of final vacuum, it's not ideal.

If food isn't fully vacuumed, you may as well use zip top bags or cling wrap, because it provides roughly the same amount of preservation. Air in a bag accelerates spoilage and is responsible for freezer burn--the opposite of what you're going for. 

Food doesn't have to be 100% dry. For example, you can seal raw meats easily, and even raw meats with a small amount of oil or marinade liquid. But you can't seal soups, stews, casseroles, and other liquidy foods without using reduced vacuum.

The simplest workaround for liquids is to freeze them before vacuum sealing. It's an elegant solution to the problem that savvy edge sealer owners have been using for decades. 

Just know going in that none of these sealers give you the power to vacuum seal liquids, regardless of having "moist" settings or claiming that they work with liquids. If you want to seal liquids or "wet" foods like casseroles and stews without freezing first, you need a chamber sealer. (They work because the pressure in the chamber is the same as it is inside the bag.) For more information on chamber sealers, check out Chamber Vacuum Sealer Reviews: The 3 Best Deals on Amazon or The VacMaster VP112S: Is It as Great as Everyone Says It Is?

"Automatic" Sealing Might Be a Stretch

Most edge sealers claim to offer automatic or "one-touch" sealing, but rarely is it that simple.

Edge sealers can be kind of finicky. You have to get the bag in just so in order for the sealer to work. Not too much bag, not too little. If it's too full of food, it won't seal well. It has to be centered fairly carefully. And, there are usually latches or locks you have to set in order for the "one-touch" seal to work. In other words, not quite one-touch or automatic.

This isn't a drawback, per se, but "one-touch" and "automatic" might be a just a little bit misleading. If you read user reviews that say the sealer doesn't work, keep in mind that there's a learning curve. best vacuum sealer under $100

Who Should Buy a Vacuum Sealer Under $100?

With the exception of low-priced sealers being throwaway products, you can work around all of the above issues. So once again if you're looking for an entry level sealer or plan on giving it light use, inexpensive sealers can be a great option. If you're not going to use a sealer very much, why spend hundreds more on one?

But we will say this: If you've never had a vacuum sealer, you're probably going to fall in love with it (one reason for all the glowing reviews). It's a truly fantastic kitchen tool that will revolutionize how you think about food (and food waste) in your kitchen. You'll probably use it more than you think you will. best vacuum sealer under $100

The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

The ideal buyer for a vacuum sealer under $100 is going to be:

  • Entry level user: new to vacuum sealing and testing it out to see if it's something they'll use.
  • Light use: will only use the vacuum sealer a few times per week, a few seals at a time.
  • Not interested in bulk freezing projects: these sealers aren't the right choice if your goal is to buy in bulk and do large sealing projects.
  • A sous vide user: if you're buying for sous vide, an inexpensive sealer is a great choice (much better than using zip top bags). 

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What Kind of Bags Are Needed?

Getting the right bags is half the battle with edge sealers.

First of all, you need to be sure you're buying edge sealer bags. Bags designed for other types of sealers won't work. You may be tempted to buy chamber sealer bags (because they're a lot cheaper), but they won't work with an edge sealer. Edge sealer bags have ridges on the inside which are necessary to help "push" air out of the bag when sealing:

The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

Most edge sealers also have a Seal-Only function that allows you to seal just about any type of bag if you're not using the vacuum. With the Seal-Only feature you can seal any type of plastic or mylar bag--great for chips and other snack bags.

What you don't need is brand-name bags. Any edge sealer bags will work with any edge sealer. The bags may differ slightly (for example, some may be thicker than others), and you may have to try a few brands to find one you like. But all edge sealer bags will work with all edge sealers. best vacuum sealer under $100

In other words, if you buy a Geryon vacuum sealer, you don't have to buy Geryon edge sealer bags. You can shop around for the lowest price bags and as long as they're not defective, they should work just fine.

If You're Buying for Sous Vide...

The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

A surprising number of articles and websites imply that you need a special type of "sous vide" sealer to work with sous vide. That's complete nonsense. Any vacuum sealer that can pull air out of a bag and make a tight seal will work for sous vide. So any vacuum sealer is ideal for sous vide, whether it's a $29 hand held or a $2900 commercial chamber sealer. 

In other words, buy the sealer you want, based on other criteria, and it will work for sous vide.

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About Amazon Reviews

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The under $100 vacuum sealers we review here have hundreds or even thousands of positive reviews. This may lead you to believe that they are excellent products. But believe it or not, thousands of positive reviews doesn't automatically mean a product is great. 

Why not? One reason is that people write most of these reviews while still in the honeymoon phase with a product. Then, if something goes wrong, they don't update their review. 

Another reason for this is people's expectations. A lot of people who write reviews don't have a lot of experience with the product, much less technical expertise. This means that they don't have anything to compare it to, and that they don't fully understand what makes a product good or not so good. In the case of vacuum sealers, both issues come into play. best vacuum sealer under $100

This doesn't mean these reviews can't be helpful or that these people aren't doing a service to potential buyers. It just means you have to read reviews carefully and try to figure out where people are coming from.

To get the most out of user reviews, you have to do seemingly contradictory things: 1) pay close attention to them, and 2) take them with a grain of salt. Here are a few tips:

  • Read the negative reviews carefully to get a feel for what people don't like about the product.
  • Read the positive reviews less carefully, but looking for clues about the person's knowledge, experience, and length of use of the product. Try to find positive reviews from people who've owned and used the product for awhile, as these are the best indicators of quality.
  • Ignore negative reviews from people who can't get the sealer to "work." It takes some time and trial and error to get an edge sealer to work. Even "one-touch" sealers usually require some finesse. (More on that below.)
  • In addition to looking at the average rating (e.g., 4 stars), look also at the ratings distribution. (On Amazon, you will find this at the beginning of the user review section.) Some products with 4-star ratings have less than 5% 1-star reviews (like the example below), while others can have 15% 1-star reviews or even more. If a product has more than 10% 1-star reviews, proceed carefully--yes, even if it has a 4-star average rating. This can mean there are quality issues with the product.
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User reviews are great (they really are!), but you have to know how to assess them. Positive reviews could mean a product is fabulous, or it could just mean people's expectations are low or they lack experience with the product and/or technical expertise. Only by combing through the reviews can you get close to the truth about a product.

For more info, see our article Can You Trust Amazon Reviews?

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Troubleshooting: If You Have Problems Sealing

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If you read the user reviews, you'll find that a lot of people have trouble making their vacuum sealers work at all. While it's possible that most of them got lemons, it's more likely that they don't have the machine figured out yet. 

So we thought we'd include a short section to help you set your expectations.

Edge sealers can be a little touchy. If you don't have everything just so, the sealer might pull a partial seal that doesn't hold, or seal the bag without pulling any vacuum, or it may not seal at all. 

The learning curve can be frustrating if you have expectations of "automatic" sealing. Once you learn to use the sealer, though, you'll be able to get it to work most of the time. (No sealer works 100% of the time, but with practice, you should be able to make it work most of the time--more than 90%.) best vacuum sealer under $100

Each sealer is going to be different and you have to read the manual. Having said that, here are a few tips to getting a good seal:

  • Make sure you have the right kind of bags. You have to use bags specially designed for edge sealers. They have ridges that "push" air out of the bag. Without these ridges, the vacuum pump won't be able to suck all the air out of the bag. There are other types of vacuum bags--such as chamber bags--that are cheaper, but won't work with an edge sealer. Be sure you have edge sealer bags.
  • There's a right way and a wrong way to insert a bag. (Yes, we discussed this above.) This is different for each sealer. Read the manual and experiment until you get it right. (Yes, even for "one-touch" and "automatic" sealers.)
  • Make sure all the latches are latched, etc. Again--read the manual.
  • The sealing edge has to be completely dry in order for the sealer to work. Accomplish this by folding the edges over before filling the bag, as shown here:
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The Reviews

Here are the most popular non-FoodSaver vacuum sealers on Amazon with an average rating of 4 or more stars.

NutriChef B01N2HE2HD Vacuum Sealer

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The NutriChef vacuum sealer has, as of this writing, more than 3,700 review and an average rating of 4.5 stars. The product gets a "B" rating on Fakespot.com (80% or more good quality reviews). best vacuum sealer under $100

With 9% 1-star ratings, this sealer also has one of the best ratings distributions of all the sealers reviewed in this article. (Remember, anything below 10% is a good distribution.)

That's impressive, especially at this price point. It's also got a starter kit that includes an accessory hose, a wine stopper, and a variety of bags. 

Check out NutriChef reviews on Amazon

Specifications

Color: 3 options: Black, silver, or stainless

Size: 14’’ x 6’’ x 3’’

Weight: 2.4 lbs

Power Usage: 120VAC/50-60Hz (standard US outlet)

Power (Strength): 110W

Max bag width: 11-in.

Storage space for bags? No

Accessory Port? Yes

Roll cutter? No​

Warranty: 1-year limited.

Included with Starter Kit

1-Accessory Hose

1- Wine stopper

5-8x12 inch bags

1-8x79 inch bag roll.

Recommendation

A great entry level sealer with accessory port and generous starter kit. It comes in 3 color options, is small and lightweight enough for easy storage, and people love it.

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Nesco VS-02 Vacuum Sealer

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Nesco is a reputable American company that's been making quality food service products for a long time. They make a few different vacuum sealers, with the VS-02 being their most popular. As of this writing the Nesco VS-02 has more than 1100 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. Fakespot.com gives the Nesco VS-02 an A rating (that is, no questionable reviews).

With about 10% of the ratings at 1-star, the sealer is on the bubble for what we recommend. Most 1-star complaints are that the sealer quit working after just a couple of months or just a few seals, followed by unsatisfactory customer service from Nesco. 

At this price point, you may want to take that risk. With 79% of reviews in the 4- and 5-star range, only you can decide if the low price is worth giving this sealer a try. 

Features:

  • One-touch sealing that turns off automatically when sealing is complete
  • Roll storage and bag cutter on unit (VS-02 only, not VS-01)
  • 11.8-inch wide sealing bar (so an 11-inch bag width)
  • 2 speeds for sealing different types of foods (slower speed for moist or soft foods)
  • Accessory port (hose and accessories sold separately)
  • Comes with 2 rolls of bags plus 10 bags in 2 sizes
  • 1 year limited warranty.

Check out Nesco VS-02 reviews on Amazon

Specifications 

Color: Black and white

Size: 18.3 x 5 x 12 inches

Weight: 6.3 lbs.

Max bag width: 11.8  inches

Storage space for bags? Yes

Accessory Port? Yes

Roll cutter? Yes

Warranty: 1-year limited.

Included with Starter Kit

2-8in. x 10 ft. bag rolls

5-8 x12 inch bags

5-11 x 12 inch  bags.

Recommendation

If you want an inexpensive sealer with all the bells and whistles, including accessory port, built-in roll storage, bag cutter, variable sealing time, and a generous amount of bags included, this is the one to get. It has a port but the accessory hose is extra, so if you have a hose from an old vacuum sealer, you can save yourself a few bucks (as it will almost certainly work with this sealer). best vacuum sealer under $100

The slightly longer than average sealing bar doesn't add much because of standard bag widths (that is, 11 inches or 12 inches--but if you can find a bag between 11 and 11.8 inches wide, go for it. We wish the vacuum strength were listed. But the number of bags included with the sealer may make up for that, depending on what you're looking for. 

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The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

Gourmia is another well known maker of kitchen and food service products, geared mostly to the lower end of the market. Their quality is decent, though, and you could do worse than buying a Gourmia vacuum sealer, induction burner, or immersion circulator.

Gourmia makes a few vacuum sealer models, with this one, the GVS415, the far-and-away best seller of the lot. As of this writing (October 2018) it has more than 700  reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.1 stars. Fakespot.com gives the reviews a B rating--80% or more high quality reviews. best vacuum sealer under $100

Unfortunately, this sealer has 11% 1-star reviews, which is higher than we like. The vacuum strength isn't given either, unfortunately. These are both minuses.

On the plus side, though, Gourmia has a reputation for a responsive customer service department, unlike many made-in-China products. Based on Gourmia's good reputation, we recommended this sealer as a good inexpensive choice--but we like the Geryon better (see below).

Check out Gourmia GVS415 reviews on Amazon

Specifications

Color: Black and white

Size: 6 x 15 x 3 inches

Weight: 3.5 lbs.

Max bag width: 11-in.

Storage space for bags? No

Accessory Port? No

Roll cutter? No

Warranty: 1-year limited.

Included

One bag roll.

Recommendation

The Gourmia GVS415 is a bare bones sealer, and that is reflected in both the price, the lack of extra features, and the skimpy starter kit (one roll of bags) . If you're looking strictly for bag sealing functionality and don't care about extras, this is a good buy--although we wish it came with more bags. If it's between this sealer and the Geryon, we prefer the Geryon for a few dollars less.

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Geryon Vacuum Sealer: A TRK Pick for Best Inexpensive Sealer!

The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

Geryon (see their Amazon page) makes a few models of vacuum sealer. This one has the best ratings distribution and is in the middle of the price range. With more than 250 reviews as of this writing, this Geryon vacuum sealer has an amazing 91% 4- and 5-star reviews and just 5% 1-star reviews. Fakespot.com gives this an A rating (90% or more good quality reviews). 

At this price point, these are astonishingly strong stats.

Based on that alone, this would be our pick for best inexpensive sealer. But the good news doesn't stop there. It comes apart for easy cleaning. It comes in two color options. It has a fabulous starter kit. It has a lifetime warranty (though it's hard to say what that means, exactly). With a vacuum rating of 23.6" Hg, it's one of the most powerful sealers in this price range. And maybe best of all, it comes with an extra gasket, which makes this sealer the least throwaway product of all the sealers in this category. best vacuum sealer under $100

The extra gasket is huge for us. It doesn't mean other things can't go wrong with the sealer (that make it a throwaway product), but the fact that Geryon includes a spare gasket is impressive. They're trying to make an inexpensive product that isn't destined for a landfill. We love, love, love that. 

See reviews of the Geryon Vacuum Sealer on Amazon

Specifications

Color: 2 options: all black, or black with stainless lid.

Size: 14.4 x 5.5 x 2.56 inches

Vacuum Strength: 23.6" Hg

Power Usage: 120VAC/50-60Hz (standard US outlet)

Power (Strength): 110W

Weight: 2.65 lbs.

Max bag width: 11-in.

Sealing Time: 6 - 10 seconds

Power Cord Length: 3.3 ft.

Storage space for bags? No

Accessory Port? No

Roll cutter? No

Warranty: 1-year limited.

Included w/Starter Kit

1 accessory hose

5-8"x12" bags

1-8"x78" roll

1-Wine stopper  

1-Extra Gasket 

User Manual.

Recommendation

The Geryon Vacuum Sealer is a TRK Best Pick for Inexpensive Vacuum Sealer. It has great reviews, great ratings distribution, a great starter kit, and includes an extra gasket with the machine. It's lightweight and made mostly of plastic, and some reviewers complain that it feels cheap. At this price point, that's probably inevitable. For all the other reasons, highly recommended.

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The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

The Cosori CP428VS has more than 150 reviews as of this writing, an average rating of 4.1 stars. With 90% 4- and 5-star reviews and only 6% 1-star reviews, we really like this vacuum sealer. Fakespot.com gives the Cosori reviews on Amazon an "A" rating (90% or more high quality reviews). best vacuum sealer under $100

Corsori is a manufacturer of small kitchen appliances with headquarters in the USA and in Western Europe and manufacturing plants in China. This sealer has all the features you could want on an edge sealer, including an accessory port, bag storage, and automatic bag cutter. The starter kit is generous, including a hose, 5 large bags, and a roll almost 3 times longer than the starter rolls that come with other sealers. Since bags are the most expensive part of vacuum sealing aside from the initial purchase, this is a nice extra. 

With a vacuum rating of about 20" Hg, it's power is about average. We wish it had more, but it's an acceptable amount of pull.

The Cosori sealer is also an Amazon favorite.

See reviews for the Cosori CP428VS Vacuum Sealer on Amazon

Specifications

Color: Stainless and black

Size: 16 x 3.4 x 7.9 inches

Weight: 5.8 lbs

Power Usage: 120VAC/50-60Hz (standard US outlet)

Vacuum Pulled: 20" Hg

Max bag width: 11 inches

Use with these bag sizes: 8-in., 11-in., quart, and gallon

Accessory Port? Yes

Storage space for bags? Yes

Roll cutter? Yes

Warranty: 1-year limited.

Included With Starter Kit

1-Hose

5-11.5" x 9.5" bags 

1-8" x 197" roll.

Recommendation

The Cosori CP428VS is a great deal. It has excellent customer ratings, is an Amazon favorite, and is a TRK Best Pick for inexpensive vacuum sealer. The bag roll is almost 3 times longer than what comes with other sealers, and it has its own storage and bag cutter. Keep in mind that the storage room and bag cutter add bulk to the sealer, so if you're looking for a space saver, go with the Geryon. But if you want a sealer with all the bells and whistles, we recommend the Cosori over the Nesco and the NutriChef for about the same cost.

Buy the Cosori CP428VS Vacuum Sealer on Amazon:

The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

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Final Thoughts

If you're looking for the best vacuum sealer under $100, you've probably already narrowed your choice down to one of these or a FoodSaver (we review their most popular models here). All of these have a huge number of positive reviews, and all will likely serve you well for at least a couple of years. Our overall favorites is the Geryon because it has the best starter kit, the best ratings distribution, and pulls the strongest vacuum. 

Questions or thoughts? Leave a comment below. And thanks for reading!

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