Anova Precision™ Vacuum Sealer Pro
Food lasts longer with this simple tool.
Put the Anova Precision™ Vacuum Sealer Pro to use and keep ingredients fresh before cooking and preserve leftovers after a meal. Because the device removes oxygen from the food storage bag and prevents moisture from entering, a vacuum sealer is more reliable than zipper-lock bags, storage containers, plastic wrap, or other products for preserving food; you can say goodbye to freezer burn and staleness. A vacuum sealer is particularly useful if you do a lot of sous vide cooking.
Anova Precision™ Vacuum Sealer Bags and Rolls are 100% plastic neutral.
Each time you use these bags and rolls, you're preventing the equivalent of 32 plastic bottles from polluting the ocean through Anova's partnership with Plastic Bank.
Anova Precision™ Vacuum Sealer Pro
WINNER - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This model has a relatively moderate footprint and reliably kept all sorts of dry and wet foods perfectly sealed over time. It has a separate “wet” mode that let us seal foods with liquid especially well. It’s easy to open and close and the lid handle securely clicks shut when not in use. There’s built-in plastic roll storage that we liked. The bag cutter earned the model extra points, as it helped us customize the size of the bag and seal produce more easily. Our only quibble is that the zip-style bag cutter felt flimsy and sometimes jammed while we cut bags.
We maintain strict objectivity in all testing.*
EASE OF USE ★★½
KEY: GOOD ★★★ FAIR ★★ POOR ★
Includes: Anova Precision™ Vacuum Sealer Pro (1), Precision™ Vacuum Sealer Bag Roll (3)
Weight: 5 lbs, 4.4 oz
Dimensions: 15½ x 7 x 4¼ in
Vacuum Strength: 76.87%
Compatible with Generic Bags: Yes
Modes: Vacuum & Seal Moist Dry Seal Pulse Vacuum External Pulse Vacuum
Bag Shelf Life: 24 Months
Item Weight: 5 pounds
Anova Precision™ Vacuum Sealer Bags and Rolls are 100% plastic neutral. Each time you use these bags and rolls, you're preventing the equivalent of 32 plastic bottles from polluting the ocean through Anova's partnership with Plastic Bank.
How We Tested Countertop Vacuum Sealers
We purchased a group of models at various price points. To test performance, we vacuum-sealed eight kinds of foods, from berries to blade steaks, and stashed the bags in our freezer and pantry, checking them regularly over a period of months for loose seals and signs of food degradation. We also used each model to vacuum-seal slices of butternut squash in bags to which we’d added ¼ cup of water. Vacuum-sealing bags containing water poses a special challenge: If water from the bag is pulled into the machine, it can damage the motor. We then placed the bags in a 200-degree sous-vide bath and checked periodically for broken seals that would allow for air and water to enter. Finally, we recruited a team of testers to evaluate the user-friendliness of each machine.
- Achieves about a 68 to 78 percent vacuum strength score (removes the majority of air and pulls the bag tight against the food)
Seals the bags tightly and completely
- Vacuum-sealed bags remain tightly sealed during long-term storage
- Features clearly labeled buttons and intuitive control panel
- Lid locks or latches into place with minimal effort
- Easy to handle and moderately sized, weighing no more than about 6 pounds
- Built-in storage for plastic bag roll with integrated bag cutter
* OBJECTIVITY FIRST, LAST, AND ALWAYS.
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