If you’re in the market for a non industrial vacuum sealer you have probably already seen by reading some reviews that it can be difficult to find one that is well rounded and has good reviews. I was in the same boat as you, but I luckily was able to find one about 6 months ago that might be quality enough for your hard earned money; the VacUpack Deluxe.
How I Use It
I purchased this sealer not only because of the good reviews/stars, but because of what the reviews said. In particular, what the reviews said about its longevity and consistency. In the few months I have had the sealer, I have used it about twice per months, but for about 2 hours each time and it hasn’t failed yet. Predominately, I use the machine to package dried foods such as rice, beans, and wheat and for this purpose I can say for certain it is well suited to the task.
Overall, it is very similar to other vacuum sealers in the visual sense, but with this sealer there is a sort of undefinable sense of quality mostly because of the thick plastic and robust buttons. To be blunt, you never get the sensation that the next time you push a button too hard it’s going to break.
Another major advantage is its versatility and simplicity of use. The machine has a manual and automatic sealing mode and they both work very well. This gives you the maximum amount of control when you are sealing. I rarely use the manual mode, but the times I have, I realized that it really is unneeded simply because the automatic mode works so well. Regarding simplicity, the buttons are laid out in a logical way and there are no buttons on the machine that you don’t use (because there are only a few).
The main disadvantage I can see with this machine compared with others is the price. I paid close to 400 dollars for mine by the time I paid for shipping. However, I don’t regret the decision. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for.
It's Worth It
If you are looking for something of quality that’s not going to break after just a couple months of use, I think this one will fit your needs. From what I can tell the build quality is very good and my machine is still going strong after about 6 months. Yes, the price is quite high compared to other more mainstream brands, however because of the quality, I see this product more so as a long term investment, not an annual purchase.