Vacuum Sealers Mini-Buying Guide
So now you are sold on the whole idea of getting a vacuum sealer for you kitchen. You see the light and realize just how wonderful these little machines can be and you finally make the decision to purchase one. Then you find TONS of them available online. How are you supposed to choose the right one? The right vacuum cleaner will be the one that meets your individual needs best and so no one can tell you which one is best but here are some important factors that you should consider when you are shopping for a new vacuum sealer.
What is Your Budget?
I always recommend that when you are shopping for anything, not just vacuum sealers, you start by deciding on a budget or at least a budget range. That will really help to narrow things down for you. Why look at sealers that cost over $300 if they are not in your budget? Having a budget will prevent you from spending more that you want to and it can also save you time as you won’t need to look at as many options.
Be as generous with your budget as possible however, as generally speaking you get what you pay for and settling for a model of lesser quality just to save a few bucks upfront could cost you more in the long run if you find that it needs repairs or replacing within just a few months. If you are going to be using your sealer very often you should invest in one that is of very high quality and is strong enough to put up with regular use.
How Often Will You Use It?
If you won’t be using your sealer very often, perhaps just to preserve leftovers every now and then, you should be fine with a small, basic basic one. This type is usually on the more affordable end of the price scale and sized small enough to be able to tuck away in one of your kitchen draws very easily.
You will most likely need a bigger, heavy duty vacuum sealer if you plan to use it regularly. The price of vacuum sealers will typically increase in proportion with the size and weight of the machine. A bigger size and a bigger price tag also usually means that the machine is more durable and will be able to put up with constant use so if you know you will be using your sealer often, don’t be afraid to invest in a professional grade one, you will get more value out of it in the long run.
What Is Your Skill Level?
No I am not asking about your skill level in a video game, I mean as it concerns vacuum sealers. Have you used one before? I am assuming that most of the people who are reading this will have little to no vacuum sealing experience. If this is the case for you then you will be better off with a simpler model and if you decide that you want to upgrade at a later time then you can feel free to do so.
Persons who are very familiar with sealers may want to opt for one of the more advanced models with lots of valued added features or , as I like to call them, ‘bells and whistles’. Newbies you are technologically included may want to jump in feet first and start out with one of these models as well. That is find as long as you will actually be using the features and not just parking your new sealer into a drawer.
There is no sense in getting a fancy vacuum sealer and not utilizing it to its max potential. If you don’t need the extra features, don’t get sucked into the marketing hype. Go for a model that will do what you need it to do. Keep the factors outlined above in mind when you are making a purchase and you will find the best one for you sooner than later.