There may be times when you may need to store your food to make them last for days. While we have refrigerators for that purpose, the chilled environment of it is not enough. The reason why our food goes bad even inside the refrigerator is because of its contact with oxygen. Even if you store your food in containers, they have some amount of oxygen present in them. The only way to make your food last longer is by removing any oxygen surrounding it. One means of doing it is by using a vacuum sealer. And so, FoodSaver has introduced the 31161370 FoodSaver vacuum sealer, which is a wireless vacuum sealer used to preserve your food for days. It removes excess air from vacuum seal bags and containers. So, we decided to buy it ourselves, test it and provide in-depth FoodSaver Handheld Vacuum Sealer review.
We are now ready with our complete review but before going further, let’s check out some amazing features which FoodSaver handheld vacuum sealer has to offer.
FoodSaver Handheld Vacuum Sealer Review 2021
Handling any device with long wires and cords can be considered a frustrating task. With the world going cordless, be it earphones, speakers, mobile phones, etc., FoodSaver makes sure that it does not stay behind. That’s why it has made the FoodSaver battery operated vacuum sealer completely cordless. You will just have to charge it, and once it’s charged, you can start sealing your bags or containers without getting stuck between any cords.
FoodSaver non electric vacuum sealer’s cordless design gives you freedom from any restrictions and lets you carry it around to any part of the house. It operates on a battery and does not need a continuous power supply. We were more than relieved to have the option of moving around while using this product.
The first thing that grabbed our attention when we first glanced at this sealer was its small size. With a dimension of only 4.33 x 6.5 x 11.42 inches FoodSaver mini vacuum sealer does not take much space. Unlike other vacuum sealers that we have tested, this one fits anywhere and everywhere.
FoodSaver handheld sealer’s black body, and compact size makes it look sturdy and a treat to the eyes. The absence of cords also saves valuable space. Furthermore, it also has a built-in cord management system that keeps the counter clean while recharging. All in all, this is one of the most models of space-saving vacuum sealer that we have seen.
3. Powerful Sealing
FoodSaver handheld vacuum sealer comes with advanced vacuum technology, eliminating any excess air present in your zip bags or containers. The food vacuum sealer comes with a massive capacity of sealing sixty 1-quart bags after a full charge of about twenty-four hours.
The zip bags have a circular portion at each end where the vacuum sealer is placed, and the sealing is done. Unlike other sealers that seal the zips, this sealing method ensures that the bags are sealed extra tightly. We feel that this is a very clever move by FoodSaver as bags sealed from the zippers are more prone to leakage. Other than that, the sealing process was very quick and quiet.
4. Includes Docking Station
The most surprising yet impressive fact about FoodSaver’s best vacuum sealer for home was that it included a docking station. This is a very rare sight as other sealers do not care enough to provide its customers with something like a docking station.
FoodSaver handheld vacuum sealing system is a really useful that acts as a bridge between your food vacuum sealer and power supply. So, you can place your sealer anywhere you want while charging without any hassle. We are happy to say that FoodSaver has been very thoughtful for its customers while making FoodSaver cordless handheld food vacuum sealers.
5. Easy to use
An important feature of the FoodSaver hand pump vacuum sealer is its ease of use. There is no great rocket science behind using this sealer. You just have to place the round end of the sealer on your bag or container and continue pressing the square part like a button.
The sealer will start doing its job and remove all the excess air within no time. The only thing that you will have to make sure of is that the zipper is closed properly. Other than that, it is good to go. Anyone in the family can easily use this device and make the best use of it.
- Manufacturer : FoodSaver
- Item model number : 31161370
- Wattage : 2.5 watts
- Product Dimensions : 4.33 x 6.5 x 11.42 inches
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Power Source : Battery Powered
- Material : Plastic
- Capacity : Seals up to 60 1-quart bags on a charge
What We Like About FoodSaver Handheld Sealer 31161370?
This vacuum sealer works its magic silently and does not create any noise. Unlike other sealers in the market, which make unnecessary sounds, the FoodSaver vacuum sealing machine makes a light, negligible humming noise while working. This is quite a relief because no one would want to disturb everyone in the house while doing a simple task like sealing food.
FoodSaver has done a great job saving valuable counter space by providing a built-in cord management system. This also helps to keep your space clean and free of cords. Its compact size does not take much space and gives your counter a neat and classy look.
FoodSaver cordless vacuum sealer comes with four 1-quart vacuum seal zipper bags, completely reusable. We were more than happy to know that there was no need to spend any more money on buying food bags separately. Using reusable bags is good for the environment too.
FoodSaver 31161370 vacuum sealing system is cost-friendly and is available at a price of less than $40. This advanced sealer comes at an affordable price compared to other vacuum sealers in the market. Also, it comes with four vacuum bags and a docking station, all these for such a reasonable amount. We think this a deal to look forward to.
What We Don’t Like About It?
With such great features in it, we had great expectations from Food Saver vacuum sealer. We were disappointed to see that it broke down after a few weeks of using the product and stopped working. We did not expect such low durability and wished it had worked for a year at least.
Out of all the things that could have gone wrong, what made us most discontented was Food Saver 31161370’s performance. It needs improvement in its suction. After suctioning a few bags, FoodSaver sealer died out and was incapable of removing air from any more bags. We think FoodSaver needs to take care of this matter for their own good.
Size of bags
FoodSaver 31161370 sealer comes with four 1-quart vacuum bags. While we were happy to receive the bags, we wished their size would have been a little bigger and close to the size of a usual quart bag. One bag could only store a few pieces of apple or other similar items. Other than that, the sealer is compatible only with FoodSaver vacuum bags or containers. So, you cannot use them with other bags.
Yes, with a little extra care, FoodSaver 31161370 Cordless Food Vacuum Sealer can work fine with wet ingredients. But make sure you do not store liquids or similar items in the bags; otherwise, it will start suctioning them out. Anything with a little moisture in it will do. Also, you need to clean the unit properly.
FoodSaver small vacuum sealer is compatible with FoodSaver vacuum zipper bags, fresh vacuum seal food containers, and accessories. It is easy to use and keeps your food fresh.
No, Food Saver handheld vacuum sealer 31161370 is not compatible with sealing mason / Kerr jars. It is only compatible with FoodSaver vacuum zipper bags, FoodSaver fresh vacuum seal food containers, and FoodSaver accessories.
Concluding this FoodSaver Handheld Vacuum Sealer review, it is a good choice for anyone looking for a way to make their food last longer. It comes with four 1-quart zipper bags, which can be used to store anything and everything. FoodSaver has helped its customers as well as the environment by creating reusable bags. What could have been better is its size. Not only bags, but FoodSaver cordless vacuum sealers come with a docking station too.
Even after providing us with so many good things in this price range, FoodSaver failed to impress us with its performance and efficiency. The suction system is a poor one and was unable to work to seal bags continuously.
If FoodSaver food vacuum sealer could improve its performance with time, we would never know because it stopped working in a few weeks. All in all, the FoodSaver vacuum sealing system is a compact and cordless device that can be used for keeping your food fresh for weeks or months. It’s designed in such a way that it takes minimum counter space and looks good too. But again, performance and durability are the most important thing for any product, and this unit seems to fall behind in them. So, it is up to the customer to decide what they are looking for and go forward with it.