These days we’ve all heard about sous vide machines however it is also important to talk about vacuum sealers. And the NutriChef Vacuum Sealer is a device worth talking about. But before we start, let’s get this straight: you do not need a vacuum sealer to cook sous vide. But just because you don’t need a one to sous vide your favorite foods, it doesn’t mean you might not want one.
These machines are getting less expensive by the day, so there is no excuse. Plus, they keep things super sanitary in the kitchen. If you are now starting sous vide, regular old ziplock-style bags will do just fine. In fact, in some applications, they are preferable to vacuum-sealed bags. But if you really want to get serious in sous vide you should definitely look for a vacuum sealer. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive external vacuum sealers that work perfectly for home cooks and take up way less room in your kitchens.
Every day people throw away food, be it leftovers or food that is already spoiled. As a result, we are throwing away a huge amount of money every year. One good way to change this is to prepare and plan your meals in advance. We know this could sound impossible in a busy life, but with some tips and tricks, you can do it. And this is where the vacuum sealers come in.
Nowadays, there are a huge variety of vacuum sealers, but after some test, the NutriChef Vacuum Sealer continues to be one of our favorites. (Stay tuned because there are more equipment reviews coming). The NutriChef Vacuum Sealer is the ideal money and time-saving solution, why? With a vacuum sealer, cooking and meal preparation will become easier, more economical and faster. You will be able to equip and organize your freezer, with fresh food ready to be defrosted and served or fresh ingredients instead of freezer burned food filled with ice crystals which will probably end up in the trash can.
The NutriChef Vacuum Sealer is a fully automatic simple electric plug-in design with the control center placed on the top panel and soft touch digital buttons along with led indicator lights. After we unbox the vacuum sealer we went straight to the kitchen without the instruction manual. And we have no problems using this equipment, with only 5 buttons it’s a straightforward use.
One of our favorites features in this machine in the two sealing modes, that are very useful and practical. These two modes provide you the best possible choices, based on the type of food you want to seal. You can choose the dry indication for solid food items and the moist indication for poached, simmered or steamed food.
Our second favorite feature is that you have to modes that you can select, normal and gentle. The NutriChef Vacuum Sealer is a very powerful machine. As a result, the manufacturer decides to implement these two modes so that when it is necessary to pack a softer food (like a hot dog or brioche) we will not end up with something unrecognizable. Most of the time, we use the normal mode, but when we want to vacuum fragile ingredients, like a brioche bun or some delicate flower we love to use the gentle mode.
Apart from the vacuum sealer and the air suction hose, the NutriChef vacuum sealer package also includes a wine stopper cork, 5 medium vacuum bags (19,8 cm (7.8”) x 30 cm (11.8”)) and one extra long vacuum bag roll (19,8 cm (7.8”) x 200 cm (79.0”)), both kinds being reusable and waterproof.
High-Power Suction Element: 110 Watt
Vacuum/Suction Strength: 12L/min
Sealable Bags: Environment-Friendly Polyamide
Withstands Food Temperature of 100ºC (212 ºF) Max
Construction Material: Engineered ABS
Power Cord Length: 1m (3.3’ ft)
Dimensions (L x W x H): 35,8 cm (14.1’’) x 15,2 cm (6.0’’) x 7,6 cm (3.0’’)
Sold as: 1
Weight: 1,3kg (2.93lbs)
After spending a few weeks testing NutriChef vacuum sealer, we only find one thing that we don’t like. The seal in this machine is to thin, which can sometimes create some mess. But at the end, for the price you need to pay to get one, we think this is a great buy. A solid choice for everyone who wants to start exploring the world of sous vide and vacuum sealers.
The NutriChef vacuum sealer is a great equipment, perfect for everyone on wants to take an extra step in the sous vide world, or simply for those who want to organize their kitchen. As we say in the review, this equipment as great features and a powerful vacuum. Another great aspect of the NutriChef vacuum sealer is the size, does not take up much space, and can be stored even in the smaller kitchens.