FoodSaver FM5200 2-In-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealer Machine & Express Bag Maker

Last updated: February 13, 2023

We looked at the top FoodSavers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best FoodSaver you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the FoodSaver 2-In-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealer Machine & Express Bag Maker placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The FoodSaver FM5200 automatic vacuum sealer system makes it easier than ever to keep food fresh up to 5x longer compared to ordinary storage methods. It reduces bag-making steps by 50%, taking the time and guesswork out of bag making and sealing, along With reducing over 30% of roll waste when compared to previous FoodSaver food preservation systems. Plus, the system provides 2-in-1 versatility for freezer, fridge, and pantry storage. Handheld sealer seals FoodSaver zipper bags, canisters, and containers, and marinates food in minutes.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Intuitive and easy-to-use functions. Vacuum bag roll dispenser and built-in cutter. Retractable handheld sealer accessory (for compatible bags and containers). Drip tray.
Extremely convenient, alright sealing performance.
Storage bag is easy to change and load. It efficiently seals even with wet foods. Allows you to control the vacuum and sealing process. Makes you create pre-sealed bags by saving 50% of bag making process.
View window allows you to make proper seals every time. Dishwasher-safe drip tray takes the sting out of clean-up. Roll visibility lets you see at a glance when a replacement is needed.
Save-spacing compact design. Great build quality. Comes with roll and bags. Quick operation Convenient to use.
Express bag maker shortens the bag making process by approximately 50% compared with other models. Easy-view vacuum window allows user to easily control seal location on bag.

What reviewers didn't like

Very short power cord. Recommended for use only with FoodSaver accessories. Pricey.
Exceptionally large, expensive.
It is a bit large and heavy. This can be blamed to the fact that it is built to be solid and durable for heavy duty and large-scale tasks. Using the vacuum bar may take time getting used to.
Takes up a lot of space.
The controls are difficult to master. Built-in bag compartment is somewhat cramped.
It can be somewhat difficult to hold the bags in place while attempting to seal food. Pushing the seal bar down to activate the vacuum sealing process is a bit finicky—with this issue and the difficulty of holding the bags in place, it best to operate with two people.
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