NESCO Easy-Lock Handle 3-Settings Vacuum Sealer

Last updated: October 27, 2023

The unique pulse vacuum feature in this appliance makes it perfect for preserving more fragile and food items. This gives the machine a wide range of capabilities. For heavier duty items or liquids, you can even choose to double seal bags. This powerful vacuum sealer takes up a significant amount of counter space, so be sure to make room.

NESCO Easy-Lock Handle 3-Settings Vacuum Sealer

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

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This vacuum sealer is perfect for preserving more fragile and food items.

In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the NESCO Easy-Lock Handle 3-Settings Vacuum Sealer placed 2nd when we looked at the top 21 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The new NESCO VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer gives you the ability to choose what settings work best for the food you are sealing. Choose from regular for firm items and gentle for softer foods. Sealing choices of dry, moist and double. The pulse vacuum option is great for sealing delicate items like buns and bakery. Simply press the manual seal button to double seal when you have reached the desired vacuum level. Features a double vacuum pump for optimal performance and double line seals for added strength. Also has a bag roll storage compartment and a bag cutter.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Its powerful suction capability and wide selection of controls—including the option to create a double seal on bags—are rare features for a model in this price category.
The controls light up when activated, and they’re easy to wipe clean.
The Pulse Vacuum feature is useful in sealing delicate items such as pastries and bread.
The Nesco VS-12 performed better than we expected, considering its price. The cutter worked great, the storage came in handy, and various functions and settings provided plenty of control.

What reviewers didn't like

The Nesco doesn’t have a removable drip tray in the vacuum chamber channel, like the FoodSaver models we tested.
The 3-inch space wastes a lot of bag space
It is, however, quite massive, so make sure that you leave plenty of space for it in case you obtain it.
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