Seal-A-Meal Taste Preserving Airtight Vacuum Sealer

Last updated: April 18, 2023


Don't let the price tag convince you to skip the Seal-a-Meal. This no-fuss appliance is perfect for those new to the wonders of vacuum sealing. The drip tray is removable and dishwasher safe, making cleaning a breeze.

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: The Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer perfect for those new to the wonders of vacuum sealing.

In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Seal-A-Meal Taste Preserving Airtight Vacuum Sealer placed 17th when we looked at the top 21 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Air out. Freshness in. The Seal-a-Meal Manual Vacuum Sealer System is the fresh solution for food storage. This system keeps food fresh longer by removing air from specially designed bags and creates a secure, airtight seal so you can store food in refrigerator, freezer, and pantry for a longer period of time compared to non-vacuum storage methods.

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

This Seal-a-Meal model is an affordable, basic vacuum food sealer that operates, for the most part, with little effort on your part.
The Seal-a-Meal features an easy to clean smooth surface that wipes effortlessly and a removable drip trap to catch any liquid overflow and is dishwasher free.
The design of this sealer is sleek and attractive making it a nice and appealing addition to most any kitchen.
Small and lightweight.
The easy to use vacuum sealer is a perfect match to any home owners to store food and ensures buy in plenty to save money.
The Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer is a fully automatic machine with one-touch operation which makes it very user friendly.

What reviewers didn't like

It doesn’t come with a few useful things like an accessory hose or built-in bag storage and cutter but for those who only want the basics, this unit will vacuum and seal easily.
The fact that the cord is short was a drawback, however.
Awkward to use.
No crush-free instant sealing system
Should include more starter bags
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