The Nesco VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer is our favorite vacuum sealer of the bunch. This countertop model is sleek and not too big to keep out on display or store. The button panel on the top is designed simply for ease of use. One of our test kitchen’s favorite features was how delicate this sealer was when dry sealing the Chex Mix. Without breaking any of the cereal pieces, it was able to seal the bag tightly.
It does have some trouble moist sealing if there’s a good amount of liquid in the vacuum bag. However, this was the only issue we encountered, so our experts advise being cautious when using the moist seal option. The bags maintained a sturdy seal throughout testing, even the halved avocado hardly showing signs of ripening. Versatile and user-friendly, this vacuum sealer is perfect for anybody’s kitchen. We recommend it for somebody who’s just starting to work with vacuum sealing or as a thoughtful gift for the home cook in your life.