FoodSaver FM2000-FFP Vacuum Sealing System

OVERALL RATING

  • FOOD FRESHNES 80%
  • EASE OF USE 90%
  • APPEARANCE 85%

PROS

– Minimises Bag Material Use
– Uses 11” Wide Vacuum Bags
– Quality parts
– Removable Drip Tray
– 5 Year Limited Warranty

CONS

– Inconsistent vacuum performance
– Not very powerful motor pump
– No roll storage

Having your food vacuum sealed means that you can keep it safe to eat even after long periods of storage time. Having meals that consist of eating fresh meals is a sure way of staying healthy and energetic. If you keep lots of grocery supplies around and want to keep them in the exact fresh state at all times, then a vacuum sealer is a must-have appliance for your kitchen.

If you often leave your leftovers in the freezer for later meals then having a vacuum sealer is a perfect choice for you. This food preservation process is one of the best around. Keeping your food free from the air is the best method of having it always fresh and rich in flavour. Keep on reading this product review to find out how it can benefit you and introduce a safe and a convenient way to keep food always fresh.

The Specifications


  • DIMENSIONS: 17.6 x 5.9 x 10.6 inches

  • WEIGHT: 5.3 pounds

Take this into consideration before your purchase

This is a model that is stripped of some of its practicality in order to make it more compact and lightweight. We are sure that there are users out there that will appreciate these traits. Those of you that need such functionality will have to look for other models.

We like the removable drip tray included in this product as it makes every sealing session a mess-free experience. The convenience factor is enhanced this way as you will no more experience food leaks and other messy situations connected to vacuum sealing. We feel that this feature is a redeeming trait for the lack of roll storage and bag cutting functionality.

The 5-year limited warranty and a great customer service ensure that you will have no reliability issues and other worries during that period. In the end, it will be a choice between more advantages and a few disadvantages that will decide whether you will opt to buy this product.

The Features


FoodSaver FM2000-FFP can be considered as an entry level food vacuum sealing system. It offers a mix of decent performance and useful features at an affordable price. It represents a potentially good choice for users who do not extra functionality which usually increases the cost of the device. Read on to find out the full feature set of this model.

Uses up to 40 percent less bag material than other traditional food saver units. The new special design allows this model to minimise bag usage while sealing foods. The absence of a bag cutter mechanism and roll storage can be a blessing to some and a disadvantage to others. The absence of these additional space taking features allows this unit to be compact and lightweight. It was primarily designed to work best with the FoodSaver bags and rolls although it can work seamlessly with other types too.

Latch and Lock Operation enables fast operation and efficient vacuum sealing for your foods and meals. By placing a filled bag into the vacuum sealing channel one only has to close the easy to handle latch bar. As soon as this is done, the vacuum system starts the sealing procedure with a simple press of a button. This way you can perform the whole operation in two easy steps.

Removable Drip Tray allows for easy maintenance and cleaning that will make your vacuum sealing a hassle-free experience. We all know how messy the packing procedure can get so this nice accessory allows us to focus on sealing food and not worry about the staining and cleaning. Most users of vacuum sealers are not aware how a seemingly insignificant accessory can make your life easier. Especially when you are dealing with moist and soft foods and meals.

Build quality and design are great and we especially appreciate the compact size of the unit. This makes it easy to store and move around when not in use. The build quality is good and the whole unit uses a tough ABS plastic. Thanks to the absence of both the bag cutter and roll storage it was possible to reduce the overall dimensions and weight of the unit. While some people will like this because it makes this vacuum sealer more portable for storage – others will avoid it. The use of compact FoodSaver vacuum bags alleviates the absence of the bag cutter issue, somewhat. Yet, those of you who need the roll storage functionality might want to look elsewhere.

The included 5-year limited warranty will provide owners with relief when it comes to the possibility of malfunction and repairs. The customer service is very friendly and responds timely to any questions and issues that we’ve sent to test the manufacturer’s support aspect of the product.

The Pros And Cons


Overall, our time with this model was a very positive one. The minor disadvantages might be seen as being advantages to some of the users.

N

PROS

– Uses less bag material to prevent waste

– Uses only 11” Wide Vacuum Bags

– Quality parts and design

– Removable Drip Tray allows easy maintenance

M

CONS

– Inconsistent vacuum sealing performance

– Not very powerful motor pump makes for inconsistent performance

– No roll storage and no bag cutter onboard which many people use

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The Conclusion


Everyone who wants a material saving, compact size and mess-free vacuum sealer will be pleased with the performance of FoodSaver FM2000-FFP. It is a mix of great design, good build quality and impressive versatility. And all of that in one convenient device. The absence of roll storage, bag cutter and lacklustre air suction performance will discourage more demanding users from considering it as a purchase. For everyone else – this is a feature-packed vacuum sealer that is certainly worth of your attention.