Nesco VS-02 Food Vacuum Sealing System


  • EASE OF USE 85%


– Strong Vacuum System
– Uses 11” Wide Vacuum Bags
– Compact size and low weight
– Seal time selection switch
– Comes with Bag Rolls included


– Unreliable vacuum performance
– Slow bag sealing performance

Everyone understands the need for eating foods that are in perfect condition since not doing so leads to numerous health related issues. Eating fresh meals provides you with more energy for your everyday activity and also leads to a healthier life. For most of the people who pay attention to the state of their consumables, having a vacuum sealer means everything. This device keeps your entire food supply in the perfect state for extended periods of time when it is placed in storage.

The model on our test is a great beginner’s choice device. If you intend to store your leftovers, snacks and batches of fresh fruits and veggies for later use then you should seriously consider it. There are plenty of other models of vacuum sealers that offer similar functionality at a much higher price. So, if you do not need extra features that you don’t intend to use – this model might prove to be a great option.

The Specifications

  • DIMENSIONS: 18.3 x 5.1 x 11.8 inches

  • WEIGHT: 6.6 pounds

Take this into consideration before your purchase

This device is affordable and represents a good choice for non-demanding users who occasionally vacuum seal their meals and foods. It is a decent performer with a few drawbacks which explains the affordable price tag.

The powerful pump is strong enough albeit its performance is a mixed affair. Sometimes you will get a perfect vacuum and other times you will be facing leftover air pockets in the bags. The excess air means that there is a certain possibility that your food might get spoiled. This is a sure way to waste your meals.
When properly sealed, the food is kept in mint condition with full aroma and texture so not all is lost if you decide to go for this device. Note that you will need a lot of patience in order to get the best results when using it.

The Features

Nesco VS-02 Vacuum Sealer is a highly efficient device that will benefit users who like to store their meals and leftovers for later use. The efficient vacuum pump ensures that no air is left in the bag which ensures longevity and keeps the nutritional value of the vacuum sealed food.

Keeps food and meals in perfect condition and ready for further preparation and processing. The vacuum sealing system will prevent any chance of your stored foods getting spoiled, freeze burned and thus wasted. You can rely on this device to keep your whole meals and even leftovers in great condition and ready for the next time you want to eat. The sophisticated vacuum system is very efficient at preventing any residual pockets of air from forming inside of the sealed bag which in turn keeps the food safe from spoiling.

Fully automated and easy to use thanks to intuitive controls. This is one of the simplest and easiest to use vacuum sealers on the market. The hassle free one-touch operation ensures that you complete the vacuum sealing process in the shortest amount of time. The powerful piston pump with a seal only switch ensures that your bags cannot be over vacuumed. This prevents any chance of having your delicate foods damaged during the process.

Extend Sealing Time Switch function is purpose designed to allow a perfect vacuum processing of moist and soft foods and meals. This helps to keep the food in the same state as before vacuuming and ensures that the flavour and texture remain the same. This feature can also keep your spices and aroma of your meal in the same delicious amount as if you just dressed it a moment ago. Overall, we find this device to be one of the best when it comes to keeping foods and meals in a fresh state.

Design and build quality are definitely above average. The quality of materials on this vacuum sealer leaves us with a feeling of confidence in its durability and long-lasting performance efficiency. This not so compact yet sleek looking design makes it a nice decoration in any kitchen. The model on our test was a two-tone black and silver colour. There is an all-white colour model variant available too. The combination of relatively bulkier size and low weight means that the device can still easily be moved around the kitchen for the sake of convenience. This also makes it easy to store when not in use. Perhaps due to its dimensions, placing it in tight storage space will prove to be difficult.

The Pros And Cons

Everyone who is looking a versatile yet affordable vacuum sealer for a few foods will be pleased with this model. If it were not for a bit slower sealing performance it would be a no-brainer choice.


– The vacuum system works great for flat foods and meals

– Includes a convenient roll storage compartment

– Easy to use and operate

– Good quality build

– Allows precise vacuum seal control



– Disappointing vacuum sealing performance for larger foods and meals

– Slow bag sealing performance means long waiting times

– Not for users who need to seal large amounts of foods in a row

  • Gourmia GVS425
  • 14 x 5 x 3 inches
  • 12" Wide Vacuum Bags
  • Roll Storage: Yes
  • FoodSaver FM2000-FFP
  • 17.6 x 5.9 x 10.6 inches
  • 11" Wide Vacuum Bags
  • Roll Storage: Yes
  • Nesco VS-02
  • 18.3 x 5.1 x 11.8 inches
  • 11" Wide Vacuum Bags
  • Roll Storage: Yes
  • Ivation Vacuum Sealer
  • 14.5 x 5.6 x 2.9 inches
  • 12" Wide Vacuum Bags
  • Roll Storage: No

The Conclusion

This very promising product lets itself down with its flaws. We cannot say that they are insignificant. Most of the users expect a good air suction from these types of devices so to see this product fail at that task is disappointing. For casual users that intend to use it to preserve ready meals and leftovers, it represents a good value. Those of you that want to keep their fruit and vegetables fresh will also find Nesco VS-02 a decent vacuum sealer for the purpose. However, more demanding users that want to vacuum seal plenty of food in a short amount of time might want to look elsewhere.