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Andrew James Professional Vacuum Sealer with Vacuum Canisters

Ideal For Home Use In The Kitchen To Help Save Money & Prevent Waste
SKU: AJ000255
  • £67.49
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  • RRP £93.99
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  • 5 In 1 Vacuum Sealer 
  • Includes 3 Vacuum Canisters for Food 
  • Normal or Extended Seal Times 
  • Compatible With Vacuum Containers 
  • Ideal for Sous Vide 
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Using A Vacuum Sealer 

These days, reducing the amount of food we waste is a hot topic. Aside from the environmental factors, reducing our kitchen waste is also a great way to save pounds. A food vacuum sealer is an ideal solution, particularly if you’re not that great at planning weekly menus down to the last morsel. By vacuum sealing food you can keep it fresher up to 5 times longer, and you can do this for fresh ingredients as well as cooked food, whether that’s fruit, veg or meat. 

What Functions Does This Vacuum Sealer Machine Have? 

The Andrew James Professional 5 in 1 Vacuum Sealer is full of handy features.  

  • Seal Only – Uses the heating strip to create a strong seal in the top of your bag. Perfect for creating vacuum sealer bags from your included roll. 
  • Vacuum/Seal - Removes all the air from the bag before sealing it. Choose between Normal seal, or the Extended seal which is ideal for canisters or large bags. 
  • Canister Only – Use this to direct the vacuum to remove air from the canisters rather than bags. 
  • Bag Cutter – Lets you create vacuum sealers bags to the precise size you need. 
  • Cancel – Stops all functions. 

How Does This Vacuum Sealer Keep Food Fresh? 

Vacuum sealing removes all the air from around your food. Without access to oxygen, the normal biological processes that cause your food to go ‘off’ is slowed down, and bacteria are prevented from rigorous growth.  Because you’re slowing down the normal decay process you can keep your food fresh for longer. Try sealing your food straight after your main shop to make your money go further. Separate chicken breasts from the packet, portion up fresh pasta or prawns, even green beans can be sealed for a later day. You can even vacuum seal liquids using compatible vacuum sealer canisters. 

*Top Tip – if you want to seal foods like chopped mushrooms, fresh meat or anything that has a higher moisture content, use kitchen roll to remove and surface water then tear of a clean piece of roll and wrap it around your food inside the bag as you vacuum to prevent any moisture being drawn up into the machine, which could be harmful. If you see a lot of water going up the channels in the bag, cancel the operation and dry your food out a little more, or pop in a compatible container. 

Can I Freeze Vacuum Sealed Foods? 

Yes! Vacuum sealing foods before freezing is a great idea as the protective vacuum sealer bag can help to prevent freezer burn. Furthermore, taking items out of their original packaging and then freezing them can save you space in your freezer. 

What About Cooking? 

Foods sealed in Andrew James Vacuum Bags (or bags from rolls) can also be cooked or just reheated in a microwave. Brilliant if you want to take some food into the office for a warm lunch. Using vacuum sealing is a great way to benefit from cooking in bulk then freezing portions for later use. 

Can I Use This Vacuum Sealer For Sous Vide? 

Sous Vide cooking involves sealing food inside a bag then boiling in a hot water bath. This vacuum sealer machine is ideal if you want to do more sous vide cooking and you’ll end up with tasty, juicy and tender meats at the end of it. 

What Can I Store In The Vacuum Containers? 

There are some things that you just can’t seal in vacuum sealer bags, such as moisture rich or liquid foods, or delicate items like soft fruits. This is where vacuum canisters are great as you can suck out all the air leaving the fluid in place, and without crushing the food. They are great for marinating foods, storing the contents of opened soup cans or baked beans, even fresh fruits like strawberries or grapes. Why not use them to make up cereal or overnights oats then seal the canister and take it to work for lunch. They could also be used to keep a salad fresh in your lunch box. These containers are fridge and freezer safe so you can use them for longer term storage as well. 

How Do They Work? 

To use these vacuum food canisters you just need to connect the container and vacuum sealer machine using the airline included. This uses the suction power of the unit to pull the air from the canister and once the vacuum has been achieved you just have to turn the dial on the top of the lid to maintain it. When you’re ready to use the food inside, just turn the dial to release the vacuum and lift off the lid. 

How Should You Clean These Vacuum Seal Canisters? 

Cleaning the canisters is easy as they are dishwasher safe. Of course, you can also clean them in warm soapy water with a soft cloth and allow them to dry thoroughly before storage and reuse. Remember to clean your air hose as well on a regular basis. This can be done in hot water with a mild detergent or disinfectant followed by a rinse in clean water and it is important to make sure this part is dry before reuse. 

Product Details
Product DimensionsVacuum Sealer : 23 x 12 x 45.5 cm
Product Weight2.24kg
Package Dimensions46.0L x 30.0W x 29.0H (cm)
Boxed Product Weight4.38kg
Primary MaterialPlastic
Voltage220 - 240v
Box ContainsVacuum Sealer, 3 x Cannisters, 6m of Vacuum Roll & Manual
Product FAQs
What Sort of Bags Do You Need to Use?

You should use bags designed for use with vacuum sealers. These are slightly thicker than normal sandwich or freezer bags and will stick together when heated rather than melting. Vacuum sealer bags have small ‘ribs’ or channels on the surface that make it easier for the air to be sucked out. Because standard sandwich or zip lock bags don’t have these channels you won’t be able to create the desired vacuum.

What Type of Bags and Rolls Are Compatible?

You should only use a vacuum sealer with bags and rolls indicated as being compatible. These will usually have small channels or be embossed to allow the air to be sucked out of the bag. They are also slightly thicker than normal sandwich or freezer bags, so they seal when heated rather than melting. All of the bags and rolls sold by Andrew James are compatible.

When Would I Use the Extended Vacuum as Opposed to the Normal One?

The extended vacuum should be used when dealing with larger bags as it will provide enough time to suck all of the air out of the bag before sealing. The normal setting is fine for smaller items like single portions of veg or meat.

What Else Can I Use A Vacuum Sealer For? 

  • You don’t have to keep this just for foods, there are lots of vacuum sealer ideas.  
  • Protect Documents like passports, birth certificates, driving licenses. 
  • Protect precious jewellery, or keep all your spare earring backs together. 
  • Vacuum seal your mobile phone before you go to the beach to help protect it from sand or salt water. 
  • Matches, perfect if you’re planning a BBQ in the British Summer. 
  • Spare cables, USB leads etc, in storage. 
  • Games counters, dice and accessories (don’t lose that top hat from Monopoly!) 
  • Potpourri or candles. 
  • Ice packs for first aid. 
  • Cool packs for picnics. 
  • Craft supplies like sequins and beads to save on space. 
  • Maps, either whole or in sections, brilliant for hiking and hill climbing. 
  • Baby keepsakes, whether that’s a lock of hair or a first tooth etc. 
  • Puzzle pieces (Seal the outside bits and inner bits separately). 
Showing 2 of our total 11 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 11 reviews for Andrew James Professional Vacuum Sealer with Vacuum Canisters.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
December 30, 2018 | Neil McCurrach
Professional Vacuum Sealer with Vacuum Canisters

Does what it says and I bought three of these as gifts

December 6, 2018 | Stewart
Professional Vacuum Sealer with Vacuum Canisters

Works as it should - no problems