Gourmia GVS445 Vertical Vacuum Sealer
Gourmia GVS445 is a modern vacuum sealer with a vertical, space saving and sleek design for leaving you more counter space and 8 functions of vacuum and seal, food- dry and moist, normal, gentle, marinate and canister with LED indicator lights, so you can comfortably vacuum, seal and marinate your foods and keep them longer in your fridge, pantry or freezer. With the generally high cost of food it is a good idea to buy in bulk, plan and cook in advance, and use a vacuum sealer to keep it much longer (the reason food will last much longer is removing the oxygen and blocking out the bad bacteria). Gourmia has a range of vacuum sealers, and this one has a special upright design and comes with a very powerful pump so you will be able to vacuum seal much faster than other vacuum sealers. You can comfortably use the regular plastic rolls rather than the more expensive plastic bags with this Gourmia and rolls that are up to 30cm can be placed in the vacuum sealer. It includes the roll of vacuum bags and a hose as part of the starter’s kit in the package and can be used for sealing canisters. If something lasts 3 days in the fridge, it will last more than ten days if vacuum sealed. Things like rice, beans, flour, cracked wheat that would last around 3 months normally will be fine for up to 12 months as vacuum sealed.
Gourmia GVS445 has a sleek and modern design, weighs just 4.7 pounds and measures 17 x 8 x 4 inches, will not take up much space with its upright position, includes an integrated bag roll storage (vacuum roll housing) and cutter, and there is a vacuum tray underneath that is detachable and can be cleaned easily. You can choose it to be sealed with normal or gentle pressure, dry or moist, and you can vacuum seal for sous vide style cooking. You can create dry aged beef that you can normally find in the expensive restaurants and delis or preserve spices and all the aromas in a meal. There are different functions you can use and the LED display tells you which one is on. If you will be sealing a bag with liquid in it, use a large bag and the marinade function and hold the liquid or marinade down so it doesn’t get sucked up by the sealer. We like the upright design, that it has 8 different functions, its sturdy build and that it works well- does the job efficiently. Almost all the reviews are positive online with an average score of 4.4 out of 5 and only one person is complaining about the different vertical design which they find hard to work with, but this is a personal choice more than anything. By helping you keep food- meats, fruits, veggies and other stuff fresh much longer it will be saving you a lot of money over time. Like other Gourmia products, this vacuum sealer is also ETL certified as a proof of its good quality, efficiency, and safety.