One of the most senseless things in the kitchen is food wastage. When you are doing your weekly shop it’s easy to pick up this and that imagining that you will use these ingredients in recipes, but the reality is, they end up left at the bottom of the fridge. The food we don’t use costs money takes up space, and in general, it is a very bad habit.
That begin said, there is a wonderful solution that can save you plenty of money with your food shop and ensure that you have enough food for any occasion. The Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM2100 are vacuum sealing machines that allow you to preserve everyday foods and leftovers.
This article is going to cover the specific features of the Foodsaver FM2000 vs FM2100. We will look at how they work, what they can be used for and what you receive with each. All of the information will be in a handy comparison chart to help you decide which is the right one for you, and there will be some pros and cons.
We will begin by discussing what the Foodsaver FM2000 vs FM2100 have in common.
What can the Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM2100 do?
The Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM2100 remove the air from special bags and seal the bag tight. It is the air that causes freezer burn, mold, and ruined food. So, for example, meat that would normally last 6 months in the freezer will last up to three years using the Foodsaver storage system. Cheese in your fridge should be eaten within 1 or 2 weeks, with the Foodsaver system this is extended to 4-8 months.
What can you use the Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM2100 on?
Practically any type of food can be sealed in the Foodsaver FM2000 and the FM2100. You can freeze meats, fish, bread, and vegetables. Fruit will last longer in your fridge and in the pantry, staple foods like rice, flour, sugar, etc. can last 3 or 4 times longer. The vacuum sealers will work on liquids, so you can seal soups and stews. These Foodsaver vacuum sealers work well on creams and liquids for traveling, as well as important documents and photos.
How the Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM2100 work?
Vacuum sealing is straightforward with the Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM21000. You just need to choose the right sized bag, place the open end of the bag in the machine and press the green button to vacuum and seal or the red button to seal only. There is a lock and latch system on the side.
The Drip Tray
Both the Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM2100 come with a patented removable drip tray. This tray will catch any spills that may occur in the vacuum and sealing process so that your countertops stay nice and clean. The tray can be cleaned in the dishwasher and it is BPA free.
When you buy either the Foodsaver FM2000 or the Foodsaver FM2100, you will receive the vacuum sealer, an accessory hose, x3 1-quart vacuum sealing bags, x2 1-gallon vacuum sealing bags, and 1 11 x 10-inch vacuum sealing roll. The accessory hose lets you vacuum seal jars. All of the Foodsaver vacuum bags are suitable for ‘sous vide’, so you can simmer delicious meals.
Minimum Bag Wastage
The new technology in the Foodsaver FM2000 and the FM2100 means that you will use up to 40% less bag material than the previous Foodsaver vacuum sealers.
Side by Side Comparison
Quite a few of the principal features are the same, so now let’s look at how the Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM2100 are different.
They look almost identical. The units are black with the accessory port on the top. You will also see light indicators and the one-touch buttons. On the front of the units, you will notice the extra-wide sealing strip.
This is the more compact unit. It measures 17.6 x 5.9 x 10.6 inches and it weighs 5.3 pounds.
The main difference is the added depth. It is 17.8 x 5.9 x 13.3 inches. It weighs just a little extra at 6.6 pounds.
The Winner Is- The Foodsaver FM2000
The Sealing Strip
This is a critical part of the vacuuming process. If the bags aren’t sealed correctly, the food won’t be preserved as expected.
With this vacuum sealer, the extra-wide sealing strip is fitted with just one heating strip.
For added sealing, the vacuum sealer comes with dual sealing strips.
The Winner Is- The Foodsaver FM2100
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More than anything, the built-in features will make the process easier.
There are no built-in features with the Foodsaver FM2000
It has built-in storage space so that you can keep your vacuum bags inside. There is also a built-in roll cutter so that you can easily cut the right shape bag.
The Winner Is- The FM2100
Value for Money
You will find cheap vacuum sealers for as little as $35, and more expensive ones for around $200. When it comes to sealing food, the cheapest might not always provide the best seal.
We felt the price was just right for the Foodsaver FM2000. It also comes with a 5-year limited warranty which added to its value for money.
This vacuum sealer is around $50 more expensive than the FM2000. It does also come with a 5-year limited warranty.
The Winner Is- The Foodsaver FM2000
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Pros and Cons
It’s still a very close call between the Foodsaver FM2000 and the Foodsaver FM2100. The following pros and cons should clear up any doubts you may still have.