In this article, we are going to compare the Foodsaver FM2000 vs FM2100. Before we go into how the two vacuum sealers are different, we will examine their similarities. We will place all the information in a convenient chart for easy views. You can find the pros and cons of each and our final verdict.
Foodsaver FM2000 vs FM2100
The following chart is a useful summary of all the specific aspects:
Both these vacuums come with an accessory hose to suck out all of the air. It is great because the hose is compatible with all Foodsaver storage containers. Inside the box of either machine, you will find an 11 x 10” vacuum seal roll, 3 1 qt vacuum seal bags, and 2 1 gallon vacuum seal bags. You will have everything you need to start sealing food straight away. Both the Foodsaver FM2000 and the FM2100 are used in the same way. You place your food in a sealable plastic bag, lay the opening in the mouth of the machine, and close and lock the latch. The instructions are printed on the inside of the lid, making it easy for everyone to use.
The FM2000 and the FM2100 have a moist food setting. You can change the setting depending on whether you are sealing liquids or dry foods. Choosing the right setting will enable better sealing.
Aside from sealing food, you can use the sealable bags for sous vide. A French style of cooking that involves marinading food in a vacuum-sealed bag and cooking it in a water bath at a precise temperature. The results are more beyond impressive.
In terms of storing your Foodsaver FM2000 or Foodsaver FM2100 food, you will be able to store everything from flour, cheese, bread, cookies, and soups & stews. Fish will last in the freezer for up to 2 years, unlike the usual 6 months. Meat and poultry will stay fresh for between 2 – 3 years, compared with 6 months.
Finally, both of the Foodsaver vacuum seals have a removable tray. This tray catches any spills that may occur, keeping the process mess-free. The tray is easy to clean and can be placed in the dishwasher.
Now that you understand how the two vacuum sealers are similar and their potential uses, let’s move on the how they differ.
Foodsaver FM2000 vs FM2100: Appearance
When shopping around for a vacuum sealer you will notice two main types. There are the cheaper, handheld options sold as ‘minis’. Then you will find the larger, more robust machines. The larger vacuums are very similar in size and often come in black and/or silver.
This vacuum is black with a locking handle on the right-hand side. It is 17.6 x 5.9 x 10.6 inches. The design is quite sleek and it weighs just 5.3lbs.
This slightly larger model is 17.8 x 5.9 x 13.6 inches. It’s only a question of 3 inches but it’s worth bearing in mind when you think about storing the vacuum sealer. It weighs 6.6lbs. The color and handle position is the same.
The winner is- The FM2000
Foodsaver FM2000 vs FM2100: Ease of use
Ideally, you want to be able to vacuum so that food is airtight and seal it so that it remains that way. This process shouldn’t take too long and it should be clean. An advantage would be to use the least amount of plastic as possible.
With its new technology, there is 40% less bag material used. With one button, the vacuum will begin to suck out air and seal. You need to wait 20 seconds before sealing the next bag.
We like the plastic bag roll stored inside (explaining its larger size). With the built-in roll cutter, you can make the exact sized bags you need, saving plastic. It comes with dual heat-sealing strips for a much securer seal You will also need to wait for around 20 seconds before you seal again.
The winner is- The FM2100
Foodsaver FM2000 vs FM2100: Value for money
Brand names will play a role in the price of a vacuum sealer but they can cost an average of between $50 and $150. You should make sure the vacuum has some kind of safety certificate and a warranty is always a bonus.
It’s a good price but there is no type of warranty stated. It is ETL listed and has a 25-point quality and safety inspection check.
This version has the same ETL listing and quality and safety check. It is more expensive for a couple of extra features. The main advantage is the 5-year warranty.
The winner is – The FM2100
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