If you care about how well it sucks, then the FoodSaver beats the Anova. In our tests, the FoodSaver did better, especially when sealing moist foods, scoring 8.1 while the Anova got 7.8. The FoodSaver also has a removable tray to avoid spills when sealing liquids, something the Anova lacks.
On the flip side, the Anova shines with its fancy design and extra features, like a built-in bag cutter and a place to store bags inside. Even though it scored lower than the FoodSaver in performance, it still did pretty well, according to our reviewers.
Many folks will love the good looks and ease of use of the Anova Precision Pro, plus it comes with a longer warranty. Meanwhile, the FoodSaver is a great choice for those looking to save some money.
Pros & Cons
- Powerful performance in the dry test
- Suction is strong in the moist test, but gentle enough not to crush the mango slices
- Rated for liquid
- Sleek, elegant design
- Comes with extra features (bag compartment and cutter)
- Affordable for what it can do
- Excellent vacuum sealing performance
- Beautifully designed and well-built
- The lid actuates smoothly and has a storage lock
- Relatively quiet
- Relatively dim indicator lights
- Doesn’t come with a chime
- Doesn’t have bag hooks
- Safety could be improved with stickers that warn new users about the heat bar.
- No extra feature.
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Analysis and Test Results
Dry Food Test
Moist Food Test
In the Box
Ease of Use
Safety & Noise
Indicator Lights and Chime
Behind the Comparison
Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.
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