Vacuum Sealer Comparisons

UMAi Dry® is easiest sealed with a simple, manual lid-and-latch type vacuum sealer. The UMAi Dry® Artisan Meat Kit includes an UMAi Dry®-branded model that is compact and well suited to the job of sealing up a couple of pieces of meat to dry age or dry cure. Remember, you are not truly vacuum sealing with UMAi Dry®

We also offer a manual horizontal FoodSaver model® in the UMAi Dry® Starter Kit. Similar lidded or horizontal FoodSaver® or other channel-type vacuum sealer models are similarly easy and reliable to use.

Regarding automated vertical FoodSaver® 3400, 3800 and 4800 model sealers, please be aware that their highly automated functionality can make it difficult-to-impossible to trick into sealing UMAi Dry® with VacMouse®. If you own a vertical-type sealer, use this video to try to seal UMAi Dry®: Watch Video

Chamber vacuum sealers, some heavy-duty channel models (like Weston and Vacmaster) and retractable snorkel sealers can also be used, but may require some adjustment or practice to develop successful techniques for UMAi Dry® application. Any model that draws down the lid to engage the vacuum may cut off air flow through the VacMouse® vacuum aid strip.

For easiest application of UMAi Dry®, we recommend a simple sealer such as above.

Video demonstration of various models available at Watch UMAi Dry® in Action.

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