Avid Armor Ultra Series One Chamber Vacuum Sealer Review

Hello Steamy Kitchen community, Jaden here!

Today, I’m thrilled to share my experience with the Ultra Series ONE Chamber Vacuum Sealer System by Avid Armor.

This sleek, stainless steel machine is a compact powerhouse of food preservation, designed for home cooks and those who love meal prepping, bulk shopping and cooking and want a simple system to keep their food staying fresh.

Avid Armor, known for their innovative kitchen solutions, brings us a device that truly stands out in the vacuum sealer market.

Read on to learn the pros and cons, check out my review video and of course, don’t miss out on entering to win your own Ultra Series ONE Chamber Vacuum Sealer System below.

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As someone deeply immersed in the culinary world and an advocate for reducing food waste, I understand the importance of reliable food preservation methods. After trying the Ultra Series ONE, I am so impressed and this has quickly become one of my favorite appliances in my kitchen.

Let’s dive into the details:

About the Avid Armor Ultra Series ONE Chamber Vacuum Sealer

The Ultra Series One is Avid Armor’s brand new model and stands out amongst their top rated vacuum sealers. This particular chamber sealer is a compact powerhouse, designed for anyone who doesn’t want to choose between efficiency and space.

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Here are all the great features of the Ultra Series ONE:

  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Construction: This machine is built with a durable stainless steel exterior that can handle whatever you need to seal.
  • Modern Black Chamber: Your food not only stays fresh but also looks great while being sealed, thanks to the stylish black chamber.
  • Transparent Lid: Allows you to easily watch the sealing process without opening the machine.
  • Removable 10” Seal Bar: Cleaning and maintenance are simple with this easily removable seal bar.
  • Precise Pouch Placement: A designated spot ensures every bag is perfectly positioned for sealing.
  • Secure Bag Clamp: Keeps bags firmly in place to prevent any movement during sealing.
  • One-Touch Operation: Just press a button to automatically vacuum and seal your food.
  • Adjustable Vacuum Settings: Offers three vacuum levels for optimal sealing of various food types.
  • Variable Seal Times: Choose from three adjustable seal time settings to achieve the best seal for different bag materials.
  • Indicator Lights: Show the progress of the vacuum and seal cycle for easy monitoring.
  • Accessory Port: Allows for the connection of external canisters and containers to expand sealing options.
  • Quick Marinade Function: Quickly marinate food to enhance its flavor before sealing.

I also love that it includes free BPA-Free chamber vacuum bag samples as well as a 1 year warranty guarantee. 

Who Is The Ultra Series ONE For?

The Ultra Series ONE Chamber Vacuum Sealer is the ideal companion for a wide range of users, tailored to enhance the food preservation process with its efficient and space-saving design. It caters to:

  • Home Cooks: Seeking practical solutions for daily meal prep, aiming to keep food fresh longer.
  • Professional Chefs: Looking for a reliable tool to aid in high-quality food preservation and sous vide cooking.
  • Meal-Prep Lovers: Who plan and prepare meals in advance, needing to store food securely and conveniently.
  • Bulk Shoppers: Who purchase food in large quantities and require an efficient way to divide and preserve it for future use.
  • Sous Vide Enthusiasts: Desiring precise control over the vacuum sealing process to prepare food perfectly for sous vide cooking.
  • Soup & Sauce Fans: Specifically, those who appreciate the ability to vacuum seal liquids without hassle. This feature is perfect for:
    • Preserving homemade soups, sauces, and marinades.
    • Ensuring liquids are sealed efficiently for sous vide cooking, enhancing flavors and maintaining quality.
    • Avoiding the mess and inefficiency often associated with sealing liquids in traditional vacuum sealers.

The Ultra Series ONE stands out not only for its ability to efficiently seal a variety of food types but also for its exceptional performance with liquids, making it a versatile tool in any kitchen.

Sealing chicken in a vacuum sealer

Why Chamber Vacuum Sealers are Better than Regular Vacuum Sealers

Why are chamber vacuum sealers like the Avid Armor Ultra Series ONE the cream of the crop, especially when compared to their regular vacuum sealer counterparts? 

  • Uniform Pressure: In a chamber vacuum sealer, the entire chamber, including the vacuum bags containing your precious pork loins or delicate sous vide veggies, experiences equal vacuum pressure. This means you get a perfect seal every time, without the bag collapsing in on your food.
  • Seal Liquids with Ease: Ever tried vacuum-sealing a marinade or a soup with a regular sealer and ended up with a messy kitchen counter? Chamber vacuum sealers are built for this challenge, allowing you to vacuum seal liquids without creating a mini tsunami in your kitchen. Think marinades, soups, or even homemade mango chutney. Thanks to the equal pressure in the entire chamber, liquids stay put, which makes these machines a perfect solution for all your sous vide cooking and food storage needs.
  • Versatility: Whether you’re sealing up a storm for daily use or prepping large quantities of meat for a future barbecue, the adjustable vacuum and seal time features allow you to dial in the exact vacuum levels you need for different types of food. Delicate food gets the gentle treatment it deserves, while heartier items are secured with extra protection.
  • Durability and Design: With its stainless steel housing, the Avid Armor Ultra Series ONE is built to withstand commercial kitchens as well, while regular vacuum sealers are designed for home use only.
  • Sustainability and Savings: By extending the shelf life of food, chamber vacuum sealers are your ally against waste. Plus, with the ability to use customizable chamber vacuum pouches, you’re not locked into buying proprietary bags, which cuts down on additional costs and trips to different stores. It’s a win-win for both your wallet and the planet.

How To Use The Ultra Series ONE:

  1. Bag It: First up, grab your pouch filled with your desired food and place it into the chamber. Make sure the open end of the pouch is nice and flat over the seal bar, kind of like tucking in a blanket, and let the opening chill on the pouch clamp ledge. Then, give it a little clamp hug to keep it snug and in place.
  2. Lid Down: Next, lower the lid like you’re closing a treasure chest. Peek through the see-through lid to double-check that everything looks good and your pouch hasn’t decided to do a last-minute dance move.
  3. Push the Magic Button: Now, hit the ‘Auto Vac & Seal’ Button. This one-button wonder remembers your last settings, making your life just that much easier.
  4. Voila!: Once the machine has done its thing, lift the lid and behold your perfectly sealed treasure ready for the freezer, fridge, or pantry. It’s like unwrapping a present, except it’s food, and it’s going to last way longer.

Sealing soup in a vacuum sealer

The Steamy Kitchen Ultra Series ONE Chamber Vacuum Sealer Review

Here are the pros and cons that I found from trying out the Ultra Series ONE Chamber Vacuum Sealer: 

Pros:

  • Size & Affordability: As long as I have been working with food, I’ve never actually owned a chamber vacuum sealer. They’ve always been commercial-sized and restaurant quality, which is just another way of saying too big and too expensive. But I love that the Ultra Series ONE is not only small, but affordable and practical for a home kitchen. With it’s compact design, it doesn’t make me groan to think about lifting it or the amount of space it might take on my counter. (I have WAY too many food gadgets and gizmos that are REALLY bulky!)
  • Wet-Food Friendly: One of my absolute favorite things about this machine is that I can vacuum seal liquids!! I love soups, especially during this time of year. I also love to make my own sauces and dressings (as you may know), so this is such a perfect little machine for preserving all that good stuff.
  • Great For Empty-Nesters: Now that both my boys are basically out of the house, I find myself making family-sized meals with a lot less people to feed. This machine prevents me from letting those big batches go to waste. (You know how much I hate food waste.) I can just vacuum seal and save for another day!
  • Money-Saver: If you’re anything like me, you probably shop at Costco to get those bulk savings. But doing this with perishable food is not always easy because you have to use it all up before it goes bad. With the Ultra Series ONE, I actually save money because it allows me to continue buying in bulk, break that bulk down into individual meals, and freeze for future use. AND I still get the bulk price! 
  • Trip-Saver: Often times, my husband and I will have to travel to various places, far away from home, for work. And sometimes those places are nowhere near a grocery store. This vacuum sealer came at the perfect time because it allows us to shop once, freeze that food, and enjoy for weeks. That saves us on gas money, and to be frank, saves my sanity. (Thank you, Avid Armor!)

Cons:

  • This machine is admittedly a little bulkier than a standard vacuum sealer, so if you have very little space to work with, it may be slightly too big. Still, for a chamber vacuum sealer, it’s amazingly small!

Check out the full review video here: 

 

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, I am so impressed by the Ultra Series ONE. Although it is pricier than a traditional vacuum sealer, the money I save from not having to shop as often, being able to reduce food waste, and the ability to bulk cook and extend the life of my meals are all perks that make it worth the cost.

It is an incredible investment for anyone who enjoys meal prepping, bulk shopping, and ensuring their food stays as fresh as the day they sealed it.

​Make sure to take a browse through the Avid Armor shop to learn more or you can also purchase via their Amazon shop page

Avid Armor Ultra Series ONE Chamber Vacuum Sealer Giveaway

Avid Armor wants to gift an Ultra Series ONE Chamber Vacuum Sealer to one lucky Steamy Kitchen reader!

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