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  • Compact design with large 12" seal bar
  • Extended seal time and pulse features seal thick, heavy-duty bags
  • Locking lid ensures sealing process remains uninterrupted
  • Digital control panel for smooth operation; seal and vacuum & seal options
  • Great for extended storage or sous-vide cooking
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Easily preserve ingredients or prepared dishes with this Galaxy VME1 external vacuum packaging machine.

Perfect for light-duty applications, this machine seals product for extended storage or for sous-vide cooking. It's a compact, portable unit with a 12" seal bar and operational with easy-to-use digital controls. These controls include various options for precision, including extended seal time and pulse features. However you use this external vacuum packaging machine, you'll enjoy its simple operation and reliable sealing power. The machine requires a 120V electrical connection for operation.

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • 1-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 1-15P plug.

12" Secure Seal

Unlike most 10" economic models, the Galaxy VME1 features a large, versatile 12" seal bar. The machine relies on electronic controls to monitor the timer and to ensure a secure seal with each use. Whether sealing protein, grains, or delicate vegetables, the unit will ensure product is sealed safely and securely to allow for storage or sous-vide applications.

Easy to Use

Designed to operate with embossed vacuum bags (sold separately), the machine efficiently seals product with its one-touch controls. Easy-to-use, digital controls allow you to choose your settings for a faster, smoother operation.

Precise Operation

It has seal and vacuum & seal options so you can simply seal a bag or remove the air from the bag and then seal. Plus, the extended seal time feature makes it ideal for providing a firm, air-tight seal on thick, heavy-duty bags. For your convenience, controls are also built-in to add extra seal time, pulse the vacuum process, or cancel the task entirely.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

How do high altitudes affect the vacuum sealing process?
A vacuum sealer’s performance varies with respect to location. At higher altitudes, where air pressure is less dense, vacuum sealers are unable to remove as much air from the sealing process. High-pressure conditions are an important factor in the proper functioning of the sealer’s compressor, and without enough pressure, you may notice a weaker vacuum.
Can this machine be used for retort or mylar packaging?
These vacuum packaging machines are not recommended for use with retort or mylar packaging; instead, we suggest choosing from our wide selection of vacuum packaging bags for best results! Retort and mylar packaging requires special plastic and foil laminated pouches to seal food safely.
How do I determine if a vacuum machine bag will work on my machine?

If you have a chamber-type machine: Buy a chamber-type bag (mesh-less design). The open end of the vacuum bag must be the same size or shorter than the seal bar on your machine, and the bag must also fit inside your machine’s chamber.

If you have an external-type machine: You must buy an external-type, or "out of chamber" bag (mesh design). The open end of the vacuum bag must be the same size or shorter than the seal bar on your machine.

All of our vacuum machine bags list how large the open end is, and whether you can use them with external or chamber machines, in the content.

Galaxy VME1 External Vacuum Packaging Machine

Whether you're doing some sous-vide cooking or looking to maximize profit and keep foods fresh, this Galaxy VME1 external vacuum packaging machine is efficient, easy to use, and priced to beat!

In the foodservice business, food spoilage isn’t just wasteful, it’s expensive! It can easily cost a business thousands of dollars each year, damaging profit and hindering business growth. Galaxy offers an affordable, user-friendly solution to help minimize the inconvenience and cost of spoiled product. The Galaxy VME1 external vacuum packaging machine makes preserving product easier than ever. It’s designed to seal bags of ingredients for extended storage - locking in freshness and flavor for later use. It can also seal bags for sous-vide cooking! Once the end of a bag is placed onto the seal bar and the lid is lowered, with just the touch of a button, the unit removes the air from the bag and seals it. If the product is especially delicate, use the pulse feature to vacuum out the air in intervals so as to not crush the product. And, if using a particularly thick and heavy-duty bag, select the extended seal option to ensure that the bag is sealed completely. Unlike a chamber vacuum packaging machine, this external unit is compact and lightweight. It also accommodates embossed vacuum bags of any length that are 12” wide or less. The width is determined by its 12” seal bar. The Galaxy VME1 external vacuum packaging machine is designed for light-duty applications, perfect for low-volume businesses and convenient, on-the-go operation. Plus, to offer the best deal available, the Galaxy VME1 machine is the most affordable commercial unit available on the market. Featuring the same functions and providing the same seal capacity as the VacMaster Pro 110 and other competing models, the VME1 costs a fraction of the price, saving your business more money to truly maximize profit – and who doesn’t want to save money? Effective, efficient, easy to use, and priced to beat, the Galaxy VME1 external vacuum packaging machine is a no-brainer for any operation.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 15 Inches
  • Depth: 6 5/8 Inches
  • Height: 2 15/16 Inches
  • Seal Bar Length: 12 Inches
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Wattage: 100 Watts

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Galaxy VME1 External Vacuum Packaging Machine with 12" Seal Bar

    3.4 stars from 13 reviews

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    People Talk About:

    unit bags seal bag plastic vacuum sealer sealed great machine
    I have been in the market for a vacuum sealer for about about 6 months. I came across this site by accident and I am glad I did. This vacuum sealer is significantly cheaper than other brands and is very high quality. It is low profile and very easy to operate. I’m extremely picky and highly recommend.
    keep food stored and in perfect condition with this machine is very simple, easy to use, small and light variety of sleeve sizes to be able to portion food
    Bought this sealer a few months back and I'm really glad I did. Great price and fits neatly on my counter. I use it for marinating, sous vide or just to keep things super fresh. Highly recommend this product to anyone in need of a smaller size food sealer.
    vacuum and seal never worked. Has pulsed sealed 2 out of 100. Never again. Had I bothered to use it in time, I would have returned it. Does not vacuum, and lid does not unlock. Terrible product.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    I have owned seal a meal , food saver , and a store brand vacuum sealer and none lasted more than 13 months and I cared for them ,cleaning and drying after each use. with no difference . Then I bought the Galaxy Vacuum Packaging Machine. Not the first problem , seals fast and no air leaks. I like to freeze meats in bag then seal to keep liquids from entering seal chamber , but with the Galaxy no freeze needed. till after process . This is a keeper.
    Very poor quality. The machine doesn't vaccum and the locks don't release. I watched the video and read the reviews assuming user error, however, not the case.
    Thank you for your review, Anthony! We are sorry this Galaxy VME1 External Vacuum Packaging Machine with 12 inch Seal Bar has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    The unit arrived as promised not broken issues. When I tried this unit the unit seemed to cycle properly but had to use a textured bag as none of my clear bags worked either. The problem is the unit after cycling would not open. The latches on both ends of the unit would not move to allow the locks to come free. Tried compressing and release no luck, pulling it apart no luck. The only thing that works is tapping hard on each end where the locks are which releases it. Shoddy to say the least and time consuming. I had a Vp112 which died and could not get parts so i needed a fast replacement due and could not wait for truck shipping of another unit. Sadly it was a waste. Will not evacuate smooth bags no matter what size only will work on textured bags which was not disclosed in the description. Nor was the fact the latches won't unlatch
    Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Galaxy VME1 External Vacuum Packaging Machine with 12 inch Seal Bar was defective. Corrective action has been taken and a Customer Solutions Representative will remain in contact with you about this.
    Simple vacuum sealer that will accommodate bags or rolls up to 12" wide. Works almost every time, if there are any problems just reseal. Great for sealing meats, or for sous-vide. A optional hose for sealing canisters only costs a few dollars and can extend the usage of this item.
    The Galaxy vacuum seal machine with 12" seal bar could be a good machine, but I received a defective one. I contacted customer service ight away for an exchange, they keep on asking me to send videos and stuff, and videos cannot show the problem. it is very hard for me to use it. I have to press hard to hold it so the vacuum can partially work. The worst part of it, when you finally vacuuming a bag it's another struggle to open the machine, it didnt release it as it shlould be. Although I like webstaurant, but Im very unhappy with that purchase.
    We appreciate your review, Lydia. We wish this Galaxy VME1 External Vacuum Packaging Machine with 12 inch Seal Bar would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    The Galaxy Vacuum Packager is very economical for home use, and I like the way it has been used in restaurants too. I purchased the unit with the starter bag kit (3 sizes witg 20 bags each size). The unit is easy to operate with its two options of automatic and manual. The manual lets you control the vacuum using the pulse button to avoid crushing soft foods, and then you simply push the seal button. I tried it on delicate breaded eggplant slices using two different size bags in both auto and manual mode. Both worked equally well. The only thing I had to make sure was the unit clicked close on both sides. When sealed, the unit opens up automatically. I am impressed with the quality, ease of use, and bag choices. Highly recommend, and now it is time to bag more eggplant!
    We got this nice Vacuum Packaging Machine on October 16th 2018 and we use it a lot. Today 12/7/2018 it still works great. The seal gets bad if there is a kink on the plastic and when I get a bad seal I just simply reseal the ends and it works out great. You just have to make sure the plastic is seating flat on the band sealer without creasing the plastic and all will seal great. We sealed all of the 50 6" wide plastic (plus the samples that came with the sealer) and 30 or so of the 8" wide plastic that I ordered with it. Some of the 8" wide plastic i cut in half so I can get more out of the plastic. We sealed bananas for our smoothies, seafood prep, salmon & asparagus to New York Steak. I will try to upload pictures and video if I can because this is the first time i will upload a video. Overall the vacuum sealer is working out great for us after sealing over 100 bags. Just remember if the bag is not sitting flat on the sealer you will get a bad seal, but you can seal the ends again and you will be fine :) Read Less Read More
    Gets the job done but takes a while. If you're looking for speed this isn't going to be what you want. But for the price point with some patience it gets the job done
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    Works about 40% of the time, but I suppose it is to be expected from the price. The cancel button doesn’t work all the time. I just unplug and have to pry it open. Make sure that both sides are sealed tight before starting. There are no directions so when placing a bag for vacuuming make sure that the open seam is within the gaskets. Also the gasket comes uninstalled so you have to force it into the machine.
    We appreciate your review, Valerie. We wish this Galaxy VME1 External Vacuum Packaging Machine with 12 inch Seal Bar would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

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