We have a FoodSaver vacuum sealer that we only use for the accessory port with the mason / canning jar lid sealer accessories. [These allow you to vacuum seal items inside a canning jar.]
I purchased an Anova handheld vacuum sealer (that is made to work with re-usable ziplock style vacuum bags) and verified that it fits well enough onto the top of the FoodSaver jar sealer accessories to vacuum seal jars without the use of the (rather large FoodSaver). This will allow me to get rid of the foodsaver, and only store the mason jar lid accessories with the Anova handheld vacuum pump.
I confirmed that the Anova unit could pull 14 inHg on the initial vacuum, and if you pushed the button a second time, it would get the vacuum down to 15 inHg. [The plug-in full sized FoodSaver unit drew down to 16 inHg, so slightly more vacuum, but not enough more to justify the space it takes up.]
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- Anova Precision handheld (USB-C rechargeable) vacuum sealer
- FoodSaver regular mouth jar sealer accessory
- FoodSaver wide mouth jar sealer accessory
- The hand vacuum pump I used to test the amount of vacuum (but could also be used to hand vacuum seal jars without power…)