Are you a manual vacuum pump user but often wonder if you’ve extracted enough air from the vacuum container? If you vacuum pack foodstuffs daily in vacuum containers, jugs, or with universal vacuum lids, we recommend our electric vacuum pump, which extracts the air and creates the appropriate evacuated pressure level at a single press of a button.
The BVP100 Electric Vacuum Pump
The BVP100 Electric Vacuum Pump is part of the the second series of Status electric pump. It is a smaller version, which takes up much less space and is also suitable for use at picnics and on the go.
Why use an electric instead of a manual pump or a vacuum packing machine?
We recommend the BVP100 Electric Vacuum Pump for people who vacuum pack foods in Status vacuum containers and other vacuum accessories several times a day. It will make a particular difference to older people and those with limited arm strength. It will also alleviate your worries so you won’t have to always wonder if you’ve extracted enough air with your vacuum pumps.
How does it work?
The electric vacuum pump BVP100 is completely easy to use. Simply fit the pump around the valve of the vacuum container, stopper, or universal lid and activate it by pressing the “On/Off” button. The pump will start extracting air, which will be signalled by the indicator light alternating between flashing red and green. Once it achieves the pre-set vacuum pressure level, it stops. Your foodstuffs are safely stored at a single press of a button.
Advantages of vacuum
Vacuum packing is the only natural way to extend your food’s freshness and shelf-life. By preventing oxidation, you slow down the development of mould and bacteria, which prolongs the food’s shelf life fourfold. What this means for you is that you’ll throw out less food and save money.
Vacuum packing will also protect your refrigerator from unpleasant smells as these will be safely limited to the vacuum packed vacuum containers or by the universal vacuum lid.
The variety of uses of the BVP100 Electric Pump with Status vacuum accessories
Our electric vacuum pump is suitable for use with all Status vacuum accessories.
- Vacuum containers of all shapes and sizes will be vacuumed to the pre-set pressure quickly. Fruits, vegetables, and other foodstuffs will be protected from oxidation to stay fresh longer.
- The vacuum jug should be vacuum packed again after pouring each glass, to preserve vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in your freshly squeezed juices.
- Using our universal lids, you can vacuum store foods right in their original packaging (pickles, processed baby food, pot beef stew). With the BVP100 the contents of your refrigerator will be vacuum packed in no time.
- Vacuum stoppers preserve the taste of wine and other bottled beverages for a few days or weeks. Using the BVP100 Electric Pump makes it less likely that anything would topple over or spill. After the vacuuming process is complete, remove the pump from the stopper by pulling it to the side.
Due to its powerful suction the BVP100 Electric Pump stays latched onto the valve of the vacuum container, lid, or vacuum stopper. You can remove it by either gently pulling it to the side or wait a few seconds (20 or depending on the accessory) for the vacuum on the pump valve to release.
The electric pump can be recharged in more than one way. The set includes a cable with a micro USB or USB 2.0 connector which can plug into your desktop or laptop computer. The speed of recharging depends on the purpose of the USB slot; if its only purpose is data transfer, the recharging will take longer than with a slot designated for charging. The machine usually needs from two to four hours to recharge. You can also charge the BVP100 Electric Pump using an adapter, which is not included in the set, or a portable battery (5V at 1000 mA).
The BVP100 Electric Pump’s main advantage is its size:
- height: 19.5 centimetres
- diameter 4.5 centimetres
It weighs no more than 0.2 kilogram, so you won’t even notice taking it with you on your holiday or to a picnic.
An electric vacuum pump is easy to maintain; since it does not come into contact with food it doesn’t require particular cleaning. If it gets dirty, simply wipe it down with a soft damp cloth. Don’t use aggressive sponges so you won’t damage the gasket. Don’t expose the BVP100 Electric Pump to water or heat sources. Keep it in a dry place.
The pump is made of PC ABS plastic, the seal is silicone.