5 Stars By DanC on 2016-08-26
The best FoodSaver machine being offered.
Great upgrade from our 12 year old and still working model 1200. The roll storage, cutting blade and separate seal only and vacuum seal settings make this perfect. This also came with a roll of make your own size material and a bunch of assorted size pre-made bags. They have also upgraded the attachment for sealing zip-lock style bags.
I avoided the auto feed version of this machine and I am glad I did. This one gives you full control over sealing and vacuuming while fitting in a smaller space.
5 Stars By Victory on 2016-09-24
How Did I Survive Without This Awesome Machine!!!
Oh my gosh! How in the world did I live this long without this phenomenal tool! It is the cat's meow! The best thing since air conditioning (I don't eat bread!). What a space saver, food saver, and money saver!!! I've been a vacuum sealing fool!! My husband is keeping close watch on our little pooch because he's afraid if the dog stops near me, I'll seal him up! =)
I often buy foods in bulk and this amazing gem has allowed me to vacuum seal sunflower and other type seeds so that they won't go stale. I make up a large bag of seeds and several 1-cup-sized bags. When I use the 1-cup bags, I'll open the large bag and separate the seeds into more 1-cup sized "to-go" bags. We recently purchased a box of 30 sausage patties that I separated and vacuum-sealed into 4-patty servings, so my hubby doesn't feel the need to "eat them up before they go bad." This also saves a bunch of room in the freezer. The FoodSaver also allows us to section the bulk ground raw meats we buy for our dog and put them into weekly serving sized pouches. I made a lasagna and we had some left over, so I sliced up individual portions and put them into the regular Ziplock bags which I then closed and put into a vacuum seal bag and sealed it up. By putting it into a regular Ziplock first, it prevented a mess when the air was being sucked out of the bag. Nice and neat! Another option would have been to slice up individual servings and put them into the freezer. Once frozen, put them into a FoodSaver bag and seal it OH!!! I opened a new package of biscuit mix and only used a small amount. Since the bag had already been heat sealed, I just put the original bag into the FoodSaver and re-sealed it! SOOOO COOL!!!. The uses are endless!
The reusable zip seal bags are great too. We had leftover biscuits this morning, so I used one of the resealable zip seal bags so that when we want to remove a biscuit, we just unzip the bag, take out a biscuit, close the bag and then re-vacuum seal it. Easy breezy!!! I had lemons and limes that had been sitting in the basket too long and were hard as a rock ... almost needed a hacksaw to cut into them, but they were filled with juice, so I juiced them, put the juice into ice cube trays and froze them. I've attached a picture of the frozen lemon and lime cubes, vacuum-sealed in their bags. Also attached is a photo of some of the things I sealed today. Such FUN!!!
I was going to keep the FoodSaver in a cabinet, but quickly realized just how invaluable this thing is, so I decided to keep it on our bakers rack where it is easily accessible. I'm amazed at how often I use it.
If you have young children, this is invaluable! If you are active and take snacks along for activities such as biking, running, hiking, boating, whatever, again invaluable!!I If you like to bring your lunch to work ... invaluable!! I like to buy raw freeze dried snacks for my dog ... invaluable! I take a few out and reseal them! This product would benefit everyone and anyone.
I originally bought it to vacuum seal make-ahead meals to store in our RV before a trip. All we'll need to do is remove the bag from the freezer and either drop it into a pot of boiling water or cut a slit in the bag and put it in the microwave! Such ease combined with paper plates is PRICELESS!! A HUGE time and space saver!!!
I've had this product for nine days and, so far, there is NOTHING that I don't like about it.
LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!
4 Stars By AC on 2017-11-05
Trying to eat healthier means lots of frozen veggies for me, so they don't go bad and I'm not running to the store a couple times a week. But the problem with freezing is freezer burn... Not anymore. I love this thing. Buy my frozen veggies at costco then I vacuum seal them into manageable portions, they stay fresh with no freezer burn till I need them. Fits on top of my microwave when not in use. There is a bit of a learning curve with it because it seems to have a sweet spot, if you don't get the bag in the exact right position it doesn't work. Which is why I give it 4 stars, not 5. I do seem to be getting better at it. Be aware it is super loud; I'm sure my neighbors wonder what the heck I'm up to when I'm using it. But that's not really a problem for me, it's not like you're using it all day every day.
5 Stars By Fred & Wilma on 2017-02-28
This thing is great. easy to use
This thing is great. easy to use. perfect for a person that wants to buy in bulk and save money.
5 Stars By Bruce on 2017-03-11
Wife really likes it and it works well.
Wife really likes it and it works well. A bit large but we can live with that.
5 Stars By S. Dorton on 2017-06-17
Seems to work well. I have only used a couple of times but so far so good. I had another brand which died right after the warranty expired. This one has a 5 year warranty so I have hopes of using it for a long time.
4 Stars By Madeline on 2017-11-20
Good vacuum sealer, but review it's features before buying
This vacuum sealer works very well so far. I was a bit disappointed that it doesn't have a pause feature, but if I'd examined it more carefully before buying I would have noticed that, so not really the products fault.
5 Stars By Redmond jack on 2017-03-04
Better than the earlier version of Food Saver.
This product works very well. Way better than the earlier version of the Food Saver product that we had.
I looked at the reviews for this product and they were very good. So far it is just fine.
2 Stars By Nate&#39;s Mom on 2017-10-05
Product did not work out of the box. It did not reliably seal. When it did seal, it would not pull a vacuum, leaving way too much air in the bag. One bag takes a long time to make.
5 Stars By 🌷 Gramazon 🌷 on 1969-12-31
Great product! Very well made!
Very nice quality!!! I'm so glad we went with the brand that won best in show!