FoodSaver® Regular Jar Sealer
Can't get it to seal!!
I got the large mouth and regular size jar sealers, and was so happy! The large mouth works like a dream, but I was only ONCE able to get a seal with the regular size jar sealer, and I tried and tried and tried, no go. It simply refuses to seal. I thought it was perhaps me or it was defective, but reading the other reviews find it has also been the case with some other people. I will try using two lids at a time as someone suggested.....so we will see. Otherwise, I love Food Saver, the machine works perfectly well and it is from 2007, the large mouth jar seal works wonderfully, but not so the regular size, I wonder what the problem is?
January 18, 2013
A must have!
I cannot live without these jar sealers. Refrigerated items are good up to 3 weeks, dry foods seem like forever. We purchase in bulk at the warehouse stores and use our Food Saver for everything we can. Get the large sour cream, shredded cheeses, grated cheeses, soups, etc. and I fill the size jar I want and good for weeks. Where as you by that large sour cream and once you open mold seems to be growing in a week. Not when you jar it up in smaller portions. I use all sizes of the Ball Mason jars. I also use for nuts, rice, bacon pieces, tea bags, coffee, dried fruit, herbs, spices, mayo, I could go on and on and on. Basically I am a Food Saver geek!
August 15, 2011
I've had problems
I already had the wide mouth sealer and never had one problem sealing jars. However, it has been a different story with the regular size. I get very aggravated trying to use it. I have changed jars, used new lids (instead of re-using old ones) and still have problems. I have had less trouble using 2 lids, but it still gives me problems sometimes. I was also told to put the lids in boiling water (taking the pot off the burner when the water boils) and letting them soak. This also seems to help but I can't count on getting the job done every time. I never had one minute of trouble with the wide mouth one so can't understand why I have a problem with this one.
March 16, 2012
Jar sealer review
I read of many people having problems with the small mouth jar sealer not sealing properly. Mine didn't work right either the first time I used it. I did the following and it works perfectly. I used a food grade lubricant on the rubber seal on the sealer. Just a drop, then wiped it off with a paper towel. Then make sure the sealer is on straight, Twist the jar while holding a little pressure on the sealer. Place the jar on a flat surface, hook up the vacuum line, start the machine while holding pressure on the sealer. The small amount of food grade lube helps seal it and makes it easier to get on and off. Fantastic product.
October 31, 2015
Glass Jar sealer is a valuable accessory
We inherited an older model Food Saver that included the wide mouth jar sealer and have used it for years. I stored a wide variety of dehydrated fruits and vegetables in wide mouth glass jars 14 years ago and just opened a few recently and found them to still smell and taste fine. Although such long storage is uncommon, it does illustrate how well the vacuum holds up in canning jars. Jar storage is easy to use and once emptied the jars are easily washed and reusable. I am ordering a regular size jar sealer to augment my sealer capabilities. The old wide mouth jar sealer works fine on my new model Food Saver.
August 5, 2011
I sealed about 10 jars before I started having issues When I removed the jar sealer the jar lid would come loose. (no vacuum in the jar)
Tried cleaning the seal, new lids and even new jars but it stilled failed. After many attempts I almost gave up. In my last attempt and out of frustration, I jerk the sealing hose out of the jar sealer and that fixed my problem. I did a number of seals using this method and it never failed.
Hope this helps someone with the same issue. I also have the wide mouth version and I have done about 4 or 5 seal with no issues. But with further use the same problem may reoccur.
October 9, 2015
Sealing lids are good concept not as easy to use
I love the concept of this lid and bought several different sizes of Ball and Mason jars and was excited at the prospect of having a very inexpensive way to seal food without having to purchase the more expensive vacuum sealing containers from Foodsaver. The only issue is that it take between 2-3 times to vacuum seal the jars until they take. It is a very finicky thing. I know they have had these sealing/canning lids for years and I was excited to start working with them but they do take a liittle monkeying around to make the seal catch. In the absence of having another alternative to this, i would recommend this but be aware that it is not as easy as 1-2-3 and may take a couple trys.
July 7, 2012
The only flawed piece to this whole set
Like so many others have experienced, the regular jar sealer is dysfunctional. Every other accessory works like a champ and I love my GameSaver Deluxe Plus soooo very much!
I use the Ball brand jars. I tried the regular sealer on 17 jar/lid combos and none worked at all! That's 289 attempts and I was very, very put out, since the wide mouth sealer has worked every single time I use it.
Then I read about putting a second lid upside down on top of the lid to be sealed and PRESTO! not a failure since. Once again, I am a happy food saving fool. Use this trick and don't lose your mind over it.
August 16, 2015