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
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
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
good idea, butt...
Regular mouth jar sealer ONLY works using two lids. (I turn the top one upside down).
It is about to get a fender washer epoxied to the gadget.
Tell your Tool & Die machinist to face off about a sixteenth inch from the piece that forms the inside of the part on their injection mold. That will make up the difference another lid does by adding a smidgen more plastic
Another use I've found is, when using granny's hand-me-down, old aqua jars, I like to seal a lid on each empty jar when not in use. Then when I get it out next year, if it ain't sealed, it either gets a zinc lid w/ribber ring, or its turned into "decor".
PLEASE get in touch with your factory's injection mold dept. Obviously one of the molds has an issue.
Everything else works fine.
March 13, 2014
Really keeps food fresh
Love the sealers, however, like quite a few other users, the wide mouth works flawlessly but the regular mouth is finicky. We have found if you take a thumb tack and poke a hole in the center of a lid and then use it with the lid that is sealing the jar, it works about 95% of the time on the first try. We keep our lid with the hole right with the sealer and have used the same lid for over a year. We use our jar lids over and over with this method with a minimum of fuss.
January 6, 2013
My wife bought the wide mouth and regular jar sealers. The wide mouth works great. The regular mouth is AWEFUL! We have only gotten two of the regular mouth jars to seal. It acts like it is drawing a vacuum but the lid comes off easily when removing the sealer. We have tried several brands of jars with very low success. It is not popping the lid off, the lid just isn't sealed at all. Overall, the design looks nice, it was affordable, and it's easy to maintain. However none of that matters since it doesn't work.
June 14, 2012