FoodSaver® 11" x 16' Portion Pouch Heat-Seal Roll
Unable to seal
I love Foodsaver and am happy with my machine but I really regret buying these rolls. They are the perfect size for single serving portions so I thought that by sealing 2 at once, I'm not only saving a tiny amount of electricity but also some plastic because the 8" bags are a little too wide. When I hit the vacuum/seal button the machine chugs and chugs, trying to get all the air out of the bags but it never can. So after a while I press the Seal button and the bags reinflate slightly, completely defeating the purpose of using a vacuum system. I've used half of one roll already and on only one occasion did the bag vacuum and seal properly.
September 11, 2011
quality product, convenient portion size
I have not had these bags long enough to get really creative, however...i have figured out that these save both time and money. The compartment is perfect portion size for chicken breasts, portions of fish, shrimp and ingredients for my favorite smoothie. My other half and I work a variety of shifts.... sometimes we get to eat together, sometimes we don't. So being able to pull out one OR two portions is convenient and economical. My new favorite is taking a portion of frozen cod and making poor mans lobster in the microwave. I get a hot healthy meal ( until i add the butter for dipping), and it beats anything the hospital cafeteria has to offer!
August 19, 2013
This product offers savings above and beyond
The portion control bags sold by food saver offer the best savings and utilization of any of the other food saver bags are roles. They hold even the largest chicken breast that I can get from whole foods. They allow me to store things in single serving size and only fallout as many items as I need. Even though I could use a regular bag/role it seems like a waste of space to only put one chicken breast are one fish fillet into a bag. On many occasions my wife once a chicken breast and I want to fish fillet. I just tear one off of the bag and cook the items. I use the roles and other bags, but the portion bag is my favorite now.
January 22, 2013
Was a little dissapointed, but worked it out.
I did not realize I had purchased an 11" roll that was divided down the center into two approx 5" pockets. At first I thought this is cool, can do two items at a time, then reality! Unless you have real narrow items, long skinny items (jerky sticks, fruit rolls), the divider is just too narrow. I had mini zucchini bread loafs and deep fried breaded egg plant slices that were pre froze, then sealed and it worked well for that, but not for the small two person meat loafs I pre freeze and seal. I will buy the standard 11" roll next time, if it's still available, unless I'm doing small things that will fit in the narrow pockets
August 24, 2013
good idea but
Seemed like a great idea, seal two bags at a time should equate to saving time and I like the small bags anyway since I cook mostly for two.
But in reality. I usually fold the top of the bag down before filling it so the space where the seal will be stays clean, can't fold down bags that are attached so you end up trying to wipe the inside of the bag before it will seal. Plus they are a nuisance in general to try and fill one side at a time. They are also more tricky to get into the sealer with no wrinkles.
I end up tearing 'em in half first and then filling them. Kinda defeats the purpose but they work well that way.
May 8, 2014
I love these bags. I live alone and loathe waste. I eat six very small meals each day and that means that often a pizza is far too large, or a meal made by an assistant is too big. Into the trash? Heaven's no! Give me portion bags and I'll put the leftover meatloaf on one side and the leftover potatoes and gravy on the other. The left vegetables go on one side and any leftover sides or bread goes on the side. And when sealed, the whole meal goes into a 2.5 gallon easily sealed storage bag called "Small Complete Meals." It stays gorgeous in the freezer and just try these bags in a pan of boiling water. They're perfect.
August 11, 2014
Good for processing small portions
I bought this product for a second time because it is great for smaller portions; and because it is a roll, the length of each bag can be cut for your particular needs. The roll has two bag sections side-by-side which need to be separated (or will be separated) by pulling them apart. Because of what I'm packaging, I like to separate them before packing and sealing. Since pint-size bags are the smallest size that are offered for single, ready-to-use bags, this gives you a way to make and package smaller items without as much waste. I would like to see boxes of 1/2 pint bags available but these pouches work well.
June 20, 2013
This is such a great idea. I had a problem and this solved it. I go salmon fishing in Alaska every summer and we vacuum pack our Sockeye salmon (very yummy). I like to create packages that are about meal size, but I have to be efficient to get it done pretty quickly, so I put 2 filets in each bag. The Portion Pouch Roll allows me to put a filet in each section and seal it in one operation. Then back home, I can just open one filet if that's all I need. No need to repackage and refreeze the second filet. So less work, no waste! And the salmon filets look great in the Portion Pouch Rolls when vacuum sealed!
July 1, 2011