FoodSaver® 11" x 16' Expandable Heat Seal Roll
I've used a lot of different types of food storage bags but the FoodSaver bags are the best yet. The zipper-lock bags tend to break at the corners of the opening and some do poorly in the freezer. Some other brands of heat-seal bags are too stiff and have to be sealed twice to ensure a solid seal. The FoodSaver bags with their pleats allow a better fill, they seal on the first heat and I have had no problems with their becoming brittle in sub-zero freezing. I've found they take a better vacuum than I was able to achieve with other brands and, overall, I'm happier with them than I've been with any other brand or type freezer bags.
December 31, 2012
Not just for Food saving!
I use these bags to store extra clothes/shoes while camping, hiking or canoeing. It keeps the clothes dry and also keeps out bugs, ants and moths. They work best when you vacuum seal most of the air out, but let the bag stay soft and pliable. The space saver bags are too large for a single change of clothes and tend to leak over time. But Foodsaver bags stay sealed. I also keep a change of clothes and a pair of shoes in the basement for weather emergencies. They stay dry and moth free sealed in the FoodSaver expandable bags! Add a dryer sheet for extra freshness.
August 8, 2014
A nice addition to the Foodsaver line
I bought these bags because they had a B1G1 sale on them so I thought "why not try them?" I like how they expand to fit thicker foods like roasts. They are also good for bulk storage of things like whole wheat flour that you must keep frozen to keep it from going rancid. The jury is out on the value at this point since they are expensive and you do have to use quite a large "tail" on the bag to allow for repleating before sealing. The instructions say 5" but that was almost not enough on the one thick roast I have frozen so far. I still think when you compare how much you have to use of the regular 11" roll compared to this it will work out about the same in pricing but be more convenient. Thanks, Foodsaver!
December 20, 2012
This product has been a money saver for this family. We were losing a LOT of hamburger meat before sealing with this product. Now, the hamburger and other meats, have no frostbite, and are fresh. We have ordered more products on line from the Food Saver organization, and have received them in just a couple of days. Very fast shipping when ordering on line. I love my food saver and have used it for things other than food. You won't regret getting this, and I highly recommend the product. In fact, other family members have purchased a Food Saver based on my recommendation.
December 29, 2012
very nice for large items
we live on a farm and do a lot of our own butchering.
we did turkeys a few yrs ago and i had nothing to pack them in this would have been great then...we just butcherd a pig and i was able to pack the hams with this bag very excited....when it says extra bag to seal just make sure you give plenty of room as you have to be able to get the end matching and flat...little hard to seal the double bag but i just sealed twice and it worked great...
January 13, 2013
Really useful for bulky items
I cook in a sous vide and with the expandable bags I can now make steamed puddings and custards right in the mold! For Christmas I vacuum sealed a terrine mold with no problem -- this simply would not have been possible with the older flat bags.
Closing the flaps can be a little fussy, but not excessively so. I strongly recommend these bags to anyone regularly sealing anything more than a couple of inches thick.
December 31, 2012
FoodSaver® Expandable Heat Seal Rolls are Great
FoodSaver® Expandable Heat Seal Rolls are Great because they streatch to give you that little bit extra for Things that ARE NOT FLAT OR EXACTLLY 11 INCES ACROSS. THIS STREATCHABLE FETURE HELPS ME OUT SO MUCH. Just getting things to go in is worth the money. Also if you leave a few inches at nthe cutoof point you can reseal the Item again using the same piece. I store this piece in the refrigerator so any juices stay fresh too. Great Idea Food Saver.
January 1, 2013
This product has surprise uses
I bought the expandable bags with the thought of freezing whole chickens and other large meat products and experimented with using them for refrigerating large quantities of salad before a party and keeping two or three homemade pies together in the freezer. I was surprised to find I could use found the expandable bags for keeping extra clothes and lanterns dry while on a raft trip. Good product!
September 28, 2014