The FoodSaver® Vacuum Zipper Quart Bags,18 Count
These are for things you keep in the refrigerator.
I've used mine for cheeses, meats & cut-up produce.
I love being able to open and pull out what I need then just reseal before returning to the refrigerator.
The plus is that this keeps everything so much Fresher than any of the plastic bags I've used before.
I looked forward to being able to cut-up onions, bell peppers, etc. then sealing each in these bags & keeping in the refrigerator, knowing that these bags will keep my food fresh for when I need them.
FYI - These zipper bags are NOT for the freezer - use the other sealable bags for that.
March 6, 2015
I'm in love with this product
There are just two of us, so when cooking I very often have half or more of an onion or tomato or suchlike left over. I used to use the 6" roll material to seal these up, but the supply I bought when it was discontinued is almost gone. The re-usability of these bags is the answer.
I recently went out of town for five days, and when I returned discovered half a tomato sealed up in one of these. It was perfectly fresh, even after at least a week. AND, I can wash these out an re-use them. People who complain about the "waste" of a couple of inches of roll material with each use should switch to these.
June 22, 2015
Great for foods you use frequently!
I love these bags! Great for lunch meat, cheese, veggies, or anything you open and close daily. I pack lunches and find it economical to use. I transfer cheese slices, turkey, celery, carrots, berries to these bags. The user friendly zipper makes it easy to open , unlike regular zipping bags that you can't get open or rip itthe process . Simply zip, vaccum, and food remains fresh for much longer. If you don't have a handheld vaccum, you can also use the vaccum hose on your vaccum sealer. Great way to avoid food waste with the climbing cost of food. Thumbs up!
June 20, 2014
I won't do without "FoodSaver Vacuum Zipper Bags"
Either Quart or Gallon size Zipper Bags are strong, reusable, tight sealing & re-sealing, easy to use, and they preserve my foods for longer than I anticipated. I can't believe I waited so long to try them.
I use the Zipper Bags on cheeses, cold cuts, meats (raw or cooked), vegetables, sweets that would normally go stale, etc. As I often engage in hot water bath cooking, I need as much air out of the cooking bag as possible, so that the bags will stay submerged in the water. FoodSaver Vacuum Zipper bags do the job. (I have not exceeded water temps over 160°F, by company recommendation.)
I am impressed with this product, and recommend its use for saving in pantry, refrigerator or freezer, bag reusing, and for hot water bath cooking.
January 9, 2015
Love using the zipper quart bags too now!
I purchased the Vacuum Zipper Bag Adapter with my order for more sealing bags and so I also purchased the zipper quart bags to try the Adapter out - well to my surprise I am very pleased with being able to use the zipper bags along with the sealing rolls to keep my stuff fresh and well-sealed - it's so important to get the air out - that's what spoils the food!
Thanks to you for inventing these products and making them affordable to those of us who want to keep the quality and freshness in our foods! Kudos from NC!!!
July 3, 2015
I wanted to like these bags. It's a great concept. But unfortunately the concept didn't prove to be fully realized in practice. The seal obtained with the bags was inconsistent. Of the first 4 bags we tried, one held its vaccum the other 3 did not. Of the next two, one held vacuum, one did not. With all of these, the material in the bag was dry (hard cheese, nuts, dog jerky treats, apple chips, etc) so there was nothing to migrate into the vacuum port to contaminate it. The loss of vaccum was not immediate. The bags seemed to be sealed at first, but upon examining them later we found that the vacuum had failed. To determine where the leak might be, in the zipper or the vacuum port, we placed a piece of clear packing tape over the vacuum port after vacuuming. The bags then held their vacuum, showing that they had leaked through the vacuum port, not the zipper. So that is our work-around now. We keep a roll of clear 2" wide packing tape in the kitchen and put a piece over the vaccum port after vacuuming. We fold one end of the tape over on itself to create a tab and let the tab hang over the edge of the bag so it can be grabbed. The tape can then be easily peeled off to allow the vacuum port to be used again. We dicovered that peeling the tape off does not hurt the vacuum port (packing tape is not super sticky). It still holds vacuum long enough to put the tape back on after vacuuming. The tape can be reused multiple times. So while we rated the "Food Freshness" as "Poor", because, with no tape, more than half of the bags failed to maintain their vacuum, with the tape applied we would rate the Food Freshness as "Good". We rated the value as "Fair" because the bags are a bit pricey for something that doesn't work consistently. Same for "Ease of Use". The bags are very easy to use, but the need to tape the vacuum port shut complicates the process. Having said that, we will still buy and use the bags and employ the tape sealing method. The best way to prevent cheese from going bad in the fridge is to remove all the air in the package. These bags are great for that (if they seal). Cheese is expensive. Too expensive to waste. We expect the Food Saver machine and zipper bags to pay for themselves over time just in cheese we don't have to throw away, so overall, even though we have to use tape to maintain the vacuum, we think it is still worth the effort. You can judge for yourself if you want to have to do that.
October 1, 2015
Love Love it. I have owned and used FoodSaver vacuum systems for over 13 years and have happy. The hand held is a marvel.
The bags serve many purposes and keep things fresh for long periods of time.
My only complaint is the 2800 series I understand is no longer available. This model is great..Bought one for my mom and also have one. We replaced the gaskets but other than that no problem. Not to keen on the new standup models....too much bag waste. Keep the good products coming.
February 13, 2014
Great product, but...
The handheld device used with Food Saver packets does not hold a charge very long, thus leaving the user with non vacuumed food awaiting recharge. Of course, you Food Saver purveyors don't tell us that we can use the large machines with a vacuum port and a fitting that covers the packet's "mouth." We don't need the hand held device and the big vacuum machines never stop [unless your main power goes out!] Come on! Tell the folks about this. They will thank you and buy more of your products.
December 11, 2014