FoodSaver® Vacuum Zipper 12 Gallon Bags
A little disappointed
My wife and I love our Foodsaver We had been using the regular vacuum bags for freezing foods with great results and the lid sealer for keeping our dry goods (rice, flour, pasta, coffee beans, etc.) fresher, longer. We tried the ziplock bags as an alternative to the canning jars but with mixed results. We found that some of the bags lost their vacuum over a few days or weeks. The leaks seem to occur at the speaking valve since the ziplocks are air tight. We'll probably go back to the canning jars and lid sealer.
February 1, 2014
These are good, sturdy bags that do keep dehydrated food dry. It is a little difficult to get the accessory attachment, rather than the hand unit, to work.
October 13, 2013
This size bag works really well for sliced ham or cheese, even bacon and keeps the products fresh. Note: vacuum sliced cheese only until the air just gets out. If you vacuum too tightly the paper that separates the cheese will be hard to remove or the cheese slices will stick together if there is no paper separating them.
December 26, 2013
Zipper Bag seal do not work
I did a bulk purchase of this product along with the quart size thinking this was a more sustainable way to freeze food and to keep them fresh in the refrigerator. I used the bags as instructed by pressing down firmly on the zipper. When I got the bag out of the freezer, the bag had air and ice inside. The bags in the refrigerator lost their seal and had air inside after less than a day. I will use the heat seal bags as before if I want to keep the the air out of the bag. The heat seals work fine but not the zipper seals.
January 24, 2014
Using the zipper gallon containers save disposing of regular food saver bags. Just reseal them and re-vacumn them. You also save money on bags when making sure the bags are long enough to reseal after partial use. Zipper vacumn bags are the way to go. They can be re-use by wrapping contents before placing them in a zipper bag so as to prevent having to wash athe bag out after use.
January 22, 2014
Best product for easy sealing and quick re-sealing
Like the ease of sealing and being able to reseal the bag for future use of contents. Food keeps fresh for a long time and reduces wasteful throw away. Price is right.
November 27, 2013
gallon vacuum bags
I like the gallon vacuum bags but I really have a problem with vacuum sealer itself. It looses its charge too fast. I am thinking about returning the vacuum sealer if it continues to do that. It takes forever to suck out the air if the sealer is not fully charged.
November 25, 2013
Keeps everything from sandwich meat to raw hamburger as fresh as the day you brought it home from the store. Onions etc are kept fresh too. One of the greatest inventions for short term storage! Still use the rolled bags for longer term freezer storage.
December 26, 2013
These bags save me money.
I am single and live alone. Leftovers are part of my life. Using these bags save me money and keep the food tasting as good as when it was first prepared.
February 20, 2014
Wonderful addition to the line.
We really like this new feature. Saves on rolls of bags. You must get use to how much presure you apply to the bag when vacuming.
December 30, 2013
hard to use
Had a really hard time to figure out how to use them. They are not as user friendly as the rest of your products
January 26, 2014
This is a great product
Excellent value, excellent product, easy to use for everyone. Can not beat this company, Foodsaver thank you.
January 23, 2015
Great upgrade to vacuum sealing
Love these bags for all the open/close everyday items, You can wash & re-use depending on what had been stored in bag. Had even stored a 2 lb pc of precooked Cajun turkey breast in my fridge for 3 months- Just opened few days ago; still just as fresh as when first put in gallon bag.
July 28, 2014
I purchased these bags to keep tobacco fresh from air. after sealing the bags 6 of the 12 leaked air alot within 20 min. re zipped bag and sealed again and bag failed to seal after 20 min.
not good when half the product fails.
September 2, 2014
These hold a ton!
We made pasta with meat sauce and froze enough for several meals in these big bags for dinners for the family and in smaller ones for lunches. Can't live without them.
June 24, 2014
Gallon Food saver bags
I love the gallon size Food Saver bags! I buy my meats in bulk, separate them into the gallon bags, seal and freeze! The meats stay fresh and NEVER get freezer burned!
April 22, 2014
This is a good product, but at times leak air out
I think this product is better than others, because of the double seal, at times however it does leak out. Mostly at the suck in site.
October 16, 2014
I love these bags for items we use regularly like lunchmeat, cheese bacon and the like. Use and reseal and then do it again and again.
November 4, 2013
I use these far more than the pint size bags. I really wish they would make a 2 1/2 gallon size bag. But I will take what I can get!
October 28, 2013
Works well with the add on sealer attachment. Top of bags should be different lengths to make opening easier.
December 17, 2013
love pre cut bags
the qt and gal size are the best greats sizes for all i need much more covenient than rolls
November 5, 2013
Great size and easy to use. I like the quality of the material in the bags as well.
December 26, 2013
They are great and you can reuse them if you are carefukk.
January 28, 2014
keeps cheese, bacon, lettace very fresh easy to reseal.
May 27, 2014
Vacuum Zipper Gallon Bags
Have never used this product before but thought I would give it a try. You do need to get the handheld unit to vacuum seal these but so worth it. You are able to continue to reopen the bag without cutting it and downsizing. The zippered bag is easy to open and easy to close. Makes it so nice for saving items like cheese that you use over and over again. The handheld unit is not expensive and easy to use.
January 5, 2014
Easier to buy on line
I found it difficult to find the gallon size Food Saver bags in stores, so I bought them directly from Food Saver as a stocking stuffer for my husband. The quart size and the bags for heat sealing machines are more readily available in stores. I must say that my husband was actually thrilled when he opened this very practical gift! Quick shipping and reasonably priced, too.
December 30, 2014
I like the Foodsaver vacuum bags for refrigerator storage of cheeses, cold cuts, or anything that is used over a longer period of time instead of right away. I find my cheese lasts a lot longer and doesn't get moldy. The sliced deli meats also stay fresher longer. This is a great product.
October 10, 2014
Vacuum bags save money
The recloseable bags work very well and keep food fresh way longer than one might expect. For the money spent on this system, my family has saved lots of money on food, wasting nearly nothng. Fresh food or leftovers, it is worth every penny to have a FoodSaver system.
September 20, 2014
WHAT A GREAT IDEA
THIS ITEM TO ME IS BRAND NEW. WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR REUSE. I USE THEM ALL THE TIME. VERY EASY TO SEAL AND UNSEAL. I WOULD RECOMEND THESE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE ALWAYS GOING IN AND OUT OF THEIR FOOD ITEMS. GREAT FOR COLD MEAT STORAGE, SANDWITCH MEATS ETC.
May 22, 2014
good, but not great
good, but not great. a bit fussy when trying to get the air out. can take some time and a few tries. heavy gauge, resealable. better for dry goods so they can be reused. i would not recommend reusing with wet foods. can be health hazard.
January 16, 2015