The FoodSaver® FreshSaver® Red Handheld Vacuum Sealing System
Portability in a FoodSaver
Pro: This handheld FoodSaver is a great idea, especially if you store most of your freezer items in bags. It is easy to use and much better than having to make the bags from a roll, like many other FoodSavers. You can easily store the appliance in a drawer, ready to use immediately and conveniently.
Con: 1. The bags are expensive. 2. Out of the first 12 bags used so far, one failed to seal. I redid it 3 times and made sure the zipper was tight at the top of the bag, so I assume there was a leak at the round opening used by the appliance to remove air. The other bags sealed perfectly and maintained their seals, so hopefully this was a rare flaw.
December 19, 2015
Just the right size.
I love my counter top Food Saver system. The thing is, it just wouldn't work in our small RV. This handheld vacuum is just the right size. I've had mine for a few days and, after charging for the required 24 hours, had to give it a "test drive". I packaged salami and cheese perfectly!
This will be a great addition to our travels as it will help provide more efficiency in a compact space, plus food doesn't hold up as well in the RV refrigerator as the one at the house (savings!). Bonus... I'm vacuuming up a couple of emergency kits (matches, bandages, chewable aspirin, etc.) to put in the hiking pack!
September 13, 2015
This machine has changed my life. Cold cuts and hard cheeses are just a few of the uses for this machine. Grab a back and the machine from the counter and get a quick seal.
I like that smaller bags better. Have had some difficulty getting a good seal with the larger and the hard sided containers. Sometimes they seal and sometimes they don't.
My big machine is in a cabinet, no room on counter top. So this little machine fits the bill. Just lift it off the bag when enough seal has been reached and food stays fresh. Just don't do a full seal on your sliced cheese as it will create a block of cheese.
August 23, 2015
The fresh saver is a money saver!!!
First we have been a foodsaver user for many years. So I have faith in the product. When we got our first fresh saver a couple of years ago. we really liked the ease of use and convienence. It is great to help fruits, vegetables, cheeses last longer in the fridge. It is great to help keep sandwiche meats and leftovers fresher and last longer. We bought our second one today because our first one (after over two years of use, just wouldn't charge) died. It's a great product and I highly recommend for anyone.
September 11, 2013
Love this little gadget!
I was skeptical about ordering this. I was not sure it would work, but wanted something small for my kitchen and a much cheaper option than a countertop foodsaver. This has been awesome. I am now able to buy in bulk and freeze in smaller portion bags for my household of one. It saves a lot of room in the freezer because of all the air being removed and has already saved me money at the store.
I have almost used all of the bags I ordered and it has worked perfectly and effortlessly every single time.
January 29, 2016
What a great invention!!!!
I have a regular size Food Saver - I keep it off the counter and stored in a cupboard. I have always liked the idea that I can cut a bag open to retrieve part of what's in it and re-vacuum and re-seal, but it's very cumbersome with the full size model. Then I saw an online add for this little wonder - and the angels sang!!!! What a wonderful addition to my kitchen!! You have to buy FS special bags, but they are zip-lock bags with some sort of MAGIC circle on them - you put whatever in the bag, zip it shut, place the hand-held vacuum sealer over the hole, suck the air out and VIOLA - just stick it in the freezer, fridge, pantry, wherever! Great for lunchmeat, cheese.......the possibilities are endless!!!! Oh - and you can keep it in a kitchen drawer with its charger. EVERYONE NEEDS ONE!!!!!
December 16, 2015
Not sure how I feel yet would have given it more stars but i've been having issues keeping the air out of the bags. I sealed 2 bags with coffee grounds in them with in 2 hrs there were starting to get air back in them, so i tried again to get the air out last night and this morning they were just like i had put the coffee in regular zip locks. I'm not impressed by this i will be trying it with something else later as see if it is any better. If not I will be trying to return it.
October 12, 2015
This is great when you're on the move!
This is my second handheld sealer because I gave my first one to a friend that marvelled at how easy it is to use, how portable it is and how fast it seals the zipper bags.
Many times, rather than go to my large FoodSaver machine, I just grab the handheld and re-seal a bag.
I wish it came in some nice designs and colors, although that doesn't matter... what matters is how great the handheld is overall. I recommend it highly!
October 6, 2015