FoodSaver® Professional Vacuum Sealer
NOT A GOOD INVESTMENT
We now have had 3 of these and each one has quit working after 6-9 months. The sealer failed on the first one and the second two both just stopped working on the same day, you can maybe make 30 seals before you need to rest these machines (why we bought two). We used these machines just for doing a little bit of sealing various items and doing our fish processing twice a year. Each machine did not make it through more than one fish processing (typically only 80-100 lbs worth). In my opinion, unless you are doing small batches with one of these they do not hold up (I certainly would not trust it to even do a deer all the way through, let alone a moose......
September 1, 2013
Love the FoodSaver Professional Sealer
Over the course of a number of years I've owned several FoodSaver Vacuum Sealers and purchased machines for both my daughter and daughter-in-law. Because of the way I shop and amount of cooking & packaging I do, I've literally worn my units out over time which prompted me to choose to upgrade to the Professional model. I especially appreciate the fact that it will handle multiple, consecutive seals without a break! If there is one drawback, it would be the fact that it is rather loud when in vacuum mode, however that's minor when considering the unit's function overall!
August 20, 2013
This Sealer is almost perfect.
We bought this sealer for a bulk herbal business. The product works well and is a vast improvement over the personal Food Savers. We use it to seal dry herbs to keep them fresh. A major problem with some models is the powdered herbs drawing into the sealing area and preventing a good seal. This model It is easy to use and seals very well without pulling the product into the seal. The only problem is that it still overheats and has to be given time to cool after about 17 repeated seals. If it was not for this one problem it would be almost perfect.
August 5, 2013
Did not last
We will see how this all turns out. I have used this product a few times over the year that I have had it. After these few times the upper seal has already failed and when i logged onto the website it says there are no replacement parts available. I emailed customer support and we will see how this work out. The product works well and if I can get a repair part it will be an ok product. At this time I have a $180.00 piece of junk on my counter and 30lbs of summer sausage I cannot vacuum seal.
February 24, 2013
Overall a great product
Overall this is a great product. Took me a couple of minutes to figure it out how to make bags but, once I got the hang of it, I was able to seal several packages of meat for my freezer in a relatively small amount of time. Best part is that when I pull something from the freezer, it looks like the day the meat was purchased. Also has been handy when needing to thaw quickly - can just put the package in a bowl of water (changing frequently of course).
December 26, 2012
When I received the email offer, I did not pay much attention to it. I was reading a sportsman magazine and came across an article mentioning about packaging. I went back to the email and looked at the details, It was for the Sportsman portable version. I had bought the kitchen version about 4 months back. It worked very well and kept the food and meat packed really well. I rechecked the price of the offer and ordered it. It came as stated in their estimate of shipment date. We took it with us hunting and camping 2 weeks ago. We used it with an AC inverter plugged into the cigarette lighter to pack the meat. It operated really efficient in vacuming and sealing each of the packages at the camp site. It took us 2 hours to debone and only 30 minutes to vacuum pack and seal up our share of the haul. It was easy to clean and pack for travel.
December 21, 2012
This is a great product for saving time and money.
This is my third FoodSaver. I purchased a second one when they claimed to be fully automatic. I hated it and returned it! However, t his one has nice features and is easy to use except for where the cutting line is. It is in a different place from my first one, so I have to be careful not to cut the bags too short! I purchase from a club warehouse about once a month, and this means that we eat much better for less money.
May 28, 2014
Too large and bulky
I've on my 4th foodsaver in the past 15 years. I use them a lot and love them. I didn't realize when I ordered this one (my old one stopped auto-sealing) how large it was. It's HUGE. So hard to store in my kitchen. Also, it doesn't have a moist vs. dry feature. It does have storage for a roll of bags but that's also inconvenient becase when I did a really moist item, the bag got wet after the suction pulled blood into that area.
December 20, 2012