The FoodSaver® FreshSaver® Handheld Vacuum Sealing System - Red
this product has great features
i don't really want to comment in stone at this time. so far i have loved all my food saver products and i do recommend it to any one i can. my new product, the vacuum for the zip lock bags, i don't know if i am not getting the bags zipped good or if the bags are taking on air any way. i have used 3 so far, 2 for left over party mix, i just checked them and one took on some air. the one i use for my pretzel crisp also takes on air. so like i said it could be my fault. i will continue to recommend food saver products. i have found left overs in the bottom of my freezer 2 or 3 years old ( i date every thing) warmed it up and ate it, no freezer burn.
March 9, 2014
I love it.
I love it so much that I have bought some for family members and friends, and recommended them to many others.
I wrap foods individually in plastic wrap, and then put several in one vacuum bag, and evacuate all the air. Then I freeze the whole thing. Now I can remove the number of items I need, and the rest remain (after being re-vacuumed) frozen for later use.
No freezer burn, no ice crystals, just perfectly frozen foods.
Thank you for this great product.
One problem - the bags don't freeze well; the valves crack, or freeze and don't maintain air-tight. I use Zip-Loc Vacuum bags instead, and they work beautifully.
I do use the manufacturers bags and containers for fresh food storage, and they keep food fresh much longer than other storage methods, cheese doesn't get moldy!
May 11, 2014
Consistency suffers in exchange for convenience
I had the highest hopes for the product. However it did fall short of them. It seems that the mechanics of the hand held sealer are sound... However the design of the sealer bags leaves some room for inconsistent sealing.
My first attempt to seal a dry herb mix failed. The finer particles in the mix seemed to obstruct the seal in the sealing port and only allowed for temporary evacuation of air. Disappointed.
With respect to solid items such as cheese and proteins, it handled well most of the time. Some bags would loose their vacuum. I am a very thorough person and all directions were followed, so the products failures seemed to be in its design.
I don't know if I will be ordering replacement bags for the handheld sealer or just calling it a loss. In closing, I feel better attention needs to paid to the sealing valve design.
January 30, 2014
I don't have counter space to have the big food saver out all the time.
This is great for daily use especially with the zip lock bags. Now cheese gets re-vaccum packed each time I use some, and it never gets moldy, Left overs don't get that left over taste. I still use the big Food Saver to package meat and veggies for the freezer,
December 14, 2013
needed one for on the go
I received the counter top one with the accessory attachment for Christmas and loved it so much I wanted this one for in our camper. I like the idea that I can use the deli containers for both along with the zip lock baggies. The only thing that made me give it 4 stars instead of 5 is the fact that you can't use the vacuum hose on it to use on the canisters. I really like the idea of being able to marinate my meats while camping but won't be able to unless I do it before leaving or take the huge counter top one with us, which defeats the whole purpose of getting the hand held one.
January 28, 2014
hand held vacuum sealer
Love this product! I keep it handy for all of the smaller items I seal in the reusable bags. Very convenient. By using the hand held unit, i don't have to pull out the larger sealer for every small item I want sealed. I find myself sealing everything I use often this way.
August 14, 2014
This product is super easy to use.
This is my second hand held sealing system I have owned. My first one lasted 5 years, and it had a lot of use on it. The battery finally gave out on it. This system is quick and easy to use, and a lot quicker than setting up your big unit. I would be lost without it.
January 9, 2014
My husband is a hunter and originally got our system at a sport show especially for deer season. We really did not have a place to keep it out all the time, so after deer season, it was inconveniently stored away. But, good news, we remodeled our kitchen. Now we have plenty of counter space for our unit, and we use it all the time. I cannot even begin to tell you how much money it has saved us. We use it for both raw and cooked food. Rarely does anything ever get thrown out. This year, we are planning to buy them as gifts for a couple family members who keep coming over to use ours. #Foodsaver contest.
February 26, 2015