The FoodSaver® FreshSaver® Handheld Vacuum Sealing System - Red
Works Pretty Well
Used sealer for several months now and it works pretty well. Have not any problem finding additional bags. A few times it was difficult to get a bag completely closed so the vacuum would "take," but this has not been a significant problem.
July 13, 2014
I was not sure if this small handheld sealer would work properly, but it was on sale and worth the risk. It works great. It is nice to have in the kitchen on stand-by to reseal the bags. Shredded lettuce used to spoil in a few days, but with this and the resealable bags, I can use what I need, seal the bag and the food stays fresh. I have the larger sealer too, but this is much more convenient for small jobs like this.
June 11, 2014
The old model was much better
This is okay and does a good job with the supplied bags, but it is a refrigerator solution and not the freezer solution the big sealers provide. It also doesn't really work with the old canisters like the old hand held did (and the hose attachment for the big sealers do) and we have a bunch of them. I wish they'd come out with an adapter for the old canisters.
August 6, 2014
Looks great, compact easy for counter use
Have tried to seal bags following instructions but to no avail. Tried with different size bags and have not sealed one yet. Would get my money back on bags and sealer if possible.
It would sure save me a lot of money on other products if it would work. Dont know if I got a lemon. Is anyone else having trouble?
August 27, 2014
Some good, some not
I owned old model of heated seal food saver. I love that machine. This small handy vac is depending on what you store in the bag, some last a long, but some are not. I guess with that price it is not bad for short time storage.
August 13, 2014
So easy to use!
Got this smaller countertop sealer for frequently used refrigerator and pantry items. It's very easy to use. Just grab from charger on counter, and vacuum the zip bags. I use the larger sealing system for freezer items.
August 9, 2014
I absolutely love this product. I use it all the time as I take a portion out of the bag, reseal it and pop it back in the freezer. It is simple and convenient as it sits on the counter. I have the big machine which is great for big jobs. I have the machine in a back cupboard and don't want to haul it out for small jobs. This hand held vacuum is great. If the air is not sucking out be sure to double check the seal on the bag is fully closed.
January 23, 2014
Easy to use great product
Great product. Everyone should own at least one. Product is easy to use. Very affordable. It will pay for itself in the first month everything after that saves you money
August 21, 2014
product has great features
looking to use for cold cuts and cheese when on sale
August 1, 2014
On again, Off again operation
The theory of this item is very good. However, I have difficulty getting the hand held unit to suck the air out of the bags. I may be doing something wrong, but I find it frustrating. Therefore, I don't use it as much as I could. For instance, if I vacuum a bag with a portion of food in it and need to open it to retrieve some food, it is not a breeze to revacuum the bag. It is easier to use a zip lock bag and push the air out with my hands.
January 15, 2014
excellent hand held sealer
I purchased this item for myself and when I found the ease of using it and how long it kept my foods, I decided to purchase one for my husband's daughter. I was so excited about the hand sealer on sale, I purchased four more for other immediate family members. My husband's granddaughter has made use of this to freeze items but if you have a lot of food to freeze, buy a sealer. This is an excellent item and I am glad I found it useful.
June 18, 2014
Great product and affordable
I really like the usability of this product. The affordability really adds to to product. I am handicapped (hemipaligic, paralyzed on left side) & ease of use made this perfect for me.
It would have been all five stars, but actually getting it out of charger makes it quite the challenge for me. (Only because of the disability), maybe a release button first would help.
Overall very satisfied.
January 21, 2014
So far so good. Just used it this morning to reseal some cheese that my wife gave to the dogs.
When the adaptor is placed over the circle on the bag, and you vacuum, you can hear the difference in sound when it is actually sucking out the air. Took me a few minutes to get use to but after that, no problem. Easy to use. Great for nuts and deli products.
January 26, 2014
VERY EASY TO USE...
I ONLY HAVE THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE HAND VAC IT GREAT AND HOPE ALL THE PEOPLE ,i TOLD ABOUT IT BUY ONE OR MORE!!!
January 13, 2014
I had a Green hand-held sealer for almost 3 years and now doesn't hold a charge. I was going to try a regular unit but do not have much counter space so decided to try another hand held. I chose Red as there were only 2 colors to choose from. I use the sealer several times a week as so far it works fine. So right now I am pleased with the product.
June 17, 2014
The product's a good value, performing as promised
We have had a regular Food Saver for several years. We basically bought this model to keep cold cuts and cheese fresher longer. We've been using it for several weeks now and it performs as promised. Cheese has stayed fresh with no evidence of mold or drying out. Cold cuts have also stayed fresh much longer than with the packaging as purchased.
January 4, 2014
This little guy is very handy to have even if you already have a full-size machine. Take it camping. To a friend's house. Lend it out. It is definitely convenient if you buy from coops and for the baking you do. Pre-cut bags (the ones like Ziplocs) are easier with this too. I just wish the charger told you if it was fully charged or not.
March 17, 2014
I like your product, however I am having trouble with the bags not shrinking around the food inside. I always place the food item in butcher paper before placing in the food saver bag. Most bags work like magic, but I have run into sever quart and gal size that just won't work.
March 25, 2014
product fulfilled my expectations
This product is easy to use and with companion products make this a valuable addition to our kitchen. Preserving everyday products is a snap and it works every time. With the stylish charging station it is always ready to use and now has earned a place on our countertop!
January 25, 2014
2nd purchase. Bought this Christmas
This is my 2nd purchase for this item. It was for our family white elephant and it was fought over for. I originally bought the first one for our rv but it has remained in our family kitchen because of the easy use of easy resealing of refrigerator items.
January 7, 2014
Great for every day use!!!
This product works fantastic. I keep it on the counter, readily available and use it constantly. I keep my lunch meat, cheese and
salad fixin's in the zipper bags and keep them fresh for a considerable time! The stand keeps the unit charged all the time!
January 17, 2014
This product is very easy to use and to store.
The Fresh Saver is very easy to use and store. I put it, togehter with its accessories, in a small bag and slip it in a kitchen drawer.
I just with FoodSaver would sell larger, say a1 1/2 gal. bags to use with the FreshSaver.
January 9, 2014
Handy product for the kitchen
This mini food saver is a jewel. We eat a lot of cheese and reuse the bags several times. The cheese is always fresh and not molded at all. I would recommend this food saver for any left overs or cheese that you have.
January 25, 2014
4th one we've bought!
Just about 1 yr ago I bought one of thee for our own use. My wife, kids and I love it so much much we have now given 1 as a present to another retired teacher (Home Economics!) my brother and step-daughter.
January 4, 2014
Saves money & food
This item was ordered after using the similar one on my new Foodsaver. It is at our cottage along with my second Foodsaver. It saves cheese & lunch meat at least an extra week. This is great for 2 people.
May 27, 2014
Excited but let down
I was excited to use the reusable bags with fresh produce that I would use daily, but when it came to being able to seal the bag it was impossible and felt that the money I paid for the bags was a waste.
January 7, 2014
Quick and easy!
I live by myself, so not only does food need to stay fresh for a longer time than when there is a large family, but I want it to be easily accessible as well. This product answers both needs well.
June 27, 2014
As much as I have used this so far good
So far what I have used this for is a good food saver doesn't spoil as quickly as a regular plastic bag. If it does the job as the regular food saver then it has done its job. Thanks
April 6, 2014
Absolutely love it!
I purchased one for our family a few months ago and liked it so much that I gave three of them as Christmas gifts! Keep it charged up and on the counter and use it almost everyday.
January 7, 2014
Great easy to use option.
Works very well and is great for those frequently used items such as lunch meats,cheese condiments. Great option when regular food saver is not necessary or less convenient
March 14, 2014