The FoodSaver® FreshSaver® Handheld Vacuum Sealing System
Enjoying its simplicity.
I bought the hand-held vacuum system recently after using the regular vacuum system for years and am thoroughly enjoying it. The product is very simple to use for cold cuts I place in the refrigerator and use frequently. I primarily use canisters and an oblong-shaped attachment to the hose. Sometimes I use special bags and don't need the attachment for the hose.
I use my regular vacuum system when I freeze a number of smaller portions from large cuts of food (i.e. Costco's large sized portions) and it is wonderful. I use bags that can be cut to the needed size and I can seal and vacuum both dry and wet products as needed. I love these products and don't know how I survived without them.
February 13, 2014
Wish product worked better
I bought the handheld food saver and it looked,seemed,and sounded amazing. Problem is that the little tabs where the sealer connects to falls off in the freezer 7 out of 10 times. I have also had to re vacuum the bags that still have them attached and even after I do this ,sometimes they hold air and sometimes they still do not. I hope they can fix this flaw cause when they work, they are great! Problem is when they don't, its quite expensive when u have to keep throwing bags out and using new ones. I think its about $9 for about 18/ 1Qt. bags.
December 3, 2013
Does it's job well!
After reading some of the other reviews, I decided to write one also. I am a 59 year old man and I have owned this product for 2 years, and have had no issues at all with it. The name "FreshSaver" should be an indication that this is meant for items that only require refrigeration. If you read the booklet that comes with it, it will tell you the bags are not to be put in the freezer or in boiling water. (They make another appliance for that)
I loved using this for things like cheese, vegetables, lunch meat (the small plastic containers worked really well) and leftovers that would be used in the next few days. I never had any problems with the unit not keeping a charge or removing the air from the bags or plastic tubs. Overall, I was very pleased with it, and the price was excellent.
July 18, 2014
Was great for a couple of months..
After a couple of months it will no longer hold a charge for more than 3 days sitting idle and it takes about half a day for it to fully charge. It needs to be recharged after a few bags are done. The suction power has lost its oomph. I was really excited about owning this but now I'm just flat out frustrated.
March 6, 2014
Excellent for preserving cold cuts, cheeses, diced vegetables, etc. Only a slight criticism that it needs some base to stand as I leave mine on the counter for quick access.
December 5, 2013
Refrigerator bags and pump
I had a hard time and never did get all the air out of the bag. If it was easier to use, I may like it, but it takes to much to use it.
December 29, 2013
Love that it is rechargeable
Works well but not so good with other brands. Harder to find the brand bags.
November 9, 2013
Small, easy to use for quick sealing of deli containers. You don't have to bring out the larger Food Saver just to seal the container after making lunch. Love the small size for storage. I have the larger Food Saver as well which I use for bigger jobs and I love it as well. My food stays fresh in the freezer and my cold cuts stay fresh in the fridge for lots longer with the deli containers. I even use them to bring left overs for lunch.
February 8, 2014