The FoodSaver® Seal-in-Savings Kit
Round 2- in a good way
This particluar package deal can't be beat. My last FoodSaver is/was going on 7 years old and finally got to the point where it wouldn't seal if liquid was in the sealing area (no longer getting quite hot enough I would guess). In any case, it was a no-brainer to get another. If this one lasts another 7 years, it's roughly $20/yr. The ability to buy bulk meat- full striploins when on sale for example- and subsequently cut them up and freeze them for extended periods EASILY saves the $20/yr alone. Add to that the bonus of quick-sealing (not vacuum) bags of Lays potato chips that my kids constantly leave open at $4.29/bag, to help prevent from going stale, and the savings continue to add up quickly...
June 8, 2015
I love it!
This is my 3rd foodsaver and my favorite. My1st one lasted for probably 13 years and was great but took up a lot of counter space. My 2nd one was a vertical model, so it took up less space, but it was difficult to slide the bags in just right to activate the machine. This one is the best of both of the models! It's vertical, but the sealer bar lifts up so it's easy to get the bags in to vacuum/seal. It also seals chip bags in a snap. I use it almost daily and it is quieter and quicker than my other models. My 2nd model only lasted about 3 years, so I'm hopeful that this one will last longer. As a side note, I have a lot of silver Christmas ornaments that I vacuum/seal every year so I only have to polish them every 5-7 years. It's great!
November 6, 2014
I would not recommend this product
This is my second FoodSaver Sealer and very much like the first one, of which was extremely reliable. I've used this one twice and the second time was worse than the first. You end up remaking bags to try and figure out what's going on and may only work as advertised every 5th to 7th try. I'd say stay away from the new models and stay with the base V2431 or similar version. This is what I previously had and experienced no problems with it...until it finally died. I've submitted this to the company and will wait and see how the Customer Support is.
May 31, 2015
This is a very reliable long lasting product.
I bought my first Food Saver Vacuum Sealing System so long ago I don't remember when. I used it at least once or twice a week for many years until one day I guess it just got tired out. So I immediately bought another one.
My husband and I are both retired and in our 80s. We don't eat such large portions any more, so I often have to split up larger packages of meat or sausage or anything really and freeze to use at a later time. My Food Saver seems to get even more use now than it did when we were both working.
April 21, 2015
FoodSaver is good just not this one
Over the past 20+ years I have owned 3 FoodSavers machines and all have worked great. After my encouragement my mother bought this one. She doesn't use it all that much but I use it to seal food for her when I'm there. Twice now (or about 15% of the time) I have had it lock up on me where the door can't be opened/closed. I have been able to open the unit up and after fiddling with it for 30 minutes get it to work again but it is pretty disappointing to have to do that.
When it works it's great unfortunately every time I use it I'm always waiting for it to fail. I just don't think the upright types and this model in particular are very good. The real question is this reflective of FoodSaver in general, this model, or the particular sealer? At this point it is unreliable and I can not recommend it.
July 4, 2015
Purchased this sealer to replace an older unit that could not be left on the countertop making it less likely to be used. We leave this out all the time and are definately using it more often to season left overs, etc. A heck of a loy easier to use than the old flat model.
Only drawback is storing the vac line adapter. Instructions are not very clear and it keeps falling out of the slot when you pull our bagging material.
Other than that, we really like it!
November 9, 2014
Am quite pleased with this product. If I would have found the peal off direction sticker sooner (a great item), it would have saved some time by not having to refer back to the instruction Book. The only negative is the unit's color - wish that it would come in red. I would recommend this product - as well as this company for their fast and friendly service
July 9, 2015
I have used food savers for many years and find them the best for keeping foods the freshest, either refrigerated or frozen. I gave my sons and their wives food savers for Christmas. They were thrilled and both admitted they were hoping that was going to be their gift. So they have joined the ranks of happy new food saver users!
January 16, 2015