The FoodSaver® Starter Kit
Long time user
This is my second unit. I have been using the Foodsaver for years and love it. It was just recently I needed to get a new one after my unit stopped suction sealing. What is disappointing is the quality of the unit and its construction. It is much more flimsy than my previous same model unit. It is now made out of softer plastic and does not close as easy as the original. It also seems like the suction is not as strong. I will continue to use because I depend on the product for my routines but like most products I find today get made more cheaply to save business money and we get less! I hope the unit will last as long as my first one but I am not as hopeful of that.
April 2, 2014
My friend loaned me her Food Saver device when I needed to process a bushel of peaches - it was so easy to use and I was able to freeze perfect portions for later use. Very impressive!
I decided to get my own device, it is everything it claims to be, and I am very happy to have it. I use it a lot when I buy bulk packages of food and to portion smaller packages of cooked food for freezing and later use. I use it to store leftovers, too. I also use it to seal up my bottles of shampoo, etc. when I'm traveling so they don't leak all over my luggage. This was a very sensible purchase. :)
December 27, 2013
Simpler is Better!
I owned one of the fancy stand-up automatic-start FoodSavers, model V3840, years ago and it ended up in the closet until I gave it away. It had way to many bells and whistles, lights and buttons for me.
I wanted something really simple and light weight that I could jerk out of the pantry easily (this way it doesn't take up any valuable counter real estate) and go to work sealing my groceries. This economy FoodSaver, model V2244, far exceeded my previous one and I use it a lot! It has a simple lid that lifts so you can rest your bag onto the sealing/vacuuming platform. Close the lid, lock with the lever on one side...push one (1) button and in a few seconds...you're done! I also use the seal feature of the other button for chip bags...works perfectly. Very good, ergonomic, simple design...Love it!
April 3, 2014
Love the Foodsaver!
My boyfriend and I used to freeze everything with ziplock bags or plastic containers. I purchased the food saver as a means for us to save money and reduce waste. This product accomplished both. It takes a couple of practice tries before getting down the process. But, once you get the bag size for what you are trying to preserve it's great fun! We now food save everything. It was interesting trying to freeze save soups and sour kraut and pork as the juices get sucked up in the process and may be difficult to seal. But again, it's all in the size of the bag! I would recommend the food saver to anyone! In fact, that was the gift of choice this Christmas! Happy Food Saving!
January 19, 2014
Just bought my food saver and I love it. I hunt and process my own deer, this is the first year to use the food saver and I love it. Packages are flat no air and they stack great in the freezer. That's for a great product. Mickey T.
November 10, 2013
Works great, will pay for it self in no time.
Had the Foodsaver for a month now and it works great. I purchased the starter kit which gives you everything you need to start sealing. Has a strong vacuum pump and seals works as advertised.
December 11, 2013
this unit was a replacement for my 15 year model
happy just to have a working unit, but a little weak...vacuum isn't as robust, especially on bags, mason jars work very well. like the new catch trough for juices and the feature that allows me to do something else while the unit works. a little slow, but maybe i just needed a better model. i was looking for a small unit because i travel and vacuum when i buy things to send home, so it was necessary for the size, the weight was an added bonus in this respect.
January 4, 2014
Easy to use and saves money
This is the first product of this kind I have used, makes it really easy to repack meat for the freezer when I get it on sale. Haven't used it to package fresh veges yet as I just got it at Christmas time. I raise a garden every year so I will be able to freeze fresh vegges too. So far it is saving me a lot on the cost of groceries. It is really easy to use so I keep it on my counter where I can just seal anything for the freezer or fridge. I even packaged some leftover B-B-Q and it worked just great. I am so glad I got it.
January 17, 2014