The FoodSaver® V2244 Vacuum Sealing System
This product worked for only three seals then died
Quality control and pride in workmanship? We had an older foodsaver and loved it. We then upgraded to a V850 with extended vac, roll storage and cutter last December. We gave our old model to our daughter. Three weeks ago the V850 quit working. Called the company and said I should order a new seal kit and it would probably take care of it. We were at Menards and noticed the V2244 on sale and purchase one. Got it home and after sealing three bags it died. Ironically, our old one that our daughter has is still going. What is going on with Foodsaver product workmanship, quality control, and research and design team? Very disappointed in Kansas.
September 21, 2014
Easy to use - fast - does the job
I have a bigger Foodsaver, but needed this smaller one for use in another room. I had never used the bags before, but needed something easy, fast, and non-complicated. I tend to keep things in the freezer a long time and then waste a lot of food. Received the bags and the Foodsaver and in 2 hours I had sealed everything in the freezer. I wasn't sure I would gain any more room and was surprised to find I ended up with almost 1/4th more room. Love this and just bought more bags & the containers to try. Now I know when I buy food, it will last a long time in the freezer and I won't be tossing food just because I've had it in the freezer for a few weeks or months.
April 29, 2012
FS should reevaluate this particular machine
Yes, I've read the manual, even numerous reviews. Had to replace the seal gaskets. It still won't vacuum properly UNLESS I place my hand on the middle of the top and apply slight pressure. Heat seals can be "hit and miss" at times, so I have to really look at them. The jar sealer is tricky and I've had success with that(haven't used it much) but I can say that it takes practice. For making your initial heat seams, DO let the machine cool down in between cycles and make sure to have the printed side of the bag is facing UP. Frustrating, I know. To be honest, I would recommend a higher quality machine. I've owned mine for 3 yrs now.
September 15, 2015
Vacuum sealer model 2244
I bought my first FoodSaver vacuum sealer in 2001. It still works yet to shut it off I have to unplug it.Still seals wonderfully, just an inconvenience to unplug evertytime. Soooo, I bought a Series 2244 a year ago. Doesn't even compare to my older model. It is a hit or miss whether or not it vacuum seals. I have narrowed it down somewhat to , re-using bags is possibly the problem, it does not like re-used bags in some instances. Although new product bags didn't seal also. I NEVER had this problem with my older model. I am spending more money on new rolls than I EVER did with my old model. I certainly love the FoodSaver still, yet older model was much more efficient.
March 25, 2013
great system works like a charm
this is the first vacuum sealer for our family.always wanted but never was too sure.finally bought one, and wish i had years ago,vacuumed everything in sight i love it ,now can buy in bulk and not waste,always have fresh meat in freezer.also purchased wide mouth jar sealer for my dry goods and liquids. seals every time i ve have no jars or bags loose there seal great machine and i use quite often i love it .wish i would have gotten years ago.makes me sick thinking how much we have wasted in the past.cant wait to upgrade to a more featured model. but this is a great well made no frills machine that works great i use it every day.dont wait as i did. buy one well worth the money
December 18, 2013
Best investment I made!
I love this foodsaver! it is the perfect size since it seals the 8 inch rolls & 11 inch rolls! Also, it works for the deli, meal & leftover containers, and the refrigerator bags! I like the feature that you can stop the vacuum before it crushes things like crackers and chips and food is always fresh. It is the perfect size so it doesn't take a lot of room from my counter top or very easily put it away in a cupboard if not using it. This is the best investment I made since I can shop at the larger stores and separate my meat and vegies and put them in smaller quantities since it is just the 2 of us I can grab the smaller items from the freezer and not have a ton of leftovers!
February 10, 2011
New in Box, Does not work!!!
I am very disappointed with this machine. I went fishing and had 50 lbs of flilets to package. My old mini food saver wasn't sealing properly and you no longer sell parts for it. I went to Walmart and purchased Model 2200. When I used it, it did not pull the air from the bag. Upon close inspection I found that it was missing the upper and lower gaskets. Needless to say, I am very disappointed with a machine that was new and missing critical parts. Your quality control team failed to ensure that this machine was in working order when it left the factory. I am returning the machine for a full refund.
July 6, 2013
Vacuum Sealing works Great
I've had a Foodsaver for years and my old model was slowing down - the vacuum was not as strong and the auto-release locks were no longer unlocking properly. I decided to purchase this model as a replacement. There's been a lot of improvements in the years between the two models. I especially appreciate the one touch operation for sealing - rather than having to hold the buttons during the process. The stay open design, better lock and removable drip tray are all welcome updates. Glad to see that it works well with all my existing Foodsaver accessories.
Don't know what problems the others are having, but there's no issue with vacuum sealing for me. In fact, it's so much more reliable than the old model.
January 3, 2011