The FoodSaver® V2244 Vacuum Sealing System
so far so good!
I got the FoodSaver just a few weeks ago after our wedding. The roll of bags was easy to use, with lines every few inches for easy measuring. I just put it into the machine, sealed the end, packed our bags with 1/2 lb of bacon, then vacuumed it shut. I did not have any problems with holding the port closed or anything like that. I think if you have this issue, you should send the piece back and get a new one because that's not how it should work. The lever was also easy to close and I was able to pack 6 lbs of bacon into 1/2 lb portions (so 12 total bags) in just about 20 minutes. I made sure to wait as the directions said to not overheat the machine. I have not yet opened a package of bacon that we sealed and froze, but it looks good in the freezer. No burn yet.
I would recommend this for ease of use and the ability to package pieces quickly. Will be using it with my family this weekend for homemade ravioli storage!
November 19, 2012
Great product, but I wish....
This is my third Foodsaver so I love the product. Wish I had read closer as there is no roll storage on this model. I wanted the ability to seal other bags, I.e. potato chip. With the more expensive models that was a negative review so I chose this one. Having said that it is doing just what I love about Foodsaver. I use it everyday.
February 13, 2013
Buy in bulk...save a bundle
We usually buy meats on sale and in bulk. By using our FoodSaver and the freezer bags, we save money without compromising freshness and flavor. We use the zipper bags in the refrigerator for deli meats and cheeses, too. The uses are endless. Quite simply: air is the enemy of freshness and FoodSaver takes the air out and seals it out!
May 29, 2012
Dose exatly what it was designed for.
I bought FoodSaver® V2244 Vacuum Sealer after I had purchased a competitor that was over priced, poorly designed and defected which I returned. This foodSaver
is very powerful extracting almost 100% of the air in the bag. It came with a generous supply of bag and a very helpful instruction manual. I highly recommend this product.
June 19, 2013
I bought this particular vacuum sealer because of its high rating by reviewers and in test comparisons to other brands.
It has proven to be a straightforward, economical, compact, and dependable unit. I was also happy to find out that the Food Saver brand of vacuum bags are considered some of the most durable and safest to use.
June 12, 2013
Don't waste the money.
I had bought this product to replace my old food saver that had died. It hasn't worked well since I bought it. Half the time it won't pull the air out at all and the other half it will only pull some of the air out. I was in love with my first one and used it alot. This one is going to go in the trash because it doesn't work.
August 27, 2013
Best appliance ever!
I love my FoodSaver! It is the best thing ever...helps me save lots of money by sealing leftovers up for lunch the next day or to eat later. Also helps by letting me cook up a bunch of meals in advance so on those long days I don't have to do any cooking; just heat and eat!!
Don't know how we managed so long with out it!
July 26, 2014
FoodSaver is the best !!
I have been using FoodSaver now for almost 10 years. I just bought this new one and love it. The old one was great as well, but I had used it so much, it just stopped working. I would not give a thought to buying any other brand. I use it almost everyday for saving something, even freezing leftovers. I am a single older woman and live alone. I buy some freezer foods in quantity, separate, freeze and then put in foodsaver bags. I also use to store things that I don't use everyday, such as, silverware after being polished. No tarnishing. Also works well for storing photos. Just be sure you have stiff cardboard to put them between before sealing and you don't have to use the suction seal but which ever you prefer, no moisture can ruin them. The appliance works very well and easy. I like the improvements, especially the wide sealing strip. I just hope this one lasts as long as my last one. Thanks FoodSaver for many years of saving my food and precious items !
July 22, 2013
Long Time Coming
My dad has used one of these since I was a young girl. (same model he STILL has~ 20 Years Later!) I've been wanting one forever and was SO excited and surprised getting this as a gift this year. It has lived up to every expectation. I Love it!
ps- I have since bought many of the accessories and love them just as much! :D
January 23, 2014
product is poorly made compared to other products. i've had the foodsaver products for over 10 years and recently purchased my 3rd. I settled for a smaller less expensive product and got what i paid for. i will return this and re-purchase the same one i had. I otherwise love this product. just not happy with the v2244
March 23, 2013
So easy to use
I gave this product a 5 star rating because it is so easy to use and has saved my family alot of money on frozen foods. We used to lose alot of frozen meat, due to freezer burn. You don't have that problem when you use the Food Saver system. This is the second Food Saver we have purchased. The product is wonderful!!!
April 23, 2013
Easy to Use
This product is easy to use and great for cooking large quantities of food to freeze to save money. I have recently made Sheperd's Pie and Cabbage Rolls with the intent of freezing the leftovers for future dinners. The ease of sealing, clear side, and section for writing make for easy identification in the freezer.
December 15, 2011
I received my first Food Saver for Christmas two years ago I have truly enjoyed my machine. I use it at least twice a week and out of all that use I have one bag that I could not get to seal correctly. I just bought my daughter the same make and model so far she has enjoyed her food saver too. It is compact enough I to leave out on the counter .
April 11, 2014
This unit replaced a previous unit that lasted for what seemed like forever!
I love it; it's totally updated and very different from the one I replaced, has many more features and it actually stands upright for storage, taking up far less space.
If this one lasts at long as the prior one, I will be thrilled.
September 12, 2012
So far, a great product..
Very easy to use. Don't know yet how well food will stay fresh as all I have done is freeze chicken, roasts and steak. (Thus the 'average' rating.) I found that pre freezing items for 2-3 hours rather than 1-2 hours seems to work better-less loss of liquid from the meat/chicken when the vacuum is being pulled.
January 9, 2015
Easy to use and does a wonderful job.
The foodsaver is very impressive. I am an avid fisherman and was tired of Salmon and Steelhead freezer burning.My niehbor recommended the Foodsaver.I was impressed with compact neat packages of his fish and his gaurantee of no more freezer burning.I have repackaged some steaks that were purchased in bulk and was very happy with the ease of use.
April 23, 2013
Excellent product for the money!
I haven't had this unit that long and I wonder how I ever got along without it. Food stays fresh and i have said a hearty "good-bye" to freezer burn. The cost of protecting food properly is way kless that the cost of food and this unit has already paid for itself in protecting food and its quality. Thanks!!
April 7, 2011
i am very pleased this is my second machine.
i liked mine so much that i ordered the startup foodsaver for my daughter inlaw. i hope she will like her's as well as i do mine.thank you and the customer service person that helped me on the phone.She was a great help.i would recomend food saver to everyone who wants a good way to save money on food . i would say excellent.thank you .....
July 11, 2012
This product easy to use.
Product is good size for my kitchen shelves; super easy to use; so far seals have held up and food appearance seems good in the freezer. I am completely satisfied. I actually reused a bag that had frozen veggies after washing and drying the bag and it worked fine! The 20-second delay is not a problem.
June 25, 2013
Would buy it again and again
I purchased my first foodsaver over ten years ago. It quit sealing and gasket was no longer available do to age so purchased another one.. The first one was great but this one is so much easier to use and better. I just couldn't do without one. With the discount I received I purchased one for my daughter too.
April 28, 2012
This product is the best thing that I have ever bought. I buy my meat in bulk, and it keeps it just like the day I bought it (just frozen)lol. I also buy my spices in bulk, and it work just wonderful for that too. I'm so happy because buying in bulk and sealing your produce saves me a lot of money. Really reccomend this product
January 24, 2013
This is the third sealer I have purchased. I think is about 2 yrs old and now it wont vaccum seal anymore, my first one lasted for over 10 years before it quit so I'm very disappointed it the model I use the vaccum sealer alot with canning and freezing foods, now it is a pain to try to use.
November 21, 2014
In 1999 we purchased our first Food Saver and absolutely loved it! About two years ago it got sick and died. We immediately went out and bought this model. It is even better than the first Food Saver. It's so easy to use. I believe the people who gave it bad reviews by saying it only seals do not know how to use it properly.
February 18, 2011
Customer for years!
Have had Foodsaver products for years. Just got a brand new one and ready for fishing season! Fresh fish will stay fresh frozen with no freezer burn! Tastes like it just came out of the ocean! Marinating meats in minutes and keeping fresh salad greens fresh are also great features.
May 16, 2013
I wouldn't waste my money on it.
I bought this because I had heard that if you wanted to save stuff vacuum seal it and it will last a long time. Okay so I went and bought one to do my morrel mushrooms and it wouldn't keep a seal. So I ended up losing 40 pounds of mushrooms not very happy so I am returning it.
April 7, 2012
This product has saved me lots of time and money
This product performs exactly as I need, and does a wonderful job.
The ease of operation and simplistic directions make the job easy for my 11 year old to help as well.
The compactness allows it to remain stored neatly in my kitchen cupboard. I'm so happy I chose to try it out!
March 22, 2013
This product is very easy to use....
My first food saver was a big disappointment-i had nothing but problems from it. It was big and awkward-but giving food saver another chance i purchased the v2244 and so far it is great. It is easy to use and takes up very little counter space. I would recommend this model.
September 26, 2012
Lasted about 3 uses then stopped vacuuming
We had good success with the prior model, which lasted a few years before needing to be replaced. I purchased the V2244 for my wife as a present and it worked great the first few times she used it, however after that, it would seal, but will no longer vacuum. Disappointed.
July 19, 2015
This product is horrible. Half the time it never works and it's brand new. It takes about 45 min of fiddling with it to finally get it to vacuum out the air. When it does work it does it's job but, it should work right away. I will never buy one of these brands again!
October 4, 2013
Glad we purchased
With the limited use so far, we have found this to be a valubale product. We put off purchasing one for years but with my sister's recomendation, finally bit the dust. We are glad we did.
We use this for home and have found it to be a falubale tool for camping too.
January 5, 2015