The FoodSaver® V2450 Vacuum Sealer
I love mine!
I've owned a FoodSaver since they first came out with one. This model has been with me through many freezings. I like to buy good meats in bulk then separate them into mealsize bags. Machine works like a charm and has yet to give me any complaints. I store mine in the pantry so I really don't care how it looks, but for those that do, it's sleek and fairly thin. I love the versatility of the already made bags and being able to make my own size bags for my individual needs. Well that's my review of it, hope it helps someone else. I don't know what I did before I bought it. Wasted alot of food I guess!!
March 22, 2011
Tips for use
This tip is for every vacuum unit out there. I never have problems with juice running because I par-freeze everything juicy. For those that didn't understand my way of speaking, just put the food in the freezer bags but DO NOT SEAL. Fold the bag over then into another bag like a grocery bag. Put in the freezer for an hour or so, until partly frozen, then take out and seal the bag as usual.
This works well with meat, fish, fruits, just about everything. I really hope I'd helped some out there. Now on model 2450, I don't like the upright design. I can't see to line up the bag, to hard to get the bag in straight with the auto seal. I'm disabled and can't bend without pain.
March 14, 2013
Original Great - replacements very poor
I am on my third food saver. The first lasted 3 years then stopped vacuuming. It's replacement lasted less than a year before it stopped vacuuming. I bought the third one directly from a phone call to your help center. It is just about a year now and the 2440 will not work on the quick vacuum and seal. I have to cancel the vacuum and then seal the bag. When I cancel the vacuum to seal the bag, I lose some of the vacuum. I don't know why the first unit worked so well and the newer ones go south so quickly. I am pretty reluctant to purchase another one.
February 22, 2011
Quick, simple, economical!
I like to buy in bulk to save money on meats, fruits, and veggies. Standard freezer bags that you purchase in the grocery store do little to protect food. I found this out the hard way after losing $50 worth of Angus. I purchased the this unit at warehouse club and have been using it every week. It has been great to cash in on sales and money-saving bulk packages. I would, however, recommend that you buy the special "block" bags for meats. I tried the paper towel method mentioned in the direction, but it was tough getting the towel just right. Once you get your unit, register it and you will get some great coupons.
January 25, 2013
They just break after a year's use.
This is my third vac sealer. They just seem to not work after a year. Each time I get an upgrade thinking maybe if I pay more I'll get better merchandise, but it's not so.
This one just stopped locking so in order for it to vac you have to hold it down on the left side. You can't let go or it stops and you have to start all over again.
I love the concept, but as a retired person I can't afford to keep buying these after a year of use.
I think it's time to purchase another brand name....it can't be any worse and the price is a lot less.
December 27, 2012
It is more powerful than my previous one.
This is my fourth FoodSaver in about 10 years. I love the product. This one seems better than the one I retired. I especially like the efficiency when using canisters. Previous models were hit and miss when using the tube. My real complaint, is, however, the life span of the FoodSavers. I used it all the time, and could not live without it, but I hope this one lasts longer than the previous ones, I have owned.
One thing I do with the canisters: Instead of buying bagged salads, I wash and spin dry my lettuce and use the large canister to keep it fresh all week. It is less expensive than bagged salads, and you do not have to tolerate that chemical taste, of bagged salads.
December 5, 2013
To bad i could not make them last.
I have went through my second one. Do not use it but about once a month. Both of them still have suction, but do not automatically seal. You have to manually hit the seal button while it is in suction mode, and then some air gets in.
My first one they told me it quit because i got to much juice into it while sealing. The second one i got no juice in while in suction mode.
That is my last purchase for the FoodSaver brand.
Seems they should last better than that.
April 16, 2011
v2440 it.s easy enough to use
when i first bought the v2440 it worked great the first few times i used it . after that it started losing sucking power and started runing continuesly .so then i have to push the seal button.but it still has some air left in the bag...... i,m low income.disabled so i can.t just run out and buy another for lack of funds.........
March 10, 2011