The FoodSaver® Handheld Sealer is designed to work with FoodSaver® vacuum zipper bags, containers, canisters, and ALL other FoodSaver® accessories including wine stoppers, jar sealers and the Quick Marinator, without requiring additional adapters, or parts.
The FoodSaver® Handheld Sealer is designed to work with FoodSaver® vacuum zipper bags, containers, canisters, and ALL other FoodSaver® accessories including wine stoppers, jar sealers and the Quick Marinator, without requiring additional adapters, or parts. Ideal for storing refrigerated and pantry foods, keeping them fresh longer compared to unwrapped foods.
FoodSaver® The New Handheld Sealer is rated
3.9 out of
Rated 1 out of
Not happy with this –poor instructions!I have a foodsaver and bought this to use in conjunction with that on jars and containers. The item description indicated that this would be the tool for that. However, the instructions are very vague online and with packaging and I can't figure out how to use the darn thing..... I can figure anything out, but this is weird!?!! Not happy...
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 5 out of
Gives your machine a wider variety of uses.I purchased the base model food saver vaccum sealer. I previously owned the little battery operated handheld pump used to seal the zipper bags. I like using the quart / gallon zipper bags as they are perfect for packaging wild game. This device allows me to use the zipper bags again.
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 1 out of
Poorly designed hose/nippleThe accessory connector hose will not stay in place. In addition, even if it did, it could not allow vacuum to occur since the ends [nipples] are too short. The nipples must depress the spring loaded plunger/sealer which must move to allow vacuum or air to flow out thru the hose. I bought this machine to replace an older one. If anyone knows of a company that will fix a problem or of a machine mede in America, pls post.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of
Great accessoryNow I can also use the reusable baggies for keeping things sealed up in the refrigerator.
Date published: 2019-02-15
Rated 4 out of
Hand held sealer with hose attached.Love the fact that you can use the hose with the jar sealer and attachment for the zipper bags. I previously bought additional hoses and they broke. This seams like it will last longer. I bought 3 more hoses with white connectors that don't work at all. Need to send them back.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 4 out of
Some Suggestions For the Very Fragile ConnectorI use this with my FM2100. Originally, I thought I had a defective machine. When I tried to seal bags, the vacuum process would begin, but it would not switch to the “seal” process. I went through a long process with customer service with removing and cleaning gaskets, trying other suggestions, and finally I sent the unit back and they replaced it. When I got the new machine, the same thing occurred. I finally figured out the reason the “seal’ process did not begin.
This model will not attain a full vacuum seal on the unit if the handheld accessory hose is plugged in. Because the machine will not sense a full vacuum, the “seal” process will not begin. As a result the hose must be constantly inserted and removed which strains the very weak nipple connector on the hose. Numerous complaints have been made about this connector but no improvements have been made. I have called twice about this deficiency and each time the solution has been to send me another handheld accessory. Their engineers have done nothing to improve or strengthen the design of that connector.
After the latest iteration I tried a different approach. I plugged the new hose in once and left it there permanently. When I wanted to use the unit to seal bags, I plugged the handheld accessory hose port outlet with my finger to make a firm seal. The machine would then be able to sense a full vacuum and initiate the sealing process. I then realized that the handheld attachment has a float mechanism designed to plug the hose if liquid fills the attachment’s reservoir. By turning the unit upside down, that float mechanism will act as a plug on the hose port outlet and provide the necessary seal to create a full vacuum in the unit.
Now I have another suggestion. Redesign the handheld adapter’s Chamber Clip so that the adapter is stored in an upside-down position with the float sealer always resting against the hose port. Operation manuals should be rewritten to explain this requirement.
Unfortunately, even routine use of the handheld adapter puts a strain on the connector’s very weak nipple due to the resistance made by the hose coils and I fear that the connector will still eventually fail even when not being inserted and removed constantly. It still needs a redesign. With the fix recommended above, perhaps the hose can be attached directly and permanently and the connector eliminated altogether.
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 1 out of
jackie 3 from
bad customer serviceproduct no good,did not fit our food saver very hard time getting customer service to fix problem
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 2 out of
Plastic Port Insert Easily BreaksWish FoodSaver would make the top part only available as it is the piece that breaks easily. The bottom liquid chamber part is available separately, but that piece has never broken, I now own six of those. The top part with hose always seems to break in the port, the plastic connection has broken on five that I've owned. Its getting expensive to replace the entire unit. FOODSAVER: Why do you offer the liquid chamber only but not the top part that is the piece that easily breaks? I keep repurchasing this part because it is necessary when using the bags. My FM2000 fits in my drawer and works fairly well, but this part could be better made.