Rated 1 out of 5Â by Nikki134 Won't seal
I am not new to food vac/sealers. I bought this one to replace an old one I had that died recently. Loved the styling of this one, as it stands upright and would therefore take up little space on my countertops. I read and reread the directions to make sure I was using it correctly, based on all the reivews of people who have had trouble using this sealer. Well, mine was no better. I wasted 8 bags trying to get it to vacuum and seal food. Returned it and bought the V 2450, which is a manual one that sits flat on the counter. Takes up more space, yes, but it works every time time I use it. Don't watse your money on this one. Get a cheaper, manual one.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Robert2112 Worst vacuum sealer ever!
I bought this food saver and had nothing but problems with it.
First, it wastes so much of the sealing bags its insane! If you are doing small items like a steak or beef jerky, you waste more bag than you actually use on the item you're packaging.
Second, it just doesn't work well at all. The bag wouldn't seal after about 5 seals in a row, maybe it over heated, I have no idea. If it was overheating after getting just 5 seals, that is a very porr design. Half the time the vacuum wouldn't even start. Many times it would start the vacuum then seal the bag with air still in the bag.
I wasted so much time trying to get the edge of the bag in just right so it would start to seal, over and over.
Such a waste of money and time I just tossed the unit out.
I will never buy from or recommend Food Saver produces to anyone.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jeannebeaner Great product and great value
I don't understand the negitive reviews. I have had this model for several months and haven't had any problems with sealing or air pockets. It does requires a little more bag to seal, but, the slight difference is minimal. I have had serveral other Food Saver models in the past and none worked any where near as good as this one. I love the bag storage and it cuts perfectly everytime. I haven't had any trouble positioning the bag to seal. There are lemons in everything you buy, so, if you're having a hard time using this device, return it and get another of the same model. I think you'll be happy you dod! I can't complain about anything with this model!
Rated 1 out of 5Â by AlaskaKyle TERRIBLE PRODUCT
this product is the worst buy you could ever make. If I could go back in time and not buy the last 3 of these I've owned and just invested the 900 bucks in a commercial grade sealer I would have. These things are a waste of time and energy... don't know how may feet of bags I've gone through having to trim off the "sealed" end because the machine would seal before vacuuming out the air, or having bags that would get all curled on the ends because the element got to hot and the bags don't fit in the machine... arghh... just a pain that I don't like dealing with after coming out of the field on a hunt or fishing trip... SPEND THE EXTRA couple hundred and get the real deal!!!!