@zachhh You oughta get the wide-mouth jar sealer from amazon ($10~) and some wide-mouth mason jars (cheap at your local grocer). You’ll never have to buy the plastic bags or struggle with sealing liquids again.
@gak0090 My immediate thought was space - a jar takes up more room than a bag, especially if the jar is only partially filled. I just dropped two one pound t-bones in the freezer - can you picture a jar that would hold them?
I would also question the idea of leaving the meat surface exposed - seems to me that that is how things are freeze dried.
I bought the cheaper one a couple months ago. So far it’s served me well packaging up excess chicken breasts and ground beef. Wish I had bought this one instead since it doesn’t cost much more and has more features, but… Meh. Mine will fill a void (or more like create one) for the time being.
@Drewerd None of the bag/roll manufacturers use BPA, so ignore the BPA-plastic-eater crazies. The world runs on dinosaur juice, its everywhere, and its too late to put that genie back in the bottle. Live la vida loca.
The Trumpocalypse and no ACA will kill us and our children before BPA will.
I bought this the last time it came around but it won’t suck, much to my dismay. I’ve tried soaking the gasket, and it seems the sucking itself isn’t very strong. Ideas? Should I just get this one and hope my last was a lemon?
@vitiasimone call Foodsaver’s customer service line- they are surprisingly helpful. usually, the problem is the bag not being flat enough to get a good seal, or gasket issues. i’ve had several units over the decades, and keep upgrading- these things are requisite for anyone who buys in bulk.
Now that most of us own a vac sealer how about doing an accesory pack. I keep looking at the wine sealers and the mason jar accesories ect. Pack that with a few extra rolls and sell it to all those you have sold sealers to.
Bought this model last time around and loving it, with all sorts of flesh and leftovers already in the freezer. I’d pick up the small bottle stoppers on Amazon to try out the hose, but the concept of “leftover wine” is alien to our lifestyle.
I’ve been wanting one these for a while. ( ardent-enigmatic-weasel) Now I can seal all kinds of shit. I bought a bunch of cheap ammo for a just in case event if it ever happens, I guess I can vacuum seal all the stored ammo.
In olden times Fedex Smart Post used to route packages through New Berlin, Wisconsin, to Indianapolis on their way to me. Now they go through several places in Tennessee and Kentucky before arriving in Indianapolis.
They used to go way up and back down, and now they seem to spiral in.
It doesn’t seem to take longer, but I get more scans to look at, so I guess it’s OK. It’s just weird.
YOu mean I have to work with FoodSaver about a product I bought from meh? That’s completely nuts. Mine arrived on Saturday. I have been testing it all morning today, Sunday. The sealing heater strip is defective and leaves voids. The same voids in the same locations on all failed seals.
It doesn’t even turn on. No light or anything. It’s like it’s not plugged in. There is no way whatsoever this item went through any sort of refurbishment process. Someone got a broken item, said “screw this” and sent it back. They received it and repackaged it without even trying.
This is the first and last thing I ever buy from this website.
I used mine today, and it worked fine. Functionally it’s pretty much the same as my V2222, with the addition of the “gentle” and “moist” settings. I’m pretty sure the “moist” setting just seals longer, in case there’s moisture that needs to be evaporated before getting a good seal.
The roll cutter is basic, but it works.
I processed a big package of chicken breasts using third party pint bags that are pretty narrow. On my V2222 I often don’t get those bags inserted right and they don’t get vacuumed, so I cancel and try again. I seemed to be able to get them seated right the first time more often with this model, although I still missed twice.
The main difference is in how it closes. On the V2222 the whole lid lifts and then locks down. This one is stationary and only the front flap opens.
Anyway, it works.
The label inside the top cover, where the roll goes, was put in poorly and is wrinkled and out of alignment. That may be why mine was “refurbished”.
@craigthom my dad has suggested that the ‘drip trough’ is actually a bag pinner, not a drip trough, thus the insert thingy for the trough. Functionally this description works well for us, far better than any attempt to catch juiced in it has.
@mmarc76 well the cats out of the bag now. Meh support has not responded to 2 requests. Oh ya Jarden customer support is stonewalling this too. They will replace it if I send it back and pay the shipping to get it there.
Mine crapped out after 4 days. I contacted foodsaver, who is honoring the warranty, but it cost me $15 to ship the broken unit to them. So I’ve now spent over $40 on a $48 device anyway… meh. If the replacement is also a dud I’m returning it with a salmon in the trough.
I bought this last time for my brother. He was so excited to receive, so thrilled to use it (his old one was about 20 years old and had finally quit working all together). He called and texted, and that’s not like him. He got it a about two weeks ago. He died suddenly on Sunday. Our last conversation was about Foodsavers. Weird.
Got my replacement unit today, guess what? It don’t work but this time Jarden is paying to ship it back, I had to pay to ship the first one back. I wonder at any given time how much defective landfill junk is just riding around on parcel trucks. Instead of import tariffs on goods from China they should just agree to take it all back and put it their landfills. Oh an also pay to have it shipped back to China.