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Do you use a food vacuum sealer and what brand?

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I purchased a food saver  Smiley Frustratedeal a Meal in August of this year for $47 from Walmart. Love it and saves space in my small freezer .  Used it the other day and then it stopped working. I only used it for 3 packages of meat. I let it cool and tried again and didn't work. In process of sending it back and will get a refund. I have been researching vacuum food sealers and the reviews are very mixed. Trying not to spend  a whole lot. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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@SouthernBee   I have used the Food Saver since they first came out. I think I'm on my second one. Since I live alone it's perfect to divide the packages of meat I buy at the store. Everything seems to come packaged with 2 or 3 per package. I divide them up into single serve.

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I also have used the Food Saver since they first came out.  The one I am using now is about 10 years old and going strong.  I would not be without one and would stick with the Food Saver.

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@grandma2pkmh wrote:

@SouthernBee   I have used the Food Saver since they first came out. I think I'm on my second one. Since I live alone it's perfect to divide the packages of meat I buy at the store. Everything seems to come packaged with 2 or 3 per package. I divide them up into single serve.


@grandma2pkmh : Thank you for taking the time to respond .

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@Wiskota wrote:

I also have used the Food Saver since they first came out.  The one I am using now is about 10 years old and going strong.  I would not be without one and would stick with the Food Saver.


Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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We're on our 2nd Food Saver brand.  We use it every day.  It's a life saver.  Never tried another brand.  When it dies, we'll quickly replace it.  Smiley Happy

 

 

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I don't use mine as much as I should, but I do love it.  I am also on my 2nd one.  The first one I had came in two pieces and I continued to use the handheld vacuum part after I upragded to a newer machine.  I couldn't really advise on which model is better. 

 

I like mine because it is upright and can sit on a narrow shelf my husband installed underneath the bump-out for a bar-top that we never used in that manner so don't need the space for stools.  There happens to be a plug there, so I can just go over there to do smaller things, but for larger items I can move it to the counter.  It has a sensor inside to detect when the bag is inserted all the way and starts automatically.  The one downside of that is that you can't double seal without tricking the sensors. 

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@spent2much wrote:

We're on our 2nd Food Saver brand.  We use it every day.  It's a life saver.  Never tried another brand.  When it dies, we'll quickly replace it.  Smiley Happy

 

 


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@Icegoddess wrote:

I don't use mine as much as I should, but I do love it.  I am also on my 2nd one.  The first one I had came in two pieces and I continued to use the handheld vacuum part after I upragded to a newer machine.  I couldn't really advise on which model is better. 

 

I like mine because it is upright and can sit on a narrow shelf my husband installed underneath the bump-out for a bar-top that we never used in that manner so don't need the space for stools.  There happens to be a plug there, so I can just go over there to do smaller things, but for larger items I can move it to the counter.  It has a sensor inside to detect when the bag is inserted all the way and starts automatically.  The one downside of that is that you can't double seal without tricking the sensors. 


@Icegoddess : Thank you for taking the time to respond. I will do more research. I still have 4 rolls of the bags.

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I have always purchased FoodSavers.   My current one has to be at least 10 years old.   Love it!