One of the things I learned about living at the coast is humidity wreaks havoc on your dry goods...crackers, cereal, chips...stuff like that. I have thrown away more of these "stale" products since moving here than I have in my entire life! Of course, part of that is that I don't have my adult children, their friends, and my grandchildren stopping in to snack...so I have things a little longer down here than I would have up in Austin. It was getting expensive to throw that stuff away! Ziploc bags didn't do the trick, chip clips, and twist ties didn't do the trick. So one day I was flipping channels and stopped on QVC because they were demonstrating a FoodSaver. It caught my eye because this was a sleek looking black and stainless product (which matches my kitchen appliances) and it had one particular feature that made me think "SOLD"! It had a "seal only" button.
|The "seal only" button had me from the first moment I saw it demonstrated on QVC!!!|
|The insides include bag roll storage, a cutter, and a easy-to-clean drip catcher|
I purchased model V2840. It cost $86.28 plus tax and shipping....now a few dollars more I see. Came with 2 rolls of bags and a couple of other things I don't use (the vacuum cord for sealing jars). I know it has paid for itself since I bought it last May. I've used up the two rolls of bags and bought a box of bags at Sam's Club.
The plus of re-sealing the retail product bag also means a saving on the rolls of plastic. I seal chips after every use, just cutting them open with scissors when I want to use them again. I seal plastic bags of brown sugar, I seal cracker bags and sleeves, I seal cereal bags, pasta bags, rice bags...easy peasy. I haven't thrown away a stale product in ages. Cereal lasts for months...just have to train everyone in the house to seal after using and leave room for sealing when cutting the bag open. No crushed chips - because you don't vacuum. You can use the controls to vacuum a bit and then hit seal...very flexible. It's great!
|Triscuits almost gone - last opened a month ago - will be fresh next time opened!|
|Brown Sugar will be fresh an ready to use after I sealed the top|
|holding the upside down re-sealed bag of brown sugar|
|Shrimp packaged and frozen - no visible freezer burn!|
|Roasted Acorn Squash from October 2010 - perfect condition!|
|Leftover nuts are fresh for the next use when stored in freezer|
|Less than 2 weeks in a "Freezer Ziploc" - ice crystals all over the chicken! |
Should have used my FoodSaver!
No one is paying me to review this or giving me anything to say good things. I just love the product. Best appliance for saving money I've found! I like to share with my friends and readers when I find a good thing.
|A product that does what it says it will do! I love it!!!|