|FoodSaver V2040 Vacuum Sealer Kit
Compact-sized vacuum sealing unit with accessory port and canister mode Hands-free OperationCrushFree Instant Seal Full-sized Vacuum ChannelEasy-clean Antibacterial Drip Tray
Works about as good as ziploc freezer bags1/4/2011
Okay product, nothing special like I thought I was getting. Doesn't get all of air out, and will not seal 50% of the time. So you have to cut that part off and try again. Ended up selling it at my yardsale for $10 with a full box of bags included. Definitely wasted my money on this purchase.
They stand behind the sale!!9/13/2010
This review is for Buy.com, not the sealer. I ordered my item and FedEx delivered it 4 days later and had a signature, this is where it gets interesting! The signature FedEx has is not from me or anyone in the neighborhood, and we have no package. Since, in my mind, Buy.com did their part I tried filing a claim but was informed the claim had to come from the shipper. I contacted Buy.com with the details and information and the next day I was informed they would credit me for the order. I placed a replecement order, had it shipped to where I work, and received it 3 days later. This was my first purchase from Buy.com, you can bet there will be more. Tom
No personal control8/25/2010
I have used the sealer several times. The vacuum is not as powerful as I expected so it leaves some residual air in the bag depending on the shape of the item inside. Since there is no pulse button I cannot try another cycle to remove all of the air.
Great buy on sale8/19/2010
I bought this on sale to replace my lower-end Rival Seal-A-Meal. This Foodsaver model clips to hold the bags in place without me holding the lid down, which is a major improvement. Also, it has a little attachment on the back to hold the vacumn hose for sealing containers, which is just handy. I paid less than half the retail price listed here, so I'm very happy with my purchase. I probably wouldn't have made the switch if I had to pay what Buy.com normally asks though. It still does seem to be a good deal compared to buying this in a big-box retailer.
does what I wanted it to do8/19/2010
I wanted to seal my own plastic bags and it does it! I even managed to pull a vacuum on one. You can select the process individually (suck or seal) repeat either or do both with one push. The unit is hefty but not industrial weight. I like it.
My favorite foods to seal are seafood and frozen vegetables, which seem to be the worst culprits for losing moisture and developing ice crystals. This model is virtually, push the button, release, and that's it!
I should have bought this sooner12/21/2008
Vacuum sealer works great! very easy to operate even without reading the instructions (reading it will eliminate the trial and error process... locking feature, plastic waffle side down). no more spoiled/frost-bitten food. Buy in bulk and separate them into single cooking portions. As always, fast reliable shipping from Buy.com. Thank you.
Excellent Value - great product10/23/2008
My Foodsaver arrived extremely quick, in excellent condition and was just what I wanted. I purchased it to replace my broken Rival Seal-a-Meal ( which only broke because it was dropped). This is a more powerful unit and the retail price in stores was approximately 50% higher - a good value! I especially like the locking feature. My other unit required that you press down firmly with both hands until the unit displayed the "hands free" button (a little awkward when you are holding the bag in place filled with food). This unit simply snaps shut on both ends and then you press a button to seal.