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The Food Saver/Vacuum Sealer Topic, 2011 to Present


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#61 PedroG

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:30 AM

Not all Foodsavers seem to have the seal only function - most do though.
The external hose let's you use canisters.

The external hose is also of great help in sealing liquids, see upthread.

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#62 takadi

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:52 PM

Has anyone had any experience with vacuum sealer guns, the Waring Pro Pistol Vac in particular? It looks like a much better alternative than the food saver not to mention that the bags are reusable 

#63 takadi

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:14 PM

Well I went ahead a purchased the Waring Pistol Vac and it works pretty well. The biggest problem I have with it is that it works by sucking air through a small outlet on the upper right hand side of the bag. Because of this, you can't vacuum pack anything with too much liquid in it..if the liquid reaches the outlet, your gun sucks it up and it will cause performance issues and possibly damage. It makes me wonder why they didn't have some mechanism to reroute excess liquid or moisture. 


Time will tell how it works in the long run...I'm using this mainly for storage freezing so what I'm looking for is how well the gun's suction power lasts, how well the vacuum seal in the bags last, how well the bags protect against freezer burn and odors, and how many reuses I can get out of the bags before they stop working.

#64 takadi

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:25 PM

Ugh trash product. Not the vacuum gun itself (which does have a design flaw, where if liquid gets inside the plastic housing and into your unit, it royally screws with the suction), but the actual bags themselves.  Brittle, very easy to puncture, starts getting air inside the bag after a couple weeks. 

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