K15658 - FoodSaver Fully Automatic Stainless Steel Vacuum Sealer
I don't write reviews normally but was disappointed with this sealer. We purchased back in September of 2010 which replaced an old sealer from the same company. This works very slow and uses allot more of each bag to seal (when you can get things lined up properly). The K15658 model uses approx. 1 inch more of each bag that could add up to a lose of a couple bags off each roll - that is money you just cut off. Not efficient.
Retractable hose is no good
There's no way you can clean the hose. A model with a removable one is better and they are cheap. I had to return this model after two years because of all the mold and gunk that collected in the hose. Even though the replacement model is white, it works much better than this one.
I just received this sealer. This is my second one and am amazed with it. They have really improved it even much more. The first one that came out was good, this one is even better.
I have been a food saver sealer customer for a long time and will always be. Thank you QVC for carrying such a great product.
I had another FoodSaver that was about 10 years old that finally gave up. I use one all the time as I buy in bulk, and freeze the fish we get. I got this one and it is sooo easy to use. I just love it. Now if my husband gets a deer this is the only way to freeze it. I just can't be with out a foodsaver. It is on my counter all the time and is really nice looking and doesn't take up very much room. So now I don't have to get it out to use so much easier.
Way to go!
I love the food saver! It is great for when I buy bulk in chicken breasts, hamburger patties, etc. Being single, I can just seal each item into single bags and take out as needed. The only thing I don't like is having to cook the veggies first and then sealing. My green beans were put into one of the steamer bags and when they steam cooked in the microwave, they were pretty mushy/soft. Not the way I like them when I cook them fresh. But other than that, great product. Stores easily standing up in one of my cabinets. Ordered one for my son for Christmas!
Love this machine
This is the best purchase for us. We use this machine all the time and seal everything, from meat and fish to vegetables and bread We have recommeded this machine to all of our friends. We love it !!!
Great Money Saver!
I've used a prior FoodSaver for a number of years and have always loved the fact that I can buy in bulk and always have my favorite items available. There were only two things that always bothered me. One was the waste of bag material for those items that you are constantly getting into, like the bacon, cheeses, deli meats, etc. Always having to leave such a large amount of extra bag knowing I'd be cutting the sealed edge off almost every day - Until reasearching this item I wasn't aware that there were now Vacuum Zipper Bags and an adapter that I could have been using for some time. The second is that my older unit had the detachable hose that always got lost in the utility drawer; it's the little things that drive me nuts. Anyway I purchased this unit and have been in love with it since day one. Love that I can use it without having to find a place to set it up; it just stays against the wall waiting for me to make a bag, or use the wonderful little vacuum accessory on the hose that's always right there when I need it for the zipper bags and canisters. I initially seal all bulk items in the freezer bags made from the rolls; but I portion everything so that I can take out just what I need to re-stock my fridge using the vacuum zipper bags, then I reseal the remaining bulk amount for the freezer for later. My older unit did a splendid job even after all these years so I gave it to my daughter in an attempt to introduce her to vacuum sealing for her large family. If you are new to vacuum sealing, do yourself a favor and buy this; don't let some of the reviews scare you off - it's like anything else, you've just got to practice a little bit to get the feel of the machine. I promise you'll not be disappointed.
I haven't had one of these kinds of machines in years. This year I was widowed and it seemed I couldn't buy anything that wasn't too big so I thought this would be a good idea. I have used it a number of times with success but a lot of frustration. It is so difficult to get it lined up so that it will start making the vacum. Sometimes I insert the bag five or six times before I get it just right. As others have said, it does waste a lot of bag. I wouldn't mind that because it saves me food. But it is so difficult to get just right that I hate to use it. I should have sent it back but didn't, too much trouble. Now I am making the best of the situation and hoping I get the nack of getting it to vacum the first or second time.
Love, Love this product. It is as easy as it was shown on air. Had an older model and upgraded. Smart move it is so easy and seals perfectly.The flex pay was an additional plus! Put your fears to rest, it really works!!!!!!!
Easy to use
Purchased this product as TSV. Very easy to use and I love to be able to purchase in bulk and freeze meat. I also like to cook in bulk and freeze. The only thing that prevented me from rating as a 5 star is that it will not stand up for storage as in demo.
Really like the product
Have had for 3 months now and have not had any problems with this unit. I had an old foodsaver the my grandfather gave me, they really have improved them.
bought the frisper to save money...........bad move. upgraded to this because a friend had one of the older models and loved it soi thought must be a great product.......was i ever wrong. own it for six to eight months and the thing will not suck the air out anymore. this product was only used once a month to every six weeks when i stock the freezer now here i am with a lot of meat and produce and no way to vacuum pack it. do the math .......i did not save any money.