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Old 10-17-2008, 02:50 PM   #11
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I have one and I love mine. If you have a Big Lots near you, they have factory refurbs there that are quite a bargain. I got mine and one for my daughter there and I've had no problems at all.
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:29 PM   #12
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I'm another "got both a FoodSaver and a Handi-Vac" club member - love both, and use them for different things. Can't say anything bad about either one. They both have their advantages and uses in my kitchen.
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:50 PM   #13
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I have Rival Seal a Meal. I think I paid $40 for it. It works great and I use it all the time.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:55 PM   #14
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Got one and LOOOOOOOVVEEEEE it!!!!!!! I use it almost every day!
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:33 PM   #15
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Got one recently and have used it practically every day. Also have the Reynolds Handi Vac.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:09 PM   #16
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I ordered a FS just yesterday morning, can't wait for it to arrive!!! I'm also considering the Reynold's Handi Vac. I had a friend call me from the grocery store asking me to research it for him. I've got him interested in a vacuum sealer, but he doesn't want to spend the money on a FS. I see it as a worthwhile investment! At any rate, I'm considering getting the Handi Vac for portability purposes.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:56 PM   #17
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I also have a food saver, love it love it! I have sent cookies back home...2000 miles and they got there safely and in one piece. I have canned pickles with the lid attachment and it worked great, it's a gadget I don't use all the time but when I need it I am glad I have it.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:10 PM   #18
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Just a slight note. You can't "can" using a FoodSaver since there is no pasteurizing process to kill harmful bacteria.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:12 PM   #19
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Don't forget you can use Mason canning jars with the food saver and save on bags...I have Pecans & walnuts in mine and keep them in the fridge. for a snack.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:33 PM   #20
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Interesting, if there was bacteria is never showed up we all enjoyed the pickles and are alive to tell about it...:)
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