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Old 03-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #61
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The heater strip that seals the bags after vacuuming, had stopped working, so I had no choice but to throw it away.
Actually you did have other options. One would have been to call the company. Anyone I know who has had a problem and called have always either received a new unit or a replacement part until they were satisfied.
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:29 AM   #62
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I just didn't want to go through that madness, so I just went on and bought a new one.

I thought that they were only warrantied for a year. I had that one well over a year.
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:32 AM   #63
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Madness? I would think going to a store would be much more difficult than picking up the phone and making a 2 minute call. Well as long as you are satisfied now I guess that is all that matters.
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:10 PM   #64
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I'm very happy.

I even use the Kenmore vacuum bags as well.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:36 PM   #65
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Yay!!!! My wide mouth jar sealer has arrived!!! I can't wait to seal up my choco-chips, coconut, dried fruits, other little baking things, leftovers... all kinds of stutff in mason jars!!!
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:20 PM   #66
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Spryte,
I know your joy. I got my wide mout jar sealer and mason jars last week and reordered my pantry. After a couple of muffs it went beautifully!

Have fun!!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:37 PM   #67
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I used my foodsaver canisters for the first time today. I put in some large marshmallows and was very suprised when they got so large. For some reason I thought they were going to shrink. Duh!! The potato chips I put in another canister didn't appear to do anything.I know they will not get larger or shrink but what is happening inside these little buggers?
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:55 PM   #68
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As you may already know, most molds, spoilage, staleness and mildew depend heavily on air to thrive and become increasingly active.

Without that, there is no chance at all of any spoilage once the air is sucked out of the jars, as with the bags. The marshmallows will return to their normal size when you break the vacuum seal.

The chips will stay fresher longer because your unit pulled all the air out of the jar and sealing it tight to keep any air from getting in.

Almost similar to canning.
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As you may already know, most molds, spoilage, staleness and mildew depend heavily on air to thrive and become increasingly active.

Without that, there is no chance at all of any spoilage once the air is sucked out of the jars, as with the bags. The marshmallows will return to their normal size when you break the vacuum seal.

The chips will stay fresher longer because your unit pulled all the air out of the jar and sealing it tight to keep any air from getting in.

Almost similar to canning.
Thanks for the information, Corey123. I sure love having my foodsaver. All my kids are thinking of getting one now.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:02 AM   #70
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Ok... I LOVE the wide mouth jar sealer and sealing things in mason jars. But my thumb hurts from poking holes in the lids with a push pin!
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