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Old 11-03-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Getting a FoodSaver

Finally ordered one, hopefully get it this week. I have the Reynold's handi vac but I wanted Food saver for bigger quantities and hopefully easier to use. Those Reynold bags don't always want to seal.

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Old 11-03-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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Which one did you order? I know there's a new upright model available now.
And I still love my handi-vac. Once in a while I'll get a bad bag, but that happens with the FS, too.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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Make sure to get some canisters. They are a bit pricey, but well worth it IMO. Have fun with your new toy. You will love it!
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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The generic bags at WalMart work just fine and save a bit of money, too.
Keep your foam gaskets clean and moisten before use. That helps a lot.
Make sure you don't suck juices into the machine... kiss of death they say.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:48 PM   #5
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Congratulations... you will love it! As GB mentioned, the canisters are a great addition and I use them quite a bit. Thanks for the tip on the bags at Walmart GG!
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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Which one did you order? I know there's a new upright model available now.
And I still love my handi-vac. Once in a while I'll get a bad bag, but that happens with the FS, too.
I got the V3840 upright model, with the
FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System with Exclusive SmartSeal™ Technology
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:27 PM   #7
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The generic bags at WalMart work just fine and save a bit of money, too.
Keep your foam gaskets clean and moisten before use. That helps a lot.
Make sure you don't suck juices into the machine... kiss of death they say.
thanks for the information, I will keep it in mind.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:27 PM   #8
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Ooooohhhhh-ahhhhhhhh... I guess I have not seen that one yet!!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:28 PM   #9
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Which one did you order? I know there's a new upright model available now.
And I still love my handi-vac. Once in a while I'll get a bad bag, but that happens with the FS, too.
I had a whole box of bad bags. which is why I am investing in the food saver.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:12 PM   #10
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I got the V3840 upright model, with the
FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System with Exclusive SmartSeal™ Technology
I've got the V2860 which I think came out right before yours. Is yours the one that is used in an upright position? Mine is an upright to store, not to use. It's nice that it doesn't take up so much room on the counter. You just push a button to release it. You will love yours! I love the marinating canisters. Enjoy!!

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