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Old 03-10-2008, 09:46 PM   #131
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I bought some lithium batteries for the Reynolds unit.

When the ones that are in it now start losing strength, then I try thre lithium batteries.
I hope they work!
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:13 PM   #132
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Just bought the Handi Vac today for $4.99 on sale at ShopRite.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:18 AM   #133
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Just bought the Handi Vac today for $4.99 on sale at ShopRite.


When the batteries have to be replaced, try the lithium ones. Otherwise, you'll be buying and replacing batteries for this appliance about every two weeks like I was.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:52 AM   #134
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Yesterday for lunch I used up my last two slices of Am cheese. The bag the deli counter put it in was dated 1/21! What I did was leave the cheese in the deli bag with the zip-loc open, then put the whole thing in one of the handi-vac bags and sealed it. The cheese was as good as the day I put the whole pound in, with the exception of a few "wrinkles" in it from the bag sealing tightly against it.

I saw another style advertised on TV the other night for around 70 bucks, I think. And yet another style somewhere on the web searching for something else. All used the zip-loc bag feature. One was electric, or at least it had a cord on it.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:50 PM   #135
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I think I saw those as well.

ChefsCatalog has one also that vacuum seals the bags for about $79.00.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:39 PM   #136
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ChefsCatalog has one also that vacuum seals the bags for about $79.00.
I saw that. I think the $4.99 for the Reynolds Handi-Vac is still the better deal. BTW, I've been using mine for a couple months now and I'm still on the original batteries. With the power of that thing I figured they would go out in a week. Not so.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:14 PM   #137
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Have som lithium batteries standing by for when they do.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:51 PM   #138
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I went to use this unit today, and even after changing the batteries and putting in lithium batteries, the blasted thing STILL wouldn't suck the air out of the bag!

After trying for about 20 minutes and not getting anywhere with it, I became so frustrated, ticked off and irate that in a fit of rage, I literally THREW the thing on the floor, destroying it and shattering it into a million pieces!!! Like the little boy who I used to tutor at school does when things don't work for him!!

I suppose that I can get another one, since they are practically dirt-cheap, but it seems that once the batteries have to be replaced, it becomes a cancer that just won't go away because the constant too-often battery replacements are just aggravating and frustrating!! And I thought that this was a good thing!
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:17 AM   #139
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Hey, if you haven't thrown it away, I want the suction end piece! I want to try
to adapt it to my Food saver hand unit. Will gladly pay shipping and a bit
for the trouble.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:55 AM   #140
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That part flew somewhere near the fridge. I'll have to look for it for you. I just got so sick & tired of being sick & tired! I went over the edge.

And BTW, to the rescue again, came the new Food Saver. It did the job without even batting an eyelash!
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