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Old 12-30-2007, 08:39 PM   #71
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So, of course, I go back to the Von's (Safeway) where I bought mine, and they only had the 1 quart size bags available.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:40 PM   #72
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Nothing in my house lasts long enough to vacuum seal it, I guess.
Is my kid living at your house now?
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:14 AM   #73
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Left and right!

Glad to have helped you Fisher's Mom, in making your decision to get one!!

I'm giving the Kenmore unit away. I know someone who'll take it off my hands.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:44 PM   #74
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I'm going to have to cancel giving away the Kenmore unit unless the person still wants it.

The batteries in the Reynolds unit were low, so the thing wouldn't vacuum seal. In the meantime, I tried using the Kenmore unit as a backup. As I had suspected in the first place, the heating strip has wimped out, causing the bags not to seal!! The vacuuming worked fine, but the heater strip doesn't seal.

I eventually DID get more batteries for the Reynolds unit, and it worked as it should. I will NEVER AGAIN buy those ill-fated large units ever!! They are just no good! That's the 2nd large unit that I got that wimped out on me.

The sad part of that irony is that I only had the Kenmore unit for two short years!!

It's now known that the bags aren't at fault. The blasted units wimp out. Proof to my theory as to why the bags kept on coming loose!!
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #75
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I've had some of the Reynolds bags allow air back in. These had items in them that were stored in the fridge, so it wasn't from freezing and getting bumped around. You could plainly see that the bag had lost its vacuum after a couple days. I'm still going to rely on my Foodsaver unit for anything I don't need to get at all the time, like cheeses and such. And items going in the freezer. I'm curious whether the zip-loc failed or the valve.... It has only been the smaller bags.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:25 AM   #76
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I was at a friend's house this evening and saw HIS machine for the first time.

I noticed that the heating strip was different than the one on mine. It is black and looks more reliable! He got his from BJ's for only $119.00 with a $10.00 rebate. So I told him to let me know the next time he goes back out there and I'll pay him to get me one.

His looks much more professional than the two that I had! Like the one shown in the commercial. So I'll try THAT one soon.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:25 AM   #77
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I received a Foodsaver for Christmas, but I have yet to use it. I plan on getting one of the little Reynolds units as well. I plan to use the Foodsaver for big projects and with the containers and the little Reynolds unit for small stuff such as storing hotdogs and such from an open pack.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:08 AM   #78
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As long as the bags remain vacuum sealed, you can keep the stuff in the freezer almost indefinitely! And it won't ever spoil or turn rancid!
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:16 PM   #79
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Thanks for this post Corey. I had seen the commercials too and wondered if they really worked. Will definitely go get one!!
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:30 PM   #80
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You're welcome!

While you're there, make sure that you get some extra batteries as well. So that you'll have more when the ones already inside the unit get low on power.
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