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Great vacuum sealer overall - with a few design flaws
Reviewed in Australia on 3 January 2020
I got this vacuum sealer about a week ago after having bought into the sous vide game. I did tons of research up front and ended up with this one - mainly because the cheaper end of town tend to be less reliable over time and I liked some of the unique features this brings. It's overall a quality product and I'm happy with it.
- Great built quality. Feels sturdy and does not look cheap
- Simple operation. It didn't take me long to figure out how to operate it. Love that it only has few and clearly laid out buttons
- Love the accessory hose. Resealable bags are awesome - especially for things like cheese.
- Works like a charm. No issues so far (caveat: one week so far)
- It's big. I use this thing a lot and want to have it on the countertop. It's way too big though. - especially in height. I'm sure they could trim that design down significantly
- Integrated roll holder is fiddly. The fact that it holds the roll within the device was one of the things that attracted me to this sealer. Having used it now for a little while, I'm not so sure it's that beneficial or it just suffers a bit from design flaws. Every time you make a seal and cut a bag, you then have to open the device, manually roll back the roll in order to be able to vacseal your cut bag. Very fiddly.
- Price is extortionate. You definitely pay for the brand. This applies to both the device (top end of the market) and bags. While you can get off brand rolls cheap elsewhere, you are locked in for resealable bags and containers, which are expensive!
In Summary: Great device, I'm happy with the way it functions and the quality overall. If those things and the unique accessories are important to you - go for it. You won't regret it. Having said that - if you're on the fence, especially because of the price, I'd go with a cheaper no name product with no bag holder. You can probably buy 2 of those for the price of the Foodsaver VS7850