Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 164
Rated 5 out of 5 by garlicky01 Great product,I love it!!
The wide mouth jar sealer works like a dream, it seals each and every time and has made storing so much simpler and easier. I like using the mason jars because they are reusable along with the lids if treated with TLC! I am going to get anaother one to keep as a spare for the future!! This truly is a must have for the home canner!
January 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by garlicky01 Can't get it to seal!!
I got the large mouth and regular size jar sealers, and was so happy! The large mouth works like a dream, but I was only ONCE able to get a seal with the regular size jar sealer, and I tried and tried and tried, no go. It simply refuses to seal. I thought it was perhaps me or it was defective, but reading the other reviews find it has also been the case with some other people. I will try using two lids at a time as someone suggested.....so we will see. Otherwise, I love Food Saver, the machine works perfectly well and it is from 2007, the large mouth jar seal works wonderfully, but not so the regular size, I wonder what the problem is?
January 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by KidC Could be any less clear
Do you see ANYWHERE in this write-up that says that you actually take the jar AND ITS LID to seal the jar? I mean they send 3 - I said, well good I can seal 3 jars - thinking that this little device STAYS ON TOP OF THE JAR to maintain the seal. NOPE, you take your jar, put the contents in it THEN take the regular lid, put it on top, then take this device and suck all the air out..... Okay, got it now AFTER a call to Customer Service.... Had I known that this is just an attachment that is removed I would have bought 1, maybe 2 with one as a spare.... The pics they show do not show a mason jar AFTER it is sealed with the metal lid on it... If they even put a pic like that, it would become clearer... OH, and as I was advised by Customer Service - if you having difficulty getting the lid to seal, USE 2 lids.... WOULD that not be something nice to put in say a troubleshooting section of the little instruction sheet???
January 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bailey2 Really keeps food fresh
Love the sealers, however, like quite a few other users, the wide mouth works flawlessly but the regular mouth is finicky. We have found if you take a thumb tack and poke a hole in the center of a lid and then use it with the lid that is sealing the jar, it works about 95% of the time on the first try. We keep our lid with the hole right with the sealer and have used the same lid for over a year. We use our jar lids over and over with this method with a minimum of fuss.
January 6, 2013