I bought one of these from Deals Direct after reading many great reviews and comparing it with a similar one on another website. I am really pleased with it and it is so easy to use :) i would have rated it higher if i could have got the same food pouches/bags that came in the box but they aren't carrying them at deals direct and i cant find the same ones elsewhere. I dont particularly want the rolls as i was happy with the pouches as they were.
Too hit and miss
This is the second one of these I have tried, with a few years' break in between. They were both the same brand and model, so I do not know if it's the sealer or just me and sealers. This time I got one that was faulty and had it replaced under warranty, so no complaints about Deals Direct there. The replacement works...mostly. Maybe it's just me, but maybe 1 in 3-4 seals would fail, or not extract the air properly if the shape was a bit awkward (chicken wings were the worst). I got frustrated and stopped using it for a while. I thought I had cleaned it, but the top and bottom seals stuck together when I tried to use it again and left a tiny divot in the bottom one. This is glued in and cannot be replaced, so I gave up.
Perfect; a bargain-price top-notch performer
I use this several times a week. I reseal my meat in it, in case I don't get around to using it as quickly as I should. I cut shallots and other vegies that I don't use every day in portions in smaller sections of bag. I store my costume jewellery in it between uses to prevent tarnishing. I break up large packets of crackers into snack-size ones for the kids, that don't go stale. I keep thinking of new uses; love it!
Light, quick and easy to take in and out of cupboard
Questions & Answers
Is it possible to still buy bags & rolls for the EL888 01251 on 00..com.au? If so which kind is it? Could you please include a link to the specific type? Thank you
how do I use this machine to vacuum seal
Make sure your bags are slightly longer and that the food doesn’t come up to the part you are going to seal, put the opening into the machine using the guides and make sure the top double clicks down into place, press start and wait until the machine light goes off, it will not seal if the contents are too far up the machine, I buy the bags on a roll online then you can just cut to the required length
Hope this helps
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