All Suck no Seal
Containers - 3 & 5 cup and Marinade - after 3 months none of them would retain their seal. I have timed the 'let go of seal' varies between 1 and 2 hours. Insult to injury is these containers cannot even be used as normal non pressurised containers - they have no real seal unless the vacuum process is working.
Going try a warranty claim but after reviews here not hopeful
Purchased in May 2020 at Harvey Norman for $64.00.
The containers dont seal 70% of the time
Good luck finding a sealable set of containers.
They worked for a couple weeks and now none work... and yes iv tried every trick in the book. There just needs to be a re design cause the containers suck
Not a product I would buy again. Lids dont fit properly !
I bought the Food Saver all excited about being able to keep food fresher for longer. Well the containers worked for a while until hey presto.... the lids on the containers suddenly did not seal well!!! On the odd occasion one of them did seal then in a couple of days the button pops UP !! . Another problem is getting the lids off so need something to prize them open with. I normally have to use a strong spoon/spatula.
Not happy I phoned customer service at Sunbeam to ask if I could buy new seals for the lids. The answer was no and I was...
Purchased at The Good Guys.
Issue with the containers
The containers worked well for around 4 months. Now neither them will hold a vacuum for longer than 6 hours despite ensuring the seals are free of debris and clean
Purchased in March 2020 at Harvey Norman for $40.00.
Most useless Kitchen aid I have ever bought.
The lids of the very expensive containers do not seal properly so are quiet useless. The bags are quiet small so not useful for more than 1 serving. Very disappointing product , I've ended up having to buy amother vacuum sealer.
Purchased at Harvey Norman for $99.00.
Container lids a poor fit and kept popping off. Sunbeam customer service poor.
I bought the upright unit from Myer last month. I liked the 5 bags that came with the machine and bought extra. All have worked well. I liked the small container that came with the unit and it worked well. I bought three additional containers from Harvey Norman. None of these worked properly. It was as if the lids didn’t fit the bases properly and n amount of trying to snap them on would work. They kept popping off, both for me and store staff (as I returned them today @$64 for the 3) and would not hold a vac seal. I also tried using the air tu...be sealer on my regular Sunbeam Vac unit (that just seals bags) and the original one from the pack from Myer worked and the other three did not. Put in an online Customer Query with Sunbeam that had a 3 day turnaround (it said) after 2 weeks, had not heard back. Tried calling Customer Service, which is operated out of another country. The service agent was very hard to hear and it was difficult communicating the nature of the issue, as he didn’t seem to know about the product and THEN the call ceased (mid conversation) and a recording came on asking me to rate my customer satisfaction, but would not accept my rating of “1”. Hung up and returned the pack to Harvey Norman. Cranky now.
Purchased in March 2020 at Harvey Norman.
Bag lose suction
I have had this for a while. I bought a lot of bags and containers thinking it was going to save me so much time. The bags are supposed to be re-sealable. But they never ever keep the air out. They lose suction after a few days. It does NOT do what its meant to. I tried taping up the hole after sucking out the air with no luck. I tried a new box of bags thinking I had a lemon set, but None have worked for me.
Purchased in January 2019.
Great Product For Prolonging Fresh Food
We got this product on special at Harvey Norman by accident. Lovely product, very easy to use with the Foodsaver containers and bags. Yes, the bags do lose vacuum after a week, but the containers were good. Able to keep produce fresher longer in the container, and we are in the process of getting more containers as a result. A word for Harvey Norman; very quick shipping and kept us in the loop via Facebook messenger was very good experience.
Purchased in February 2020 at Harvey Norman.
Perfect accompaniment in the kitchen
Even though I also own the Sunbeam FoodSaver VS7850, this is a perfect accompaniment to have in the kitchen. Due to its size, it may be left on the bench for everyday use. It’s easy to use, place container on base, make sure it seals into place, adjust height to sit on top of the container, press seal and done. Easy peasey. With the lack of air in containers, your food does stay fresher and is so easy to store. Quick release of pressure, simply pushing down into air release button then removing lid.
I also found, due to the prices of the Sunbea...
Purchased in December 2019 at Myer for $70.00.
This has ACTUALLY changed my life
I went to not knowing what on earth FoodSaver was to owning now two of their products and using them on a daily basis. My fridge is super tidy now, everything in bags or containers.
I now do meal prep on a Sunday and my lunches stay fresh for the whole week in the containers - a great way to save money through the week too not going out and buying lunch everyday. I blend smoothies in the morning and this little gadget means I don't HAVE to use the whole Avocado in one go and my ingredients last weeks!!
Love love love. Just make sure you inv...est in the containers and the bags otherwise you won't get into the groove of using it enough. Only downside is that the container lids can be a bit fiddly, give them a bang on each edge to make sure it is close before you vacuum it.
Wish there was more detailed 'how to use' manual
I want to love this product but found my first effort of using the bags in the refrigerator a miserable fail. I've googled a lot but apart from blanching vegies for freezing, very little help on how to use for short term refrigeration. I want to use mainly for cucumbers, celery , avocado etc. I want to know when to use bags & when to use containers & how to prepare for refrigeration. Any help out there?
Works well but...
This is a great little gadget for family's to keep food fresh for longer and it does exactly what it says, I do wish that it came with a few more containers as buying new ones are quite expensive and I also wish there was an option to freeze your vacuum sealed food as I would use that more. Overall though its a good product, works well on fruit.
Nifty food vacuum device
Very happy with the food saver and highly recommend it. The unit has a small foot print. As well as prolonging the life of foods, it increases the amount of space in both fridge and freezer. The plastic bags are reusable and the unit can be also be used with the sunbeam containers. Only criticism, is there should be different sized bags and the cost of the containers. I would love to exclusively use these containers in both our fridge and freezer, however it would be too costly.
Great to avoid wastage
This is my new favourite kitchen appliance.
Fresh homemade bread was going mouldy within 2 days due to the humidity at the moment and it goes stale more quickly if put in the fridge (scientific fact apparently) so started putting in the 10 cup capacity foodsaver, definitely get an extra couple of days.
Have found with avocados they stay fresher for longer in the bags over the containers, but still impressive either way.
It has a small footprint too, I just leave mine on the bench.
Fantastic way to reduce the amount that gets thrown away due to spoiling
Best kitchen gadget I've bought all year!
Fresher for longer! Not only is it small and easy to store in a cupboard or drawer it is incredibly effective! Every week despite how hard I try bag loads of spoiled fruit and vegetables and containers of leftovers end up in the bin. With the Food Saver I can keep prepared meals in the fridge for twice as long as I once would have. Both my food wastage and grocery bill has significantly reduced thanks to the Food Saver. The glass containers make selecting a meal from the fridge easy and are a huge time-saver.
Questions & Answers
Hi I have just received the VS1300 and I’m very excited to use it however I was after one that came with bags you could meat in and store in the freezer, does this model have freezer bags you can buy online for this?
Hello Belinda Wheeler.
A number of retailers sell the bags online, see them below:
You say only hard type of cheese should be stored in vacuum containers. Can you define a bit more for example are Gouda and Edam classified as hard? What about Brie and Camembert?
How can I stop the small hard disc on the reuseable zipper bags from coming off the bags as they will not seal properly. Can I use an adhesive to re-attach them?
Get an answer from our members and FoodSaver representatives
The Sunbeam FoodSaver VS1300 shares similar features to other FoodSavers by this brand, including the VS7850: the two are of a similar size.
If you’re searching for a food sealer that’s more compact and travel-friendly, the VS1190 is also worth considering.
- The Sunbeam FoodSaver VS1300 will keep fridge and pantry items, such as fruits and vegetables fresh, for when you need them.
- Inbuilt cutter: to prevent going to the effort of finding an external appliance to make up the bags, the inbuilt cutter will separate the roll into individual sealer bags.
- 'Marinate' feature: by harnessing the vacuum-power, the sealer will push juices into the meat you store into the bag.
- Made from stainless steel, The Sunbeam FoodSaver VS7850 will be a long-lasting and durable addition to the kitchen.
- Your new purchase will also include complimentary pre-cut bags and reusable bags (5 each), as well as a 28cm roll.
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- GTIN13: 9311445024980
- MPN: VS1300
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