Doesn’t seal well.
Ok for dry food, but not for wet. The seal is not good, and even after multiple sealing cycles, many times the seal is not perfect. Would have been better off with a more professional product. I used the bags/rolls that were supplied with the unit. I guess you get what you pay for.
Purchased this from David Jones, thinking it was a good product for the money; however it has poor vacuum sealing ability with air still trapped inside the bag, and defiantly not worth the money. Spoke to David Jones and they basically don’t want anything to do with it, expensive mistake.
Works great plus easy to use
I got this on sale at DJ’s for $129.
I am a bit of an amateur butcher and like to make my own sausages and small goods. The vac packer works great for packaging up meal-size portions of meat, storing jerky or sliced salami and putting cuts of meat on rubs or marinades.
I also went a bit nuts when I first got it and packaged up stuff in the pantry like lentils and the millions of open spice packets..
The internal roll and cutter works really well and it’s easy to make your own pouches etc with the seal strip.
Most recently I’ve used it to sous-vide a brisket, and it worked out great.. The seal was rock solid and never even looked like leaking.
I’d like to get some of the containers to try next, so I can do wetter marinades, or even just to keep rice fresh in the cupboard. Note that with this model the tube you need does not come with it.
I’m yet to go so far as to vac-pack all the crap in the second drawer like the million window keys.. but I’m not making any promises!
EDIT - I recently went to throw the box away, and found the tube do do the containers inside. - so this is definitely included.