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I had high expectation for the product. I made sous vide quite often and like the idea of inexpensive vacuum bags. However, I found the vacuum pump hard to use. I had to move around the pump until it hit the exact sweet spot for the vacuuming to start. Sometimes it takes me several minutes to my great frustration. I am much better off just using the water method for zip lock bags. Washing the sous vide bags after each use is also a pain in the a**. I cleaned them by hand and then put them in dishwasher, and I still can't get rid of the remnants at the corner of the bags. Not worth the money and effort! Stick with the old fashioned zip lock bags or invest in a real food vacuum sealer.
I received the vacuum sealer bags. The pump has never worked. I even ordered an extra bag of bags. I was going to use this system to freeze meat. I received this item on July 8th and didn’t charge the pump until 5 days ago. I have tried to charge it several times but it does not work. If the manufacturer could send me a new pump I would like to be able to use the system
If I were rating only the bags, I'd give this four starts. But the vacuum mechanism is totally useless. Mine arrived with a chip out of the lip and won't remove one bit of air. Totally useless. Looks like I just bought some very expensive plastic bags. The clips are nice ...
Bags seem durable and would have probably been great for what I needed but the vacuum did not work. I plugged it in thinking it needed to be charged first, but the red indicator light never came on. Tried a different cable in the same outlet that I know was charging another device and nothing. Left it plugged in thinking MAYBE it needed time before there was enough charge to light up but after being plugged in overnight (8+h) still nothing.
Really needed this for the large bags, but was disappointed when I vacuumed sealed a bunch of bags and came back the next day to a couple reflated. Tried the couple problem ones and they would vacuum out but then slowly reflate over the next couple days
Edit- Now all but one have reflated and theyve done nothing but sit on a shelf... for almost month. Pretty disappointed with this product
Edit2- now the vacuum device itself wont charge. Added a video. Dont waste money on things like this destined for landfills
Have owned it for several months. The little pump does not create that good of a vacuum. Mine certainly does not suck out the the way it shows in the video. So if I had to buy it again ? No ! Not good enough. The bags are pretty good Here is a follow up. The pump has failed. The Connection on the pump that allows it to be charged has broken off. No way to replace the pump, since it can not be sold separately. Buyer beware.
I wanted to love these. The first two sous vide meals were great, the bags kept suction throughout the cooking process of steak and chicken The next three weren’t - same foods, dangerous results.
The most recent experiences involved bags of different sizes all lost suction at some point during the cooking process resulting in food that smelled foul and likely would have resulted in food poisoning.
If the loss of suction only happened once (or even twice) I would accept that I did something wrong.., but multiple dinners ruined isn’t my jam and I deeply regret not overlooking the negative reviews.