Just to clarify, it may work for all FS products that use the FS hose
adapter, but does not work for FS primary intended function: FS triple ply
freezer/nuker/boiling water vac bags.
I agree FS takes some counter space. When we first got ours a decade+ ago we
intially kept it in a drawer. Initially our primary intended usage was for
better freezer storage of bulk purchase then per meal package freezing meat.
FS vac bagging does an excellent job virtually eliminating 100% freezer burn
with much longer freezer storage possible. Beef a couple years. Far far
superior to double freezer paper wrapping. And FS way easier than water
block freezing fish to eliminate freezer burn! After using it for vac
bagging cheese and other items we found it needed a permanent always
accessible counter space of it's own. BTW, we have not had a cheese go moldy
in many many years. (excepting bleu etc. that came that way:-) Countless
useless for prolonged food storage even things like s'getti sauce and
gravies. Freeze first then vac bag. For instance we do gravy in muffin pans,
then make little single "gravy muffin" vac bags, just right for two servings
on mashed taters weeks & months later. We're still periodically having 48hr
apple cider brined cherry wood smoke roasted turkey and gravy from 'dem
drippings any time we want, 1/2hr from the freezer! (Did a second turkey a
couple days after Tday just to FoodSaver stock freezer, not nearly enough
leftover!-) And since food lasts longer there's less waste which really
equals cost savings in the long run.
For many years our FS has been the most often used appliance in the house.
Many times a day every time. Used more often than even my Bricoletta! ('cuz
FS used to re-vac mason jar-o-beans every time the Bric' is used)
OTH that small hand held would be great for travel, taking less space than
our decade old original FS now in our travel coffee bag to re-seal jars. (we
upgraded to the Pro II model 5 or so years ago)
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