by Mr Saunders
this is a fantastic device at bargain basement price so simple to used makes saving food for the freezer a doddle
Published 25 09 2014
by Mrs Ashby
I love this. I wanted to try sealing everything LOL. Thought I had better be a bit more choosy.
Published 15 09 2014
by Mrs Lorraine Bristow
This nifty foodsaver is brilliant for saving space in your freezer and is great for sous vide cooking
Published 05 08 2014
great bit of kit”
by Mrs Rae
Fantastic bit of kit for the kitchen. Seals and vacuums great. I couldn't do without it
Published 19 05 2014
This has allowed me to buy quantities without wasting anything e.g. I bought lettuce 10 days ago and stored it in my fridge sealed but not vacuumed. Finishing it today. Amazing.
Published 23 12 2013
This review is for an older version of this product
This product is a lot of money, and is the sort of thing you don't know you want until you have it. Vacuum packed, some food can be kept in the fridge where previously it would have been frozen. When frozen, food takes up much less space and freezer burn is a thing of the past. I'd recommend this to anyone. Only downside is that the bag rolls are expensive and it's not obvious how you reuse bags because of the tail needed for evacuating/sealing.
Published 23 10 2013
Bought previous model as recommended by a friend. Just defrosted some cooked ham which tastes of plastic. Also food packed and stored in fridge was disappointing.Replacement bags were only available in double packs so expensive.
Published 24 09 2013
A note from the team: Thank you for placing your review and taking the time to speak with us today. We're sorry the food saver hasn't been as expected. We're pleased we've been able to help.
Food Saver vacuum sealer”
This is a brilliant machine. Better than the Save a Meal but I think it is the same company that make it. This new model is far superior. The indicator lights are brilliant, it is faster and I like the roll storage and cutter incorporated within the machine. The noise level is slightly quiter than the previous model. Who cares about noise when you are saving food. I am 100% pleased with this vacuum sealer. Like previous comments I think the bags/rolls are overpriced but you have to compare that with throwing away food. I just hope it lasts longer than the Save-a- Meal machine - 2 years!
Published 16 07 2013
Absolutely fantastic !!!”
This clever machine was bought for my wife, who says it has changed her life! She has tried it on just about anything and finds that fresh strawberries and fresh mushrooms last 10 days after vacuuming and keeping in the fridge and they don't get squashed - it works like a dream!!
Published 15 04 2013
Good but flimsy”
This product works well but it's construction has a flimsy and poor quality finish. The cutter is very flimsy and could easily snap, you need to use quite of lot of roll to make a bag as it can be awkward to seal it if you make it too small. Rolls are expensive but are slightly cheaper online. The cable tidy/store is awkward and does not allow for the 13amp plug storage. Instructions are extremely vague and lack any useful hints for preparation of food prior to sealing. I wouldn't purchase this item from anywhere else as it's apparent life-expectancy may be poor.
Published 05 03 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry the FoodSaver hasn't been as expected. We'll be in touch shortly to help.
The foodsaver is absolutely brilliant! It stores everything really fresh, and it's so simple to use. Our fridge is full of little sealed packages now.
Published 30 01 2013
I purchased a Lakeland foodsaver and it is the best purchase I have ever made for sealing and storing food items. It works in seconds seals the food in air tight. Meat, gravy, chilli's currys I could go on and on the great thing is as well as items that will now last a lot longer in the freezer we also have a lot more room as it seals the bags air tight and extracts the air making the bags smaller to fit in the freezer. We just love it.
Published 29 01 2013
I've been thinking about getting one of these for a while. I wish I hadn't waited. It is really very good. I make my own sausages, black pudding, haggis etc. Food saver is perfect for my packing and storage needs. It is easy to use and doesn't take up too much room to store away. I'm really happy with it.
Published 01 10 2012
the foodsaver I love it”
by Rosemary Harries
It is so easy to use. It will save me pounds by not throwing away out of date food and give me so much more space in the freezer. Bye bye to freezer burn.
Published 14 09 2012
Fabulous piece of kit”
I popped to the Brighton store on a whim and walked out with this. Have had a glut of courgettes and beans this year so my freezer is now nicely sorted. Will also sort the cheese so it will last longer. Love Lakeland and their products! (although I lost my liquorice voucher so couldn't pick it up)
Published 03 09 2012
brilliant bit of kit by jennifer”
Bought this machine a month ago, and found it a godsend..I cook for my 85 year old dad who struggles to cook for himself now. Its so much easier and quicker than using foil trays, and his meals take up less space in my freezer. Well done Lakeland.!!!
Published 16 08 2012
I have had another brand that did`nt take all the air out of the bag as this one does. I would recomend this to anyone thinking of buying one. Someone said the bags were expensive but they are quality bags and you only get what you pay for
Published 02 08 2012
Bit negative about such a positive picture . .”
As ever Lakeland's service was bar none, no sooner ordered it was fabulously eco - packaged and delivered. On reflection I think I was more 'sucked' in by its pictorial evidence than any effort that this machine could deliver. However in-spite of its bulkiness and yes, you do need to clear a drawer to store, it is however infinitely superior to a different make and model than previously owned.
Published 09 05 2012
I had a bag sealer many years ago and this one surpasses the old one by miles. The bag material is of an excellent quality as is also the seal itself (which my previous machine wasn't too clever at). I did however have problems getting the machine to work at first (and it still does require quite a bit of pressure to operate) but discovered an excess piece of the moulding plastic had not been trimmed away and was preventing the switch pin from making contact. I'm very pleased with it so far and highly recommend it, but it may be difficult to operate if you have a dexterity problems.
Published 22 03 2012
I bought the original model, without the bag dispenser, the unit is still working very well, big moan is the replacement Bag/Rolls are very expensive. Do Not Do as I have tried, to use other brands of bags in the unit, they just do not work!
Published 15 03 2012
A note from the team: Thanks for your feedback. The bags can be washed in warm soapy water and re-used, however shouldn't be re-used after storing raw meat, fish or greasy foods. We'll contact you to help. Thanks for your time.