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FoodSaver - 2-in-1 Food Preservation System - Silver/Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Initial impressions are very good

    Posted
    Audigr
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    This is our 2nd FoodSaver...it replaces a well used basic model that is appx 12-15 yrs old, which isn't dead mind you, just very tired and needing some tlc so we bought a new, upgraded model. Never even considered a brand other than FoodSaver as we used the old one a lot and it held up unbelievably well, so we are hoping this one stands up equally well (we'll add another star if so). The initial impression of the 5200 is very good (thus the 4 Stars)... the roll storage in the unit is awesome (coming from the old way with separate rolls, cutting, inserting to seal both ends, hoping it was cut perfect, etc) and the automatic sealing seems to work very well. I like that we still get to decide exactly how much bag we need. The hand sealer seems to work well...just did a test pass on a canister that we have from the first sealer (huge kudos for FoodSaver making it work with previous accessories!), but it worked as it should and retracted nicely in to the unit (vs having to find the hose, attach it, undo after,etc). We only have the initial use to go by, and will update with further experience, but so far we are very pleased...it seals as it should and the newer features are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well...design is a little flawed.

    Posted
    Shauncho
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    It mostly works pretty well. The bag maker and sealer on the bottom works great and I love that part of it. the vacuum/sealing portion on the top isn't the greatest design...you have to make your bags long enough in order to be able to easily use the top part. however I just pull out a wire rack and place it in front of the unit to make it so I have a platform to put my bag on right in front of the vacuum port. This way I can make the bags as small as they need to be and still be able to properly use the vacuum sealer. not sure if I explained that right but whatevs... I mean it works fine if you're able to figure out what's wrong when it's bring problematic and make the necessary adjustments to account. Oh, also the accessory unit doesn't work great. It's quite finicky. Sometimes it just refuses to vacuum the air out of the containers. when you can get it to work it works great, but it either sometime doesn't seal properly to create a solid vacuum, or it won't engage the rubber one-way valve on the container lid and thus it runs forever and does not vacuum the air from the container. you just have to re-adjust the positioning of the attachment on the lid and eventually it'll go. or just press harder.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Brand Support Team

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate your feedback and are always looking for new ways to improve our products. This will be passed on to the correct department. Foodsaver

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Meal saver tool

    Posted
    Jerry
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    The FM5200 operates great - vacuums and seals quickly, with little waste in bag usage. However, I feel that the design suffers with having to hold the bag so high up to insert it into the window. It's difficult to have several items, such as steaks or hamburgers, stay in single layer position when at such an angle. Lower machines have the advantage of the bag being supported by the countertop. This is my one disappointment with this model. I also recommend pre-freezing any items with heavy moisture to get the best sealing results. Bought it on sale, not sure i wouldl love so much at full retail.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Food Saver

    Posted
    jeff
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    I purchased this after a number of years of considering a Food Saver system. I was recently divorced and trying to not let food go bad when only cooking for myself and my son became a problem. I purchased this so I could continue to buy the family pack of chicken breast and separate them into individual or 2 packs. I did not like freezer bags and wanted something that keeps out the freezer burn. These work great. Yes it is more work to take the package from the store and put into this, but everything looks great in my freezer and nothing has had freezer burn in the 2 months I have had it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Won't hold seal properly

    Posted
    Kevin

    Bought this model several months ago. Worked great the first time, but then began to have problems creating enough suction to seal the part of the machine that must be sealed in order to create enough vacuum. Machine would run until manual pressure applied to "viewing window" in order for machine to work correctly. Foodsaver contacted and machine to be returned and repalced with newer version. Unfortunately they do not cover return shipping charges. Would not recommend this particular model based upon my issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Brand Support Team

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review and being a FoodSaver fan. We appreciate your feedback and are glad that we were able to assist you with a better fit for your usage. Foodsaver

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to save money on Food.

    Posted
    LaVena
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have owned a foodsaver for many years. I love it so much I decided to put my old one in the camper. So I headed to Best Buy to purchase a new one. I’m sure glad I did. The model I purchased is so much nicer than my old one. It’s easier to use and clean up. If you want to save money go to Best Buy and purchase a FoodSaver. They have great prices on top of the line products. My favorite feature on the new one is the ability to seal zipper bags for items I use a lot like herbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    Posted
    GloryBe
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    I love the idea you seal the bottom of the bag and cut it in the same area then then filled go to the top bar. Wish I could have afford the next model up but yes I am very happy with this one and the price is good.I never have done the heat a meal in water but will try it some day. It is a quite a few steps nicer than my old one which i threw away not knowing I could have replaced the sealer (Don't know the name of that part) so glad I did throw it out in a way...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    new and removed uses

    Posted
    Mightyit
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    Been using foodsavers for decades. I enjoy the sealer being raised but miss the reason why... the pulsevac! Bring it back! Like the seal the next bag feature and the less bag waste even in the actual sealing. Awkward to place the bag in the seal with the "pac-man" mouth that holds the roll. The end keeps retracting making it a hit or miss since you cannot hold it there because you can't fit your hand to hold it in place.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Brand Support Team

      We appreciate your feedback! Here at FoodSaver we strive to deliver high quality products and accommodate our customers needs. Please give us a call at (877) 777-8042, we would love to hear more about your experience with the FM5200. For your convenience our customer care team is available Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Sat 9am-6pm, EST. We look forward to hearing from you! Foodsaver

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    Jake
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    I purchased this as a Deal of the Day for $89 and after a bit of a learning curve in operation, compared to my previous sealer, I have no complaints. It works as advertised and Food Saver is still among my top choice when it comes to a residential style vacuum sealer. I would definitely recommend this product, if you are looking to seal your foods for a longer lasting freshness or vacuum and seal to freeze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for foodies!

    Posted
    Jhoanna
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    If you're anything like me, then you'll understand how important it is to have fresh ingredients to cook with. I use my Foodsaver to keep meats that I buy in bulk from Costco frozen and fresher for longer than say, plastic wrap. I also use it for fruits like strawberries and I use the Foodsaver bags to store them in so that it's easily resealable every time I take out a bag of strawberries to make a smoothie! LOVE IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this food saver!

    Posted
    MLM2017
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    I have been wanting a food saver for several years now. I wish I would've bought one sooner. After only having it for about a month, it has already saved us money. It works on foods in both the refrigerator and freezer, and we are less apt to have to throw things out, now. It is very easy to use, and it looks nice on the counter. We keep it readily available so that it doesn't end up in the back of the cabinet unused.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Options to vac-seal multiple containers

    Posted
    KayeS
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    So far, this is meeting my expectations and then some: I bought the accessories to vac-seal glass canning jars, the ziplock bags, and plastic containers. They all work. I used the glass jars in my sous-vide to avoid heating plastic with food in it - This makes me very happy. I also vac-seal food in jars, if I want to extend the shelf life extra days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Food Saver

    Posted
    Cakelady
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    I wanted to get this product because we are empty nesters and have leftovers. I wanted to freeze them and keep them fresh for future use. I have had no problems with the pouches, but have had difficulty figuring out how to make your pouch. Hopefully, I will get it figured out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Food Saver saves the day!

    Posted
    megadeth
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    Ok these can be found cheaper elsewhere but nowhere else can u get a 2 year extended warranty on this product! not Amazon, not Walmart, not Bed, Bath and Beyond. Spend your $$ wisely! get the FoodSaver system, get the warranty, and get to preserving your meals. If you have any questions, hit me up. I use this product daily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    kaitlyn
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    I love this Vacuum sealer, we researched for the best one for months, to make sure we wouldn't be wasting money. Kitts very easy to use and I live how it is designed to hold a roll, and it's always easy to see if your running low. I used this to package 120lbs of chicken.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device for freezing food.

    Posted
    IPeddleComputers
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    Thus is a great device! Bought it then sealed about 100 bucks in meat.. super easy to do and easy to follow instructions. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is it is difficult to clean out the inner tray .it is removable but when it vacuums the bag it sucks a small amount of juice..most of it goes into the tray which is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Multi-functional!

    Posted
    McCheeseMH
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    Great product with so many options and takes up less space than my older model! Only giving it a 4 star because the bag cutter and bag sealer should be switched...bag cutter on top and bag sealer on the bottom. Why? Because it's easier to seal when you can lay the bag on the counter vs. trying to hold it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Christiana
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    I am a huge fan of FoodSaver after my grandma gave me one several years ago. It finally quit sealing so I had to purchase another. I went to Best Buy to get about the same one, but saw this one instead, an upgrade to the one I had previously. I bought it and I use it all the time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value at a great price!

    Posted
    bibman
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    We always wanted one of these and visited our local store to find it discounted, but out of stock. Our sales person ordered the unit online for us with a home delivery and honored the discounted store price! We were thrilled. The unit works as promised.. no more freezer burn!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well great food saver

    Posted
    techmstr
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    Before getting this we used the standard freezer ziploc bags and after a while our meats became freezer burnt. Now we don't have that issue anymore. Can be hard sometimes to get the vacuum to pull all of the air out but if you catch it in time you can just move bag around and restart sealing process.

    I would recommend this to a friend