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Great money/food-saving tool! A *MUST* for humid areas! LOVE IT!
on December 4, 2005
I've owned a couple of these over the past ten years, and I absolutely LOVE this tool. It takes a bit of skill at first to learn how to use it appropriately for different types of plastic (metallic potato chip bags, vs clear pretzel bags, vs flimsy sandwich bags). But once you know how to use it --- and it only takes a few minutes of testing to really get the feel of how it works on various items --- it'll work over and over and over again.
The Euro Sealer seals plastic reliably, cleanly, easily, heats up very quickly (in about 3 seconds!) and stores well. This product has saved me a great deal of money in preventing wasted food over the years. Those "chip clip" things don't seal air out, but this does. It's a MUST for any humid environment!
I think the first reviewer must've not taken the time to learn how to use the product and understand the appropriate pressure and speed needed for different materials. If you just jump right into it without ever learning how to use it properly, the sealer will either melt the plastic (and burn it onto the sealer itself), or will miss sealing parts. This is also stated in the instructions.
I love that you can use it as battery operated, or A/C. I may have had to send away for the A/C adapter, or it may have originally been offered with the product; I don't recall which, but I use it both with A/C or battery, depending where I am. I take this with me while traveling.
Another cool feature is the slide out bag opener. It's similar to a letter opener, in that it's just a blade with plastic guides around it to prevent your fingers from getting in, but no more opening a bag of beans or cake mix or chips only to have the contents fly up and into your face when you finally are able to rip it open. Quick, easy and handy.
This is also great for crafts. I've used it for sealing up small items for sale on eBay, even creating my own bags for beads, just from using larger pieces of leftover grocery store bags.
I keep the Euro Sealer by my stove at all times and use it nearly every day.
The ONLY down side is that after thousands of uses, the protective nylon fabric strip can become dislodged. I've only had to replace the item once in many years. For how inexpensive this is, how often I use it, and how much money it saves me in NON-wasted food, this is a very minor point.
OVERALL, an excellent product that should be in every kitchen.