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Seal-a-Meal Manual Vacuum Sealer with compact design, hands-free, seal indicator lights, FSSMSL0160-000
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- Press/Hold Release System
- Patented removable drip tray
- Fits 8-inch, 11-inch, quart and gallon heat-seal bags and rolls
- Hands-free and seal indicator lights
- Compact Design
- FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing Systems are engineered to work best with FoodSaver bags and rolls
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Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000 Vacuum Sealer
Food Storage Made Simple
Keep your busy kitchen running smoothly with help from this easy-to-use Seal-a-Meal vacuum sealer. With its sleek, straightforward design, the compact appliance effectively removes air from inside a bag, then uses heat to create a reliable seal, which means stored food not only takes up less space in the fridge, freezer, or pantry, but it also stays fresh for longer compared to traditional storage methods (like zipper bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and bulky containers).
Whether portioning food after buying in bulk, planning meals for the week ahead, or storing leftovers from dinner, the vacuum sealer helps preserve the taste and healthy nutrients of all your favorite foods. Use it to store fresh summer fruits and vegetables, cuts of meat, freshly caught fish, shredded or blocks of cheese, or dry goods like party crackers or homemade cookies. It can even be used to vacuum seal important documents, jewelry, silverware, and other household items.
Seal in Seconds
A great introduction to vacuum sealing, this basic model makes vacuum sealing a breeze. Simply add the item to be stored to the bag, place the open end of the bag into the sealer's drip tray, and lower the lid. Press firmly on both sides of the lid until the "Hands-Free" indicator light illuminates--the machine takes it from there. After completing the vacuum sealing cycle, both the motor and the "Sealing" indicator light will turn off. A push of the "Open/Cancel" button cancels the process at any time or raises the lid when finished so you can remove the vacuum-sealed bag.
3 Easy Steps
For Use with Heat-Seal Bags and Rolls
The Seal-a-Meal vacuum sealer accommodates 8-inch, 11-inch, quart-size, and gallon-size heat-seal bags and rolls. Seal-a-Meal includes 4-quart bags to get you started.
Removable Drip Tray
The Seal-a-Meal vacuum sealer features smooth surfaces that wipe clean effortlessly, and its removable drip tray catches overflow liquids and can go in the dishwasher (top rack) for less mess and quick, convenient cleanup.
What's in the Box?
Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000 Vacuum Sealer, 4-quart starter bags, user manual
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I like this sealer because the "Seal a Meal" bags always let vacuum through because of their design is different from "FoodSaver", there is no tab to put bags in like their old previous models, and most important is the liquid catch retaining removability.
If sealing in a hurry, the catch basin is instantly removable, discard liquid and keep moving. Put it in the dishwasher, this is a very nice feature, no more mold.
The sealer bar is mounted securely and seems to me that it is sturdy, I tested and won't flex which is the enemy.
Cord is pretty short. Just push down very firmly on top front corners, and wait for the light. Also capable of just sealing without vacuum. Just like making your own bags from rolls. Does not have separate functions to seal at partial vacuum.
More lightweight, sturdy and easier to store than the old timer Rival Seal a Meal of years past. Probably the most affordable yet of all the sealers, and tested within minutes of getting it. I really am happy with this thing. Doesn't require that much cool-off time between sealing. If it wasn't that good I would send it back, period.
Con: Sealing end of bag leaves 2" Of wasted material. Takes a bit of pressure on cover to activate. IB says to leave 3" more length than item needs. I can see where the excess goes now.
Update 1 year later- had this for 13 months. The heating element has developed a bubble that was not there when I first opened the box. Probably a bit of metal or plastic that got under the heating strip in manufacture and over time formed a bubble. This bubble is impressed into every bag I seal and has resulted in leaks. I left a nice ribeye sealed in the refrig to defrost. A few days later, several jars next to the ribeye were glued to the frig glass shelf. The sealed pouch leaked blood/fluid sticking the bottles to the glass refrig shelf. Appears the fluids pulled under vacuum got around the bubble leaving a channel for a future leak when I let the pouch slowly defrost in the refrig. It was good while it lasted. Down rating this to 2 stars.
If you want something to last, this is not the product for you. If you want something that you will use for a short period of time and then send it to the landfill, this is your item. Having this item really helped me eat healthier for the past year because I could make my own frozen meals with real food and not one full of chemicals. Just wish it was build to last.... Such a disappointment that so much of what we make it disposable crap. Not sure which one to try next... Maybe I'll get a vintage sealer from eBay when companies too pride in their work and made things to last, not just to break a few months past warranty.
Even with the easier stuff it was still hit or miss. Just the natural juices released by fish or if you put a tiny bit of marinade in a bag, sometimes the vacuum will suck it through the opening while it's trying to seal and not work. And you have to press on the bar really hard sometimes. I would not recommend this product.
One thing worth noting is that it comes with a few quart size bags. I believe it was 5 bags but it may have been 3. I didn't pay attention to that at the time of purchase since I also ordered bags separately.