Foodsaver v2244

by admin on March 14, 2012

The Foodsaver v2244 Review

The FoodSaver V2244 Advanced Design Vacuum Sealer, Black gives you both function and form in a compact, sleek and easy to use package. The unit has the capability of preserving the freshness of a variety of food. The operation of the unit is manual. The simple design offers you an air tight seal in the form of a double wide sealing strip. Delicate foods can be stored without damage as a result of the Crushfree control; the unit has a port for accessories.

The fact that the unit had eighty-six Amazon reviews giving it an overall rating of four out of five stars made us think it was worth a closer look.

Summary of Amazon Customer Reviews

Negative Reviews:

To paint a realistic picture of the product, the most helpful negative review gave the unit one out of a possible five stars.

The reviewer had the unit a year when it quit working, right after the warranty on the unit ran out. Customer service would not replace or fix the item but would gladly sell the reviewer a new product. The reviewer felt that the lack of willingness to repair the machine meant that the company purposely made the product disposable and designed the warranty so that it would cover the product only for the length of time they felt the unit would actually work.

The reviewer ended up purchasing a different brand of sealing system entirely and found that it out performed the original FoodSaver unit it replaced.

Positive Reviews:

The most helpful positive review gave the unit five out of five stars. The reviewer had received a defective unit at first but was able to return it for a replacement. The replacement met all the expectations that the consumer had. The seal was achieved without a lot of noise in as little as ten seconds, and there was no need to freeze items before using the unit in order to achieve a satisfactory seal on them. The user found that the FoodSaver V2244 Advanced Design Vacuum Sealer, Black cook vegetables and only had to cool them down to room temperature. There was no air left in the bags after they were sealed which along with the ease of use was a plus for the reviewer. The consumer found that as long as the lid was gently lowered and even pressure distributed the unit did a completely satisfactory job sealing food for long term freshness.

Conclusion:

The FoodSaver v2244 is strictly for those on a very limited budget.  Though it gives you access to most of the major vacuum sealing functions available, you get what you pay for.  The percentage of customer reviews discussing problems or short life span issues reflects this.  In the less than $100 range we strongly suggest you consider the red version of the v2840 model which at the time of this writing is on sale at Amazon for $99.  This is a much more solid and reliable unit.  

{ 2 comments }

LeRoy March 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I purchased a Foodsaver V2244 to replace the sealer I had. This one seals but when we take the food out of the freezer the package does not hold the vacuum seal. WHY?

admin March 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

Hi LeRoy

Are you using roll material or bags? Are you using FoodSaver brand packages? Rolls are usually pretty foolproof. Sometimes bags can give you problems. Does it happen for things you don’t freeze? I would give FoodSaver customer support a call. They are pretty good. 877-777-8042

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