At first we were a little worried about it working well, but after reading a few reviews, it seemed worth a try for the price. I ran over to grab it at lunch and of course, they were sold out. Bah!
Being impatient as usual, I looked online and found a nice deal at Amazon on a similar model for $32 that uses the same kind of storage bags. Most traditional vacuum sealers I've seen have a roll of plastic and each end is sealed along the edge. These bags are a little different because they close like a zip lock and have small hole where the air is removed. The brand is called food saver and it's perfect for keeping hops and specialty grains fresh. The bags are reuseable and come in a few different sizes. This unit came with gallon and quart sized bags and I also bought an extra pack of each, 12 for $8. [Read More]