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on January 4, 2018
This product did not work well with our Food Saver device. Yes it sealed, but it did not vacuum seal. From what I can gather, what we received (and likely what we ordered) is very old stock (8 years) which is why it does not work as expected. I say stick with buying local or understand that what you are paying for is not the latest and greatest product.

We bought another box of Food Saver bags yesterday (1/3/18) at our local Walmart and they work great. We could see and feel the difference. I truly think it’s just a matter of newer product is better product and the product Amazon delivered is not the same product Food Saver offers today.
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on September 21, 2017
I don't believe these are really the name brand Food Saver bags. They seem to be lighter weight, the dimples are a different design, they came in a plain brown box, they had a paper obviously off a cheap printer saying they were really Food Saver bags, The tape on the bags was a different color than all my 10 year's of using Food Saver bags have used, and they were very loosely wrapped and taped. The also had some sort of garbage about how they may look different because Jarden was often testing new designs. I would not recommend buying bags here!
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on June 15, 2014
All I can say is that if you buy in bulk or on sale items, meat especially, and use the food saver system and their packaging rolls to store and freeze there is no better way to do it. You can reuse the material after you open it. Most of the time the reused packaging works, Obviously the reused bags need to be thoroughly washed with standard dish washing detergent . A few tricks.. One, the bagging material can be expensive so reusing them is a viable option. Two, make the bags longer than you need when you seal them you loose about an inch or so due to the sealing system, If you are going to reuse the bag the extra length you make it will be welcome extra length when you reuse the bag for another item, because every time you open the bag you an loose 1 inch or so overlap and when you reseal another inch or so. So being generous initially will pay off in the end. Finally, sometimes the seal is compromised, try just resealing the bottom or sides with the sealing option on the food saver machine. Most times it works, sometimes it doesn't. I hope these ideas work for you as well as they work for me.
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on August 26, 2017
After purchasing Food Saver rolls for close to 20 years, this purchased displayed the typical green and white food saver box with 11 inch "rolls" to be cut to desired length, I received a brown box with a Food Saver sticker containing "pre-cut" bags 8" wide by 11" long. I'm not happy or going through a return process, I'll get them somewhere else in the future where I can physically view them before purchasing. I want 11" wide rolls to cut to my desired length which is what was indicated in the photo.
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on January 21, 2018
I recommend these bags 100% over the generic replacement bags, and I will continue to only buy these (the others were horrible and useless).

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seemed the like the free bags that came w/my FoodSaver unit were much "softer" and easier to use. Hard to describe what I mean, but the original few bags were easier to work with, always sealing the opening on the first try.

These bags however sometimes seem too stiff and the opening won't close so that the FS system can grab em to close/seal the bag. It's as if these are a harder plastic and thus, not as easy to work with. I could be wrong though, so I apologize.

If anyone else has witnessed this please tell me I'm not crazy. The cheap bags tho were this issue times 100. You couldn't get them to close no matter way (opening plastic peeled away from each other, so you couldn't get them to come together for a seal).

As long as I continue to Sous Vide tho, I will continue to buy these bags.
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on December 17, 2017
These work great. Previously I had problems getting these to consistently seal, but now I know why:

Basically, my FoodSaver (and probably most others) has a button that changes the type of food from "dry" to "moist". I never paid that much attention to it, but I was having stuff get frost-burn in the freezer until I figured out that this setting was actually important:

In short, if liquid gets sucked out of the bag along with the air, then you have to give the unit longer to seal the bag, because moisture trapped in the seal area has to be boiled off. That's what the "moist" setting does. Until I started using it correctly, I had seal failures. Now that I get it, I no longer suffer this problem.

In short, the bags work great, if you know what you're doing. Which I do, now. Well, at least in that regard...
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on January 12, 2018
These work great with my FoodSaver vacuum sealer. The textured interior surface helps the machine remove as much air as possible. They're BPA free as well, so I'm not worried about contamination. You'll have to partially freeze your meats before sealing to keep the fluids from the meat from causing a bad seal.

I just stared Sous Vide cooking, and vacuum sealing your food is part of the process. When I can use them, these work great for cooking this way. However, I'm almost always cooking thawed meat and this plus whatever oil or marinade I put in the bag with it makes sealing with the FoodSaver problematic as a wet surface impedes proper sealing. I cooked a pork loin this way and one of the seals leaked, thankfully, not until after it was done cooking. These are wonderful for storing food in you deep freeze, but not so great for Sous Vide. I use ziplock bags for that and use a water displacement method for pushing the air out before cooking.
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on August 5, 2016
Get foodsaver bags! Who cares if they are priced how they are, the knockoff bags dont hold vac for longer than 3 months. I regularly vac pintos and rice in 1lb bags inside 5gal buckets; all foodsaver bagged items remained sealed and completely vac'd while the cheaper rolls i got here on amazon did not, they were still sealed but at least 1/3 had lost their vac. To the average comsumer the knockoffs may be ok for short term, but for the long termer like me you gotta go with the brand.
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on January 22, 2017
I love these bags! No negative comments, I've had very good luck with them. Every seal has been perfect if you make sure the edges are dry and reasonably clean when you seal, select "moist" if you're not sure, seems to seal better. I was a little timid about sealing at first but now I seal everything if it's going in the freezer. The plastic is thick enough to prevent freezer burn and the seal is excellent. I even seal my cell phone if I'm going to be out in the rain, I can still use the touch screen right though the bag. (yes, you have to remove the bag to recharge the phone)
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on February 20, 2017
I love my FoodSaver and these rolls of 11" storage 'bags' which I have purchased several times. However this last order came in a plain cardboard style carton--no FoodSaver packaging--which made me nervous about using them. I feel as though these rolls were taken out of other regular packaging and repacked into a plain brown cardboard box for some reason. That has never happened before, so maybe my next order will look more legitimate. If not, I'll probably go direct to the FoodSaver site to order from now on. With that said, the bags seem to be perfectly normal.
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