Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer FSSMSL0160-000 Review

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The Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer FSSMSL0160-000 is simple to use and compact in design. It would be a  great backup unit for homes in need of a second unit. The Seal-a-Meal name is one that is well known. If you’ve ever looked into purchasing a food sealer before, it’s likely that you’ve come across this brand before.

The Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer FSSMSL0160-000 is a basic unit that will make preparing foods in advance effortless. It’s  lightweight and ideal for individuals who are just getting started with food sealing. Make freezer burnt and spoiled foods a thing of the past. Start enjoying money and time saving benefits associated with vacuum packing foods.

 

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The Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer FSSMSL0160-000 is what I consider “the all you need design”. It’s not suited up with a lot of extras or designed in a fancy manner. Instead, it is equipped with all the essentials and constructed to get the job done.

Highlighted Features

  • Time Saving
    • Prep meals in advance or store leftovers for quick meal fixes
  • Compact Size
    • Takes up minimum space
  • Easy To Use
    • Press and hold start up
  • Store Foods for Extented Periods
    • Keep foods fresher up to 5 times longer

Features

Accessory Port 

Makes it possible to vacuum seal using accessories. Use by inserting one end of the hose into the vacuum sealer accessory port and the other end into the accessory being used.

Hands-Free Indicator Light

Lights up to let the user know when its safe to remove hands from unit.

Sealing Indicator Light

Lights up to advise user of sealing process taking place.

Open/Cancel Button

Stops the sealing process before action is finish and releases the lid once sealing is complete. Gives the user more control when sealing fragile or delicate items

Press/Hold and Release

Simply close the lid and press to start the sealing process

Vacuum and Seal Feature

Makes packing, sealing, and storing foods easy. Preserve flavor, store extras, protect personal items, and more.

Drip Tray System

Catches liquid overflow; dishwasher safe. Keep clean to avoid molding.

3-step food Vacuum Sealing Process Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000

Built user friendly so that even the novice user can begin using right out of the box. Simple 1-2-3- system. 1. Insert bag, 2. Press/Hold, 3. Release.  Press/hold and release system makes sealing simple.

Sealing Strip

Creates secure seal to protect foods longer by way of heating element.

Included Accessories

Starter bags

Accessory hose and hose adapter

Optional Accessories

seal a meal pre sized bagsSeal-a-Meal FSSMBF0216-015P 1-Quart Heat-Seal Bags

Convenient,  pre-sized bags can be used in the refrigerator, freezer or microwave. Can also be used as a simmer bag. 16 bags included. Stock up with extras to avoid running out.

Seal-A-Meal FSSMBF0626 11-Inch by 9-Foot Seal-a-Meal RollsSeal A Meal Bag Rolls

Includes 2 Seal a Meal bag rolls. Heavy duty plastic protects foods against freezer burns and are microwave safe. Bag rolls are approximately 3 x 3 x 11 inches.

Dimensions

 Compact in size. Small enough to leave on counter-top

Cleaning and Care

Refer to user manual for exterior and interior cleaning instructions.

 Seal A Meal Vacuum Sealer Demo Video

Customer Review Summary

Pros and Cons

 

The  Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer unit has quite a few positive eviews. What consumers appreciated most about the Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer is it’s size, price and ease of use. The Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer is small enough to travel take along on a camping trip or to move around on the counter-top as needed. Everyday food storage needs will be able to be accomplished with little effort.

The majority of consumers were happy with its suction and sealing performance. However, a slightly more advanced vacuum sealer may be needed for large sealing jobs or hours of use. Using this unit as indicated will get you good results.

 

Consumers were displeased about the Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer  having no place for bag roll storage, which can be a bit inconvenient.  Lack of suction power was also experienced. Additional issues reported were in regard to the press/hold and release feature not working properly. Some users felt as if too much pressure was needed when trying to engage in sealing.

I’m really not sure of the manufacture’s process for handling customer related issues, but I do know that Amazon is pretty good about fulfilling consumer returns and exchanges.

Summary

Over half of the users who left reviews gave this unit a  5 star rating.  For best results pre-freeze items with liquids, keep interior and exterior clean, use as recommended and take a minute to get to know your appliance. Some consumers were less than satisfied with the Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer  , but there were far more satisfied users.

Things To Consider

Unable to handle continuous hours of use

Ideal for someone evaluating their need for a vacuum sealer

Recommended for moderate use

Consumer Ratings 

 4.2 out of 5 stars

Price

Priced under fifty dollars, this unit would make a great gift. Check Amazon for best prices and for possible free shipping deals.

 

Color 

Available in White and Grey

Warranty

1 year limited warranty

More Options and Accessories

$9.67
(as of 19-07-2016 17:35:52 UTC - Details)
$79.99
(as of 21-07-2015 11:13:33 UTC - Details)

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