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Reynolds Handi-Vac?


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Reynolds Handi-Vac?

leanneabe | Oct 29, 2007 03:54 PM

Has anyone used the Reynolds Handi-Vac yet? I saw a coupon for it ($2.50 off) in the Sunday paper and found it at Ralphs ($10) but haven't used it yet. It's a small wand-like vacuum sealer that you use with special Reynolds resealable bags (ziploc type seals on top, small vacuum hole on the side) that come in quart and gallon sizes.

We had been pondering the splurge of a FoodSaver, but I'm not convinced we need to seal enough food to justify the purchase or the loss in counter/cabinet space. Then I saw the Frisper in Sharper Image (have yet to see it at LNT) for $80 and a much smaller footprint. However, $80 + cost of bags is still a considerable investment. The Handi-Vac looks similar to the Frisper operation.

We're probably only $15 out (with the coupon and the purchase of both sized bags) so I won't be heartbroken if it just doesn't work as well. And, if we find we're using it a lot, I guess we'll know an upgrade to a FoodSaver would be worth it.

I was just wondering if anyone else has seen them or played around with them?

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