Foodsaver Problems... YIKES!!
I am on Foodsaver #3 and am ready to scream! I got my first one about 3 years ago so I could cook in bulk for Daddy and freeze his meals. It worked fine for about a year and a half. Eventually it wouldn't vacuum properly. I called Tilia. They had me seal a teaspoon (they do that a lot). The company sent me a new foam rubber gasket. Problem solved (for about 6 months). It still vacuumed okay but it would no longer seal the bags. I bought a new one. It worked for about 8 or 9 months with good results, then the vacuum started working off and on. I called Tilia. They had me seal (you guessed it) a teaspoon! Worked beautifully. This would be great if my Dad ate cutlery but he doesn't!!! The person at Tilia said that since I had the machine for less than 1 year they would send me a new one!! About a week later I had my new machine. I plugged it in and tried to vacuum save a bag of food. Worked great. Second bag... nothing. It cycles as if vacuuming the air out but nothing happens. Then it seals the bag air and all. I have read all of the instructions. Followed everything to the letter. I wait at least 30 seconds in between bags, make sure the food isn't too hot, blah blah blah. Sorry to go on so long but I'm beginning to think there's something wrong with me and not this crazy machine. Has anyone else had problems with one of these. Does anyone out there have another brand that works well for them? I know Black and Decker has a new "heavy duty" sealer. I may try that one. Help! Somebody!!