If you want to throw away $50, buy the Rival brand. Each time I attempt to use mine, I think of the scene from Office Space where they bash the hell out of the printer.
It sucks ... well actually it doesn't suck and that's a big problem when it comes to a vacuum sealer. I've come to the conclusion that spending $50 on something that doesn't work worth a damn is a bigger expense than spending $100 on something that works great.
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