Originally Posted by Bluesman
I bought this back in January and at best it was hit and miss and I waste bags. Well today I'm bagging up 10 quarts of Pulled Pork. I put some AJ in the first bag and I could see the liquid suck up. The bag sucked nice and tight and all was well. I check the drip tray and minimum of fluid. So onto bag 2 no AJ this time and the bag sucks tight. I repeat the same for bag 3 and perfect. Now onto bag 4-7. All fail. I cutoff the top and retry fail again. Take out both trays, clean dry wipe and fail again. I cannot repeat what happened with the first three bags. So fark it get out the ziplock bags. There pork in the freezer. Are these things THAT temperamental? Every time I tried a new bag the "dry" light was on and then during the vacuum cycle would switch over to "moist" and no liquid was coming out of the bag, drip trays were dry. So what am I doing wrong and after I take this back which one should I get that really works?
Amen, Brother-- I relate. If you check consumer reviews, FoodSavers, and all their competitors (eg. Rival) suffer notorious reputations. You did not do anything wrong, I'm betting.