The vacuum Foodsaver V2240 finally arrived and we were eager to try the unit to check if it worked OK. From a lot of reviews either these machine worked or they have problem. This particular machine had good reviews so we had our fingers crossed.
As I stated before on our Freezer post for some reason there has not been any decent local sales on chicken. So just to try the unit we bought a large packet of chicken wing from out local supermarket.
Reading the manual it apparently helps to pre-freeze the chicken wings for an hour or so. This helps to stop chicken juice from entering the vacuum system. So in the future we will partially pre-freeze meat before we vacuum.
We placed the wings into the plastic bag and followed the instructions placing the open end into the vacuum system. Pressed the button and after a few minutes the vacuum motor stopped and the bag was sealed. It was amazing how all the air had been sucked out of the bag and the wings became a solid lump. Put the bag into the freezer and was very happy so far with this unit. We then vacuumed the rest of the wings.
We purchased the unit via Amazon.com. I found an interest thing about prices on Amazon, they change, not so much on books but on other products. When we purchased this unit it cost $80 when we went back to check on tracking, the unit new price was now $199?
So if you find what you want on Amazon at a good price buy then and there as it may change if you wait and go back to order later.