We have found the vacuum sealer to be everything it was advertised to be. It took some trial and error to get technique down but, it wasn't anything the was wrong w/ the product, just my inept abilities ... lol. One thing I was doing wrong was trying to put too much food into the bag to be sealed so, IF you have problems with sealing, it may help to seal smaller portions. Other than that, we have no complaints and, so far, love our new sealer!! Get yours today!!