I picked this up for $25, knowing it wouldn't be industrial strength, but I figured it would do what it claims.
This thing is TERRIBLE. You might as well take $25 out of your wallet and flush it down the toilet. Or, better yet, send it to me!
I tried repeatedly to seal dried apples and some grapes. The vacuum is very finicky and takes quite a few times to get it to work, and even then it's really weak. I could live with that, but 20 minutes later, the seal is gone and it's as loose as if I just put them in a sandwich bag. I tried another roll to make sure I didn't have a bad roll. I re-read the instructions to make sure it wasn't "user error" and tried over 30 times, and EVERY SINGLE BAG lost its seal. I even tried sealing a bag within a bag and that didn't work either.
I wish I could give no stars or even negative stars. I can't believe a product this shoddy can be legally sold. Don't waste your time with this one.
I just purchased a FoodSaver V3440 which is five times the price, but it works EVERY TIME and is a pleasure to use. I wish I would have done my homework and gotten the good one first.