I recently got this vacuum sealer during summer sale. I have used it now for about 30 quart bags. Pics above are some buckboard bacon I sliced tonight with the Walton’s 12in slicer, also recommended.
I absolutely would recommend it at this point. Excellent wide 5mm heat seal, totally leakproof. Very fast. Best of all, basically hands free. I used to have to latch my Food Saver closed, then lean a lot of weight on the lid to get it to suck vacuum. This one, I just close the lid with 2 fingers, no latches, just weight of lid. Hit button, it sucks lid closed and vacuums and seals, releases suction when done. REALLY SLICK AND IMPRESSIVE.
Additionally the vacuum is very strong every time, bags are aggressively sucked down around food completely forming around, zero air left.
I am very happy with this purchase. I researched several alternatives in depth, all have 5 star and 1 star reviews. In the end I went with Walton’s because even if I do get a 1 star product some day, as happens, there was no retailer I trusted as much as Walton’s to treat me fairly and satisfy me if any issues arise.
As a side note in that vein, my order of vacuum bags had some punctures due to unwrapped bacon hooks in same box. I’m sure there weren’t very many bags affected. However, Austin and Jonathon both reached out to me and shipped me a complete new order of bags and spices that day. Fantastic customer service.
Like most of you, I talk to a lot of buddies about my BBQ and meat-projects, and I will absolutely be recommending this 12" pro vac sealer with confidence to them.