I have had the Food Saver sealer for many years, and absolutely can't function without it. However, they used to include the wide mouth jar sealer in the package, but not anymore, which is a real pain. The sealer caps don't work forever, and I've gone through at least two, before a crack appeared in the cap, which makes it useless. I'm in the process now, of ordering one from Amazon, Ebay, or wherever I can find one. The wide mouth works wonderfully, but like many other people have stated, the small mouth sealer doesn't work nearly as well as the wide mouth one does. What I have found that works with the small mouth cap, is to wrap a folded piece of plastic wrap entirely around the neck of the jar, before putting the lid and the cap on. The cap makes contact with the plastic wrap while sealing, and most of the time it does work. Just something for the cap to make contact with, since it doesn't fit well around the shape of the small mouth quart jar. I truly could not manage without this item. I must have 75 or more jars sealed, with everything from pinto beans to cookies, to corn chips, candy, etc. in them. Cookies will last a year and still taste fresh. I don't know why Food Saver quit including the sealer cap in the package with the sealer, unless it's so they can sell more of their brand of lids, which sit on top of the jars, bowls, or whatever, but don't work. The seals break loose overtime, and the food gets stale, before you realize they've come unsealed. Their plastic sealer containers do not work as well as the canning jars and sealer cap, in my opinion.
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