Sugar Land, TX
I liked the concept when I saw it advertised, but the electric pump is just too unwieldly and unnecessary. The manual pump does the job just fine. Ziploc is now offering something like this. However, if you are bagging more than 10 or 20 lbs. worth of meat, then the electric pump may be for you. If you're looking to store two or three bags worth of meat, the manual pump works great, and it's much easier to clean.
Also when using this product, be sure to keep the valve in contact with the opposing side of the bag so the liquid can make a temporary seal while you're closing the valve. Not doing so caused me some frustration.
Another problem, when charging the electric pump, the indicator light turns green after a few minutes. Don't be fooled. You'll only get a bag or two worth of charge from it. It need to stay on the outlet for at least five hours. Unfortunately, unlike a lot of charging devices these days, you have to take it off after twelve hours or it becomes unsafe. I can't see myself actually using it from now on.
Cons: Difficult To Use
Best Uses: Ice Fishing, Fresh Water, Salt Water, Traveling
Would you recommend this product? No