Spend the money -this is the best foodsaver ever. I have purchased cheaper models and they wear out or don’t work for very long. This one is built for the long haul.
Although i have had other food savers before, this one has a much better vacume system. I have use this one quite a bit in the few days that i have had it, and every thing is working great. I do not understand where the negative reviews are coming from. Thanks for another great product foodsaver.
I used to have the original food saver i like this one much better. It works standing up so if you are sealing soups you don’t end up with a mess. Here are the specifications for the FoodSaver GAMESAVER REPETITIVE Sealing:
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- Use with a standard household outlet, or in the field with the 12 Volt DC Adapter (included)
- Features include an easy carrying handle, XL rubberized buttons and an XL patented removable drip tray
- Built-in roll storage and cutter allow you to easily make custom length bags and prevent freezer burn
I recommend this for small families like us. I like to smoke food but we eat such small amounts at a time. Its ideal to save the food after i have smoked it. If warmed properly, i can’t tell it from freshly smoked. I warm the meet very slowly on low heat after i remove it from the bag. I sometimes even leave it in the food server bag and put it in a pot of hot water, but i usually don’t do it all the way like that. I like to remove it from the bag for the final warming.
I don’t know what the people writing one star reviews are doing wrong but i’ve used my gamesaver extensively for four years and the only sealing problems i’ve had were due to crappy foodsaver bags. I switched to bags from sorbent systems, which are cheaper anyhow, and they are much better. Due possibly to my own ham handedness the seal switch broke yesterday. It still seals if you’re using the vacuum/seal function switch but the seal only switch no longer works. Since i didn’t save my receipt when i bought it from sportsman’s warehouse four years ago i can’t send it back for a replacement. I suspect the one star folks were trying to seal wet meats. I always partially freeze my meat before sealing it since the blood from fresh meat can interfere with the vacuum seal process. I love this gamesaver so much i’m buying another one. I’ll just be more gentle when tripping the seal only switch from now on. Update: i have downgraded my rating from five to three stars.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Pays For Itself
- Good vacuum sealer but not all that durable.
- its only rated at 25 seals in a row so don’t expect it to seal a whole deer without needing some time off to cool down. And that
Still going strong after 2 years.
We purchased this unit about 2 years ago and though i cringed at the price at the time, it paid for itself in the first year. Hands down, without question paid. We buy meat in bulk on sale and then package it up so it will last longer. We also hunt and fish and vacuum seal all of that meat up, too. In the last two years, i think i have had to toss 2-3 packages of meat due to actual freezer burn (because the bag had gotten a hole in it or hadn’t sealed perfectly the first time). Normally, if i see a package that didn’t get the full vacuum seal, i will use that first but it is rare. This is fantastic for vacuum sealing items that you don’t want to have fully squished (like fresh bread) because of the separate seal and vacuum/seal buttons. The extra long cord and adapter to plug into your car’s 12v jack makes this unit awesome for taking into the field for on-site processing.
I’ve only sealed a few items, ham, chicken, blackberries, dinner rolls, etc. The vacuum sealer worked as it should. The only issue i had is sealing food that had juices but that was overcome with inserting a folded paper towel between meat and seal. The unit worked great for bread and fruit allowing me to stop the vacuum and start the seal before crushing the items.
Saves so much food great for anyone wanting to save time putting food away for winter.
Bought this for my oldest son so he could use at the ranch. We got several turkey and hogs and used this to package the meat. Just put it in the bag, seal it and put in the freezer.
My biggest complaint is the overall vacuum power. I use this 100% of the time for fresh fish filets and it still leaves small pockets of air throughout. I wish there was a manual option to continue the vacuum until satisfied.
Given some very negative reviews on this unit, i reluctantly purchased the foodsaver gamesaver g500 due to the fact that its functions/design was closest to the foodsaver professional ii which had served me well for over 10 years of bagging fresh gamefish. I’ve used it twice now, the second time to consecutively seal up about 20 bags of tuna steaks and other fish. Thus far i’ve had no overheat issues and the unit has functioned exactly as suggested. It seems to evacuate at least as much air as my previous model and is very easy to use. If anything, the seal is slightly wider which is a good thing. In checking out the choices, the g500 unit seems much sturdier than the next unit down ($139 model) which felt very flimsy and lacked the external sliding bag cutter. I hope i’m reporting the same thing a year and then again two years from now but so far i’ve had none of the issues that others have complained about and instead the unit is functioning perfectly. The only reason for the 4-stars is that i’ve only used it a couple times to date, so saving any better review for a larger sample.
This is my 3rd foodsaver sealing product in about 10 years. My husband is an avid hunter and fisherman and uses this sealer several times a week during hunting season and several times per month during fishing trips. I also use it for normal sealing- vegetables, meats, etc. And it works like a charm every time. I really like the ‘store’ function this particular model has where it soft locks during storage and transit which will definitely make it last longer.
Thus is my 3rd foodsaver and i admit i basically never used the other two they basically dry rotted on a shelf. But i ‘got setious’ about economizing and decided to give it a try again. This is a powerful machine and the thing i really like about it is the last one i had was supposed to automatically detect the bag and start vacuuming but most of the time it didnt so i gave up. But this is a manual model i mean you lift the lid insert the bag and it vacuums then seals. I literally think it has paid for itself in just a couple of months because im buying when groceries are on sale then vacuum sealing and tossing in the freezer. The other thing im doing is when i cook something like stew or a casserole i usually divide it in half vacuum seal one half and freeze for later and eat the other half. The only problem im having is my poor dog is missing all the leftovers he used to get. I honestly believe the foodsaver pays for itself. This model also comes with an adaptor cord that plugs into the accessory plug in you vehicle so hunters or fishermen can use it on location.
We were attracted to this product due to the lifetime guarantee. When running it’s a bit noisy but it does a great job. This is our 3rd food saver product that we’ve owned in the last 15 years. The ability to run off an automobile electrical system is something i will probably never use but it’s a nice feature.
I’ve had a few different foodsaver sealers over the years and this one by far is the best one i’ve used. Works great for various types of meats, fish, and vegetables. Seems to hold up well when used for several hours of making bags and sealing. That seemed to be an issue with previous models after 20 to 30 minutes of use they wouldn’t seal well or fail to produce a good vacuum.
Arrived in a timely manner, and has way out performed the last foodsaver sealer i bought. It does oh into over heat after about 20 seals. As i package a lot of sealed things that can be a time killer but i also can a lot of things and this works great. Would recommend it to anyone.
Of meat so far and seems to work fine. Bags in a row, it did not skip a beat. We finally killed our old foodsaver. From new it would only seal 5-7 bags before having to ‘ take a rest’. It was the old black stand up one, not made to do alot of meat at once. Making bags from the rolls is easier too. Very happy so far with this purchase. If you buy in bulk or hunt like we do, i would not hesitate to recommend this to any one.
We process a lot of fish, and this is the go to machine. Better than this would be two of them. When one gets too hot and stops working, continue on the other, while the hot one times out. We’ve had four others and this gamesaver silver is it.If we find a good buy at the store on meat, this is the unit we drag out to package it. Also, we’ve tried a variety of bags and ‘foodsaver’ bags work best. You may save a few cents on other bags but the economy ones don’t always seal right.
I keep it on the kitchen cabinet and use it a lot. Can’t wait to take it to the lake to save fish.
I’ve been reading the reviews about this unit heating up , mine does as well after multiple uses , if you don’t want to wait for the unit to cool down stick it in the freezer for about 5 minutes.