FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe Vacuum Packaging System by Tilia
My new favorite kitchen tool
I love, Love, LOVE my Foodsaver! We raise our own food, hunt and process most of our family's meat and produce. It was hard to justify the expense of buying another small kitchen appliance since I could always use zipper type bags, freezer paper and other packaging. I finally took the plunge when I found the Gamesaver model on sale. Yay! We harvested and processed 180 pounds of chicken and filled our freezer with wholesome, truly pasture raised meat. Could not believe how easy and efficiently this year's processing went. Even packaging an oddly shaped, whole bird was amazingly simple. This product needs to be renamed to "Timesaver". My Christmas gift list is mostly done since I'll be putting several of these under my family members' trees. Thanks for a great product.
February 18, 2015
time consuming and fussy
My husband and I are experienced food vacuumers and looked forward to our new machine. It proved to be a disappointment. It took many attempts to get a good seal on our blanched and dried carrot crop. After almost individually drying each piece and putting in a paper towel we got a kind of exceptable vacuum and it did finally seal....after my husband tried the canister mode on the bag. It took hours and we were not yet done with the carrots but I was done with the machine. We never had to baby our past machines in such a way. Also the addition of the towel eliminates cooking in the bag.
We returned the machine and do hope to see our refund.
September 10, 2014
This is the best unit.....ever
My wife wouln't give this product up...FOR NOTHING. She uses it for freezing meat as well as other food items. It is wonderful for packaging food that we will use just a few days from purchase, up to several days. We marinate meat, and seal it in food-saver bags...both for the freezer and for 24-hour use. You can open many "bagged" items from the grocery store -- take out some to eat right away -- and reseal to await the next use.
We continue to impress friends with this AMAZING product -- and they have gone right out to purchase it! (on-line, of course)
Thank you for asking our opinion. And thanks for the
sales you have on-line.
July 13, 2012