FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe Vacuum Packaging System by Tilia
Much better than my old vacuum sealer.
Sucks a vacuum much faster than 4 yr. old model. Sealer is better on this new model as well. I like the new locking feature seems to improve both the vacuum and sealing operation. Love it!
September 15, 2014
An Excellent Replacement
We received our first FoodSaver as a wedding gift over 20 years ago. Eventually, it just wouldn't seal as well as it used to. The time had come for a replacement. I studied that available models of the day and decided on the GameSaver Deluxe. So far, it has performed mostly quite well.
I feel to give a proper review I must share my 2 concerns. First, the vacuum chamber is way too deep beyond the sealing strip. Way to much excess bag is wasted. An extra inch may not sound like much, but that will ultimately cost me hundreds of feet of bags. Second, one of the newer features that attracted me was the moist food setting. Unfortunately, when packaging moist roast beef, it pulled a lot of juice. That part of the problem is minimal, however, the bag would not seal where the juice had pulled through. That is a problem.
So, overall I rate the product very highly, but there is still a little work to do to reach perfection. I'm not asking for much, am I? ;)
The thing to see now is whether it lasts as long as our first one!
September 14, 2014
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
Compact, easy to use, quick.
Great product. Very easy to use. So far, have used it for both raw and cooked meats, fresh veggies, and baked items. Looking forward to using it for fall fishing!
September 10, 2014