FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe Vacuum Packaging System by Tilia
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
Love my GameSaver - plus a tip that might help
I bought my first GameSaver many years ago from a major outdoor retailer, and this year I'm buying one for my mother for Christmas. One hint that might help: this year the seal failed. I don't know if it was age, if it had dried out, etc. I tried wetting the sealing areas, and it immediately improved. After that, I bought a can of food-grade silicone spray, and applied it by hand by spraying it first onto a clean towel, and then applying it to the sealing areas. It was a rebirth! I once again froze dozens of bags of sealed garden vegetables. And among several of my favorites, I marinate jerk chicken at least once every couple of weeks. Does a fantastic job!
December 18, 2011
This product has great features
It took a few minutes and some assistance from my husband to figure out how to work the controls as it is different than my old Foodsaver. I am very happy with it so far. I especially like the wet-dry feature. The only thing I would say wasn't an improvement over my old one is where the location of the cutter is. It is very good for making a bag, however, with my old one--after I sealed a package I could slide the cutter and cut the excess bag material off, thus saving freezer space and making a neater package. With this one I have to reposition my package, or use another means to cut off the excess.
October 19, 2014