FoodSaver GameSaver Silver Vacuum Packaging System by Tilia
I was hesitant to buy this sealer because of some mixed reviews; however I had a freezer accident and had to save about 70lbs of trout and salmon ASAP. Right out of the box I sealed 10 packages of thawed fish and it worked like a charm. I smoked the rest of the fish, let it cool and sealed another 20ish packages the next day without a hitch (probably because I read the directions...) I wasn't getting a seal on maybe 2 of the packages but it was Completely my fault as I had put too much in the bag and hadn't left the recommended 3 inches of space at the top so there were wrinkles in the bag, it wasn't laying flat across the vacuum channel and sealer. I also tried sealing up a few jalapenos from the garden to save for a larger batch to can; it worked Wonderfully! I think if anyone is having problems with this sealer is it probably user error and not the machine! Do yourself a favor and save that fish over winter with this sealer!
August 9, 2013
Do Not Buy This!
Worked great the first time. The second time it would not close and power up until you pressed down on the latch. It also would not seal well. Only half of the bags sealed properly. I'm returning it tomorrow and getting my money back. I do not want a replacement.
July 16, 2013
We have bought 5 of these in the last 3 years and everyone has quit working after using 2 or 3 times. If this is a lightweight product and should not be used to package meat we should be told that. We will not be buying another they cost to much to use one time and throw away
January 22, 2013
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!
This is such an amazing product! We process our own venison and other wild game as well as vacuum packing bulk groceries. This model is amazing. I love that I can control how much air is vacuumed out by pressing the seal button to cut it short for softer foods. I haven't had the opportunity to use the 12volt adapter yet but hope to do so this year.
I see negative reviews and can't believe we are discussing the same product. I would gladly buy this product again.
January 11, 2013