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Much happier with the FoodSaver GameSaver!
on December 19, 2010
I had the original FoodSaver and used the @$%# out of it. It was great but eventually stopped operating properly; suction was no longer strong enough (always thought it should have worked better) and the seal strip peeled away and became a gluey mess and wouldn't seal properly. It was approximately 5 years old. After reading about all the different models, I chose the FoodSaver Gamesaver as its replacement and couldn't be happier with my decision. This model is almost industrial to our old one. It has a much stronger vacuum and the sealer won't go the same way as the old one by design. The built-in cutter works great too; no more crooked bags and you can use this one without wasting bag material, something the vertical model has a big problem with. One note about the size of the machine: it's much bigger than the old one -wider, which is great for us to reseal some of the reused bags (like from cheese) and heavier, which we like for the big fish filets and large steaks. The old one moved around on the counter when using larger, heavier packages due to its lack of weight. I am very happy with this unit and will recommend this model to others (already have). This model was worth every penny of the extra $20-30.
Update: It's been two years and we are buying bags for this thing like crazy from Costco. Again, this unit is SO MUCH BETTER than our original! If you're serious about buying a food saver, this unit is awesome for the home gardener and quantity meat buyer. I highly recommend it!