FoodSaver® GameSaver® Deluxe
Looks good and well built, works great. Easy to operate.
December 28, 2012
Great machine but it waste a lot when using the rolls
August 8, 2013
Very pleased with this product
This product is easy to use and clean. Very happy!
October 29, 2012
Have used FoodSaver for years
We can not do without our Food Saver. We do not have any waste with freezer burn or trying to figure out what is in a package. We buy bulk and save. We love this model because it is so easy to use. Had one similar to it but it finally quit after years of service. Don't like the counter models so we were glad we could get this same model online. GREAT!!!
August 28, 2013
I'm pleased with the product.
My original unit finally quit working, so this was a replacement for that. Didn't realize how much I used it till it broke, so replacing it was no question. I upgraded to a Game Saver Deluxe, but I don't really see any great upgrade and am disappointed that it does not have the pulse feature, which is why the good and not the excellent rating. Over all I am pleased with the product and hope to continue to get years of use from it as I did from my last one.
December 17, 2014
This is the 2nd Food Saver we have owned. The 1st lasted 15 yrs. The new one is terrific! Easier to use, great to have the roll inside and although a bit larger than the first one, it's still sleek and fits in the same spot as the old one. We haven't had it for long, but so far we are very pleased with our purchase and would recommend it to others.
August 13, 2013
This product delivers all that it promises.
This is my 2nd FoodSaver. I upgraded from the least expensive model and so far it is more than worth it. I like the ability to have a roll & be able to cut it inside the machine, instead of cutting it myself with scissors, which I never did get straight lines. It has more options, I like that as well. I haven't tried the over-sized bags, but am looking forward to being able to fill bags with larger capacity. I definitely recommend this product.
September 24, 2014
Works better than I imagined
I had an earlier model FoodSaver unit which I used heavily for four years. The heat from heavy usage had over time melted the center of the sealing strip and exposed the red-glowing heating element directly to the bag. Thus, it did not always seal correctly.
In March 2015, I called Customer Service to see if I could get a replacement part and sadly found out that those parts are not available. However, the representative, who was most patient and gracious, talked me into getting a new unit which was on sale. I got a Hunter oriented model which lays flat instead of upright like my previous unit. (I just turn the new unit up on the back side and it is then upright, like my former unit and takes up little space on the pantry shelf where I keep my vacuum sealing.)
I really like the new Hunter unit. Unlike my previous unit, you manually operate the lock on vacuum device and can position the bag to seal where you want it to be sealed. The previous unit had a sensor that triggered the automatic locking mechanism which sometimes started the vacuum and sealing process before I was ready. The Hunter unit will not start the process until you manually lock in the bag and turn on the vacuum start switch. I really like this feature and find it easier to use.
Overall, I think the Hunter unit is the best unit for bulk processors and preppers. And I might add that I was very impressed by the treatment I received from the Customer Service representative.
April 23, 2015
seems to wear out quick with over use
I am on my second one. I had one many years ago and loved it. After about 2 yrs, it would take the air out but then stopped automatically sealing it. I would have to lean on the machine and then hit the seal button hoping not too much air would get back into the bag. Fast forward to now. I got this same machine and it has been about 3-4 yrs and the same thing has happened. Worked fine one day and the next time I used it, it continued to be taking the air out but would not stop to seal the bag again. So back to leaning on the machine to make sure that air would not get back into the bag to defeat the whole purpose. I have no idea why this is happening but it is quite annoying it has happened to two of the same machines that I have had. I love it though. I do plan on getting another one, one that you just slip the bag in and it does the work for you. It has saved a lot of our food and I can store food in our deep freezer for a long time. Perfect for soups when you make a big pot and want left overs to easily reheat another day. I do recommend this to anyone because it is a money saver. And i LOVE getting meats and seasoning them before sealing them in the bag. It really helps get all the seasoning flavor through out the meats. I just wish this specific one didn't have the problem of not sealing after taking the air out. I tell all my friends about it and how it saves you a lot of money. Really is a great product, but maybe it is just this model that I have the problems with.
February 18, 2015
We originally wanted a vacuum sealer for preserving lettuce in mason jars to make easy salads. We have found it to be extremely useful for packaging meat/cheese snacks, dehydrated foods, etc. It's been great!
September 10, 2012
"JARMEN" Good People to work with
THE ONLY THING I CAN FIND NEGATIVE (after my fourth (4th) unit) IS THE SEALING STRIP!
" I DO NOT WANT TO RUN A KITCHEN WITHOUT ONE!)
February 26, 2014
THE GAMESAVER HAS TOO MANY FLAWS
I am very disappointed with the Food Saver that I purchased. This is my fourth Food Saver and it is the only one that does not always seal and I have to do the sealing process again and again. I plan to purchase one of the 4800 series and will give this one away. It even arrived without the drip tray that I can lift out and empty.
May 9, 2015
This product failed to function after 5 bags
I bought this item aprx 4 weeks ago. Finally got around to using it to seal some Smoked meat After the 5th bag of sealing. The unit would not stop running once I pulled the Lock lever down.
Not sure what is going on but you would think I would get more than 5 bags out of this device!!!!!!
June 2, 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
my first one was a vac 350 it lasted 11 years that why i bought another foodsaver. My friend still has a vac 350 we vac a lot of game . I like that this has the moist control and seal only on my gamesaver deluxe 250.I'm going to recomend this product to friends
April 16, 2014
Gamesaver Deluxe So Far So Good
My Gamesaver has worked great so far, (about 3 weeks). The vacuum sealer arrived 8 days after I ordered it. This is the only Foodsaver vacuum sealer with a 10 year limited warranty. The others are only a year. That was the reason I bought this one.
September 27, 2014
This foodsaver is faster than the other models.
The Gamesaver delux is faster that our previous model. The bag storage is a littler harder to use. This model is more efficient as it allows you to seal the bottom of the bag closer to the edge. So you get a free bag for about every six bags.
March 15, 2015
Easy to use and does exactly what it should
I owned one before that burned through the cloth on the sealer and I threw it away before I realized that this is a replaceable part. After getting this model, I am happy. I'm sure it will last year's to come.
September 24, 2014
Great product to save food and money
Always loved this product. Only thing bags used to be a little thicker texture. Now they are a little thinner.But still love product this is my third one I wear them out I use it so much for everything.
July 3, 2013
This is my second Foodsaver and I love the new features. We had our first Foodsaver for 11 years and it saw a lot of use. Looking forward to many years of use on the new one. It is a great product.
March 26, 2015
This product provides consistent seals every time.
This is an excellent product as are all Food Saver products. It is very consistent and the food stays fresh in the freezer for several years. The seal of each package is consistently perfect.
February 23, 2015
Easy & efficient.
Our new Foodsaver is way better than our older model. It has more features and is faster. It is lighter & more compact. I'm sure it will serve us as well if not better than our older one
April 8, 2015
This product pays for itself time and time again
This product is a permanent fixture on my kitchen countertop. By buying in bulk, I have managed to save a ton of time, and money, because I don't have to shop as often.
July 31, 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
Ease of use
First timer with a food saver. Was very easy to use. Very impressed with the freshness of food after thawing. Would recommend this product.
September 21, 2014
So far no complaints. The only reason I did not give it a 5-star on value is, I think anything that's not free is overpriced!!
April 29, 2015
i love this product. saves $$$ and keeps food fresh longer, id never be with out one
July 24, 2014
Easier to use than the Vertical models. Plenty of suction power. Easy to use.
April 25, 2015
So far so good
Excellent vacuuming ability and great sealabiity! Great product so far!
June 15, 2014