FoodSaver® Professional Vacuum Sealer
Prior to buying this unit, I spent decades selling the commercial, table top and floor vacuum packagers, and despite my employee discount- they were simply impractical in cost and footprint. I've lusted after this unit for some time now- the higher-end, shiny game saver unit being the real target but out of reach- and finally pulled the trigger on this as a holiday present for myself.
The unit performs flawlessly on bags, and my only complaint is the accessory hose function- it seems the unit does not pull a solid vacuum when attached, and that can be dealt with.
For a consumer unit- this is a fantastic investment and is highly recommended.
February 3, 2016
NOT A GOOD INVESTMENT
We now have had 3 of these and each one has quit working after 6-9 months. The sealer failed on the first one and the second two both just stopped working on the same day, you can maybe make 30 seals before you need to rest these machines (why we bought two). We used these machines just for doing a little bit of sealing various items and doing our fish processing twice a year. Each machine did not make it through more than one fish processing (typically only 80-100 lbs worth). In my opinion, unless you are doing small batches with one of these they do not hold up (I certainly would not trust it to even do a deer all the way through, let alone a moose......
September 1, 2013
Simple and streamlined
I love that this version opens up completely, instead of trying to work bags into a slot as with other models. This allows me to seal back up all types of food bags like snacks, frozen veggies etc. Much harder to keep eating those chips if it it sealed back up! This model is also a workhorse, allowing for multiple bags to be sealed one after the other without loosing heat. You have to manually click the lid down tight before vacuuming or sealing which seems to create a much surer seal. I have had several other Foodsavers over the years and this simple, streamlined version is definitely my favorite.
January 30, 2016
This vacuum sealer is a practical unit. I have had a couple of foodsaver units and both of them were automatic units. The problem with those units is that they heat up and refuse to seal after about ten cycles. The professional model can do 25 as the company claims. I had done about 14 cycles and it held up so far. I use it to vacuum seal smoked fish and so far. After two weeks of continuous use, only the foam seal in the unit kept on going out of its place. I took it out and reversed the position and it quit going out of its groove. I like this model better than the models I previously used. You have more control on the length of the bags you use. This is a better sealer than the auto units.
December 10, 2015
Love the FoodSaver Professional Sealer
Over the course of a number of years I've owned several FoodSaver Vacuum Sealers and purchased machines for both my daughter and daughter-in-law. Because of the way I shop and amount of cooking & packaging I do, I've literally worn my units out over time which prompted me to choose to upgrade to the Professional model. I especially appreciate the fact that it will handle multiple, consecutive seals without a break! If there is one drawback, it would be the fact that it is rather loud when in vacuum mode, however that's minor when considering the unit's function overall!
August 20, 2013
This Sealer is almost perfect.
We bought this sealer for a bulk herbal business. The product works well and is a vast improvement over the personal Food Savers. We use it to seal dry herbs to keep them fresh. A major problem with some models is the powdered herbs drawing into the sealing area and preventing a good seal. This model It is easy to use and seals very well without pulling the product into the seal. The only problem is that it still overheats and has to be given time to cool after about 17 repeated seals. If it was not for this one problem it would be almost perfect.
August 5, 2013
several years ago i bought a foodsaver (not game)and i used it until the seal finally gave out. i live high in the rocky mountains of new mexico in a remote community. everyone here hunts...elk, deer,wild turkey and more and this new game and fish foodsaver is absolutely fantastic from monthly trips to town ( 50 miles and 1 1/2 hours of narrow mountain roads so freezer storage is a very important factor. this unit is simply amazing for sealing and keeping fresh allkinds of meats,ilove it!!!
December 19, 2015
Did not last
We will see how this all turns out. I have used this product a few times over the year that I have had it. After these few times the upper seal has already failed and when i logged onto the website it says there are no replacement parts available. I emailed customer support and we will see how this work out. The product works well and if I can get a repair part it will be an ok product. At this time I have a $180.00 piece of junk on my counter and 30lbs of summer sausage I cannot vacuum seal.
February 24, 2013