The FoodSaver® GameSaver® Bronze
Tedious in the Extreme
This was the replacement recommended by a Foodsaver representative for a Foodsaver Turbo Plus Professional Series that quit working. I surely wish I still had it if only to make bags. What had been a simple two step process: puil out bag to length, close lid & press "seal" and cut, has become a multi- step process with the Gamesaver Bronze: lift bag cutter bar, pull out bag to length, close the lid & lock, press "seal," unlock, pull bag back to bag cutter bar, align seal in bag cutter bar, and cut. I will think about this every single time I have to make a bag and, unfortunately, it takes a good number of them to package up a deer for freezing,.
August 29, 2012
BEST FOODSAVER EVER
I have only used this machine once...but, it already does way better then my last model. I had bought the FoodSaver Mini Chef Kit 2 years ago because it was on sale at a retail store. Biggest mistake ever because that thing is junk. But this GameSaver Bronze is great. It's easy to use, air escapes quick and simple. Not to mention its sturdy, feels tough, and a has a wonderful pattern! I bought this (like the first one) for my husband, but I'm pretty sure I'll be the one using it most of the time. I definitely would reccomend the GameSaver Bronze to anyone. It is a bit more on the spendier side of moderate pricing, but it is worth every penny. Super great product!
September 26, 2012
I love having a lifetime warranty
Having a lifetime warranty is very important to me as I have had 3 other Foodsavers and had to replafe them all in time. I do not care for the camouflage on the exterior. I will keep it in my pantry as I would never have it showing in my kitchen. Small price to pay in order to have a lifetime warranty though. I think it is a bit more difficult to operate but I got use to it in a short bit of time.
Biggest problem thus far was the packaging via the carrier. There was absolutely no padding, bubble wrap etc around the box. I am very surprised that it did not get damaged in shipment.
July 29, 2012
Lifetime warranty sold me !
I have had 2 previous units that were similar in use and function but after time the heating element would create a void in the seal.
Was told that they dont sell the element for safety reasons. I would rather spend $ 15.00 to repair an item than pitch it in the trash and make landfill. In fact I would keep a spare repair kit on hand for the next time cause some things do wear out..
With that being said this unit does what its supposed to do and I hope that I dont have to use the warranty because my luck is, the element goes just when I bring home a few hundred dollars of meat to package.
Wish I had color options as I do like camo just not in the kitchen
Definitely reccomend this unit over the 1 year warranty
November 25, 2013
Good product in an ugly package.
We returned a V3880 after realizing only the first item we vacuum sealed was correct, and it lost suction after that (and apparently would have to wait up to a half hour between sealing?!?) After readings reviews, we ordered the Game Saver Bronze, going for function instead of looks. Huge difference. The first day we got it, we individually packaged about 60 items one after another without pause and it worked great from first to last. Do some web searching, there are coupon codes to be found if you order at foodsaver.com.
April 29, 2013
Love my Gamesaver
The game saver works very well. I had never used a vacuum sealer and I was surprised by how easy it was. The machine is lightweight and easy to store, the roll plastic falls right in and unrolls easily to create bags. The machine works faster than I anticipated. I anticipate using it often and with confidence that my frozen meat will be well preserved. I received this product to test and review and am glad I volunteered, it's easily one of the best products I've reviewed. I give game saver 4.5 out of 5 stars.
January 20, 2016
I* don't know how I ever got along without a Food Saver. I just purchased a V2835 to replace my old V2440 which I purchased several years ago. The old one got to the place that it would not vacuum all of the air from the bag & switch over automatically to seal.
A customer service rep suggested to replace the gaskets. Now it works like a new one. I am going to keep the V2835 just in case the old one gives out completely. Please don't ever discontinue the V2835 or the model that is similar to the V2440.
May 15, 2013
What a great new product!
I have had Food Saver Machines for over 15 years, with no problems. When told of the "NEW" Bonze Game Saver, with lifetime Warranty, "Flip-up" storage feature & it's in Camo I had to buy it! It now fits great on my countertop and takes up less space than a loaf of bread! Works as great as my previous model. This will allow me to leave it on the counter and I will not have to "keep getting it out or the cupboard". The package deal with the Bronze Game Saver was good too!
December 21, 2011