The FoodSaver® GameSaver® Deluxe Plus
time consuming and fussy
My husband and I are experienced food vacuumers and looked forward to our new machine. It proved to be a disappointment. It took many attempts to get a good seal on our blanched and dried carrot crop. After almost individually drying each piece and putting in a paper towel we got a kind of exceptable vacuum and it did finally seal....after my husband tried the canister mode on the bag. It took hours and we were not yet done with the carrots but I was done with the machine. We never had to baby our past machines in such a way. Also the addition of the towel eliminates cooking in the bag.
We returned the machine and do hope to see our refund.
September 10, 2014
Use It Virtually Every Day
Bought a Gamesaver to replace my original Foodsaver that died after over 10 years of continuous use. Same style except it doesn't have the "progression" buttons that tell you what stage of vacuuming it is in....which made no difference. Quiet, fast and so easy to use. Blade doesn't seem quite as sharp as my original though. I use it for storing batches of chili, sealing cheese, resealing chips - you name it. It has saved me hundreds of dollars over the years keeping things fresh. No ice crystals like a normal strip seal bag in the freezer. Just thinking that this would be the perfect wedding gift. Frozen goods would probably last longer than the marriage............
July 6, 2014
This product has great features
It took a few minutes and some assistance from my husband to figure out how to work the controls as it is different than my old Foodsaver. I am very happy with it so far. I especially like the wet-dry feature. The only thing I would say wasn't an improvement over my old one is where the location of the cutter is. It is very good for making a bag, however, with my old one--after I sealed a package I could slide the cutter and cut the excess bag material off, thus saving freezer space and making a neater package. With this one I have to reposition my package, or use another means to cut off the excess.
October 19, 2014
Is exactly what I needed
Not only is it easy to use/clean/store, it has simplified my life by allowing me to prepare diet specific meals for a family member, that meet requirements and are good and fresh! I got a package of the bags with the paper strip across the top, to catch juice and I am having great success with them. Hope you make them in other sizes besides the quart. Thank you! If you follow the directions that come with the Food Saver, you will have success with it. I especially like the removable drip tray, so that it can be cleaned. My sister has a Food Saver, and she recommended it. So glad she did!
July 31, 2013
great as usual!!
this will be my third food saver and all have given me excellent service! My last foodsaver lasted 15 years and would've still been going if the heat seal strip hadn't started to burn out. I like this newer model with the roll holder and bag cutter all built in, and I especially like the separate canister button which saves on the heat sealer. Plus it still fits in my kitchen drawer where I stored all previous foodsavers! The free shipping offered on the website is especially great since I live in Hawaii! I got my order within days by priority mail, now how much better can that get!?
January 2, 2013
keep food fresh, seals all kinds of items
We were in Alaska, fishing for salmon and halibut. Food Saver was a blessing, we processed our fish, vacuum sealed them and now are enjoying fresh cook salmon and halibut. These little units work great.
Once a week my wife and I process vegetables and vacuum seal them for meals the next week, they are always fresh and tasty. . . .
We even took the advice of other reviewers and started sealing our travel items, shampoos, toothpaste, etc. . .what a good idea. . . .
Thanks to the folks who work at Food Saver for making a good quality product, you all deserve a pat on the back.
September 19, 2012
Best Kitchen Investment
Just purchased our second Food Saver. The first the sealing elements retired. Given the bazillion times we used it, I would have bitten the dust too. In its ten years plus use, we have not lost "any" food, no matter how small the portion. Even with the investment in the heat-seal rolls, the amount of food savings is more than offset. They are reusable too. The Mason jar sealer is a gem as well. Great for short term storage as well. If you have the patience and frugal as we are, this is the product for you. I don't often write a review, but this is product is the exception.
December 6, 2015
In November 2012 I purchased the GameSaver Deluxe Plus and it has been one of the best investments I have made. We purchase black angus beef, chicken, pork and other specialties at a market about 60 miles away (none close here) . The first thing we get home is seal our meats/cheeses/etc. It takes a good hour (only we buy so much) and that GameSaver is a real trooper! It is now all most March and the meats are still sealed and ready to go.
I recently used with my newly purchased marinator and I can only say WOW!! The meat not only had a great flavor but it was tender too!!
Lastly, customer service was absolutely great. I had some questions prior to the purchase and they answered all of my questions and then some.
February 27, 2013