Lot's of folks here seem to have FoodSaver vac sealers in various models. They make so many different models that my head spins trying to figure out which is the right one for me. There seem to be 2 major variations in their design: the flat one and the vertical one (for lack of a better vocabulary). Can anyone speak about the pros and cons of each type? Are there features that one should be sure to get?
Beyond the FoodSaver brand, I know that there are many others; but I can attest that the cheap Deni did not fit my pistol. Being retired the budget doesn't stretch much; so I shop for low prices and best value trade offs. I noticed with the Deni roll the plastic looked thin enough to encourage osmosis, not prevent it. Do sealing bags come in different thicknesses? How thick is thick enough and where does over-kill set in? I noticed that the heating wire on the Deni was extremely thin resulting in a very narrow seal. Are there units that have wider heating elements?
If someone could point me to a wike, I'd be much obliged. My search fu is not strong today. I'm getting more confused and not learning much.