- Joined Jan 2, 2020
I had the Foodsaver Costco model FM 5200 and threw it away the other night. I could never get it to vacuum when I wanted it to. The push bar never really worked and you could sit there for 5 minutes trying to get it to vacuum one bag. Two people made it easier, but still a chore. It also occasionally sealed too hot and nearly melts the end of the bag off. Finally got ticked enough trying to seal up some clams I finally got it to seal and tossed it. So now I'm looking for a good option. We seal a lot of meat, seafood, and veggies. We process our own wild game so we seal a lot in the fall when we are lucky enough to harvest an animal. Price range is around $200. Currently looking at the Foodsave Big Game model, but reviews say it has a slow vacuum time. Thoughts?