The FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe gives a reliable seal, using a wide sealing strip that allows users to seal foods of almost any shape and size. Along with automatic and manual modes, the GameSaver includes a crush-free setting to seal items like bags of chips. In addition, it has a bag cutter installed to keep select-a-size bags from ending up crooked. Reviewers say it's a great product at a great price.
The all-in-one food-sealing station. The FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe is an effective sealing machine that gets all of the air out of a bag, seals the bag and then cuts it to complete the entire vacuum sealing process with just one device. Because it is bigger than many other FoodSaver models, many users like that it can seal a bag of almost any size with the wide sealing strip and the bags will stay sealed for extended periods of time, with some reports claiming freshness after two years in the freezer.
Automatic mode simple, but may overheat. Most users like how easy the FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe is when it comes to vacuum sealing because it includes an automatic mode. However, some reviewers note that the GameSaver's lid sometimes needs to be pushed down harder to get an effective vacuum seal, which may be difficult with larger food items. A few say it can overheat, with some users saying it takes longer than the claimed 20 seconds between seals for the machine to cool down. However, with a built-in bag cutter and sealing strip, the GameSaver simplifies the process to just one machine.
Can last for several years, but not invincible. Most users found the FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe lasts for several years, but it depends on how often the product is used, with some reviewers claiming they had to replace the machine every year. The bags are slightly sturdier and are just as inexpensive as generic brands, but the GameSaver uses a big portion of the bag to create the heat seal, not only limiting the space in the pre-sized bags, but also wasting a lot of material from the bag rolls, creating higher bag costs over time.
More than 40 contributors give the FoodSaver GameSaver an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5. Most highlight the GameSaver's industrial size and strength, saying that it has a sturdier construction and is a better overall food sealer than other models across all brands, including FoodSaver.
Review: FoodSaver GameSaver Deluxe Vacuum Sealing Kit, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
Almost 90 contributors give the GameSaver Deluxe an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars because of its many features and how it outperforms many older models of FoodSavers that customers upgraded from. FoodSaver does not filter out negative reviews from their site.
Review: FoodSaver(R) GameSaver(R) Deluxe, Contributors to FoodSaver.com, As of August 2013