FoodSaver GameSaver Silver Product Review

FoodSaver GameSaverRecently I had the chance to try out a FoodSaver GameSaver Silver vacuum packaging system. The FoodSaver system is designed to remove air and extend freshness up to five times longer than conventional storage methods. Surely, if you put in all the time pursuing and harvesting your game, you’ll want to preserve it as long as possible.

The FoodSaver GameSaver seals and vacuums many different types of packages. FoodSaver makes continuous rolls of material that can be cut into custom shapes, or pre-cut bags. Also, the Silver model comes with an attachment that allows for the air to be removed from FoodSaver containers and even wine bottle caps.

I put the FoodSaver Silver through the paces on somFoodSaver GameSavere venison from this fall which I had only packaged in zip lock bags. Anyone who uses zip lock bags knows how hard it is to first remove all the air from the bag and then to get a good seal on it. First I packaged a bulky pack of steaks. No problem. Next I sealed FoodSaver GameSaversome deer sticks. These are always hard to keep fresh due to the irregular shapes. Again no problem… a nice neat package that I’m sure will remain fresh for much longer.   The GameSaver is easy to use with two simple buttons to either seal the edge of the bag or to both vacuum and seal.  The LED indicators next to the buttons give you a status on the vacuum and sealing process.  It has an easily cleanable tray to catch any juices that might get vacuumed along with the air.

There are lots of vacuum packers on the market today. What really sets this one apart for the sportsman is its ability to do all of this on a 12 volt power supply out in the field.  While the manufacturer recommends that this be done while the vehicle is running, I tested this out on a stand alone jump starter with no ill effects to the battery. What a great idea! Field dress your fish and game and then vacuum pack it right in the field before you put it in the cooler. No more freezing fish in packs of hard to thaw ice!

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12 Volt operation

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  1. Have you ever watched a neighbor or relative clean out their freezer before hunting season? From careless storage to freezer burn, package after package of last year’s harvested game is often needlessly tossed aside due to a common culprit: air.

    Traditional packaging methods that use lock-top bags, twist ties or even freezer paper, often fall short of an air-tight seal. And freezer burn is species non-specific. It claims deer, pheasant, quail and other game with equal zeal due to improper storage techniques.

    Hunters and anglers across the country are now turning to a high-quality sealing system that is both durable and easy to use. By storing frozen game in high-quality, vacuum sealed storage bags the game will be kept fresh up to five times longer than traditional packaging methods. Available in three different models to fit a variety of applications, FoodSaver® GameSaver® sealing systems do just that.

    Sporting an iconic Mossy Oak® Breakup Infinity® camouflage pattern, the FoodSaver® GameSaver® Bronze G300 readily appeals to the outdoor enthusiast. Aside from aesthetics, the base of the unit tilts to a vertical position — providing versatile storage in the home or garage. With a quality, tight seal, the Bronze G300 is a great fit for smaller processing that is typically performed in a kitchen or on other countertop areas.

    When there is a need for on-the-go packaging, FoodSaver® GameSaver®’s Silver G500 is an excellent choice. In addition to its standard AC power cord, this unit also comes with a 12-volt adaptor cord that allows it to be plugged into any standard vehicle power port. Its rugged shell, large operating buttons and grab-and-go handle add to the Silver G500’s portability and support its ability to provide up to 25 consecutive seals, while in the field, without overheating.

    For large processing jobs, such as packaging an elk or several pheasants from a large group hunt, FoodSaver® GameSaver®’s new Titanium G800 vacuum sealing system is up to the task. This model can perform up to 100 consecutive singles seals without overheating and also features two heating strips that can provide a double seal for added security. In addition, the Titanium G800 seals storage bags up to 15-inches-wide, compared with the standard sealer’s 11-inch-wide sealing strip, to preserve a more bountiful harvest.

    All three FoodSaver® GameSaver® models have built-in bag cutters to make customized packaging quick and easy. For added convenience, they also include a patented, removable drip tray that is dishwasher-safe and captures excess moisture while in-use.

    In the packaging process, using a quality storage bag is equally important to the vacuum sealing system. FoodSaver® GameSaver® storage bags have specially designed channels that allow for the complete removal of air and their multi-layer construction resists punctures and tearing to create a tight barrier around the food. The bags are BPA- and phthalate-free, and come in a variety of sizes to meet hunters’ and anglers’ individual needs.

    Most outdoorsman will agree it is both a waste and disservice to game animals when food has to be thrown out because of improper packaging. So, when heading out to hunt this season: plan ahead. Making the most of your harvest guarantees a fresh, delicious meal that can be enjoyed months, even years, after it has been stored in the freezer.

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