FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer Review
EASE OF USE
One of the great pleasures of hunting and fishing is the satisfaction of providing food to your friends and family. However, every catch needs to be quickly processed and portioned, so that it can be enjoyed at the peak of freshness and flavor. Vacuum sealing has become the preferred way for hunters and anglers to process their game, because it makes it so easy to portion, package, and preserve game, simplifying freezing, cooking, and sharing. FoodSaver has finally made a vacuum sealer especially for the outdoor lover.
FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer
The FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer is designed specifically for those who regularly hunt and fish, with a rugged, easy-to-use, easy-to-clean design, and a streamlined functionality designed specifically for meat and fish, without the extra settings that a kitchen vacuum sealer requires. It is made to make quick work out of big jobs, allowing you to quickly process and safely seal up to 120 pounds of meat at a time.
Who is This Product For?
The FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer is designed for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts. It has been streamlined to focus on the features that hunters and anglers need most, and made more robust, durable, and powerful, without becoming bigger and less portable. It has a rugged, heavy-duty construction to manage big jobs fast, and can perform up to 40 consecutive seals, or process 120 pounds of meat, without risk of overheating. It creates strong, wide seals with an extra wide sealing strip.
The easy lock latch closure is fast and easy to operate, making sealing simpler and more efficient. GameSaver bags are multi-layered, so they are puncture and tear resistant and can stand up to rough environments. And it comes with a handheld sealer attachment to preserve foods in the pantry as well.
The FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer is the perfect choice for outdoor enthusiasts, and also for those who use a vacuum sealer for important documents, travel, and long-term storage.
The powerful suction, strong seals, and rugged bags are great for a variety of household uses. However, it's not a general purpose vacuum sealing machine, and may not be the right choice for someone who wants to protect, prepare, and preserve a variety of foods in a home kitchen, or for marinating or sous-vide cooking. It doesn't have settings for moist or delicate foods, and doesn't allow you to manually control the amount of pressure applied to foods.
The FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer comes with an 11 inch x 10 foot bag roll, 5 pre-cut quart sized heat seal bags, 5 pre-cut gallon sized heat seal bags, and an accessory hose.
Overview of Features
The FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer has a lot of outdoor-friendly features.
- Size: 17 x 5.8 x 3.8 inches
- Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Power cord: 24 inches
- It has an easy lock-latch closure so it's always secured, and you don't have to press the lid closed before sealing
- It has an extra wide sealing strip for more securely sealed bags
- GameSaver bags are extra tough, with multi-layered construction that resists tearing and punctures, and can store game for long periods
- The removable drip tray makes cleanup fast and easy, and is dishwasher safe
- The accessory port connects to other FoodSaver containers and accessories for more versatile applications
- With a robust construction, it can process up to 40 consecutive seals or 120 pounds without overheating
- Simple pushbuttons select “seal only” or “vacuum and seal” so there are no complicated functions
- Improved FoodSaver technology reduces bag waste and makes the most out of every roll
How to Use It
The FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer is incredibly easy to use. Simply place your bag into the machine, turn the easy lock latch closure, and press one button to vacuum and seal all your fish and game into a rugged bag that will preserve your food for longer.
The FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer can process up to 40 consecutive seals without overheating. However, for large jobs, you may need more than 40 seals to process all your food and game. In order to prevent overheating, allow the unit to rest for a few seconds between cycles, or do 40 consecutive cycles and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
While the FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer is fantastic for quickly processing large amounts of game, it's not entirely outdoor-friendly. The biggest drawback to this model is that it only has a standard power outlet. Because it needs to be plugged in, it's most natural to use it in a kitchen, but it lacks the versatility of general-purpose vacuum sealers that can be used with a wide variety of foods.
A great alternative for frequent hunters and anglers is the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer GM710-000 GameSaver Big Game Sealing System. The Big Game GameSaver has everything the outdoor enthusiast needs to process game right in the field. It has rugged construction and a built-in handle for carrying it anywhere it needs to go. It has onboard storage for accessories, bags, and a bag cutter, so there's no need to pack and carry separate bag rolls and a cutter.
It can process up to 80 consecutive seals or 240 pounds. And it comes with a 12-volt DC adapter so it can be plugged into a car or boat and be used right where the action is.
The FoodSaver GameSaver Big Game system comes with the same bags and hose accessory as the small GameSaver, and also has the easy operation and extra-wide sealing strip. It is more expensive, but is much more rugged, faster, and useful for the outdoor lifestyle it is designed for.
The FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer isn't a vacuum sealer that can do everything; it's specifically designed to make it fast and easy to process game, protecting the flavor and quality of your catch. It's a fantastic way to make short work of a big job.