Originally Posted by bjcotton
Sephora, you can get the $40 one, but eventually you'll regret it. I've been using the FoodSaver Pro II for about 10 years now. I recently replaced the seals for $1 and it works like new. If you go to www.foodsaver.com
they have three different models on sale for less than $100 [quite a bit less]. If something goes wrong with their machine, they will repair or replace at their option. They no longer make the Pro II, but have replaced it with the Pro III for about $300. They are worth every penny you pay, ask anyone that owns one.
The nice thing about them is that you can package leftovers and when you want to use them, you plunk the frozen bag into some boiling/simmering water and the food gently heats, cut the bag open, dump the stuff out, wash the bag and use it again.
I owned the Foodsaver 550, and yes, eventually, I DID regret it! It crapped out in three years!! And I paid $200.00 for it!
The vacuum bags would somehow work themselves loose and the food would slide all in the bag because damaging air got in.
Come to find out that the electric heater strip had stopped working, so I threw it out and bought a Kenmore!