Our deer season officially just ended 30 minutes ago here in Illinois, so now it’s time to cherish the harvest!
Each year I make several pounds of summer sausage and snack sticks, in addition to cutting select pieces of butterfly chops and roasts. We like to save the chops for the warmer months when we grill outside and will use the roasts for all sorts of things. I try to rotate my venison to keep it as fresh as I can but it seems inevitable that some of it gets freezer burnt anyway. So what luck, I got the chance to test the Foodsaver Gamesaver Bronze G300!
Perfect timing indeed! I have about 100 pounds of venison stuffed into three of my freezers using only a Zip Lock bag. The bags have worked well but that’s mainly because we eat a lot of venison at our home. I have to also admit, it’s always in the back of my mind to eat the venison or it may go bad.
So today, I did the review on the Gamesaver and here’s what I found:
The unit comes with everything you need to vacuum seal any of your food items. The Gamesaver will also speed the process of marinading your meats in a fraction of the time by connecting it to the marinade accessory that is available online for an additional cost.
There was virtually nothing to assemble, so i looked it over, read the instructions and began the process of vacuum sealing my venison. It comes with both pre-measured bags in addition to a few rolls of different sized material to allow you to make custom sized bags. Once I cut my custom bags, I was stuffing them full of meat!
This unit offers a couple of different settings for loose and dry material. It also has a removable tray that captures fluids, that is dishwasher safe. The Gamesaver is unique to the other vacuum sealers FoodSaver makes because of the Mossy Oak Break Up camouflage appearance. They were thinking of everything when they designed it to store vertically to save counter top space.
The Gamesaver retails for about $169.00 online but if you look hard, you can find it even cheaper. FoodSaver, the maker, has been in business for decades and is open 6 days a week. They also have a lifetime warranty on this appliance! Now that speaks volumes about the makers of a product.