I love my Food Saver! It’s a vacuum sealing system that really does make foods last longer by removing air from the packaging. Almost everything that goes into my freezer is in Food Saver packaging. I freeze it first in a zip-lock type container or on a sheet tray before it goes into the Food Saver. That way all my packaged food stacks together nicely and I don’t have to buy multiple containers.
The Food Saver machine usually can be found for less that $100.00, but I got this one at a warehouse store for $49.00. I only buy the packaging by the roll, never the bags, and can sometimes re-use it depending on what it has contained.
If I had the room I would just leave it out on the counter; I use it that often.