We've been FoodSaver fans for years, and have had at least six different models. And that is a problem. They are not suitable for heavy use, and don't have replaceable parts; also, they can't handle liquids or moist foods very well. So, when we decided to jump into sous vide, we started looking around, and settled in VacMaster VP210 Chamber Vacuum Sealer--a bit pricey, but a wonderful solution that we love! We have spent more on our series of FS than the price of the VM.