Hello, N.! Just saw your advice..we have a Food Saver and I can tell you..we love it! To save some money, there are bags that co-exist with different machines as the Food Saver brand can be more expensive. But we freeze venison, and other meats we buy in bulk (hamburger, chicken, etc.), plus I will chop up onions, green pepper, and any other veggies ahead of time and put those in the freezer. I have also bought up canned biscuits (like Grands) when they are on sale (take them out of the can, lay them flat side by side inside a freezer bag..not on top of each other). There's really no limit on what you can do. God bless..