Our FoodSaver vacuum sealer died. It died a heroic death, trying to vacuum pack a few dozen pounds of ground pork and beef (separately) in pound packs. It’s led a good life and saved us ridiculous amounts of money on keeping food around longer and not toss it.
A new one is on its way, a vacuum chamber sealer this time, so I can pack liquids and wet foods immediately, and use different packing materials. I’m most excited about it opening up new cooking avenues, like vacuum infusion and vacuum compression, especially of fruits and vegetables. I can’t wait for watermelon season!