I have been using Food Saver products for over 12 years and love them. My oldest one stil works, but could use a new gasket, but you no longer support the old 1000 series items in replacement parts, so I had to go to a new one. This one works great with only one flaw... the seal tape and vac chamber are set back too far into the machine, causing you to waste bag product to enable you to seal the bag. The old style was much closer, allowing for only about 1 inch of extra bag requied to seal. this one requires about 2 inches extra, which isn't bad, considering one I purchased and returned a few years ago that made you waste over 3 inches of bag just to get it sealed. That being said, I love the product as it allows us to save meat and other food items much longer than just wrapping in saran wrap and white freezer paper. We are advid hunters and fishermen (women) and this allows us to package the food and it is still good to eat should any be left by the time the next hunting season rolls around. Thank you for your product!