Our pick for sealing and freezing game meats is the sturdy Weston Pro 2300 Stainless Steel Vacuum Sealer. This potent vacuum food sealer is a professional product, but you can easily use it at home.
If deer hunting is an annual ritual in your family, you can count on having approximately 55 to 72 pounds of venison on hand, depending on the size of the buck you get. If you handle the butchering and preservation yourself, rather than using a commercial butcher, the Weston Pro 2300 will quickly become your friend. The powerful Weston Pro 2300 Stainless Steel Vacuum Sealer is a heavy-duty option for your kitchen and it is designed for big jobs, durability and longevity.
The Pro 2300 has the size and suction power of a commercial food vacuum sealer. Among its features is an extra-large Teflon bar that is big enough to seal bags up to 15 inches wide. The food vacuum sealer delivers an impressive 935 watts of power and features a double piston vacuum pump, which readily removes air from your bags. For safety, the Weston Pro 2300’s strong motor is cooled by a fan.
You get a transparent, acrylic vacuum lid on top that lets you see what’s going on and allows you to accurately maneuver and adjust your bag before starting the sealing process. This is a handy feature because with other sealers, it is hard to get the perfect bag alignment. Another worthwhile feature on this vacuum food saver that helps you see what’s happening with your food preservation is the extra-bright LED lighting that illuminates the sealing process.
The Pro 2300 operates in either manual or automatic seal modes. When in manual mode, you can control the vacuum pressure for more delicate foods and custom seals, which means this doesn’t just help preserve meats but also can gently seal soft cookies, muffins, breads and other foods that might get crushed using the automatic mode. When you need it, the automatic mode starts working as soon as you press a button and that jump-starts the vacuum sealing process.
You get a helpful built-in storage area on the back of the machine so you can simply tuck away the electrical cord, which saves space and aggravation. When you vacuum seal food with this machine, you will need to be sure to use bags that are compatible with the Weston Pro 2300, since only textured or embossed-lined bags are compatible with this model. This vacuum food sealer model is covered by a one-year limited warranty, which is typical in the industry.
One of the limitations of this sealer is its large size, which takes up more kitchen space than many others. And unlike some vacuum food sealer models, the Pro 2300 doesn’t include a bag cutter, which can be inconvenient to some users. However, its high-quality design, durability and superior suction power make it a popular choice for heavy-duty sealing.