I posted this question on the non-glocking forum without success so I'm hoping we have some "Food Saver" owners in this area. I have been looking at some of the different models available and have found that they have a large price range with a lot of features I am unfamiliar with. I am planning on using the machine for vacuum sealing packages of meat, game, and fish. I probably won't use it for canning. If you have any experience with these machines I would appreciate your opinion on what features are worthwhile and which ones can be dispensed with. Many thanks.