I am pretty OCD about keeping food “wrapped up”. I go through a bazillion baggies, I have a ton of chip-clips, and am notorious for spending way too much time squeezing the last morsel of air out of a package before closing it up again.
I guess it's one of those “as seen on TV” doo-dads that you always wonder, “does it really work?”
I also have this guy:
I got it as a wedding gift and think it's another great thing to have around. At about $60-$75, it's more in the “splurge” category, depending on how you look at it.
BUT…I still think it's well worth it to have a vacuum sealer in your home! (even if it's not this exact one).
It's a great way to keep food fresh in your freezer, and you can even seal full freezer meals in the bags!