If you have a big family that wastes good food, get a Food Saver and save yourself some money. Food Savers look like they are built for doomsday preppers. They are small, electronic devices that wil vacuum seal your food and make it last longer than an apocalyptic explosion. However, if you have a family that tends to waste food and you have the freezer space, I recommend a Food Saver. The V3840 model is one of the simpler ones and we have it at our house. However, your Food Saver doesn't have to be complex for effectiveness. You can literally save and freeze almost any food. We've done fish, steaks, pasta, and produce. It's great for that last piece of steak you might want a few months down the road. I prefer using the V3840 to save my produce portions because I always buy more than I need. Instead of rotting away, I use my Food Saver to keep it frozen for the next smoothie. The only issue is cleaning. If you have food with liquids, it's easy for some to escape onto the maker and in between the sealing strips. Just wipe after every use or you'll get a nasty smell two weeks later if you forget to clean it.