We bought a new FoodSaver V3250 for Christmas to replace our 7 year old machine that had stopped sealing on a regular basis. This vacuum sealer was part of a kit that included several rolls of bags, 2 canisters and free shipping directly from the Foodsaver website. We are very pleased so far. It is fairly large though, so you need to make sure that you have somewhere to store it. It is attractive enough that it will look fine on the counter if you have the space. It seems to have a slight "delay" in sealing compared to our old model, but that is due to the "automatic" opening and closing when doing the sealing. I think it is much quieter and we haven't had any problems with anything sealing. I also like that it has the option for a "gentle" seal which I used when sealing pre formed hamburger patties.