This isn't totally fishing related, but I now have alot of FISH that I need to pack away in the freezer. Last week I got a Food Saver model 475 (for $69 at Home Depot). I just tried to use it for some king salmon and my first impression is that it isn't a great piece of equipment. I decided to wait until later in the day to try again because it was loud, the motor kept going and neighbors were still asleep.
My general question is: is this model a piece of junk, and should I upgrade to the $200 one while I can still bring it back? I haven't owned or used these before, and I'm looking for some advice from folks who have. Any comments are welcome.