I just recently got into buying bulk cuts of meat and doing my own trimming so I was also looking at vacuum sealers. I understand that a vacuum sealed steak can last in the fridge 2-3 weeks compared to a regularly packaged steak. I will also be using this vacuum sealer for marinades. Can you experts out there recommend something that is a quality product but does not necessary break the bank. I'd be willing to spend $250-300. Thanks in advance.