We bought this after having a cow butchered. So much meat for a family of 3 gets freezer burnt quickly if not sealed. We can do maybe 30 packages with the main sealer before it stops actually vacuuming the air out. It will suck for about 2 seconds, stop and seal them. I know 30 is a lot for a household appliance, but that is over the course of a 2 to 3 hours as I don't have the attention span to sit there non stop!
I do use the attachment sealer often though with the (sold separately) mason jar attachment for my dry reserve! I do love my foodsaver vacuum sealer, it is just sometimes a love/hate relationship.