[vote] The best Gel extraction kit - which brand do you think is the best ? (Aug/07/2009 )
I know that method works; it just seems simpler to use a buffer with a UV protectant in it.
BTW, when I do use that method, I just stain the whole gel, place a piece of paper in a sheet protector on the UV transilluminator, place the whole gel on the paper with one lane hanging over the edge (and thus exposed to the UV), and slice as needed. It's easier and more accurate.
Qiagen and MN are quite good! Good results with Invitrogen too, but MN is cheaper!