Food Vacuum Sealers

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by nitronostrils, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. nitronostrils

    nitronostrils New Member

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    I'm on the market for a sealer, could anyone suggest a good, inexpensive one. I've been eyeing this one at Cabela Item:XH-517809. Thanks.
     
  2. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Jeremy, I have a black and Decker vacuum sealer from walmart. It seams to do a great job and is inexpensive. The only drawback I see with it is you must press down the top and continusly hold(with quite a bit of pressure) while it operates. After the light turns green you can let go, but it would be nice to have your hands free to do some more packing or whatnot while it operates. Vern
     

  3. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I think I'll try one myself.
     
  4. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    What we have is called "Foodsaver", I think. I don't know how we ever got along without it. Ma puts everything from soup to nuts in those little bags. Even vacuum seals in fruit jars.
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    I've to say NO to the good so I can say YES to the best.
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Got one at a yardsale for $1 this summer. Works great, it is a Black and Decker also.
     
  6. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    I have the Foodsaver Pro Sport. Packaged 5lbs bacon, 2lbs smoked brisket, and about 1 1/2 dozen stuffed peppers yesterday. one of the best things I ever bought.
     
  7. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    I have a food saver. Dont remember model # or exact price. Stainless and cost under 100 bucks at wal mart.. Has the one touch, hands free sealer , which i like. Works good for us.
    We did switch to the off brand bags, cheaper than the Food saver brand bags and they seem to work just as good .
    We also reuse our bags till they get too small to seal.
     
  8. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Home Depot has one online for $24.99 and the bags are cheap also.

    Well for a total of $50.00 I figured what the heck and ordered it.

    What a piece of Cr@P I got in the mail!

    Doesn't seem to even come close to vacuuming any air out of the bag. Yes, I read and re-read the directions etc........

    A waste of money big time.

    Get what you pay for. I knew it too, I just couldn't stand how CHEAP it was.:angry:
     
  9. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I have a food saver I got for xmas. I use it for just about everything. Gotta love it when the grocery store has a buy 1 get 1 free sale in the meat dept. I vacuum seal it all for the chest freezer. Ive kept fish for over a year with no freezer burn. (I tested it with a small fish to see if its what its cracked up to be.)
     
  10. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I have a Seal-a-Meal that I got at wallyworld and it does a fine job. Got it for around 30.00. I have had no problems with it as of yet and I have bagged up over 600 skipjack with it in the last 2 years!!
     
  11. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    Now that's a man who's got his priorities straight:wink:.

    I use mine to vacuum seal mackeral filets and fresh threadfin shad. Keeps the bait super fresh for future fishing trips. I wish I used it more for food, but the bait gets the most lovin' in my household.
     
  12. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    there used to be a member on here with the handle FOODSAVOR. i traded him some sinkers for a foodsavor 550 i believe. takes the wide bags as well as small. i love it. might look him up and see. he seems to have a bunch.
     
  13. Vonroc

    Vonroc New Member

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    I have the Foodsaver Vac 800. It's been packed away unused till this year. I've been using it for shad, man that's the ticket does a very good job. Recently I started using on other thing as well can't believe I just had this thing laying around and not using it.