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post #1 of 13
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Looking for suggestions on vac sealer rolls/bags. The Foodsaver stuff just isn't working well. The bags seem to hold vacuum initially, but about every third one I pull from the freezer has lost vacuum. I'm double sealing the ends but still having issues. I'm using a Cabela's commercial model and the seals look okay but not holding. Any thoughts?

post #2 of 13

These folks are a sponsor of this site and I have had good success with them

 

https://www.vacuumsealersunlimited.com/Smoking_Meat_Supplies.html

 

Barry.

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by biteme7951 View Post
 

These folks are a sponsor of this site and I have had good success with them

 

https://www.vacuumsealersunlimited.com/Smoking_Meat_Supplies.html

 

Barry.


Thanks, Barry. I'll check them out. Thumbs Up

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These folks are a sponsor of this site and I have had good success with them

 

https://www.vacuumsealersunlimited.com/Smoking_Meat_Supplies.html

 

Barry.


Those are great bags and the only ones I us anymore. If it's not sealing foodsaver bags it may be a problem with you sealer and it may not seal VSU bags either. Your heating strip may have gone bad on your sealer.

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Originally Posted by biteme7951 View Post
 

These folks are a sponsor of this site and I have had good success with them

 

https://www.vacuumsealersunlimited.com/Smoking_Meat_Supplies.html

 

Barry.

thumb1.gif Talk to Lisa at Vacuum Sealers Unlimited, if you look around or mention it on the phone to her she always has a 10% discount code for forum members.


Edited by frog1369 - 2/20/15 at 9:35am
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thumb1.gif Talk to Lori at Vacuum Sealers Unlimited, if you look around or mention it on the phone to her she always has a 10% discount code for forum members.


I believe her name is Lisa.

post #7 of 13

Cool, don't know how I made it without a vacuum sealer

 

Gary

post #8 of 13

Just read about the Cabela's sealer and it does say it might not seal properly with non-textured bags. Lisa's bags are textured so they may work better.

post #9 of 13

I use Lisa's, and they work Great.

 

I notice if the sealer sucks a little juice, and leaves a noticeable trail going through the seal strip, that one won't stay sealed.

 

I now put anything that is juicy in the bag, then freeze it long enough so the juice is frozen, then seal the other end.

 

Problem solved.

 

 

Bear

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I believe her name is Lisa.

You're right, my bad, brain is worn out this week.

post #11 of 13
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I use Lisa's, and they work Great.

 

I notice if the sealer sucks a little juice, and leaves a noticeable trail going through the seal strip, that one won't stay sealed.

 

I now put anything that is juicy in the bag, then freeze it long enough so the juice is frozen, then seal the other end.

 

Problem solved.

 

 

Bear

Thumbs Up  Sometimes with meats to freeze I add a paper towel or absorbent pad (our local store butcher will give me a few when I buy a bunch of meat and ask nice) on top of the meat before sealing.  When I thaw the meat I just toss the towel or pad and proceed as normal.

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

I use Lisa's, and they work Great.

 

I notice if the sealer sucks a little juice, and leaves a noticeable trail going through the seal strip, that one won't stay sealed.

 

I now put anything that is juicy in the bag, then freeze it long enough so the juice is frozen, then seal the other end.

 

Problem solved.

 

 

Bear


Thanks, Bear. I will try that. It seems I've had more failures with sausages than fresh meats though. Weird.

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Thumbs Up  Sometimes with meats to freeze I add a paper towel or absorbent pad (our local store butcher will give me a few when I buy a bunch of meat and ask nice) on top of the meat before sealing.  When I thaw the meat I just toss the towel or pad and proceed as normal.


Good idea.

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