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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 


That's what I used to do:

I have a real old one & another pretty old one. Both of them need a rest after doing both ends of about a dozen bags real fast, so I used to swap them to let one cool while using the other one.

 

Then I got a huge order of bags from Lisa.

Now since only one end needs sealing, I don't have to let my newer one cool off.

So I got about 500 of each of the two smallest bags, and a dozen rolls just for bigger oddball items.

That solved my overheating problem.

And I think the bags end up costing about 30 cents each.

 

 

Bear

 

What was really nice when you finish baggin, there is a little button on the side to push and it cleans up the grinder and stuffer too. I had not downloaded that app yet though, so I'll have to wait to see how well it works.

 

I can feel the diffrence in weight between Lisa's bag and those that came with the unit. I am thinking they will easily stand up to fresh, headed shrimp if I will dial the pressure down to the lowest setting.

 

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Originally Posted by SmokeyMose View Post

Very nice, Foam! Looks like commercial grade. Sure puts my Foodsaver to shame....
If you didn't have one, what have you been packaging with? It's an absolute must for aging cheese.
Just go with the Sharpie method.
Merry Christmas!
Dan

 

Well thank God for Sam's, been buying cases and cases of "Freezer Ziplocs" for many many many years. I was really wanting a slicer, but what put the stray that broke the camel's back, I had another entire case of quart ziplocs that leaked AND it was at a very bad time. THEN I remembered the last case did the same. Sure they'll send you your money back. a mear pitance to the amount of frustration it causes. And they can break and leak into the freezer too. 

 

So this was the right buy at the right time and it really has to do almost nothing to beat its competition! I will say I could buy a load of bags and throw away to justify a sealer as good as what this one looks.

 

Cheese just isn't a good topic around here right now....LOL

post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by Ragnar View Post

Iff'n that thoroughbred workhorse you've got is too much for your pasture, I'll trade my old gray mare for it! :beercheer:

 

Joking aside, that unit will do you very well. When I wear my unit out, I'll look to Lisa for something similar.

 

You know, all joking aside you have no idea how nice it is to deal with our sponsors. They actually care about your problems and want to take their time and insure your satisfaction. They are professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and although those were always things I required from my people, I just don't see it too much anymore. I mean gosh, Rhonda, Todd, Lisa, I wish sold more of what I need. And you know how Case likes the CS at LEM.

 

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Originally Posted by chewmeister View Post
 

I hear ya. I bought the same model last year. That sucker sure is heavy, but is also a workhorse. 2thumbs.gif

 

I am impressed so far. And the waste from freezer burn alone..... I keep forgetting that because I am careful about rotating the food in the freezers. Only problem I can see is now when a freezer goes out, knock on wood, OMG there has to be another quickly. And I have three big ones now. LOL

post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by Foamheart View Post
 

 

What was really nice when you finish baggin, there is a little button on the side to push and it cleans up the grinder and stuffer too. I had not downloaded that app yet though, so I'll have to wait to see how well it works.

 

 

My sealer doesn't have any of those fancy schmancy extras.

I have to push Mrs Bear's button to get the cleaning done.:icon_rolleyes:

 

Bear

post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

My sealer doesn't have any of those fancy schmancy extras.
I have to push Mrs Bear's button to get the cleaning done.icon_rolleyes.gif

Bear
Neither does mine, and If I push the Mrs Mose button all I get is a screeching sound that sounds a lot like laughter...th_dunno-1[1].gif
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

 

My sealer doesn't have any of those fancy schmancy extras.

I have to push Mrs Bear's button to get the cleaning done.:icon_rolleyes:

 

Bear

:th_What_NO_QVIEW:

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Originally Posted by SmokeyMose View Post


Neither does mine, and If I push the Mrs Mose button all I get is a screeching sound that sounds a lot like laughter...th_dunno-1[1].gif

 th_nopicsye3.gif 

post #26 of 37

You're really going to love you vac packer Kevin. I use mine all the time, I just packed up a full $14 pork loin into 4 large dinner size meals. Great cost savings.

 

Have fun!

 

:439:

post #27 of 37
Next thing you know, you'll be wandering around the house looking for things to vac-pack. The possibilities are endless....

bluesbros.gif
post #28 of 37

Foamheart, I do use the sticky labels (Avery 8167) on my vac bags. I type and print on them, then stick them on the margin once the bag is sealed. So far they haven't given me any problems in the freezer. As long as there isn't multiple freezing and thawing events to create moisture I expect the to last as long as the food is in the freezer.

post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 


That's what I used to do:

I have a real old one & another pretty old one. Both of them need a rest after doing both ends of about a dozen bags real fast, so I used to swap them to let one cool while using the other one.

 

Then I got a huge order of bags from Lisa.

Now since only one end needs sealing, I don't have to let my newer one cool off.

So I got about 500 of each of the two smallest bags, and a dozen rolls just for bigger oddball items.

That solved my overheating problem.

And I think the bags end up costing about 30 cents each.

 

 

Bear

 

Congrats on the new toy Foam - I am right there with BC on getting the bags.  BIG time saver when bagging normal sized items - steaks, jerky, chops, cheese, etc.  

post #30 of 37
Now you can mail cured sausage to all your SMF buddies hahaha
post #31 of 37
Do you guys find much use for the pint size bags or mainly the quart or gallon size bags?
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by redheelerdog View Post
 

You're really going to love you vac packer Kevin. I use mine all the time, I just packed up a full $14 pork loin into 4 large dinner size meals. Great cost savings.

 

Have fun!

 

:439:

 

I need to find a more convienant place to store it so its handy to use.

 

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Originally Posted by SmokeyMose View Post

Next thing you know, you'll be wandering around the house looking for things to vac-pack. The possibilities are endless....

bluesbros.gif

 

Bag 'em and tag 'em......

post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 


That's what I used to do:

I have a real old one & another pretty old one. Both of them need a rest after doing both ends of about a dozen bags real fast, so I used to swap them to let one cool while using the other one.

 

Then I got a huge order of bags from Lisa.

Now since only one end needs sealing, I don't have to let my newer one cool off.

So I got about 500 of each of the two smallest bags, and a dozen rolls just for bigger oddball items.

That solved my overheating problem.

And I think the bags end up costing about 30 cents each.

 

 

Bear

 

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 


That's what I used to do:

I have a real old one & another pretty old one. Both of them need a rest after doing both ends of about a dozen bags real fast, so I used to swap them to let one cool while using the other one.

 

Then I got a huge order of bags from Lisa.

Now since only one end needs sealing, I don't have to let my newer one cool off.

So I got about 500 of each of the two smallest bags, and a dozen rolls just for bigger oddball items.

That solved my overheating problem.

And I think the bags end up costing about 30 cents each.

 

 

Bear

 

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Originally Posted by tbern View Post

Do you guys find much use for the pint size bags or mainly the quart or gallon size bags?

 

I use the pint size for jerky and cheese.  

post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by isucyclone View Post
 

Foamheart, I do use the sticky labels (Avery 8167) on my vac bags. I type and print on them, then stick them on the margin once the bag is sealed. So far they haven't given me any problems in the freezer. As long as there isn't multiple freezing and thawing events to create moisture I expect the to last as long as the food is in the freezer.

 

I'll have to get some and try 'em. You described exactly what I had in mind. Avery used to have multi-tags to a sheet, using a program you could type what you wanted and the printer would do all the tags. Then you just pull a tag and stick it in the blank space.

 

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Originally Posted by muralboy View Post
 

 

Congrats on the new toy Foam - I am right there with BC on getting the bags.  BIG time saver when bagging normal sized items - steaks, jerky, chops, cheese, etc.  

 

I'll keep it in mind. Yes mine is still new, but I really have not seen a cold down period yet. I couldn't fill bags fast enough to keep up with the vac sealer

post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by worktogthr View Post

Now you can mail cured sausage to all your SMF buddies hahaha

 

<Chuckles>

 

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Originally Posted by tbern View Post

Do you guys find much use for the pint size bags or mainly the quart or gallon size bags?

 

I bought Quarts and gallons, passed on the pints. The unit came with a roll. When I started doing the andouille, I thought about those pint bags.

post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by tbern View Post

Do you guys find much use for the pint size bags or mainly the quart or gallon size bags?


I've found that I use the smallest (Pints) the most:

 

It's just Me & Mrs Bear here, so I can put about 3 meals worth in a Pint bag, of things like Bacon, CB, BBB, Dried Beef.

 

The Quart size I use for single Ribeyes, when we buy a Family Pack & split it up into individual meals.

 

Leftovers go in whichever bag they fit best in.

 

Then like I said, "I need bags bigger than Quart size so rarely, that I just make them up from the rolls I got".

 

 

Bear

post #37 of 37
Thanks, guys for sharing your thoughts on the different bag sizes. I was thinking maybe pint size would not be so useful, but have to reconsider after reading your posts.
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