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Finally got a Foodsaver!

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by squirrel, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Did you say "LIKE" ?[​IMG]
  2. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't make me come to PA. [​IMG]

  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I KNEW IT !!!!

    I knew you'd find a squirrel with a chainsaw!

    The grill is just icing on the cake!

    I'm hiding all 3 of my chainsaws right now!

    Not taking any chances!

  4. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Yea, but this one is even better!!!!![​IMG]
  5. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That Teddy might look all cute and cuddly, but that little bushy-tail better tread very lightly to not "Awaken the Sleeping Bear"!

    And I am quoting "Soroku Yamamoto" only hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    I just looked to see who's thread this was.

    I was going to apologize for stepping all over it, but it seems it is yours. LOL

  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Something about a blade of grass? I know that one. [​IMG]
  7. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Ok squirrel. Here's an option. Just go buy another one, get home unpack it and put the other one in it's place, all wiped down and stuff. Go directly back and chatter up a storm at the customer service counter and demand a refund. Ya think they don't just take returns and put them out for resale again. [​IMG]
  8. freezer, as for christmas cookies.. hmm.. I know the short bread I am used to crumbles if you look at it wrong so I wouldn't try it myself haha.

  9. jamminjimi

    jamminjimi Meat Mopper

    This thread is full of funnies.
  10. kydave

    kydave Smoke Blower

    Hi Squirrel,

    I got mine about the same time at the same place and it went kaput on me. It seals but it doesn't vacuum anymore. The accessory hose won't vacuum either. Has anyone run across this and been able to fix it? Or is this one of those "works good for a year and quits" kind of appliances?

    I've used it quite a lot for cheese, bulk sausage, and most anything else I want to keep from getting freezer burn. (I love the containers which I use to help infuse my blue cheese dressing ingredients.) I will replace it, but was wondering if I can take it apart and fix it myself.


  11. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I have had the same problem, 1st one had to return. next time i just had to pull the plug open it up and give all the contact surfaces a serious cleaning.

     Now i clean the sealing sufaces real good after every use.
  12. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

  13. lisa b

    lisa b Smoking Fanatic Sponsor

    Vacuumsealersunlimited.com has the best quality bags at 50% less than Sam's Club or Walmart.

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  14. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I will offer a limited recommendation on Lisa's bags.

    Price is right, they work great, and her customer service is sterling.

    My only reservation is that they haven't been in the freezer long.  So far no busted bags, tho!

    I would also add that the shipping is fast, and we have very easy access to Lisa for questions or problems.  She is great to work with!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  15. good buy i love mine, no complaints
  16. Hi All, I too have the food saver cacume sealer and I bought the canning jar attacment for both the wide mout jars and the reg mouth jars.

    I took a really small nail and put a very small hole in each of my lids, and then put a piece of metalic self adheasive tape over the hole, With the tape, I folded back a small bit on one end back to itself to make a pull tab.

    I keep my bulk bought seasoning in the jars, when I want to use a spice, I pull the tape back to open that small nail hole, this breaks the vacume seal, I then open the jar etc. This prevents me from bending the lid for reuse.

     I then press the piece of tape back down to close the hole, and re vacume seal the spice in the jar.  Give it a try, It works great.