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Harvest Keeper Vacuum Sealer

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by old sarge, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  2. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Googled some reviews, seems like the same as a Food Saver. Though it has a one star on Amazon, the purchase looks about a year old and the thing doesn't work any more.
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  3. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Cute pup Tom. I don't have a lot of faith in the amazon ratings. I do check them as many people do when researching before a purchase. What I have found on several occasions is ratings, good and bad, for a product made by company A, say a widget XL. But some of the ratings were for widget XT from the same company. Not quite the same item. So I take them with a large grain of salt.
  4. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have near heard of it before. I just wanted to comment and say that vacuum sealers are notorious for crapping out after a short time. I, my father, my brother, and many others have learned this the hard way.

    The only solution I know of is to buy a high quality well known and unfortunately expensive brand and model.
    People here on the forum seem swear by the VacuMaster Pro 350 or higher models. I use the Westin Pro 2100 with no complaints and about 6 years of it working for me.

    Either way get ready to fork out $250+ and unfortunately that is just the name of the game. You only need to have a vac sealer fail on you 1 good time or ruin a bunch of poorly sealed meat with one to start to come around to buying the reliable brands models. I will never buy another FoodSaver again!

    I wish I had better info for you and best of luck finding a reliable one that doesn't break the bank :)
  5. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I had a food saver professional from Cabella's for a great many years, probably close on to 20. No warning signs when it died. Just flashing lights. It was an expensive purchase in it's day and served me and the family well. I looked at several makes, known and unknown and decided to buck the tide and went with a unit from LEM. Another expensive purchase but quality costs.
  6. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Thanks, she's a big moose now at 90 pounds..

    I hear ya about amazon reviews, I generally check if an item has reviews to see if people have ever bought it. With all the cheap brands around. I paid bottom dollar for my sausage stuffer, and the design is so simplistic I can't see it breaking in the near future. It's as simple as they come sorta deal. I only ended up with a FoodSaver brand vaccum sealer because a slightly older model was really cheap on Amazon and I viewed it largely as 'Well if it lasts a few years and saves me money, fine.'

    I'm not sure it's saved me money yet, but my freezer is full of vaccum sealed goodies Lol.