Has anyone noticed a difference in vacuum sealer bags?

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I have been using "out of air" sealer bags. They claim the are 4 mil vs 3 mil for most brands. In looking on amazon today, I noticed I can get 100' rolls of 8" for about $6 less per roll. Just wondering if anyone has had bags they were not satisfied with or if they are all about the same.
 
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I've found that large rolls have a lot of wrinkles at end, and are difficult to get some to seal.
 
I have been using "out of air" sealer bags. They claim the are 4 mil vs 3 mil for most brands. In looking on amazon today, I noticed I can get 100' rolls of 8" for about $6 less per roll. Just wondering if anyone has had bags they were not satisfied with or if they are all about the same.
Been using those same bags. I really like them.
 
I just bought another batch on amazon. it was my second go-round with these. $7.99 for 50 quart bags. all have worked fine. the only thing I miss is a place to label, but sharpie marks them fine.
I took a chance, but had to put gas in my truck too. I did 10 bags of pulled pork with my Inkbird suck machine and all vacuumed and sealed properly.
 
When you say "noticed a difference", do you mean from the bags of 10 years ago vs. today? Or different bag brands? It wouldn't surprise me if the thickness has gotten ever so much thinner...almost everything has been "shrinkflated", but with newer technology, they may be able to make thinner bags just as strong and effective.

Your link didn't open up to a product for me, just the main Amazon page, but I did find the Outofair brand by searching.

I've been buying these recently

I have had no problem with the rolls except they are to big to fit my foodsaver that has storage and pre-seal and cut feature. I have to take another inner roll core/tube (I'm a pack rat and have saved stuff like that) and make two rolls out of one, smaller in diameter.

I do recall getting to the inner most part of the first original roll that it was wrinkled like Bruce said. I dont recall having to toss any, but it was probably a bit aggravating. Haven't gotten to the core of the second roll to see if its repeated but will soon. I just re-ordered, so that means its getting close.
 
I have been using "out of air" sealer bags. They claim the are 4 mil vs 3 mil for most brands. In looking on amazon today, I noticed I can get 100' rolls of 8" for about $6 less per roll. Just wondering if anyone has had bags they were not satisfied with or if they are all about the same.
Not really, just noticed options getting thinner each year it seems.

I have a roll but rarely use it. A long time ago I switched to 8x12 inch pre-cut bags because they were more cost effective, more efficient with time (don't have to cut and seal), and they work great as "hey here is a birthday/Christmas present suggestion for me that I always need" :D
 
Precut bags seem to work much better. I buy the food saver bags. Amazon has a couple quart options, one seems more expensive, but if you read the reviews the cheaper ones fail way more…made in a different foreign location I forget where.
 
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I use mostly Foodsaver rolls, but haven't had any issues with the generic brand that WM sells.

Chris
 
I use mostly Foodsaver rolls, but haven't had any issues with the generic brand that WM sells.

Chris

Same here .. Food Saver at WM... But they also shrinkdified the rolls from 20' down to 15' ... but yet the same price ... 16-17 bucks for 2 rolls... I use both, 8's and 11's... The problem with rolls is now you have two seals on one bag... So twice the oppurtuniy for a leak...
 
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