Shopping List At Cabelas Or Sears

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by jckdanls 07, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK...  I am looking to buy some equipment, It can be at Cabelas or Sears. Here's the deal, the company I work for gives us "Safety Points" to spend at either Cabelas or Sears (1 point = $1). We can earn up to $250 per quarter if everything goes good for that quarter. So far I have $425 to spend so I want to get some Items for the kitchen. I want to get the best bang for my buck between the 2 stores.

          Here's the list of the Items I want to get,
    • Slicer
    • Vacuum Sealer
    • Scale
    • Grinder
    • Stuffer  
    The Grinder and Stuffer are optional, they can come later. The Slicer, Vacuum Sealer, and Scale I'd like to get for making my own bacon right away. And If y'all can think of anything else I would need for making bacon, By all means list them to let me know.

       So what I'm asking the gang is for their opinion for the best equipment I can get in that price range. 

          Thanks Y'all, This Site Rocks

               Keith
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Scale   first  needed for the cures

    vacuum sealer second  needed to store your bacon

    slicer  do have a decent knife?
     
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Al..  I have a decent electric knife, but my other knifes not so much. Thats another item on my list...  LOL.    a decent set of cutlery.

          Keith
     
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your going to have a larger variety of products to choose from in each category at Cabela's. Once you choose your products watch for coupons and promotions online to get the best bang for your buck.
     
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    In my opinion Cabellas is very expensive unless you find the sales

    Scales

    knives  Sams has decent utility knives that will do what ever you need doing for a fair price,  keep them sharp.

    Vacuum seeler
     
  6. sierra

    sierra Fire Starter

    Can you use the points on-line? It might give you a larger selection than what's available on the shelves.
     
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    We get 20% off all Items at Cabelas
     


    Al...   We can only chose at Cabelas or Sears
     


    Yes, we can select from the websites, but at Sears when you go to their site you must click on Sears only

              Thanks

                Keith
     
     
  8. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Keith, I understand, but if you are going to do this kind of stuff on a regular basis you need a set of decent knives and I'll bet Sears and Cabellas both have good low cost knives.  You lose power and you'll starve to death!!

    Good luck,  You may want to check to see if Cabellas sells ready made bacon cures, if you have never done bacon before, that will get you going in the right direction. 

    Al
     
  9. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Id do Cabela's. You can get cabela's points on the things you buy for even more money back.
     
  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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  11. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that's a great deal.  I own that same slicer and it is sufficient for my use, and a 6.6# scale is more than enough to weigh ingredients and portion control your finished products.  I'd jump on that!

    I'd definitely go with a cabela's grinder (I own the 1 hp one) and the sealer and stuffer would be your choice; however i've got a pretty good stuffer from Northern Tool 15 lb'er that i like a lot.  

    But, free is good too!
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011
  12. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

     GRRRRR...   I called my supervisor at home to see If he could order it today, but no can do. So he's gonna call Cabelas tomorrow and see If they will still honor the offer.

             Thanks for the reply

                Keith
     
     
  13. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    If he's anything like the rest of us. He will cook it till you can pul the bone out clean and go. To town .no knifes needed in pp:yahoo:
     
  14. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That scale will be good for measuring ingredients.  For weighing meat and other things you will want a larger capacity, especially when including the tare for your container.

    For knives, I would not recommend buying sets.  With sets you may get a knife you like and some you don't like.  Also, with sets, you get knives you may never or rarely use.  An old saying is that a set of mismatched knives is the sign of a confident cook.

    I am jealous.  That is quite a perk you are getting from your employer!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  15. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      yea, thats what I was thinking about the scale.  I'm still a lil confused on the bacon curing (i read and read and read and still confused).  aren't you soppose to weigh the belly as well, to know how much cure to use ?

                Keith
     
     
  16. tatonka3a2

    tatonka3a2 Meat Mopper

    Keith,

    What scale are you looking at on Cabelas site?  I would like to compare to what you can buy elsewhere.  I know you have money at Cabelas but as far as a scale goes we bought one of off eBay about 10 years ago for under $20 and it has worked great for us.  I would keep my money for the bigger tickets items personally. 

    Tanya
     
  17. Only Knives you need.

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  18. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    You forgot a steak knife to eat with .Unless you eat off the butcher block then it's the cleaver all the way.[​IMG]I have a nice set of old hickory that i got from flea markets and yardsales.
     
  19. That's just for cooking. Yes I guess if you need to eat a steak knife may come in handy. Or a big Buck knife.
     
  20. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Alelover,

    Your not a fisherman are you?  You don't have a filet knife in the list!  Also good for removing the rind from bacon,  but he doesn't want knives.  He wants POWER TOOLS  [​IMG]
     

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