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Vacuum Sealer

duffman

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I am looking to get a vaccum sealer so I can make a large amount of smoked meats and freeze them for later or to make ahead of time for a party. Any recomendations? Links are the most helpful. :)
 

eman

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For a medium priced unit i would definantly go  w/ a food saver. available at wal mart . bags / rolls available on line from food saver at a discount usually once a month.
 

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Yep, foodsaver. Have had one for a coupe of years, works great, never had a problem with it.
 

garyinmd

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I bought a Game Saver-Sports Plus made by Food Saver a couple of months ago on sale at Bass Pros for $99.00.  It came with 2 rolls and a number of pre-made bags plus a box with 4 extra rolls.  I have used 3 total rolls so far and it has worked great.
 

alblancher

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I have purchased bags from these people and have not had any trouble with either the bags or their delivery

http://www.goodmans.net/d/204/tilia-foodsaver-bags-rolls.htm  

The Foodsaver I purchased last winter has performed well until I was packing some (30 individual bags) breakfast sandwiches last week.  The vacuum pump was not pulling a deep enough vacuum about 25 percent of the time as got to the end.  I think on most of the less expensive models you have to pack a bit slower then you would want to to keep the heating element and vacuum motor from over heating.  I know a lot of people swear by them, you may also check with Sams  I think that is where I found mine.
 

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Food Saver here too they are a good unit if you don't over work them like Al was talking about. I have one at the house and one at the camp and awhile back somebody here posted a link to a great sale so I bought two more for backups. Here's the link to Food Saver and they often have some great deals on their site.

http://www.foodsaver.com/index.aspx?gclid=CJ76pJyQ_6cCFc1a7AodySPitA  
 

nogoer

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I am looking to get a vaccum sealer so I can make a large amount of smoked meats and freeze them for later or to make ahead of time for a party. Any recomendations? Links are the most helpful. :)

Why limit to just your smoked meats! Mine was a bday gift from the wife for preserving the results of my food hobbies too, but i'll be damned if i don't use that thing at least once a week. I have a food saver, just the regular version and i have to have put dozens of rolls through it. I've used food saver rolls(expensive), walmart rolls, kmart rolls and some no name brand i cant even remember. Foodsavers are troopers!
 

scarbelly

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We have been using a foodsaver for nearly 20 years. We buy in bulk to save $$ and just put them into individual meal size.

Last week Albertsons had boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale for $1.79 so we bought 20# and individually packaged. Saved about $40
 

midtownbistro

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I posted a comparison of chamber vs food saver-types. It all depends on your yearly volume and how many you do in a batch.
 
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