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Bags for Foodsaver

I can get standard 8x12 bags from work for $.0907 each. The Foodsaver ones are $.50 ish each. Its a 3 mil not a 4 mil like the FS bags. the case has 2000 bags in it, and its only myself and my wife so a bag that size does 2 portions for us no problem. Does any standard vacuum bag work in these contraptions?

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,487
    Yes, I've got some from chef's supplies that were thinner. I seem to remember I had to turn my seal time down.


    Caledon, ON


  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,374
    Typically they will seal most plastic bags, but the success of the Food Saver is drawing down a vacuum and flat bags won't do that. FS has a proprietary channel pattern to one side which allows the air to be extracted before sealing.
    Dunlap, IL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,374
    edited October 2013
    Here is a link to bags that will work with a Food Saver and at a much more reasonable cost - especially when bought in bulk quantities. Their secret is a third layer of plastic mesh sandwiched on the inside which allows the air to be extracted. Here is a close up of that mesh.
    Dunlap, IL
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