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Recommendations needed for food vacuum sealers

NebraskaeggerNebraskaegger Posts: 27
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
Can anyone recommend a good, economical food vacuum sealer?  I am looking at getting one soon and am interested to see what all you guys and gals use.  I don't need a big expensive commercial unit, just something that would get used a few times a month.  Thanks in advance for your responses!

Comments

  • Food saver is the standard.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • I've had a Food Saver for years. Love it.

    Bed Bath and Beyond, with one of the direct mail coupons. Or Sam's.

    It all you'll need.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,866
    I bought a FoodSaver Vac 370 many many years ago and it's still going strong.  I believe it was one of the less expensive ones at the time so I think any FoodSaver will work just fine.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    I use a Food Saver.  As CT said, it's the standard.

    I'm not an expert on the different brands, but I know there are some inferior ones out there. We're not talking about buying a BMW here.  I'd go with a Food Saver .... $100-150.


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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,435
    You may want to look at a Foodsaver repair depot. They sell repaired and new units really cheap. I have the gamesaver turbo plus. It was just over $100. Great place to buy rolls and bags too. Personally I prefer having the roll inside the unit

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    I have a food saver that I've had for over 10 years and it is still going strong.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    I've had my food saver for 11 years, and all I'be ever had to do was replace the gasket because of improper care (dry rot)
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 574
    Can people please comment on the different models?
  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    Can people please comment on the different models?
    Are there different models?
    :D
  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 574
    I see many different price points & models for Food Savers...
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited June 2012
    i bought the cheapest one they (foodsaver) make. works fine.
    i use it for fresh/aged/cured meats, mostly. i have no need for the canister attachments, partial vacuum features, etc.

    got it at Kohl's on one of their sale days. maybe 65 bucks, tops.


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