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Food Saver ???

BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 936
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Thinking about getting a food saver....so many models to choose from. Got a e-mail from Amazon for the Food Saver Model V3240 for $110.99 regular 139.99. Is that a good model and price. We try to buy meat for just the two of us but that is impossible. Plus we have to use up leftovers quickly. Comments and Opinions....thanks.

Alexander City,Al

Comments

  • We have the food saver mini plus which works well for family of 4.  I think we paid $40-$50 last year at Shopko.
  • Depends on what you are sealing. We own a Foodsaver 3840, ($139 with 8 rolls of bags at Costco 2 years ago) good machine, auto seal, in unit bag storage (always seems to be the wrong size for what you want - but is nice feature), easy to clean tray for when you suck liquids into it, and has an accessory to power marinate, seal wine bottles. 
    The only lesson learned was it has a low duty cycle for the vac and seal mode. I cut and did the first seal on 5 bags, filled all 5 with frozen blueberries, then proceeded to try and vac seal them. The machine did three, but was too hot to do the fourth. It is simply not designed for this continuous use. Let it cool for a few minutes, good to go. If you do them one at time, cut, primary seal, fill the bag, vac seal, then repeat, it seems to stay cool and is able to do an unlimited amount. 

    We also own a Vacmaster, (>$200, bags were $50 three or four years ago) much more expensive, but much easier to use and seems to have an unlimited duty cycle. We use this for "production line" bagging. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Thanks for the comments and the heads up on how to use the machine. Going into town this week and will probably pick one up. Been putting off getting one ($$$) but It is a must have.

    Alexander City,Al
  • I also have the 3840 and would buy another one if this one quit.
    Roy from Edmonton Alberta
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,428
    Check out this thread from earlier this month. Went through the same ordeal too many models to choose from but in the end the function is basically the same just bonus features change.

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/1230793#Comment_1230793
  • U_tarded said:
    Check out this thread from earlier this month. Went through the same ordeal too many models to choose from but in the end the function is basically the same just bonus features change. http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/1230793#Comment_1230793
    Thanks for sharing the link...went to OT looking for threads on food savers, no luck. Missed this thread altogether.

    Alexander City,Al
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