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Food saver?

henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
Traveling as I do I get so sick of eating out. How long would ribs, pulled pork, chicken, etc... Using the food saver how long would food keep in a cooler? Smoked some bologna this weekend and had it tonight... Man, it's bad when a bologna sammich taste that good. Plus dinner cost about a dollar.

Hey honey.... I'm saving enough on food to get that YETI. No, of course I won't keep beer in it. It's just for food.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,888
    No experience with cooked food, but I love my FS for buying in bulk or on sale.

    How long are your trips? I'm sure it'd work.


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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,408
    I have no data to back me up... But I would think that correctly vacuumed packed foods would last at least 2 weeks if they are kept below 40deg.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,747
    I'd guess 4 days. No problem.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,747
    I've eaten ckn thighs 8 days old out of my fridge.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    Most trips see 3-5 but sometimes 10 days. I figured as long as I keep it cold... At least till I get to travis's house.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,888
    hapster said:

    I have no data to back me up... But I would think that correctly vacuumed packed foods would last at least 2 weeks if they are kept below 40deg.

    I'd think the food saver would add some help, and then keep it under 40, and you'd have to be doing the same or better than a fridge. I eat stuff out of my fridge for 7-10 days depending.


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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    edited June 2013
    I've eaten ckn thighs 8 days old out of my fridge.
    And we know the results of that! Sorry bud, you walked right into that one.
    :D

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  • LDRLDR Posts: 187

    I just picked up the V3820 at Sam's.  It seems pretty solid and can do big bags as well.  It's bigger than I thought it would be.  Whatever you get, make sure it's got the accessory ability (maybe they all do).  There's an accessory ($10) that's a jar sealer and lets you pull a seal on mason jars.

     

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  • LitLit Posts: 3,493
    The 3820 is nice had mine for a couple years now. Costco runs it on sale for $119 fairly regularly. I would get the quick marinator accessory you can marinate food in 10 minutes and it actually works well.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    @LDR... Thanks. I guess I could freeze the food for long trips and that would maybe buy some time. Yeti, Pelican... Damn they're expensive.
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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 498
    If you can find a Wolfgang Puck Food Saver (not sure exact name) as they are no longer made, it is much easier to clean and uses any other food saver bags and attachments. We have both and prefer the WgP food saver.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,747
    Dude, get a brute cooler. The pelican weighs 50 lbs empty. I can get you 15% off a brute.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 340
    I agree with hapster. I  got the same one at Sams this weekend and was packing strawberries. It quit working after packing about 15 packs. Taking it back tomorrow.

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

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  • LDRLDR Posts: 187

    Here's FoodSaver's propaganda about the improved storage times...

    FreezerOrdinary StorageFoodSaver® System
    Beef & Poultry6 months2 - 3 years
    Fish6 months2 years
    Soups & Stews3 - 6 months1 - 2 years
    Coffee Beans6 - 9 months2 - 3 years
    Vegetables8 months2 - 3 years
    Bread6 - 12 months1 - 3 years
    RefrigeratorOrdinary StorageFoodSaver® System
    Cheese1 - 2 weeks4 - 8 months
    Lettuce3 - 6 days2 weeks
    Berries 1 - 6 days1 - 2 weeks
    PantryOrdinary StorageFoodSaver® System
    Flour & Sugar6 months1 - 2 years
    Rice & Pasta6 months1 - 2 years
    Cookies1 - 2 weeks3 - 6 weeks
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,063
    Dude, I spend a fair bit of time on the road and one of my favourite things to do is go in to a local grocery store and pick the local cold meats, salami and such with a small piece of cheese a salad and some fresh buns

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,888
    edited June 2013
    LDR said:

    Here's FoodSaver's propaganda about the improved storage times...

    FreezerOrdinary StorageFoodSaver® System
    Beef & Poultry6 months2 - 3 years
    Fish6 months2 years
    Soups & Stews3 - 6 months1 - 2 years
    Coffee Beans6 - 9 months2 - 3 years
    Vegetables8 months2 - 3 years
    Bread6 - 12 months1 - 3 years
    RefrigeratorOrdinary StorageFoodSaver® System
    Cheese1 - 2 weeks4 - 8 months
    Lettuce3 - 6 days2 weeks
    Berries 1 - 6 days1 - 2 weeks
    PantryOrdinary StorageFoodSaver® System
    Flour & Sugar6 months1 - 2 years
    Rice & Pasta6 months1 - 2 years
    Cookies1 - 2 weeks3 - 6 weeks
    thats a chart for raw food, Im assuming he wants to take cooked food with him traveling.








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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,888
    dude, get the brute cooler, a food saver and a mini and hit the road


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