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Bought Sous Vide..

 The black friday deal was too good too pass up so I grabbed one. My question is which foodsaver is a good unit to grab? I read reviews and go back and forth and cant make up my mind. This forum is a great resource and I am looking for some guidance from real users. It will be used for extras from the egg and the sous vide machine. I would like it have an accessory hose for jars and the marination tub (if it even works). Thank you for the help!!

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  • LitLit Posts: 6,893
    I have the food saver v3880 and love it. The marinator works really good.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,703
    I thought that deal came with a vacuum sealer already......

    We've had probably at least 4 different models through the years, and the one we have currently is by far our favorite - it's simple and cheap and works the best.  Foodsaver model V2222.  I don't know if they still make that exact model.  They were on sale for $35, so we bought two and haven't touched the spare - and that was 3 or 4 years ago.
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  • FurallFurall Posts: 124
     It does but people say its made poorly and will not last. There again its random users and opinions. I have wanted a foodsaver for a long time and this is a good enough excuse to get one. Thanks for the responses. I will give those two a google and see what I can find. 
  • What was the deal?
  • Our "local" Costco (Bellingham, Wa. Costco - 'cause it is in a different country from where I live) just had the V3880 on sale for $120 - including a big box of food saver bags/rolls. Regular price is $150. 

    Check your local Costco and see if they have something similar. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,703
    I hate the ones that need to pull a vacuum just to seal.  They waste the roll and take a long time to seal the first side of the bag.  We had one for a few months.  It went on craigs list.
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  • Furall said:
     It does but people say its made poorly and will not last. There again its random users and opinions. I have wanted a foodsaver for a long time and this is a good enough excuse to get one. Thanks for the responses. I will give those two a google and see what I can find. 
    I bought "the deal" (actually my wife bought it for me as a gift). It's been totally fine. I probably would not have bought it with all the negative reviews but it's been 100% fine for a year now and has worked as advertised. I have not seen any of the issues that were in the reviews.




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  • So what was the deal on a Sous Vide ??
  • trevorst said:
    So what was the deal on a Sous Vide ??
    it came with a food saver. Everyone says the food saver is a POS but mine has been OK. It has been panned as being awful. I haven't had a problem but would not have bought one on it's own with all the hatchet job reviews it got. Zero issues here but obviously there is smoke...............
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,562
    i have to costco model its fine.  a lot of the models are very similar if not identical other than what they are packaged with and who sells it.  

    i ran through this a few months ago here is my thread:


    personally i would use the one it came with until it failed 
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