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Big Ron 05-10-2008 11:14 PM

Time for a vacuum sealer
 
I am in the market for a vacuum sealer, but not sure which one to get. Please advise and include links and/or photos and models numbers. Father's day is coming up soon. . . Thanks!

Green Hornet 05-11-2008 12:42 AM

I have a Foodsaver V2440 that I got at BJs about a year or so ago. It came with some canisters as well as the rolls of bags. I have been real happy with it. I have been using the generic rolls from Walmart cuz they are less expensive and seem to hold up well. I think I spent about $110 back then.
Hope that helps.

Cliff H. 05-11-2008 01:10 AM

Go with the most expensive FoodSaver brand you can afford. The heavier duty the better.

I have a V2480 that I am starting to have issues with after a year or so of service.

Greg Rempe 05-11-2008 06:18 AM

I have the same thing as GH...got mine at BJ'S as well. I tried the Black and Decker bags but the waffling doesn't go all the way across so I never got a complete seal. I use the regular FS bags and have never had a problem.

These things should be standard issue for all of us that bbq!!

Pigs On The Wing BBQ 05-11-2008 07:57 AM

I have a 2420 now and I can tell you it gets used. About a year old and it still keeps going. Now watch it crap out. :lol:

Big Ron 05-11-2008 10:14 AM

Foodsaver seems to be the go to sealer. Thanks for the input. About the bags, they are reusable?

Unity 05-11-2008 11:56 AM

Bags are reusable. I seldom do, 'cause I'm not sure they're free of bacteria after I've washed them.

I agree with the best-you-can-afford advice. When I wasn't sure how committed I was going to be to this hobby I bought a $60 FoodSaver Vac 800 (now superseded), which has like zero features. It works, but I sometimes have trouble with seals not holding. It's on my long list of things to replace someday. I'll definitely go with another FoodSaver.

--John
(Related word of caution: I label above the seal with a Sharpie. Sometimes when I cut off the top I forget and leave it in the sink. Sharpie ink will transfer to the sink if you leave it there. Not good for spousal relations. :shock: )

BchrisL 05-11-2008 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Unity
I label above the seal with a Sharpie.

So do I, I pulled out a bag in the freezer the other day labeled Hunks 'O Ham, Christmas 2002. :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Griff 05-11-2008 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by BchrisL
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unity
I label above the seal with a Sharpie.

So do I, I pulled out a bag in the freezer the other day labeled Hunks 'O Ham, Christmas 2002. :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

So, how did it taste? :lol:

Unity 05-11-2008 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Griff
So, how did it taste? :lol:

I was thinking the same thing. :lol:

--John

cleglue 05-12-2008 12:32 PM

I have the white version of this one that I bought from Costco's. I just used it yesterday.


From Costco's

It works great.

BchrisL 05-12-2008 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Unity
Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff
So, how did it taste? :lol:

I was thinking the same thing. :lol:

--John

I'll let you know when I use 'em :lol: :lol: :lol:

BchrisL 05-12-2008 04:00 PM

Allied Kenco Sales

http://www.alliedkenco.com/catalog/i...20MACHINES.jpg

There is a whole page at this site.

PantherTailgater 05-13-2008 09:28 AM

I've purchased these generic bags a couple of times now and think they're very cost effective considering the difference in price compared to the FS brand name.

http://totalvac.com/accessory/parts/6X10.html

cleglue 05-14-2008 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Up in smoke
Hey Cleglue,

how much was it at Costco?

Larry B

Click the link and you can see the Food Saver model. The price is $134.99. The local stores usually always have them in stock. You also get extra stuff than buying it from Walmart or Department stores.


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