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elevated
05-11-2010, 11:40 PM
any recommendations for a vacuum packer for fish and some red meat? I'd like to keep it under 200...

thanks

m98
05-12-2010, 12:57 AM
Looking for one myself...^^^

elevated
05-12-2010, 7:58 AM
m98: Did you hear anything about good models etc...all the reviews I see online are outdated.

a1c
05-12-2010, 8:15 AM
I've been investigating this one... Any input appreciated as well.

http://www.foodsaver.com/Product.aspx?id=c&cid=87&pid=244

elevated
05-12-2010, 10:54 AM
looks like a deal

CA_SHARPSHOOTER
05-12-2010, 11:27 AM
the food saver is what I use as well but the bags are what end up costing you the money in the long run.

duckman1
05-12-2010, 6:16 PM
Mines a food saver. Get the commercial grade one if you plan on doing a lot of meat/fish etc at one setting.

santacruzpaul
05-12-2010, 6:27 PM
bought mine at costco about 4 years ago, works great,
Paul

antonio
05-12-2010, 7:05 PM
+ 1 on food saver but yeah it's the bags that are the expensive part But well worth it

wjc
05-12-2010, 8:03 PM
I also have a food saver. It seems to work great for meat. I keep steaks and whatnot for months with no ill effects.

I've had problems sealing veggies in the bag..not sure if it's the bags or the job I did with the saver...they seemed to inflate and go bad.

bacteria breathing mebbe? :toetap05:

ko1featherweigh
05-12-2010, 8:43 PM
TIP on saving bags.

Keep all strips of unused bags or just cut a strip. intsert the strip lined with the opening of a normal bag and vacum away. The bag should be sealed through all 4 layers of plastic. It is hard to explain I will take a picture later.

here is it
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/ko1featherweigh/DSC_0972.jpg

depending on the bag and the sealer, the bag may need to be sealed twice

dave1947
05-12-2010, 9:49 PM
$30 off on costco one ,starts tommorrow i believe,need the coupon in mailer or get one at front desk

jbolton
05-12-2010, 9:53 PM
I've been investigating this one... Any input appreciated as well.

http://www.foodsaver.com/Product.aspx?id=c&cid=87&pid=244


Had one, and had a good deal of problems. Costco has one that I am thinking about buying. Right under two hundred, and look like its built a little better.

My 2cents.

m98
05-12-2010, 11:41 PM
Looks like the Food Saver commercial grade for me then :thumbsup:

elevated
05-13-2010, 8:40 AM
thanks all, looks like I 2nd m98 on the commercial grade...

BigJB
05-13-2010, 9:25 AM
I'm going to get the model Costco has, to cut n wrap a half beef. I'll report back. 1st week in June is when will butcher.