Best Vacuum Sealer

Discussion in 'Canning' started by g4bandit, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. g4bandit

    g4bandit Newbie

    Hey, I'm looking for a decent vacuum sealer but am kind of clueless.

    Heres the reallllly tricky part, I need a super durable one. I'm planning on sealing about 2000 bags over the course of a few weeks. Cost is kind of a issue but my max is around 500 dollars. I don't need any fancy features, but I really need it to last until I can finish all the bags. I was looking at the vacmaster 260 pro, and maybe a few spare sealing strips. Any ideas how long a strip lasts? and what about doing it back to back with no breaks?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    g4, morning and welcome to the forum.....   Lisa will help you..... You may even get a discount being a member of this forum.....

    Give the vacuum chamber a look....  the bags for it are much cheaper than bags for a bag sealer..   could pay for itself in a short time...  And I believe the chamber sealer can vac-seal wet foods also..  that's something the bag sealers don't do well.....  

  4. threemuch

    threemuch Fire Starter

    I have an Ary VP215C which can be had for about double your budget.  It works very, very well.  I love mine.

    Ary makes a VP112 in your price range, but it has loads of plastic.  No experience using it.

    I think you will be disappointed with any channel bag sealer.  And if you added up the bag cost, you would probalby be better off with the chamber sealer.

    On my 215C, my strip has lasted about 5 years, and I do about 300 pounds of seafood, 200 pounds of big game, and 300 pounds of waterfowl in it a year.  So maybe 4-500 bags a year.  You can destroy them quick by turning them up too high, but if they are set right, they should work for a long time, more than 2000 seals.

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