Recommend a decent vacuum sealer and source for bags

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by rexlan, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. rexlan

    rexlan Meat Mopper

    I have a food saver unit and the results with it are marginal at best with 50% of the bags eventually leaking in a few weeks.  The rolls of bags seem horribly high priced as well.

    Is there a reasonably priced unit available that gives good results and where is the best place to by the bags/rolls.

    Also, what size pre-formed bags are folks using or are most buying the rolls and making bags   (what size).

  2. big dee

    big dee Smoke Blower

    Check out, Lisa is a sponsor here and her bags work great and are very reasonable. She also offers a discount to SMF members. After purchasing from her I will not buy the food saver bags again.

  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    [​IMG]  I too had a problem with FS bags and since I've switched to VSU bags not one single problem. They are the BEST and even with shipping they cost less than FS bags. VSU FTW!!!
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Me Too!

    For the extra couple pennies per bag, I get the premium bags

    Also, I always double seal the end.  Just a habit I guess.

    All you need is a small crease and the bag will lose vacuum

    I buy quart and gallon bags

    You can cut then in half if necessary

    I also have a rolls for longer items like ribs or fish

  6. rexlan

    rexlan Meat Mopper

    Excellent ... I will get on it right aways and try some of them!

    Thank you
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And to top it off - she has awesome customer service - here's the  code for  this month 10June2012
  8. rexlan

    rexlan Meat Mopper

    Does the 130 unit have the port to hook a hose so you can vac the jars and other stuff?
  9. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

  10. rexlan

    rexlan Meat Mopper

    Thanks everyone ... I ordered the 130 unit a few minutes ago, applied the discount code and got some bags .... now need to get the smoker hot!
  11. It does come with the hose. The port you plug it into is on the top left hand side of the lid.

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