Time for a vacuum sealer...

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by herms, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Well I am working on building up my collection of kitchen and smoking toys the grinder and stuffer will have to wait a few months but, I would like to find a sealer for the cheese, bacon , and random meats I have been doing.  

    I've been doing some research but, seems just about everyone there are tons of positive and negative reviews.  Ones I have been looking at are.





    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Home...4798880&WTz_l=SBC;MMcat104798880;cat104668380

    These are just a few that I have been looking at. I am all ears to what you guys have for yourselves and how you like them.  I would like to spend less than $200.  
     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I just bought this one and though I've only used it a few times I am happy with it:



    For the price and the amount of bags you get I think it's a real good deal.
     
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had a food saver and it was ok but they aren't designed for continuous use. You will have to rest it after so many bags. Foodsaver recommends no more than 5 seals in a row.

    After doing a bunch of research I saved and went to this
    Cabela's CG-15
    and I love it.
     
  5. Damn you Bmudd that looks like it would work great I don't do a ton of sealing right now but in the future I can see me doing quite a bit more.  I found a coupon and on overstock I can get it for $320 might have to hit it up.
     
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    IT was a big pill to swallow but well worth it. I sealed 15 bags back to back the other day with no problem. It also has puts a 1/4" seal on it.
     
  7. I purchased a Foodsaver V2244 from Cabela's about 1 1/2 yr ago and got it for around $50.00 on clearance only because I wasn't sure if I would like it. I use it all the time and in October, I packaged each quarter of boneless elk meat with it and I simply can't be happier. I've never had a problem with it at all and for the price, if it does die, well I've got my money's worth.
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member


    My next one will be that one or something like it. The other ones work decent but right now I have two of them set up and when sealing a bunch of stuff I can manage to overheat them both and have to wait for them to cool down before I can continue.
     
  9. Herms...glad you brought this up.  I've been considering a sealer also.  Did you make a final call yet?
     
    Is this the one ..husker?    A year and a half for ~$50 bucks is a deal.
     
     
  10. No I have not made a choice I think I will end up getting the Weston but, gonna wait a little for the finances to level out.  Im gonna keep doing some research but give me a month and I will have something new.
     
  11. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have the food-saver V3460 I LOVE it I have had it for over 2 years now close too 3 and have never had a lick of trouble with it. I have sealed ALLOT of bags with it. Granted you can't use it like a commercial unit but I can seal allot of bags with out letting it rest. I have done 10 # of cheese in about 8 oz chunks and not had too let it rest. I just place a chunk of cheese in a bag and seal and repeat till I am done. 
     
  12. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I bought the Foodsaver V2840 from the factory with this coupon code... http://www.stoorz.com/i/v2840?z=GFoodSaver v2840&gclid=COX_r-PBwq4CFYOo4AodUAk8dQ

    I love it!...You control how much Wasted Bag you make since there is no " bag present " sensor. It is really easy to double seal both Both ends of a bag if you wish, even after the bag is filled and vac sealed...I got the rectangular Marinator too, a little small if you are making a lot of food but you can easily marinate 4 Strip Steaks or 2 Dozen Wing Segments...JJ
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  13. Yes Bama that's the one. I got it from Cabela's clearance for $49.95. Like I said, for that price if it dies no big deal. 
     
  14. Well JJ I followed your lead and got the V2840 off of Amazon they had the red one "not my first choice" but I wasn't gonna pay more for a diff color.  Now off to buy some bags from that online store that I can't think of the name right now that a bunch of us use.  I would have loved to get that Weston but, just couldnt swing the price right now not knowing what my taxes will do and that I still need a stuffer and grinder.

    Thanks for all the opinions guys there is just so many of these darn things hard to get a grip with 20 differnt versions floating around out there.

    Wade H

    Edit Ended up paying about $110.xx shipped for the sealer if anyone is wondering.
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  15. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    I have the Foodsaver 3185 and love it. I've had no problems with it what so ever. 
     

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