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Old 06-09-2013, 04:28 AM   #1
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Vacuum Sealers

Anyone use one?

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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I use the FoodSaver V2244. I haven't had any problems with it but the only complaint I could think of would be the 20 second cool-down needed after sealing a bag though I understand the reason.

It's a great way to save money on food purchases imo. I go to BJ's Wholesale and buy the bulk meat packs, have them cut the meat to my desired thickness for free, then bring it home and vacuum seal everything that I'm not going to eat right away.

All of this steak (~43 lbs worth):



Fits nicely in the freezer in the garage (2 of each left in the freezer upstairs) and stays good a lot longer than it will take me to go through it and I picked it up for about 30% cheaper than buying the same meat individually in the grocery store (not to mention it's all cut the way I want it).


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Old 06-17-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, if you get a vacuum sealer get the rolls. Cut them big when you first use them. Each use will mean losing some of the bag to cut it open but if you start with the bags bigger than needed initially then you can get multiple uses out of each bag by washing them and re-using them later. That helps keep the costs down.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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Thanks, Wraisil.

I have been toying around with getting one, but I'm never sure which one to get. Sure, who wouldn't love a Weston, but the cost kinda defeats the savings with just the two of us. Foodsaver is everywhere, but from what I have been reading, is to get the V3xxx line.

Got some other household items to buy, but thank you for your insight. I'm looking forward to $5.56 a pound ribeyes.


Oh! Do you season anything before you seal it? Does that affect storage time?
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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Seasoning is just fine and won't affect anything. When you're going to vacuum seal meats (especially if you want to have them in a marinade) toss them in the freezer for 1-2 hours before vacuum sealing and they'll seal fine (longer for the more juicy ones). Additionally, the vacuum sealer can also be used to do a quick marinade if you're short on time to prepare something. The vacuum process actually will help get the marinade flavor into food (non-frozen) faster just from the physics of vacuuming.
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my friend has one of those foodsaver ones, when she uses it it's loud as ****.
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