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  • Dr ROK
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    Sealing liquids is one of the main reasons I'd like to have one like this. Maybe someday when my kids are not taxing my budget anymore

  • mgaretz
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    I also am having a lot of fun compressing fruits. It also works well for flash pickling. Cucumbers to pickles in 2 minutes!

  • LA Pork Butt
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    I have the smallest one available (I think). It works well when freezing leftovers for 2-4 people or meats in equalivant sizes, but the bags are too small for things like a Boston Butt or a Brisket.

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  • jlazar
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    I have this model of Foodsaver and love it. Used it for pulled pork, pulled beef, brisket, ham, chicken, ribs, sausages, fatties, soups. Works well with all.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

    I like this brand for bags.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

    The quart bags or rolls are the ones we use 90% of the time. Pint bags are really too small. I wouldn't freeze that small of a portion. Would just use Ziploc instead. You need at least a roll of gallon size for large items but not used that often.

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  • fzxdoc
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    Thanks for the additional info, mgaretz . I'm going to work or a rationalization. I don't sous vide, but longer, safer food storage is definitely right up my alley.

  • mgaretz
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    I do use it for Sous Vide, but that's not really why I bought it. I wanted to be able to vacuum seal liquids and things like it. Plus, I buy a lot of meat when it's on sale and wanted a better vacuum for longer term storage.

  • fzxdoc
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    Whoa baby, that's one heckuva sealer, mgaretz ! If I was a sous vide afficionado, I'd be down for something like that, though.

    Kathryn

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  • Dr ROK
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    Jealous!

  • mgaretz
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    I finally bit the bullet and bought a chamber sealer. Wow! Once you get one of these there's no going back. Still have my foodsaver but haven't used it since the chamber sealer arrived. Here's the one I got: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/ary-...VMASVP112.html

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  • fzxdoc
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    I've been looking for bags other than the Foodsaver brand because my vacuum sealed smoked sausages leak fat to the outside when stored in the freezer for a month or more. I've never seen that before.

    Maybe I'll give Willy 's or Dr ROK 's suggestions a try.

    Kathryn

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  • Dr ROK
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    Found these on amazon and they are 5 ply vs most that I find that are 3 ply.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...r_1_31&sr=8-31

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  • Willy
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    Zip Loc brand has come out with bags (rolls) for the vacuum sealers. I just used it for the first time today--so no pluses or minuses to report yet, aside from the fact they seem a bit sturdier than Food Saver brand and were a bit cheaper too.

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  • Ninja Q
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    Thought I'd throw this into the discussion. I use a Cabelas brand vaccum sealer. I believe it's a commercial or heavy duty model, all stainless steel. It's a double piston pump and works great for us. I fish a lot. During tuna season, I go through at least 100' of 11" wide bag rolls. Bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail, duck, quail, pheasent, dove, and grocery store buys all work great. I can keep fish about as close to fresh for a year no problem in the freezer. The best price I've found for bag material is through Cabelas. I use this:http://www.cabelas.com/product/cabel...aler+bag+rolls

    And the rolls work for foodsaver brand sealers just fine. About $15 for 50'. Best price I've found. When on sale, I pick up about 10 boxes for even cheaper. Just thought I'd throw this experience into the discussion...

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  • richinlbrg
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    Smh

  • DWCowles
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    Why thank you richinlbrg you are so nice

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