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    Teach me about foodsaver/vacuam sealers

    What's good and why?
    Is there models that can vacuum seal most any shape/size items?
    What should I look for in a unit?
    Is there a standout company for these?
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    You can buy rolls of bagging and cut to whatever length you want.
    Further you can cut the width to your needs.
    You are limited only by the machine's width.
    You must use the "waffled" bagging, whatever brand.
    I have two Foodsaver brand machines, one is over 20 years old and still works fine.
    The newer one is about 8 years old, works well.
    The newer one has the ability to vac out their jars and holds a roll of bagging you cut to length in the machine.
    They work great for everyday use, I buy large flats of meats from BJ's and pack and freeze most for later use.

    You cannot bag items like rice, the grains will pierce the bag wall.
    Last edited by SOCOM42; 10-04-2015 at 08:09 AM.

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    My take is,after many hours of internet research we settled on a foodsaver model#v3425.we got it a wallymart at $50.00 and a bunch of rolls of bags.there are better and more expensive models like the ones at Cabelas,etc but the one we bought had a 4 star rating and not a lot of warranty problems.it works fine for us,we have had it 3 years now,no complaints.I just in the past few weeks have cleaned,frozen and vac sealed 20-25 lbs of tomatoes and 10 lbsgreen beans for future use for when my wife gets back from Wash.state this coming week.at first,read the instructions 2-3 times and practice on something inert like ammo,trinkets,etc.that way you dont become fed up by ruining perfectly good food.after a few reps,you will find that you wonder why you didnt buy one years ago.
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    We have had a Foodsaver 3200 model for a few years. We use it a lot.
    We find the Ziplock bags to be less expensive than the foodsaver brand.
    Don't buy the pre- sized bags, buy in bulk and make them to fit.

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    I'm looking at the Foodsaver #4840 it comes with the Built-in retractable hand
    How do you use the Zip lock bags? No zipper, I assume.

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    I have a Foodsaver V2865. It is a current model that will use bags or rolls. I buy the bags for convenience and they have a zipper as well. for use and reuse. I USE mine. The model above mine has the wand which I find unnecessary in the processes I use the most. It is handy for many preps. I have a freezer full of items sealed in the garage, including 30 lbs of beef jerky!!

    I gave about $90 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

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    UC,
    the bags come in a roll, no zipper.
    You just cut them to length, seal one end and proceed.

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    I bought my first TILIA brand food saver when they first came out, maybe 25 years ago. I'm on number 4 now, but still have the first and it still works fine. Back then I was 2 pieces with 2 big A$$ plug in transformers. I prefer the old Vacuum unit for vacuuming the air out of mason jars when I am doing a bunch at a time. Like the commercials, I buy big cuts of meat, cheese, etc. and cut to size for meals and then bag 'em. Flour, sugar, brown sugar, chocolate chips, etc. go in the mason jars. Because it's just the 2 of us now, we don't use the stuff in jars as fast, so I've started adding an oxygen absorber and wrap the jar in foil to keep out the light.
    About 8 months after I bought the last one, it wasn't working quite as well as normal. E-mailed Tillia and described the problem and told them how much I use it. They sent me 2 sets of foam rubber gaskets for it. Works great again. Hope you get the idea I like it.
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    I use my Foodsaver for so many things. You can make your own prepackaged food for your vehicle. You can make a water proof container for emergency essentials. I could go on and on. You are only limited by your imagination of things you can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    You can buy rolls of bagging and cut to whatever length you want.
    Further you can cut the width to your needs.
    You are limited only by the machine's width.
    You must use the "waffled" bagging, whatever brand.
    I have two Foodsaver brand machines, one is over 20 years old and still works fine.
    The newer one is about 8 years old, works well.
    The newer one has the ability to vac out their jars and holds a roll of bagging you cut to length in the machine.
    They work great for everyday use, I buy large flats of meats from BJ's and pack and freeze most for later use.

    You cannot bag items like rice, the grains will pierce the bag wall.


    SOCOM42 I am drawing a blank on BJ's . Can you refresh my memory?
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