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bigben1
06-20-2013, 09:43 PM
Got me a food saver wonder if the fish will be better vacuum packed.

mb4850
06-20-2013, 09:47 PM
They take up less space in your freezer, thaw faster and taste as good. Either pre-freeze your fish overnight or just dry them well before you freeze them.

feelay
06-20-2013, 09:49 PM
Been doing mine for years.

MrPaulAR
06-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Been using one for a while for anything I can. Food has to be as dry as possible (or stick a paper towel before the seal) to make sure it's air tight. If you don't then some of your stuff will stink badly when you the it... Trust me.

Also, don't think you only have to use the food club bags. I buy huge rolls from some guy in Canada on eBay for more than half the price and they work just add good.

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skiptomylu
06-21-2013, 08:01 AM
I too just got a new one that is upright style and takes care of water by it's self and also has 2 vacuum levels I guess so you can vacuum something without crushing it. Also the old one I have was not auto like this one and also and you have to help it by not only pushing the button to start, but also a hand on he middle of it to make it seal good enough to get the job done.
this new one has so many advantages over the old one its just not close. You can seal one end of a bag you just made from a roll where you had to seal that before it was off the roll on he old one. Very much improved!

EnonEye
06-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Great invention, fish as good in 2 years as today, but, bags VERY expensive, but, considering what a fresh fish actually costs you...

MrPaulAR
06-21-2013, 09:03 AM
On eBay a 11"x52.5' roll is $30 delivered to my door. If you compare to gallon freezer bags the cost is about the same.

And I also have an upright (model V3840) and the drip tray fills up quickly if there is any moisture which will shut the unit off. Even if it doesn't shut off the seal isn't any good if water is where the sealer is touching the bag.

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MrPaulAR
06-21-2013, 09:14 AM
Make that $30.34 for 2 of those rolls. Just ordered some since this thread reminded me to.

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deputyking
06-21-2013, 09:36 AM
I love mine and use it for many things other than food. You can seal a fresh pair of socks, underwear, tissue, or anything else you want to protect from the elments in your hunting backpack, car, boat, or other places for emergency use.

skiptomylu
06-21-2013, 09:38 AM
I needed some of the 8" rolls and just got 2 of the 20' ones for $16 delivered from eBay.

ricky
06-23-2013, 06:24 PM
Vacuum Food Sealers Supplies, FoodSaver Bags, Seal a Meal Bags and More! (http://www.vacuumsealersunlimited.com/)

Discovered this on another site.

niteman
06-23-2013, 10:52 PM
Vacuum Food Sealers Supplies, FoodSaver Bags, Seal a Meal Bags and More! (http://www.vacuumsealersunlimited.com/)

Discovered this on another site.

I order from this place and the products are good quality and much cheaper than the foodsaver brand bags. I use the premium bags and they are just a few cents higher.

PawPaw "gene"
06-25-2013, 02:55 AM
MrPaulAR, thanks for the info. I did a ebay search and found (4) 50' rolls for $53 or 26 cents a foot. That's a deal.
"gene"

liftbite56
06-25-2013, 06:55 AM
Sorry to jump in here I don't own one but I need direction on which model I should look at...would only use it a couple times a year...juggin and crappie season...little direction for a reasonable price vacuum sealer machine? Please thanks

skiptomylu
06-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Sorry to jump in here I don't own one but I need direction on which model I should look at...would only use it a couple times a year...juggin and crappie season...little direction for a reasonable price vacuum sealer machine? Please thanks
There are so many other things you can use them for though? I bought the 3880 (upright style) and this is not my first one by a long shot, but it's so much better than my older flat model. Really a big difference in easy to use. However if you really just want to get by then they sell a lot of Food Saver models on eBay and they all will work.
What I love about this one is its all auto, just stick the end in and it vacuums it and seals it. I also think it will seal a bag cut from a roll and with my older one I had to seal one end before I took it off the roll or it wouldn't work because it has to draw a vacuum before it will seal it.