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bramptonmike
08-29-2015, 08:22 AM
I used to have one of those cheap vacuum sealers that didn't work worth a damn and sold it at our yard sale...now i'm looking for a good one that does cans & jars as well...i'd be interested in hearing what you have and your thoughts on them...thanks in advance.:pot:

Rory McCanuck
08-29-2015, 10:39 AM
I have a Seal a Meal, from WalMart, I think.
It sucks. :)
It has a port on it for a tube to draw down jars, but I haven't used that.
I get frustrated with it every year, but every time it turns out that the problem is operator error.

Haywire1
08-29-2015, 10:42 AM
Not much really but heres a thread if it helps.
http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?18081-School-me-on-vacuum-packers&highlight=vacuum+sealer

FlyingHigh
08-29-2015, 04:51 PM
Not much really but heres a thread if it helps.
http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?18081-School-me-on-vacuum-packers&highlight=vacuum+sealer

As an update to that thread, I ended up getting the commercial grade 15" Cabela's unit. It's well worth the cost. We've been using it on a regular basis and love it. I plan to get the sealable containers as well as it came with the tube to do them and jars.

Gaidheal
08-29-2015, 06:07 PM
I have a FoodSaver and it is great. I use the mason jar attachments a LOT for dehydrated stuff.

My next one will be a pro type model where the device separates to place the bag rather than inserting the bag into a slot. WIll make a lot of stuff I do much easier. Much like the one FH mentioned above.

I have some sealable containers that I don't use as much as I thought I would.

I *DO* want the marinade container though... it claims to speed up the process due to the vaccum. THAT would be handy!

OhCanada
08-30-2015, 08:28 PM
I have a Foodsaver I bought on Kijiji. Basic model I use for sealing gear. I'd recommend nothing but Foodsaver if you can't afford a commercial level unit.

Foxer
08-31-2015, 09:39 AM
Any recommendations on models of foodsaver? I have been thinking along these lines...

Prairie Dog
08-31-2015, 11:46 AM
I keep promising myself that I'll get this one.

http://www.costco.ca/FoodSaver%C2%AE-Automatic-2-in-1-Vacuum-Sealing-System----.product.100115705.html

awndray
08-31-2015, 01:23 PM
Any recommendations on models of foodsaver? I have been thinking along these lines...

Ditto. I keep meaning to look up different models, but I can never find consistent reviews. They often go on sale at Canadian Tire and Costco carries them too. I'd like to know which model is worth looking at.

Gaidheal
08-31-2015, 01:41 PM
I keep promising myself that I'll get this one.

http://www.costco.ca/FoodSaver%C2%AE-Automatic-2-in-1-Vacuum-Sealing-System----.product.100115705.html

That looks like its a bit newer/one step up from mine. Mine has a hose but not the gizmo for the bags on the hose.

If you aren't going with a pro model, these are the next best thing for sure.

They even work well for resealing chips (mylar bags) if your family is one of those freaky ones I've heard about that has left over snacks... lol

Gaidheal
08-31-2015, 01:46 PM
Ditto. I keep meaning to look up different models, but I can never find consistent reviews. They often go on sale at Canadian Tire and Costco carries them too. I'd like to know which model is worth looking at.

This one is mine.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/foodsaver-g3-stainless-steel-vacuum-sealing-system-0432296p.html

Absolutely love it and it has never failed.

That said I will go much heavier duty next time due to my particular needs.

Rory McCanuck
08-31-2015, 02:56 PM
That looks like its a bit newer/one step up from mine. Mine has a hose but not the gizmo for the bags on the hose.

If you aren't going with a pro model, these are the next best thing for sure.

They even work well for resealing chips (mylar bags) if your family is one of those freaky ones I've heard about that has left over snacks... lol
http://www.amazon.com/700-832-52-Bevara-Sealing-assorted-30-pack/dp/B00SH18114/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1441054155&sr=8-7&keywords=chip+clips
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/312sFL1M19L._SX425_.jpg

I've found that the cips reseal quite well.
I've put chips away and gone out of town for 2 weeks and come back to good chips.
Not the 'first whiff of a new bag' fresh, but no different than a bag that's been open 1/2 hours.

I tend to squish most of the air out before clipping, but wouldn't a vaccuum sealer suck all the air out and crush all the chips into dust?

Gaidheal
08-31-2015, 03:32 PM
Chip clips? when there is a toy to play with? Madness!

Almost never reseal chip bags... in fact I did it once just to do it. Chips mostly survived the crush.