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MikeRocksTheRed

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2015, 02:17:56 PM »
Also, if you want to do cold smoked cheese, which I strongly recommend, the FoodSaver is a must.  You need to seal the cheese for 2-3 weeks before eating or it'll taste like an ash tray.  But after a few weeks, you'll have something amazing.  And with the FoodSaver bags the cheese can last a few months refrigerated, or longer if frozen.

Glad to get this info...I know you are supposed to seal it up and let it sit to let the smoke move throughout the cheese, but didn't know it tastes bad until that process is done!
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Re: Food saver
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2015, 07:31:38 PM »
Also, if you want to do cold smoked cheese, which I strongly recommend, the FoodSaver is a must.  You need to seal the cheese for 2-3 weeks before eating or it'll taste like an ash tray.  But after a few weeks, you'll have something amazing.  And with the FoodSaver bags the cheese can last a few months refrigerated, or longer if frozen.

Glad to get this info...I know you are supposed to seal it up and let it sit to let the smoke move throughout the cheese, but didn't know it tastes bad until that process is done!
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Re: Food saver
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2015, 07:56:16 PM »
I can verify the above claims are true. Even my cold smoked bacon tasted like an ash tray until it hung out in a bag for a week or two.

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2015, 10:26:28 AM »
I just found a foodsaver V3425 at an estate sale for $15. I pulled the trigger. It lit up when plugged in and the motor seemed to run. Hopefully it is all in working order.
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Re: Food saver
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2016, 06:12:49 AM »
I used my V2244 3x today and it was struggling pulling a good vacuum. I had 3lbs of bacon in a gallon bag and it had trouble sucking the air out. I had to cycle the vacuum a few times to get it to clear out and even then the vac was weaker than normal. This has never happened before; later on I checked the seal and some debris was keeping it from making a good seal. I'll have to keep tabs on it periodically and keep the seal clean. I reseated the vacuum seal on the unit and everything seems to be working just fine now. With that said, I like the simplicity and compactness of the entry level models. I assume that the quality would be similar between this one and a sub 200 dollar model.

is the foam seal getting loose at all?
I did replace mine earlier this year when my unit was not vacuuming well. I think it was like 6  bucks.

Possibly. I brushed the debris off the foam seal and now it pulls vacuum just fine. I may also start storing unlatched to keep from compressing the foam.

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Moisten the seal with a damp towel or it can be soaked in water for a few minutes before use and it'll suck like prostitute in a pulpit.
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Re: Food saver
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2016, 10:56:36 AM »
rando question: where do yall buy replacement bags?
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MikeRocksTheRed

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2016, 11:01:27 AM »
rando question: where do yall buy replacement bags?

I buy them from Amazon.  Not sure if they are the cheapest place, but its easy!
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stubblebum

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2016, 05:02:30 AM »
I have not bought any vacuum bags from here but have read good reviews and will buy from them next time I need any.

http://shop.vacuumsealersunlimited.com/ULTRA-Bags-Rolls-for-FoodSaver-VacMaster-Weston-etc_c278.htm

If you do a search you can probably find a code for 10 percent off. I would add a link but it is a thread on another forum and I am not sure about the rules regarding this.

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2017, 09:20:51 AM »
If you write info on vacation bags, it surprises you when you pull out some pulled pork you did 6/7 months ago and after heating in boiling water and you open and that fresh smoke smell hits you. Enough said.


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Re: Food saver
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2017, 05:24:20 PM »
rando question: where do yall buy replacement bags?

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2017, 04:47:18 AM »
rando question: where do yall buy replacement bags?

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2017, 11:21:52 AM »
Food vac bags .  only place to buy bags and rolls.

Jammato

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2017, 02:17:09 PM »
I use just the basic style food saver, not one of the fancy models. I works great cost is minimal and I buy the bags in rolls not individual bags, that is a lot cheaper. I also get my bags off Amazon using non name brand which are really cheap and work just as well. I find the food saver line of bags are very costly. I use it all the time as I buy a lot of meat in bulk. Was at Costco the other day and they had those long pork loins on sale so I bought 5, cut them all up into 6 pieces and started up the food saver.

another think I like to do is mix meats with spices and marinades and then seal them. pop them in the frog for a day till the stuff soaks in and then freeze them for future use. I do not know if the day in the frig helps but I figure if I give it time to penetrate before freezing it has to help. But then I do not know if that is scientifically accurate.

Now my brother has one of those food savers that they sell on tv with all the bells and whistles, I have never known him to do anything but use the bags or the storage boxes, and I can do that with my bottom of the line model.
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Re: Food saver
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2017, 11:54:41 AM »
I'm looking to purchase one of those vacuum type bag sealers. I'm seeing a wide variety of models and pricing. From $120-$450. Anyone with experience or suggestions? Any particular models to stay away from?
I would suggest getting one with the mason jar attachment. You might use the jars more than the bags for veggies etc.

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Jammato

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Re: Food saver
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2017, 05:29:15 PM »
I believe they all come with the air hose now
but I could be wrong
It would be easier to let that chicken drink that beer than shoving up his pooper
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