Moultrie Products
Vacuum Sealer
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
longspeak74 20-Dec-18
Treeline 20-Dec-18
midwest 20-Dec-18
wishunter 20-Dec-18
longspeak74 20-Dec-18
APauls 20-Dec-18
PECO 20-Dec-18
longspeak74 20-Dec-18
Surfbow 20-Dec-18
Sugar 20-Dec-18
Fuzz 20-Dec-18
Kevin Speicher 20-Dec-18
longspeak74 20-Dec-18
midwest 20-Dec-18
Heat 20-Dec-18
Kevin Speicher 22-Dec-18
From: longspeak74
20-Dec-18
Looking to get a vacuum sealer for the house. Have researched a few, but do you guys have any input on what brand works or doesn't work, for that matter. Hoping this cuts down on the amount of food waste we have; plus I would hope this helps with food prep for my upcoming trips.

From: Treeline
20-Dec-18
I got a Food Saver from Walmart.

Has worked for three years so far. 6 elk, At least 10 deer, a bunch of trout and pike, and a couple hundred pounds of beef steaks, various leftovers and still working.

I am sure there are better commercial models out there but I am surprised how good this thing has held up!

From: midwest
20-Dec-18
Several threads on it fairly recently. Just google "vacuum sealer bowsite".

I've had a FoodSaver for many years. Recently bought a couple boxes of assorted vacuum rolls off their website for a great price.

From: wishunter
20-Dec-18
Bryan, I also have a Food Saver model FM 5480. Kids gave it to me for xmas a couple of years ago. Use it often with no problems.

From: longspeak74
20-Dec-18
Food Saver was one of the models I have been researching; got some decent reviews and seem to be one of the more cost-effective ways to go.

From: APauls
20-Dec-18
To be perfectly honest I've always kept my ear to the ground on all things vacuum sealer. I bought a commercial Weston unit because it sounded like the best and I have no complaints. I wanted to be able to do massive amounts and pump out package after package and it does just that. But for a casual or "normal" user I really haven't heard many negative reviews about almost ANY product. It seems like they're all good from the cheap Food savers, to the mid price Cabelas units and the more expensive units. So unless you know you're going to run the thing into the ground, I don't think there is reason to spend a ton of money here. Even so, if you want to try it, get a cheap unit and see what you think. That's my opinion. I don't think it's a "get what you pay for" type deal necessarily.

From: PECO
20-Dec-18
Food Saver great for the money. Whatever you buy, get quality bags, cheap off brand bags seem to give us problems.

From: longspeak74
20-Dec-18
Thanks for the info guys. There's only 2.5 of us in the house, but this thing would get plenty of use.

From: Surfbow
20-Dec-18
Weston

From: Sugar
20-Dec-18
I also have a food sealer.. very happy with it’

From: Fuzz
20-Dec-18
VacMaster....

20-Dec-18
VacMaster X2, I have the VP215 and it has been flawless. I believe the chamber style sealers give you a better/tighter seal. They are on the expensive side so it depends on how often you will use it.

From: longspeak74
20-Dec-18
We'll be using this often, more in Summer/Fall with garden and hunting. How do the bags take to boiling? Meaning can I just drop a bag in boiling water in the back country?

From: midwest
20-Dec-18
yes, been doing it for years. I now double seal the stuff I'm going to boil. I had a couple of seals fail and lost all the food in the boiling water a couple years ago. I think having the bottom of the bag against the bottom of the hot pot with likely too high of heat caused the seal to fail. Boiled pulled pork requires extra bbq sauce. :-/

From: Heat
20-Dec-18
Food Saver has a number of their models on sale. Worth a look on their site.

22-Dec-18
There is a Food Saver on Camofire today for $32, hard to pass that deal if you are looking for vacuum sealer.

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