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Next level vacuum sealer
It's a PITA to vacuum seal an entire animal, especially on your own, using an old school vacuum sealer.
I've seen the nicer ones where you basically throw your stuff in the bin and wham-bam, thank you ma'am, it's done. And on you go.
These things have been much more expensive, but it appears they're going down in price.
Does anyone have a really nice vacuum sealer? I'm looking for tips and recommendations. What do you have? How much is it? What are the pros vs cons?
I want to buy once-cry once and have something that I will appreciate having for years.
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I’ve had a cabelas chamber sealer for 8 years now with no complaints. I’ve never had it act up yet. There are nicer ones out there but I could buy this one 4 times before hitting the price of the “best”. Any chamber sealer will give far better performance than the front vac style.
I had a chamber vac too. Worked really well. I had a vacmaster VP210. It’s not super fast, as it always took about 30 seconds for it to get the air out of the chamber. In the end, I convinced myself to get rid of it, and just go to a higher end suction type model for speed, and also the chamber vac was just huge and heavy making it a pain to move around the house. Honestly, wish I would’ve never gotten rid of it, because as much of a pain as it was, it was an awesome unit. I should’ve just had both styles. My guess though is that if I had both, the suction model would still get a ton of use just for shear convenience
Gonna be watching this one. Have worn out a lot of vacuum sealers over the years…
Nick Muche's Link
My gf’s brother got one of these a couple years ago and has had no issues. He vacs a lot of venison and specialty meats.
Screaming deal on this one...
If anyone needs some bags for a chamber vac I accidentally bought like 250 of them and they don't work in my peasant style vac...
Meat your maker is a great machine possibly a higher price point then the others but not considerably more, and it seems to have a larger reservoir then some gallon bags are no issue