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Oct 28, 2007 10:14 AM

Vacuum Sealers

I am looking for vacuum sealers for some pretty heavy personal use. I am looking for one which allows for a lot of control on the pull times. Mainly for different uses like marinating meats too compressing melons and the such. Any preferences? How's are the Foodsaver model's?

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  1. I think the Foodsaver models work well. I have an old one and I don't use it bunches, but it does come in handy from time to time. The thing about the Foodsaver brand is that you're likely to find parts for it all over the place. Amazon.com, Target, Wal-Mart, maybe even Home Depot on occasion(?) It's kinda like a Weber grill versus a knock off brand. If you need a replacement grill grate or a rotisserie attachment, you' much more likely to find what you need by going with a well established name brand. Just my 2 cents!

    1. Food Saver for sure. Their marinating container is reusable and works very well. The only issue I have had is that some bags have had micro holes and when you might think something is sealed you come back to find it is not so. But I love mine, it lives on the counter and gets frequent use.

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      1. re: Candy

        Sounds great. Does the foodsaver allow you to change the time of the vacuum seal? I'll probably get one anyway but I was just curious.

        1. re: chefcolin

          Some models allow you to choose preset vacuum methods. Wet, dry, pulse, and crush free. None allow you to set a specific time. I do have one and love it. Check with Costco if you have a membership. That is where I bought mine and it was the lowest price that I found. The same goes for the bags.