Do you have a good source for Food Saver bags?
I'm almost out. I have the roll that allows me to make my own, also have some pre-cut bags. The grocery store nearby has them but they are awfully expensive. I did do a search and found older posts about this but, as far as I can see, nothing recent.
Anyone have a reliable source with great prices?
I really love having this machine. Right now the freezer holds chef chicklet's Pink Pinto Bean Stew,
jfood's short ribs, and spicy-sweet pulled pork from shoulder roast that I only started making after reading about it here. Good eating. Many thanks to all!
Thanks, everyone. We don't have a BJ's but we do have Costco and I have a friend who offers to take me, so that will be on my list. We also have Tuesday Morning so I ought to pop in once in a while to see if they happen to have some.
Thanks for the info and ideas! I admit to just throwing bags away after use but I really should be washing them. Lots of the things in the freezer are already cooked or are things like fresh corn cut from the cobs, those bags could be reused.
I get them at Costco. Big box of - I think - 4 wide rolls and 2 narrow rolls for much less than you'd pay elsewhere. I'm not going to give you exact prices because I'm in Canada so the prices are probably different and I also can't remember exactly how much (somewhere in the $30-ish range). I re-use the bags multiple times, if possible AND I've even re-used bags that came in commercially vac-packed products (like arborio rice etc.). As long as it was originally vacuum packaged, I think you can use it with the Food Saver.
Doe anyone know if this type of bag can be used regardless of the brand of the sealer? I am getting to the end of my supply as well - although I do wash and re-use some of them, depending on what they have been used for. For example, nuts and fruit yes, marinated meats no.
I get mine at BJs, which is where I got the machine in the first place. Not cheap, especially as they come in a combo pack, but probably as good as you get.
Due to the price, I only use my Foodsaver for things I'm going to hold for months, not something I'll cook in the next few weeks. That helps a little.