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    thanks for the write up. I have a seal meal and liquid is a pain. Might have to use that cabelas gift card I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    my wife does the vacuum sealing in our home. one of the things I have noticed is, that air tends to get in the bags, yet the seal looks all the way across? any ideas?

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    If you are using heavy duty bags, you need to make two seals on each end. This is because the thicker material is not as pliable as the cheaper standard stuff. Making the extra seal, and taking the time to be sure the surfaces are flat, and the waffle side is down before sealing will keep your bags sealed. The information about making two seals is on the packages of HD bags, but no one reads it.
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    I love my vacuum sealer, it means I can pack my meat away in meal size lots if I like and I can get plenty of time in the freezer out of them. No more sweating over whether I forgot something at the bottom of the freezer, it will still be good when I find it.
    Here's two and a half fallow deer ready for the freezer...
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    We also take an inverter and the vac packer with us when we go for a few days, it means we can do heaps of the butchering on site and just throw the meat in the ice slurry in the esky. Very handy when you are whacking a bunch of them...
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    3 food savers later I was kicking myself for not buying a chamber vac. I bought the VP215 and have never looked back. I seal a lot of fish as well and never worry about moisture. I don't have bags leak, I don't have to double seal and I can seal soups, stews and water/ice bags. Try that with the external sealers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I use the ol first one. Works well for me. A trick I use when sealing up meat that I have in a marinade is I put a rolled up paper towel at the top of the bag so soak up the liquid before is gets sucked out.
    I use that trick myself. It works great.

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    I think one of the problems people have with their vacum sealers is not the vacum sealer itself but the bags they use. Buying the cheapest bags is not the way to go because the are thinner than the more expensive ones. I have frozen stuff for over a year and never had any air leaks or freezer burn. All it takes is a microscpic hole and the bag has failed.

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    Thanks U.H. I bought a vp215. Time to go hunting and get some meat try her out.

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    She's working good!


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    After some of the other conversations on here, I think now I know what to get my wife for Christmas. She loves gifts like vacuum sealers, microwaves, blenders, grinders, .

 

 

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