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Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:19 am

Considering purchase of vacuum sealer. Does anyone have any advice on a good model?

WIll be used for food and making small packets of bait so important that it doesn't retain smells or get contaminted easily.
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:57 am

http://www.thesmokehouse.co.nz/vacuum-p ... -seal.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I was looking a little while ago... and this seemed pretty good by all acounts, different models seem to have differing power etc etc double sealing, bag prices may be something to look at, I think some can do a few types and the cheaper are a little more restricting... could be talking bollocks as well....
Technical had some info on them sometime ago...

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Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:34 am

I am interested in a sealer, I want to seal and freeze bags.

I am not interested in the vaclock bags that most sports shops sell, they are (IMHO) too expensive and if using them for freezing, they are too expensive per unit.

I also have a wholesale supplier for bags which are used in the meat industry, so a sealer would compliment them very well.
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:14 pm

I've had a couple, first one was a cheap Sunbeam one (now sold on Trademe) and one of the As Seen on TV ones from The Warehouse, WAY better than the old one :y:
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:48 pm

Thanks Mental, how does it cope with any juice off fish meat etc?
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:07 pm

MikeAqua wrote:Thanks Mental, how does it cope with any juice off fish meat etc?
It has the little well that the more expensive one above has but I also pat dry my fish before sealing to try and lose most of the moisture first any way...
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:02 pm

I got one a while back from these guys http://www.zeropak.co.nz/pages/1-11/Zer ... uum-Sealer" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and I even take it with me on long trips. When buying freezer bags online or through trade me make sure get the ones that are ribbed on the inside as ordinary bags do not work on the vacuum side. I just buy those adman rolls now. To make sure no juice escapes I wrap with a bit of cling film/glad wrap first.

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Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:27 pm

I can't comment on Vacuum sealers but a little tip around dryind fillets.....

Many would say "don't wash fillets" but I Really hate eating scales so wash fillets, pat dry then leave in the fridge uncovered for about an hour before bagging.
The fridge being fan-forced works a treat :y:

..... yet to find an ideal bagging system within my budget as I do freeze my fish for up to 3 weeks.
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:45 pm

Nah, scrape the fillet with the knife, then hold the fillet up, any scales will show up easily as they reflect.
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:47 pm

WaikatoYakka wrote:I can't comment on Vacuum sealers but a little tip around dryind fillets.....

Many would say "don't wash fillets" but I Really hate eating scales so wash fillets, pat dry then leave in the fridge uncovered for about an hour before bagging.
The fridge being fan-forced works a treat :y:

..... yet to find an ideal bagging system within my budget as I do freeze my fish for up to 3 weeks.
Nice idea. If I'm going to rinse my fish, I always do it just before I'm going to eat it, and always make up a VERY salty solution instead of pure tap water. Makes a big difference (others have commented on it too).
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:51 pm

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:Nah, scrape the fillet with the knife, then hold the fillet up, any scales will show up easily as they reflect.
sk8e8 wrote: Nice idea. If I'm going to rinse my fish, I always do it just before I'm going to eat it, and always make up a VERY salty solution instead of pure tap water. Makes a big difference (others have commented on it too).
Great ideas, must try that. :y:
HLD, I need to learn how to carve a nice fillet first I guess :lol:
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I use the sunbeam one it is really good the newer one is better just put a paper towel in there to absorb any juice I can get fish frozen up to 6 months and it is still as good as the day was caught

Pretty expensive to use it on bait IMHO
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