Vacuum sealers.

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vundu
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Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 am

Hi, I know this is an old subject, but I want to buy a vacuum sealer and would like to know what brands work okay without breaking the bank? Any advice appreciated, thanks. :D

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Fri May 17, 2019 12:10 pm

I have this one:

http://www.briscoes.co.nz/Product/10761 ... ekQAvD_BwE

Seems to work well enough, though I do wonder if a more advanced model might get a better/tighter vacuum. I don't have anything to compare it with though - I've never tried a different one. :lol: Briscoes is bound to have a half price sale eventually...

I also use the vacuum bag rolls from the Warehouse because they're much cheaper.
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Fri May 17, 2019 5:15 pm

I have the Russell Hobbs one from briscoes does a awesome job

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Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 pm

I have the warehouse as seen on tv one, bought during a sale. It has been ok but some of the other club guys have more expensive models that do seem to be better . I have done a lot of fish and venison with mine and two tips are remove all bone and spines where possible , they can puncture the bags and pat dry fish so the juice doesn’t get sucked up to the end of the bag and interfere with the seal or burn in the machine. I tend to use longer lengths to help avoid this.
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Fri May 17, 2019 8:49 pm

I use the Warehouse one with no issues over several years.
Re: juicing, put a folded length of kitchen towel in the bag just before the seal to catch them pesky juices and ensure a good, dry seal.

Also use it to make a quick and dirty drybag for my phone, and also my flares (put a nail in with the flare to allow easy opening).
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Sun May 19, 2019 8:50 pm

Thanks for the response, I eventually bought a Sunbeam vs7850 model which costs $399.00.and Briscoes had on special 40% off for $239, then checked on price check and found 100%NZ had them for $215. The machine is versitile but also has a 60 day trial period and if you are not happy with it you can get your money back, I feel a pretty good safe incentive, time will tell. Your input helped and even though most stuff is made in China,I normally go with known brand names. Hopefully my fish will freeze well. Thanks. 😊

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