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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #195 on: February 12, 2012, 08:38:58 am »
I bought mine when I ordered a side of beef to share with a friend.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #196 on: February 12, 2012, 09:57:47 pm »
I've just finished reading this thread. I have had a vacuum sealer for years but only use it sporadically.
I must get it out again and put your suggestions to use.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #197 on: October 09, 2013, 02:56:06 am »
I was just reading up on this thread and saw the big land vacuum sealer on eBay. Is it worth it? Or should I spend the money on a brand like Breville, Sunbeam etc? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIGLAND-130W-Vacuum-Food-Saver-Sealer-Full-Range-Accessories-Camping-Package-/290891876451

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #198 on: October 09, 2013, 04:56:52 am »
Hi, I have been reading with interest your vacuum sealing subject. Could I  suggest a site called  " idemo.com.au " He has a few different type of sealing items on his site. I have the sealing lids and they are very good. I also have the bags wich you can reuse time and time again. You can seal them with a hand pump or a small electrical device wich he also sells. I have no affiliation with this site. Frans
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #199 on: October 09, 2013, 05:53:05 am »
I was just reading up on this thread and saw the big land vacuum sealer on eBay. Is it worth it? Or should I spend the money on a brand like Breville, Sunbeam etc? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIGLAND-130W-Vacuum-Food-Saver-Sealer-Full-Range-Accessories-Camping-Package-/290891876451

I guess it is up to you. I have a Sunbeam and find it very good and use it a lot. I can buy bags for it at Master Butchers Limited here in Perth. They are cheaper than the Sunbeam ones. I find the size fine.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #200 on: October 21, 2013, 03:53:51 am »
I have just read all 14 pages of this thread, thinking i need one!! I buy our meat in bulk and then package it into meal sized lots for us but have been getting frustrated with the freezer bags tearing. Am thinking vac sealed bags won't??
Would love to know exactly what models people recommend (The link Amanda posted goes to a whole page of them so not sure what one people have got), also what features are ideal and what are gimmicks (if any).  :)
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refridgeration
« Reply #201 on: October 21, 2013, 03:59:46 am »
I was just reading up on this thread and saw the big land vacuum sealer on eBay. Is it worth it? Or should I spend the money on a brand like Breville, Sunbeam etc? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIGLAND-130W-Vacuum-Food-Saver-Sealer-Full-Range-Accessories-Camping-Package-/290891876451

I just brought this one so hope it is worth it....I read all the seller's feedback for this item and everyone seems happy so .... took the plunge/ bit the bullet/ whatever.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #202 on: October 21, 2013, 04:36:46 am »
You won't regret it Astarra. There is never any freezer burn on the food at all. I even package leftovers in them. I freeze the food in a container and then as soon as it is frozen I vacuum seal it. Seems to last for ever that way. Don't forget to label it or you will have some interesting leftovers!
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« Reply #203 on: October 21, 2013, 04:46:45 am »
Thanks cookie, that is good to know.  :)

Wow  :o ...just received an email saying it is posed already  :D :D and they have sent through tracking info too  :D :D :D :D :D That was quick!  :o :o ;D
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #204 on: October 21, 2013, 05:12:53 am »
You will live it astarra, the food us so much better, nice and neat and you can fit so much more in the freezer. I write the contents on the plastic along the seal line with a black marker.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #205 on: October 21, 2013, 05:52:59 am »
I'd still like to know where the cheapest place is to buy more stocks of the bags etc.  I have a few left from the supply that came with my machine and don't have a great need for vacuum sealing things these days but you will certainly get good use from yours Astarra.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #206 on: October 21, 2013, 06:11:06 am »
The last pack of bags I purchased at the Good Guys, they were generic brand ones and have been quite good. JulieO posted a link in one of the threads that I'm going to purchase from in the near future.

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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #207 on: October 21, 2013, 07:53:51 am »
I just bought a vaccum sealer too.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #208 on: October 21, 2013, 08:33:01 am »
What sort did you get Robyn.

Judy, over here we can get them at Master Butchers. They are wholesale butcher suppliers but will sell to the public.
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Re: Vacuum Sealing for freezing, cooking and refrigeration
« Reply #209 on: October 21, 2013, 08:47:55 am »
Thanks girls.
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