FoodSaver and other vacuum sealers

davwhite

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If worried about thickness, would it be possible to double bag?
I have mixed fortune with the bags and it is always the cheaper ones from you know where that fail. "buy cheap buy twice"
But I use them a lot and I always slice what is left over and put into the bag and freezer. And they come out like new when you want them.
 

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Im considering purchasing a vacuum sealer. Not looking to spend a bunch of bucks on one. Looking for a basic one that will get the job done. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
We have used our vacuum sealer, which we got on QVC a number of years ago, for a wide variety of things which include infusing marinades and other seasonings into meats. When we got our Traeger last year found us using it more and more. We now buy aftermarket bags which you can get in various sizes. We feel it really helps add to the overall flavor and, if you use a piercing tool, the juiciness stays in the meat rather well. If you buy a large number of steaks for example at Costco or Sam's Club, you can rub them down or add a little marinade to the bag, put in the meat, seal and freeze.
 

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You're right; the brand name bags are insanely costly. I have a chamber sealer and a bar sealer. Fortunately, there are generic roll options. I've been using these quite successfully since March 2016 (sometimes, they show as the Commercial Bargains name):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K07MZBO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks for this link, my sealer has an 8 1/2" wide seal, I snapped up a few rolls of bulk 8" material. Much cheaper option than the brand name stuff!
 

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