Vaccu packer recomendations

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Samnjoe, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Samnjoe

    Samnjoe Active Member

    Looking for a recommendation on a decent quality vacuum-sealer machine for packaging frozen fish.
    Something better than "food-saver".
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Either spend the big bucks for a chamber Vacuum Sealer or stick with the cheap Foodsaver.
    Vacmaster 210 Chamber Vacuum Sealer.
    shop around, we got outs for around $1000.
  3. spring fever

    spring fever Well-Known Member

    I have a vac master 215 for 2 years now-can't say enough good about it. We use it for so much more than fish now. My wife said yesterday she was glad WE got it!! Now that is an endorsement!!!!!
  4. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

  5. jaymasta

    jaymasta Member
    This is the one that I have, for the price It's been excellent, I got mine from I think I paid $149 for it. I tried several other food savers before this one and none of them did very well. This one is designed more for fish/meats and for repetitive sealing overall it feels much heavier duty then the other sealers I tried...I've done between 200-250 seals with it now and I don't think I've lost a single seal due to the seal. I order my bags online, and I double seal them all. I also par freeze anything with liquid before I seal it so no liquid ever gets sucked into the sealing area.
  6. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    Ive had a cheap seal-a-meal for the last 5 years from crappy tire on sale for $40 lol. Still going strong
  7. big.griff

    big.griff Member

    I use a Weston 2300. Works good. Never had a problem with it. Bought it after being frustrated over and over with my food saver. Think I got in on sale at wholesale.

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  8. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    When I fish solo, I use a 6 year old foodsaver. When I go with my buddy, we drive home to his place with our iced fish. I cut and he seals with his Weston 2300. I must say we are getting a few more failed seal with the Weston, but both are okay.

    Question: can a Vacmaster 215 do 16 springs, a few cohos and lings and maybe 2 chicken halibut in 2 person servings in less than 2 hours?
  9. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    If you're an occasional user, the Foodsaver is fine for the money. I go on a charter somewhere west coast every summer and we process a lot of fish, but that's it for the year. Solution is have a second Foodsaver so they can be switched out and allowed to cool. Our group of 4 typically processes 400-500 lb of fish in 3 sessions and these 'domestic grade' units seem to handle it. Used a Cabela sealer this year, was neither better nor worse than the cheapies.
  10. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member

    is the foodsaver as good as a chamber sealer......of course not. BUT the absolute beauty of the costco foodsavers is they will take them back no questions asked and you pick up a new one. I have gone through 3 now and the latest one is quite different from the other two and is better. If costco stops this policy (like they did with electronics) I will undoubtably buy a better machine but until then I will run them until they die!

  11. Samnjoe

    Samnjoe Active Member

    Thanks for the input guys.
  12. Charlie

    Charlie Active Member

    Yes, and then sum!
  13. Busterbrown

    Busterbrown Active Member

    more importantly you will only do it once...the Vacmaster is in a different league than a food saver, I love mine

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