Vacuum Food Sealer

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Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:36 am

Just looking in the current Myer catalogue and they have a DOME Vacuum Sealer for $79....makes you wonder why Sunbeam are so expensive.

This is a 30cm fully auto sealer or so the blurb says.

Looks like it could well be a good buy for anyone interested in purchasing one.

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Re: Vacuum Sealer

Postby lorichevy8 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:40 am

Thanks for that Gypsy. I have been watching a few on Ebay but one from Myer will probably be the way to go.

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Re: Vacuum Sealer

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:45 pm

My pleasure Lori....
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Re: Vacuum Sealer

Postby J`CRUISER » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:43 pm

have been wanting to get one for a while. thanks for the info.
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Re: Vacuum Sealer

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:25 am

You are definitely welcome J`CRUISER, am pleased to be of help.

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Vacuum Sealer - New

Postby GypsyLady » Fri May 21, 2010 8:11 am

ALDI have vacuum sealers for $99 again as from Thursday 27 May. Anyone looking for one this is a good buy.


Sealer refills...2 for $14.99

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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby Rosco532 » Fri May 21, 2010 10:33 am

Gypsy, We recently purchased one of these bag sealers on the net for camping....What a great little machine for taking 'Camping'....infact we were so pleased with it I ordered 4 more to stick in with Camping friends Xmas parcels......
Although it is not a 'vacuum' sealer it still keeps 'stuff' fresh and ants etc away from the food..(frozens included)..We even resealed the biscuit packets....with great success.
Cost....$1-99
Freight (don't laugh)...$9-99.......(although I got the 4 extra ones I ordered for $12-50 freight)
Also, It has a magnetic strip on the back...so it sticks to the trailer for easy & handy storage.

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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby xmasbaby67 » Fri May 21, 2010 10:41 am

Thanks Rosco :?#

We looked at the vacuum sealers at the Sydney show but decided that we wouldn't use it enough but that little contraption looks just the shot for our needs. Ta.

Will have a look for one today!!!!
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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby Jo&Kev » Tue May 25, 2010 3:04 pm

We bought one of the Myer vacuum sealers a while ago. Before we went off on the Easter outback trip we vacuum sealed up a whole load of stuff, froze some, chilled other. Some observations...

1. It has a low enough power consumption to run on our 150W inverter in the 4WD.
2. We took it, but didn't use it.
3. Meat seems to stay frozen longer after being vacuumed.
4. Veggies stay fresher once vacuumed and sealed and chilled in the fridge.
5. Lettuce mix looks cool when it's in the bag after being vacuumed and sealed - but it doesn't 'refresh' when you open the bag! :--?

Incidentally - I find in fun to use - but am a bit concerned about Jo naming it the "machine that sucks." :lol:
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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby Serenity Now » Wed May 26, 2010 10:46 am

I am off to Aldi tommorrow to check them out i think they would be a great idea.

Jo/Kev... why do you think you didn't use it when you were away travelling , just no need? or an inconvienance?
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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby GypsyLady » Wed May 26, 2010 11:49 am

I never take mine with me....always do all the sealing before I go.
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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby Lin » Wed May 26, 2010 7:42 pm

"but am a bit concerned about Jo naming it the "machine that sucks.""

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I really should start using mine more... Next camping trip, I promise. But I won't do lettuce!

I've also been wondering if you'd be able to use it for frozen bread. Or would that not be effective because there will always be air bubbles in the bread?
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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby Jo&Kev » Wed May 26, 2010 10:47 pm

Serenity - I guess there was no real need for us to use it while we were on the road. We were away for 16 days and did a resupply shop for meat and at about day 12 or so, and we decided only to buy enough bits to see us home. I though we may have done some fishing and sealed up the catch. We didn't fish - and when we do we rarely catch anything...

Lin - I've never vacuum sealed bread fresh or frozen. I think it would be OK fresh, once the seal is broken fresh bread would probably come back to life. Not sure how the water in frozen bread would go. With ours you can seal without vacuuming so maybe that would be the way to go. Seal the bag then freeze...

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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby Lin » Mon May 31, 2010 11:40 am

I must say I was quite impressed when I found a vacuum sealed steak behind some jars in the fridge yesterday. I swear it had been in there for at least a month. Imagine what that would look like if it weren't vacuum sealed? Now I wouldn't have eaten this steak myself, but I cut it up for the dog and it looked fine!
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Re: Vacuum Food Sealer

Postby Serenity Now » Mon May 31, 2010 2:37 pm

I went along to Aldi and bought one last Thursday....

I look forward to no more blood down the bottom of the 3way fridge from defrosted meat when camping....

If your meat has defrosted, how many days would it last in the fridge (3way) for,
this is a worry for me, if the meat smells and looks/feels ok then is it ok??

Will try it out these winter school hols which are just around the corner,yeh.
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