Vacuum packer advice

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I know that some of you use vacuum sealers for food and FAKs etc.
I've watched Swampy's videos as well and read other posts on the subject.

I'm thinking of getting one for both food (wet) making up rat packs (dry) as well as vacuum sealing bandages/ snakebite kit. But if I get one I'll prob vacuum seal everything that moves.

Which models are you using?
Are you still happy with what you bought?

Any other advice?

Cheers.
 

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I had a cheapie from Aldi and its bee fine for quite a few years now.

It probably doesn't get lots of use, we only use it from time to time .... not like I vacuum packed the cat or anything ...
 

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Have you seen the cat lately....

I missed the special they had on at Aldi about a fortnight ago...
 

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Mine is still going well. I use it mainly to pack dry foods and only do wet the day before I go out.
 

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I have an Aldi one. I haven't used it very much but I've been quite happy with the results obtained.

For me, it would be better to have it on a bench we it's easily accessible rather than shoved in the back of a cupboard. I think that if I relocated it, I would use it much more often.
 

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Aldi unit, great for all sorts of things, spare parts like caravan wheel bearings etc to keep the dust out, no cats but packed a few Myer bears to get them in express post bags, they look very amusing!


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I have a Sunbeam Food Saver. It was $94

I have used mine a lot. It works really well. The Sunbeam bags and rolls are much better than any other brand. The cheap ones from eBay and the ones sold at Anaconda are substandard ad can be a pain to use.
 

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I have a Sunbeam Food Saver. It was $94

I have used mine a lot. It works really well. The Sunbeam bags and rolls are much better than any other brand. The cheap ones from eBay and the ones sold at Anaconda are substandard ad can be a pain to use.
I see. Hmm, yup, eBay can be a risky choice, I guess.
 

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Mine is an ORVED , from master butchers , not cheap but it has been faultless for many years of regular use .
 
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