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Brew Matt

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I know there are already a few threads on vacuum sealers, but am still not sold on any particular model...

The Maxkon seem to be recommended for their low cost. Seems to be 2 different Maxkon models though:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vacuum-Food-Sav...=item3a63d67696 - doesnt seem to have a vacuum port for containers, has fewer buttons than the following Maxkon model, despite pricing being almost the same. Better sucking 85Kpa (if that counts for anything) $58.95

http://www.crazysales.com.au/maxkon-vacuum...-bag-rolls.html - another Maxkon with more control buttons, and support for cannisters. Lower sucking? 50Kpa. $62.95

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vacuum-Food-Sav...=item1c1602ba5e - another noname unit, but possibly better quality than the above? $99.95

It has been mentioned that a unit that can handle liquids (for other kitchen uses) might be a good idea.

Apparantly some models need a rest every 15 bags or so, as sucking pressure dies down.

More feedback + any other model suggestions invited.
 

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then their is this model basically they all do the same thing.just some you get more bags/roll's
 

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I use this one.
http://www.mistygully.com.au/catalog/produ...products_id=507
basically its the only one ive seen that seals the foil bags on the first try ie no multiple presses to seal.
also it allows you to use the commercial smooth bags and foil bags

My old cheaper one can reseal foil bags and seals them in one go. I also like it because it uses plain bags and not the more expensive ribbed bags.

This is the one I have had for around 5 years and it's still going well, I did remove the filter thingy. It's probably time I bought another one.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FOOD-SAVER-VACU...=item19d0a1ac63
I must have sealed untold KG's of hops with it, I do think it maybe slowing up a little now but I'll buy the same one again. It's a matter of choice of course but I've used a Sunbeam one and I believe mines much better.

batz
 

barls

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same unit batz.
 

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I have one of those DZ-300 as well. First one I got lasted a week before acting up, sent it back and the ebay seller replaced it.

Replacement one seals and vacs fine, but the beeping noise to let you know when the seal time has finished has stopped working.
 

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Can all vacuum sealers reseal any plastic bag or not?
 

barls

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my first one i killed. the new one i have has a better seal when the bag is inserted. also the sealer part works better as the previous one.
not all but most, there arenthe ones that just vacuum but these are a minority.
 

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I use this one.
http://www.mistygully.com.au/catalog/produ...products_id=507
basically its the only one ive seen that seals the foil bags on the first try ie no multiple presses to seal.
also it allows you to use the commercial smooth bags and foil bags
That looks like my old bugger from the bulk buy yonks ago Barls (different site) & still going strong (fingers crossed).

Sort of :icon_offtopic: but has anyone else noticed that when inserting this thread in a new window the posts appear arse-about? What I'm getting at is that the newest, most recent posts are at the bottom of the page instead of at the top?

TP
 

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i killed the one from the bulk buy and am on the second one
 

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Im interested in getting one of these so I had a look at ebay.They all look pretty much the same for those around the same money. None so far mention foil bags or foil rolls. Info about foil bags anyone? or is that only used for commercial/industry units.
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Mine will do foil bags on the "9" (maxium) setting mate but fail to see why you would need to go that way IF the clear plastic bags are kept in the dark in your freezer? Lots of used ex-Rossco foil bags here free if you need them old son?

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TP, I went a bit crazy and bought 500gm packs of several variaties of hop. Thought Ide foil larger amounts and plasic smaller amounts but yeah your probably right. Not a major concern just anther option.
Daz
 

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