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Dirtbuddy 07-08-2013 10:15 PM

Cabela's Pro-Series Vacuum Sealer
 
Finally got a chance to break in my NEW vacuum sealer last night. Processed 10lbs of bacon and broke down a massive block of cheddar cheese from Costco. As it says in the model...this thing is Pro. I hope this lasts much longer than my last 3 FoodSavers. Also glad i bought it while it was on sale :grin:

Some pic's of the beast...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...Q/P1010395.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...Q/P1010393.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...Q/P1010396.jpg

Left side
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...Q/P1010397.jpg

Right side
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...Q/P1010399.jpg

IamMadMan 07-08-2013 10:48 PM

While it has the Cabela's name on it, it looks very similar to my Weston Pro series.

If it is, it will last a long long time. I process about 25+ bags a week, even more in the summer. I've used mine for 3 years with NO problems.

If using it to seal chili, stew or soups just chill the food in the bag for a few hours and then seal having no mess or leakage.

Dirtbuddy 07-08-2013 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IamMadMan (Post 2544434)
While it has the Cabela's name on it, it looks very similar to my Weston Pro series.

If it is, it will last a long long time. I process about 25+ bags a week, even more in the summer. I've used mine for 3 years with NO problems.

If using it to seal chili, stew or soups just chill the food in the bag for a few hours and then seal having no mess or leakage.

I believe you are correct, think it's a repacked Weston.

Yea pre freezing is the only way for liquids.

Swine Spectator 07-08-2013 10:54 PM

I've got the same one. I love it, with one minor gripe: It has a port for a hose if you want to use vaccuum canisters, but does not come with the hose. I have a hose from an old foodsaver, but it doesn't fit. I called Cabelas and they don't carry the hoses.

I don't use the canisters often, but I do have some and they are now basically worthless.

But don't get me wrong, this thing is a mean sealer.

David

FromthePitBBQ 07-08-2013 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IamMadMan (Post 2544434)
While it has the Cabela's name on it, it looks very similar to my Weston Pro series.

It looks similar, because it is. It's a rebadged Weston Pro. :becky:

IamMadMan is right....it's a great tool and will last you for years.

Good purchase. :thumb:

yakdung 07-08-2013 11:16 PM

I own a Weston Pro, and it is still running just fine after 5+ years.

Tsevg9 07-09-2013 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swine Spectator (Post 2544437)
I've got the same one. I love it, with one minor gripe: It has a port for a hose if you want to use vaccuum canisters, but does not come with the hose. I have a hose from an old foodsaver, but it doesn't fit. I called Cabelas and they don't carry the hoses.

I don't use the canisters often, but I do have some and they are now basically worthless.

But don't get me wrong, this thing is a mean sealer.

David

Sounds like you should be able to look for a Western Pro vacuum tube and use it.

NickTheGreat 07-09-2013 08:20 AM

I've been dreaming of getting one of these. HAS to be better than ziploc bags, and manually sucking/forcing the air out

gotribe28 07-09-2013 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NickTheGreat (Post 2544661)
I've been dreaming of getting one of these. HAS to be better than ziploc bags, and manually sucking/forcing the air out

hahaha he said "manually suck" hehehe

Mark Warren 07-09-2013 10:52 PM

I have this same model only the older one that has the clear seal chamber so you can see to line up the bags. Been using it for the last 8 years runs flawless

KSroadliner 07-10-2013 06:26 AM

Same here..........Weston supply for bags by the 100.

oifmarine2003 07-10-2013 08:04 AM

This is very timely post for me as I am having problems with my FoodSaver. I guess it might be time to upgrade. Thanks!

Smoking Westy 07-10-2013 08:25 AM

You will love it, I've got the same one that I've had about 3 years now and it's sealed up a little over 1,000 pounds of meat so far. It gets used heavily when we butcher hogs and deer.

I'm always finding something to seal up with it.

Dirtbuddy 07-10-2013 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oifmarine2003 (Post 2545992)
This is very timely post for me as I am having problems with my FoodSaver. I guess it might be time to upgrade. Thanks!

Only took me 3 FoodSaver's to learn not to buy another one :doh:

Dreggs 07-10-2013 09:49 AM

+1 on that. Now a happy Weston Pro user.


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