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Unread 07-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default 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

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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

Good purchase.
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I own a Weston Pro, and it is still running just fine after 5+ years.
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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.
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I've been dreaming of getting one of these. HAS to be better than ziploc bags, and manually sucking/forcing the air out
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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
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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
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Same here..........Weston supply for bags by the 100.
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This is very timely post for me as I am having problems with my FoodSaver. I guess it might be time to upgrade. Thanks!
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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.
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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
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+1 on that. Now a happy Weston Pro user.
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