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Old 11-23-2014, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Good sous vide vacuum sealer?

Im looking for a good vacuum sealer,but I'm not sure which one to pick.

Anyone heard of Polysciene vacuum sealer 150 series?
Any good? I can get a good price on this unit.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:25 PM   #2
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I haven't....

I don't think the brand of sealer matters for sous vide, but rather it is the bag that matters, to make sure it is food safe at the temperature you are heating the food to.

You can follow this thread to see what others have recommended.. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=201055

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Old 11-23-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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I have read a few places that the vacuum sealer does seal the bags but after a little while (either in the fridge og freezer) the seal is not air tight anymore.

Anyone had that same experience? If thats so then I will not buy one (at least not a cheap one)
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #4
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I have read a few places that the vacuum sealer does seal the bags but after a little while (either in the fridge og freezer) the seal is not air tight anymore.

Anyone had that same experience? If thats so then I will not buy one (at least not a cheap one)
Never had that happen with my Food saver unit, and you can double seal if needed.
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I've used both the PolyScience and the FoodSaver. Although I prefer the FoodSaver machine, the PolyScience plastic rolls are cheaper. I haven't tried the PolyScience Bag on the FoodSaver machine to see if it works, though.
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I have read a few places that the vacuum sealer does seal the bags but after a little while (either in the fridge og freezer) the seal is not air tight anymore.

Anyone had that same experience? If thats so then I will not buy one (at least not a cheap one)
I have the Weston and I have had items lost in the back of the freezer almost 2 years old and they are still vac-sealed as tight as they were when they came off the vac-sealer. The food is fresh, has no freezer-burn, and no off flavors.

Even when boiling food in the food safe microwaveable/boilable bags they retain their vac-seal with no air inside..

Maybe the unit others were using wasn't making a proper seal or maybe were not sealed correctly. Something wasn't properly sealed if it is no longer air-tight as you described.

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I've used both the PolyScience and the FoodSaver. Although I prefer the FoodSaver machine, the PolyScience plastic rolls are cheaper. I haven't tried the PolyScience Bag on the FoodSaver machine to see if it works, though.
The foodsaver can use any standard micro-channel bag. Even the inexpensive Vac-Master bags and rolls.
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