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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:16 AM   #16
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They're garbage as far as I am concerned. I'm gonna buy a Weston and be done with Foodsaver and the like.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #17
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These things aren't designed to seal liquids. Period. Anythign with a lot of liquid in it isn't going to seal well.

I swear I've read to freeze prior to sealing things with liquid in them, and things like berries or bread in the book that came with mine. Here is a link to the manual and an FAQ that discusses these suggestions.

http://www.foodsaver.com/Manuals/MAN...3_21960018.PDF

http://www.foodsaver.com/Faqs.aspx?fgid=487
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Some good advice in this thread. I also find when sealing anything that has moisture or liquid it helps to "hang" the bag off of a table. I place my unit on the edge of the washing machine so I can hang whatever I'm sealing vertically. Gravity does it's work and bags seal up fine.
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I use the rolls to make bags, after I put the meat and a little juice in I place the bags in the freezer for about an hour, this solidifies most of the liquid so when you vacuum and seal it doesn't pull liquid up to the seal area. At least it usually works for me, sometimes the vac sealer gremlins just don't suck, lol.
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Also, you can't seal bags back to back to back with the foodsaver. The sealer has to have time to cool down for whatever reason after a couple of times.
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Well it has a moist seal it runs the heat a little longer and make sure the texture is on the bottom so it get the full heat. And yes the over the sink and manual seal for really wet stuff.
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You can usually tell by the noise it makes if it is going to work good enough or not in the first 2-3 seconds, well before sealing. If it sounds bad stop, and start over. I went through the same issue a couple of weeks ago and wasted about 10 bags before I figured this out.
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I have a 3880 and love it... It will suck liquid right into the sealing area and seals every time.... I have never had an issue... Bloody game or fresh meat to cooked meats and liquidy cheeses and fruits....I sealed them all in a variety of differnt bags...
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I have a 3880 and love it... It will suck liquid right into the sealing area and seals every time.... I have never had an issue... Bloody game or fresh meat to cooked meats and liquidy cheeses and fruits....I sealed them all in a variety of differnt bags...
Then what the Fark am I doing wrong......
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Then what the Fark am I doing wrong......
have you tried leaving the moist button in the on position? I'm sure you have....just asking to make sure...
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I have an old cheap Kenmore one that I've had about ten-twelve years, with very few issues. I cut, seal, and freeze several deer and wild hogs every year, plus countless amounts of stuff like pulled pork, homemade sausage, bulk meat, fish, stuff out of the garden, cheese, and so on. We use it several times a week. The only time I've had trouble is when something is really, really full of liquid.
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I had a foodsaver that lasted less than a year with no repair or parts available.

I bought a Weston and have had no problems. I use any brand bag, rival, foodsaver, ect. all work fine.

It seals chili or thick stews with no problems. Soups I just chill not freeze.

Not that I need them, but before I bought the Weston I checked availability of repair and ability to purchase parts for self repair.

Some people swear by foodsaver, some of us have had bad experiences. I was so dissatisfied with my foodsaver I used it for target practice. That way I could actually enjoy the product to the fullest capacity even if it was only one time.
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have you tried leaving the moist button in the on position? I'm sure you have....just asking to make sure...
Yup moist button on off still farked
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Some people swear by foodsaver, some of us have had bad experiences. I was so dissatisfied with my foodsaver I used it for target practice. That way I could actually enjoy the product to the fullest capacity even if it was only one time.
I hope you realize that sucking a bullet right into a target isn't worth as many points?
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I was so dissatisfied with my foodsaver I used it for target practice. That way I could actually enjoy the product to the fullest capacity even if it was only one time.
That certainly is going to void your warranty.
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