Courtney the Dancer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
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My wife Laurie uses our vac packer a lot and she has been through a couple of them. Most are cheap throwaway type machines with no parts available, and little service. She has been using a "VacUpack" now for several years and it is re-buildable with great phone support should you need it. She says they are available on Ebay and direct from vacupack.com . No affiliation.
We pack all kinds of stuff with it: parts, grains, TP, cheese, meat, fresh lemon and lime juice ice cubes, etc. We put anything with sharp edges in heavy paper bags inside the vac bag to prevent rubbing and losing the seal (works great for prawns that we catch. We freeze the whole tails- sharp pokers). Get a good one, if you find that you don't use it much you can re-sell it on Ebay.
SV Laurie Anne
1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse