Cryo Vac machine recommendations

G’day All


Looking for recommendations on cryo vac machines from experience. Mainly for fillets, cheers  

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Vac machine

Sun, 2019-01-06 13:42

 Howdy Jimmy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         If you want a mid priced unit you cant go past a Orved Best Vac. I have been hammering mine for over 10 yrs, eg 3000 plus bags and it still vacs and seals like day 1.            I  m not sure if this unit is still available, but they make one similar and I think it was slightly cheaper than mine.  My vac is Orved   type Best Vacuum with auto and manual vac , pump, seal, 4x seal time settings.Master Butchers use to carry them. Also Staley's in Bunbury used to stock them and the bag supplies.

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 sunbeam make a good one. had

Sun, 2019-01-06 14:15

 sunbeam make a good one. had ours for over 10 years , even outlasted one that was twice the price. 


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Just bought a pacfood

Sun, 2019-01-06 15:17

Just bought a pacfood vs305

Looks like a ripper and seems good so far. Just sealed two dozen bags in a row and didn’t overheat or stall out. 

Bought cause heavier duty than a standard one, but still not a massive chamber sealer.

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 we grabbed the primus dual

Sun, 2019-01-06 21:28

 we grabbed the primus dual 12/240v one, so we can use it on the road also. 


We have been pretty happy with it. does what we have asked of it. 

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 Don't buy the Sunbeam fancy

Fri, 2019-01-11 23:27

 Don't buy the Sunbeam fancy looking one. Piece of shit, I own one and worst I've used!

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 LOL Tim , good tradie never

Sat, 2019-01-12 07:54

 LOL Tim , good tradie never blames his tools mate . Ive had a fancy 1 for 10 years ,although it is overheating a bit now and i cant find a replacement cutter blade for the thing.


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 just looked at the tye of

Sat, 2019-01-12 09:58

 just looked at the tye of sunbeam. its a 550 food saver. nothing flash but works great did up around 30 packs this week one after the other and no probs at all. the machine is about 10 yo


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I’ve got the Tilia

Sun, 2019-01-20 10:54

I’ve got the Tilia Foodsaver.

my folks bought it for their camping trips up north many years ago. Dads passed 21 years ago now, so the Reliable ole Tilia has been going 30 years now without missing a beat! Cant recommend it highly enough if they’re still available!!


I just love Exmouth: Its a quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem!

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 I have a Primus and its

Fri, 2019-01-25 13:38

 I have a Primus and its copped a flogging as we vac pac all bulk meat and fish. Got off ebay for a good price and get bags off there as well



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i have a sunbeam, and its

Fri, 2019-01-25 17:19

i have a sunbeam, and its easy to use and hasnt let me donw yet. pretty happy with it.

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Chef Travel

Sat, 2019-01-26 13:35

 Just bought a brand new Chef Travel for $139.

Works a treat.

Apparantley they (Chef) bought out Primus and they are rebadged and reboxed.

Comes with a nice quality travel bag and a 12V plug as well.

Tight lines