Save Money Buying In Bulk
Vacuum sealer bags can be as expensive as $1 a bag if you buy premium pre-cut ones, or as cheap as 15 cents per bag if you buy rolls of uncut bags. These come in lengths as long as 100 feet for $15. With uncut rolls, you’ll spend about the same as you would for standard commercial freezer bags if you bought them in bulk.
Buy Reusable bags
The better-made sealer bags are reusable, and almost all kinds of vacuum sealer bags can be resealed. Many people leave an extra 3-4 inches at the end of bags they know they’re going to want to open and re-seal several times.
Use Multiple Bags
Bags come in 8 inch and 11 inch widths. Some of the larger vacuum sealers are wide enough to accommodate two 8 inch bags at a time. If your sealer has powerful enough suction for two bags at a time, its a great way to cut how long it will take to seal, say, 50 elk steaks in half. Make sure you get some practice first, and double-timing can lead to making twice as many mistakes.
The Best Bags – In Our Opinion
The Foodsaver 8 inch or 11 inch by 22 foot long continuous bag gets the best reviews of all sealer bags on Amazon.com. These bags have a nylon outside covering and 5 layers of plastic on the inside to keep them from tearing. Depending on your skill and the model of vacuum sealer you bought you may also find that the generic sealer bags work just as well. If that’s the case, then you’ll be able to save a few dollars by skipping the FoodSaver brand bags.
How To Save Even More Money
If you sign up for Amazon’s prime shipping (at $79 a year) you’ll get free 2nd day shipping on these bags and anything else you order. While the upfront cost of $79 stings a bit, you’ll then have access to thousands of products that can be at your door for free in usually about 48 hours. Not only does it save on shipping, but it can also seriously reduce how many errands you have to run, and how much you spend on gas running those errands.