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[Costco] Hot! Foodsaver Fm5440 vacuum sealer $99.97 in store only

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I use this for a few things but mainly for freezing meat, marinades, and sous vides.
For batch cooking, I wouldn't really bother with vacuum packing unless I was putting it in the freezer.
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Would anyone use this over zip lock bags? Or is it a completely different thing ?
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Yes it was on sale at the same price in early October, 2018
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axelasp23 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 3:14 pm
Would anyone use this over zip lock bags? Or is it a completely different thing ?
From what I believe, things will keep longer and stay fresher when vacuum sealed. This goes for both refrigerator or freezer.
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bluetroll wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 7:50 pm
The last time it was close to this price was in October 2017
That's when I got mine! Thanks to the $25 Masterpass promo, it made the unit $110.99 + tax back then.

I've owned 3 different foodsaver models and this one is my favourite. I definitely recommend for anyone interested in a foodsaver. Save your money on vacuum bags though and buy 3rd party. Much better value.
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I bought this foodsaver back in 2017 (http://forums.redflagdeals.com/costco-f ... 9-2136414/)

It is well made and it still works great as of today! Never had any issues with it, but I must say BEWARE of cheap knock-off sealing bags on amazon. Some of them are AWFUL and at first I thought it was the actual foodsaver that was malfunctioning. It wasn't! I've been buying 11"x50 (x2) from "FreshLocker" in the past year from amazon (around ~32 bucks for 2 rolls) and they're working perfectly with this foodsaver (also way cheaper than the foodsaver branded bags)

Buy with confidence I'd say :)
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ShinConker wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 6:05 pm
I bought this foodsaver back in 2017 (http://forums.redflagdeals.com/costco-f ... 9-2136414/)

It is well made and it still works great as of today! Never had any issues with it, but I must say BEWARE of cheap knock-off sealing bags on amazon. Some of them are AWFUL and at first I thought it was the actual foodsaver that was malfunctioning. It wasn't! I've been buying 11"x50 (x2) from "FreshLocker" in the past year from amazon (around ~32 bucks for 2 rolls) and they're working perfectly with this foodsaver (also way cheaper than the foodsaver branded bags)

Buy with confidence I'd say :)
I find that the non dimpled bags don't work well at all.
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Fire Man wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 6:54 pm
I find that the non dimpled bags don't work well at all.
Those non-textured bags are more than likely meant for chamber vacuum sealers and not the standard foodsaver type ones.
For the Foodsaver style vacuum sealers you must buy the bags that have at least one textured side, as this is required to pull air from the bags.
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axelasp23 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 3:14 pm
Would anyone use this over zip lock bags? Or is it a completely different thing ?
Similar things - just think of vacuum sealing is a better version of ziplocking for longer term storage.

Vacuum sealing removes more air than what you can do with a ziplock even with all of the associated tricks for ziplocks AND the keeps the air out longer via a thicker bag and better seal (ie the melted plastic seal vs the zipper). When you combine those things, the vacuum sealed items can be stored longer but is less convenient as the seal isn't re-sealable without the machine to do the sealing.
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ShinConker wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 6:05 pm
I bought this foodsaver back in 2017 (http://forums.redflagdeals.com/costco-f ... 9-2136414/)

It is well made and it still works great as of today! Never had any issues with it, but I must say BEWARE of cheap knock-off sealing bags on amazon. Some of them are AWFUL and at first I thought it was the actual foodsaver that was malfunctioning. It wasn't! I've been buying 11"x50 (x2) from "FreshLocker" in the past year from amazon (around ~32 bucks for 2 rolls) and they're working perfectly with this foodsaver (also way cheaper than the foodsaver branded bags)

Buy with confidence I'd say :)
I've found the Freshlocker bags to be a good bag as well. My only beefs with them are: the plastic isn't as pliable as the originals probably because they seem to be thicker AND the dimples aren't as deep which causing any moisture to move faster when sealing.
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Derek_1 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:48 pm
Is there a way to waive the $25 Surcharge for delivery on the business site?

PS: Etobicoke doesn't stock this model.
no idea, as the Business Centre is not too far from where i am.

also a family member pick one up from Markham East location. you might want to ask someone at Costco to check which location nearest you carries that product.
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Derek_1 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:48 pm
Is there a way to waive the $25 Surcharge for delivery on the business site?

PS: Etobicoke doesn't stock this model.
waived over $250 of purchase.
no delivery to residential addresses

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