What cryovac machine did you buy and why ?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 21:13
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Hi Everyone

Searched this site for a while and found a lot of old posts.

Time I bought a cryovac machine and wondering what are the best models these days ? Not looking at wrapping meat for woollies 24/7 everyday but would like something easy to use and not over the top price wise !

Look forward to your replies

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Reply By: Member - sparra - Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 21:49

Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 21:49
Sunbeam,have had Sunbeam Jugs and Toasters over the years,have all gave great service.
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 22:21

Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 22:21
We have a dometic 12/240 volt unit. We thought this was more beneficial as we can use it when bush camping.

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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 at 10:57

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The Dometic 12/240 volt unit only draws 100 watts, so is suitable for most caravan 12 volt systems.

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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 23:09

Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 23:09
I've had a couple but the one I've had most succes with is a ""Campfire" brand.

Not an expensive outlay, can use individual bags or from a roll (make as large as you like) and handles wet type food ok. I use this one before we go away.

I also have a hand pump type (will have to try and remember the brand - but it's green and comes with a battery pump and a manual hand pump) that I use when away camping. It uses reusable ziplock bags that have a small valve to extract air. It is fantastic and despite my initial concerns holds the vacuum well - I have shredded cheese and some speck in the freezer that is 12 months old and still has a good vacuum.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 23:27

Friday, Feb 02, 2018 at 23:27
Hi Gazz

As pointed out on the first reply, Sunbeam are a good unit and if you check out this Sunbeam Model, you will see that the VS900 is also both 12/240 v and comes complete and ready to put into action.




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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Feb 05, 2018 at 14:55

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Another vote for Sunbeam. Ours is 18 years young and still going strong. Buy your vacuum bags in rolls from the net , you can then cut the bags to the length you want . This keeps the costs down.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 at 00:06

Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 at 00:06
There is only one Cryovac - It is this device. - Anything else is just a vacuum packer.
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 at 08:27

Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 at 08:27
Thanks a lot guys - Sunbeam looks the goods !

The "campfire" one also looks great especially at one third the price of the Sunbeam.

I never really thought about having 12 volt usage but I can see the benefit especially on extended touring.

Appreciate your replies, thanks

Happy and safe travelling


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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 at 11:50

Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 at 11:50
After having had the one that is always at caravan shows ( Vacuseal?) and a Sunbeam I really looked into this.

Eventually I got a VacPro It had 3 very good features.

1)It does a double seal. If the thing you are sealing has some moisture then it won't seal properly even though it looks ok. This happens a lot. 2 seals is insurance.

2)The vacuum is pumped from the lid - from the top of the seal area. This stops juices getting into the pipes and pump.

3)The vacuum pump is quite powerful. As good as any domestic unit.


I'd get it again over the other two any day.
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Reply By: andrew t - Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 14:30

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 14:30
we use the super cheap auto one when we kill our own sheep, works well for the price has been reliable and is easy to use and clean. only downside is it is only 240v, we only use the large rolls or large bags and it works very well, it is also just a matter of using it within its capabilities and limitations,we do not expect a professional machine or product from a machine that cost less than 100 bucks.
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