Aldi Cryovac

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 16:32
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Been going thru the archives on the $99 Aldi cryovac machine. I see that a few people use them, but difficult to glean the quality rating. Anyone got anything good or bad to report on these machines, esp when compared with the more expensive Sunbeam.
Am currently in Melb this week and was thinking of buying one (sadly no Aldi in WA).
Thanks,
Gerry
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 17:45

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 17:45
Gerry,

We've had one for about 18 months, works fine.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Reply By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:21

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:21
I bought one and I'm happy- their refill rolls are a bargain as well.

In the end I couldn't justify the cost of the Sunbeam unit!
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Reply By: Member - Niss42 - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:34

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:34
Don't hold your breath Gerry, Aldi usually sell out of these sort of appliances very quickly.
Their specials are only for 1 week.
When did you see them advertised ?

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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:47

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:47
HI Barry,
I saw it in the shop this morning! Quite a few on the stand. (can't tell you which shop tho, you might buy them out! :-)
Looks like I duck down in the morning and get one.
Cheers,
Gerry
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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 09:34

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 09:34
Inkerman St, St Kilda still has some.
cheers,
G
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:48

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:48
Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
Looks like I get one, if there are any left!
Gerry
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 19:55

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 19:55
I am heading off to my local aldi now to be there when they open in the morning :-)

Thanks for the heads up !
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Reply By: Gronk - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 00:06

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 00:06
I bought one 3 yrs ago ( or more ).....Mezzo is the name on it.....been going great..

Friends bought one at the same time and lasted 14 months....took it back ( out of warranty ) and they refunded their money..can't complain about that !!
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 03:44

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 03:44
Gerry

We have one, and love it.
Originally was an experiment, before we brought a "good one."
Had it for 3 years now

SWMBO did 78 or 80 meal lots, and we packed them into our Engel, before a 3 month trip last year.

Have recently put 1/2 a deer, and goat through ours ( in meal lots ) and frozen it.
Now the purists will can me for freezing our meats, but we find it suits our needs well.

A knack to start ours, was to put a little pressure, from the heal of your hands, along the bar to help it get going.

Sumbeam bag rolls, from "Hardly Normal" (harvey norman) work in the Aldi job..

Will do the job till I find a real good one, and that one will have a variable vacuum and heat timer on it, but I think they are expensive $$$$$$$$

Cheers
Bucky

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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 07:30

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 07:30
Hi Bucky,
thanks for the hints.

I'm off to Aldi this morn as soon as they open!
cheers
Gerry
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 09:33

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 09:33
Got it! Looks fine.
Aldi in Inkerman St, St Kilda still have about 6 units on the rack as of Wed morning.
Now to find room in my baggage to get it home to the West....
Thanks, everyone.
Gerry
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Reply By: bks - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 22:20

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 22:20
buy one if can get it. We have had our for 2 years and it is great. The price of the bags is and a 1/4 of the sunbeam ones so buy extra.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 04:03

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 04:03
bks
That's the go, but in Wonthaggi they didn't have spare bags, after we run out.
But will keep an eye out next time we are near another Aldi.
Cheers
Bucky
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