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Unread 12-02-2012, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default Weston Pro Vacuum Sealers

They are on sale right now "extended black friday sale" - the Pro 2100 $329.99 and Pro 2300 $349.99. Haven't seen them any cheaper than this, I've got the 2300 and highly recommend either model - excellent quality. I'm not affiliated with huntersbutchershop.com in any way.

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What really separates the Pro 2100 & 2300 vacuum sealers from the discount sealers is these machines can be repaired in your home with easy to replace parts.

You can also use other manufacturers Vac-containers for speed marinating with this third party hose.

http://www.provacuumsealers.com/pro-...ment_parts.htm
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I have read good reviews on this product.I have also read that for High Volume vac sealing that you are better off with a chamber sealer.Just wondering....?
That is about 1/2 the price of the good quality chamber sealers I have seen.
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I have read good reviews on this product. I have also read that for High Volume vac sealing that you are better off with a chamber sealer.Just wondering....?

That is about 1/2 the price of the good quality chamber sealers I have seen.

I looked at the Vac-Master chamber sealers before I chose the Pro-2300. I use mine in what I consider to be very heavy as I go through about 100 bags a month for almost a year now and have had no problems. My focus was on high volume and what happens when the machine is down. (Do I have to send the machine for repairs, or can I fix it myself?) Weston was the only manufacturer to have a maintenance kit / parts readily available to the consumer.

I was fortunate enough to have a friend who owns a sporting goods store and knew I was going to purchase the pro-2300 and he gave me the unit as a gift. A great friend and a great vac-sealer.

I bought a maintenance kit on sale, but have yet had to use it. My initial thought were "I'd rather have the parts on hand if needed than to wait for them", however it is so sturdy I have yet to see any sign of weakness.

I would like to have had the chamber sealer for doing liquids like soups, stews, and such from leftovers. But the 2100 / 2300 has a manual seal button when doing items with liquids. I find it best to refrigerate these liquid items prior to sealing to get a perfect seal without having to use the manual seal button.

All in all I am more than happy with the pro-2300 performance and durability.

The only difference between the 2100 and the 2300 is that the 2300 has a stainless steel finish and the 2100 is a white enamel finish. Weston has refurbished models for about $300.00 with a full warranty.

They can be found under the Cabella's label as a CG-11 and is now on sale for $279.00 with a maintenance kit and free shipping..

What really separates the Pro 2100 & 2300 vacuum sealers from other sealers is these machines can be repaired in your home with easy to replace parts, and not have to replace the unit or send away for repairs.

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I really like the quality of my Weston 2300, it has functioned flawlessly for 2 years now. I don't use it as much as IamMadMan, but it gets used quite a bit during comp season, during deer season, and whenever I get good buys on meat at Restaurant Depot. I also buy rub in bulk bags and vacuum seal it in smaller bags to maintain freshness. Weston bags are dishwasher safe and can be reused.
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I really like the quality of my Weston 2300, it has functioned flawlessly for 2 years now. I don't use it as much as IamMadMan, but it gets used quite a bit during comp season, during deer season, and whenever I get good buys on meat at Restaurant Depot. I also buy rub in bulk bags and vacuum seal it in smaller bags to maintain freshness. Weston bags are dishwasher safe and can be reused.
I didn't know that, a lot of times after an event with all bags being empty, I'll have some leftovers and no new bags with me. Looks like I'll be reusing a few of them from time to time.
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I have a Pro 2300 and recommend it.
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Looks like Cabella's has sold out of the Weston Sealers and removed them from the on-line catalog.

They are now selling the LEM MAXVAC VACUUM SEALER as the model CG-11

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I didn't know that, a lot of times after an event with all bags being empty, I'll have some leftovers and no new bags with me. Looks like I'll be reusing a few of them from time to time.
Yep, you can turn them inside out and either hand wash them or run them through the dishwasher. Those are excellent quality bags and aren't cheap. It states they are "reusable" down at the bottom of the bag description at http://www.thehuntersbutchershop.com.../30-0105-w.htm and I see the 2300 and 2100 are both still on sale!
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Thanks for the links- should be a Pro-2300 and bags under the tree in time!
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Just found out from a friend that there is a discount code LOHTV that you type in at checkout for 15% off. That puts the model 2100 down around $280 and the 2300 at $297. http://www.thehuntersbutchershop.com...-Bags-s/42.htm
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