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    Default Re: Food saver vs Handi vac need advice

    We have a food saver and love it. We buy whole strip beef and pork lions. I cut them into steaks and chops and we freeze one meal per bag with wax paper between them (helps to separate them when thawing). They last a long long time.

    However, with the fish I keep (walleye and panfish, mostly perch) we put a meals worth of filets into a zip lock bag, fill the bag with water and freeze it. They last easily 6 months to a year and almost newer show any signs of freezer burn.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    McMinnville, OR

    Default Re: Food saver vs Handi vac need advice

    Thanks guys for all your input. Im not going to save stock trout...yuck. something about fish that eats power bait sounds gross. i think im going to try the glazing thing with ice. If that dont work then the food saver. The hatchery salmon run on the coast is big. last year i was in a hole by my self with 9 huge fish. i caught one. didnt know what i was doing but now im confident that i can slay them. The guy that came after me slayed 60lb Chinook! so i plan on going after them in the spring. Its the only fishery that is good here at that time. thanks again guys for all the input. I feel more confident shelling out $150+.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Missouri City (near Houston), Texas

    Default Re: Food saver vs Handi vac need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB2 View Post
    . . . Before the modern tech of vacuum sealed freezing, fish were put head first into a 1/2 gallon milk carton filled with water, and then frozen. . . .
    Boy, Frank, you must be from my generation - that's what I used to do back in the 1970's. Only problem was, while that kept them from being freezer-burned, if you had much of a catch those milk cartons took up a lot of room in the freezer.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .

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