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Let me tell you all. I bought the “special” vacuum machine, and if I used it once or twice that is plenty. I could never get the thing to seal with a real good vacuum. I got fed up with it. Tried using my Food Saver machine as suggested by others, a waste of time. The Dry Steak Bags that they sell here are the best thing since sliced bread if you are serious about a good steak. All you have to do is use the tightest fitting bag that you can, milk the air out, twist the bag just like you would when you reseal a loaf of bread, and tie it shut with several wire twist ties, put the subprimal in the fridge, and let the magic bags do their thing. It also helps if you stand the meat up, twist the top of the bag, milk the air up while holding the top of the bag, push down on the meat and release any trapped air out by squeezing it up through the twisted portion of the bag. Before releasing the meat, hold the bag tight. Twist tie and you are done. I have been doing this method for about 1 year now, have not gotten one bad run yet. All you have to do is get as much air out as you possible can. Doing this method you never have to worry about ruining a bag with a bad seal. You can keep trying to get the air out over and over until you are satisfied. Try it, it really works well.