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Ok, about to give up on it. Been messing with this system since Friday evening..
I have no issues at all with getting a great vacuum from the sealer. The straw trick works like a charm. I can mess with the bag as the suction is going on, and I get an incredibly good adhesion all around the meat. Then, I seal. I wait a few minutes, no issues, I’ve carefully moved the meat into the fridge, wait a few hours, then there’s obvious evidence the seal is gone. I do not have a vacuum problem, I have a seal problem !. I’ve seen advice (which seems to make perfect sense) on this forum, to let go of the bar as soon as it beeps, wait 15-20 seconds before lifting the bar, etc… But why in the heck can I not get a seal with this machine that will stick ?!?!?!. I do not tug on the bag after it’s sealed and I treat it like a fragile package as I move it to the fride.
I’ve read all the directions that came with the sealer, more than once to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Looked at all I could find on this forum, and thru the internet and youtube. Also, burned up thru the bags I have that came with the starter kit, cutting and sealing.. What am I doing wrong or could do better with the actual sealer on the machine? Right now I have 2 halves of a strip in two of the smaller bags rotting since friday night (not in a good way) in the fridge with no spare bags. So, any ideas? I haven’t tried the pantyhose trick yet, that’s about all I’ve not tried, or a separate vacuum bag on the outside.