+
Cookware

Chamber Vacuum sealer - source in Ontario/Canada? Any recs

ylsf | Dec 14, 201509:15 AM     6

Anyone own a chamber vacuum sealer? I am thinking about buying one for home use. The main thing I do is BBQ/Smoking and it is great to vacuum seal a bunch of meat and then warm up for future meals. I also recently bought a InstantPot and am planning to make meals ahead of time. I currently have a Foodsaver and it can't really handle the larger volumes at a time (machine overheats and needs to cool down) . I am also planning to use it for quick pickling, soups, etc. (my current Foodsaver can't handle liquids).

I am thinking of getting the VacMaster VP215 which is available at Costco- http://www.costco.ca/VacMaster-VP215-... ($1279 CDN)

Found the same model in the USA for $739 with free shipping in the usa but over $130 to ship to my location. With the current poor exchange rate that is over $1000 Cad without shipping . Would have to pay at least HST on importing it too (also would apply to Costco order).

So, long story short, anyone have experience buying a chamber vacuum sealer in Ontario/GTA or experiences importing from the USA? Any other models that people would recommend

VacMaster VP215 Commercial Chamber Vacuum Sealer
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving
Entertaining

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

by Kristin Donnelly | The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive...

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie
Food and Cooking

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you've got to make...

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package
Food Trends

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package

by Kelsey Butler | Nostalgia is a factor not to be discounted when it comes to food, and these five holiday staples sometimes...

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online
Shop

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online

by David Klein | Mail order cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats are better (and more prolific) than ever...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.