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Current sales, deals, and bargains (Part 2)

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10 hours ago, Smithy said:

@Shelby has a Gourmia? iGourmia? circulator, I think, with such a clamp. Maybe she can say whether it's a nuisance.)

It's ok.....I don't want to sound like a complainer because having two circulators is so handy at times, but if I'm just using one, I don't choose the Gourmia.  My Anova has an adjustable screw clamp that is much easier to use with different pots.  The Gourmia clamp I can only use with a specific, more shallow pot.  Does this make sense?  I think I'm rambling lol.

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of note for chamber vac's :   do your best to get the ' oil pump '

 

moisture from vac'ing bags wont damage it

 

Id say use displacement for you initial SV work , then move on depending on usage .

 

if you get the smaller Anova , look into the width limitations  of the clamp.

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16 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:

Would these be considered good deals? I’d like to try SV out but don’t want to invest a ton. 

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You can just bag it in a ziploc and forgo the vac sealer. I do this most of the time. Just get all the air out by the submersion method. I'd spend what you save on the slightly more expensive anova, which has a great record of reliability

 

You are going to have fun!

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1 hour ago, Shelby said:

It's ok.....I don't want to sound like a complainer because having two circulators is so handy at times, but if I'm just using one, I don't choose the Gourmia.  My Anova has an adjustable screw clamp that is much easier to use with different pots.  The Gourmia clamp I can only use with a specific, more shallow pot.  Does this make sense?  I think I'm rambling lol.

 

Well, you're saying from experience what I thought I'd read about the circulators with a built-in clamp. The pot's rim can't be too wide or too flared, because then the circulator won't clamp properly. If the pot is too shallow the circulator won't be able to clamp to the side and still sit above the bottom of the pot. Thanks for the confirmation on both those points.

 

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its possible that Anova has changed some of the conditions for the blue tooth :

 

https://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-Precision-Bluetooth-Included/dp/B00UKPBXM4

 

if you use the app , they now require an account based on the comments on AMZN

 

and AMZN doesnt seem to carry it themselves 

 

it seems that the bluetooth modle might be discontinutes forcing you to get the WiFi

 

odd and pretty foolish of Anova.

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I'd agree with everyone on holding out for the Anova. It'll likely be on a big discount on Amazon around Cyber Monday, which is not (yikes!) all that far off.

 

I have a el cheapo Foodsaver vac sealer that works reasonably well; think I got it at WalMart, and I think I paid about $50 for it. I use freezer bags about half the time. I always clip my freezer bags to the edge of the pan or to a wooden spoon that crosses the pan, to keep the seal out of water. I don't necessarily trust it. 

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Amazon just announced a new microwave/air fryer/convection oven. 

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16 minutes ago, gfweb said:

Amazon just announced a new microwave/air fryer/convection oven. 

 

Yesterday's news.

 

 

Edit:  I'm waiting for "Alexa, turn on the steam."

 


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For any Canadians who live near a Paderno store, you have just a couple of weeks to get down there and pick up any knickknacks you might have a yen for. All of the storefronts are closing by the first week of November.

 

Currently the discounts are: 30% off any clearance product, 50% off regular price product other than Paderno cookware, and 70% off Paderno cookware and sets.

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I finally something to contribute to this thread...

https://home.woot.com/offers/vacmaster-vp215-chamber-vacuum-sealer

Woot.com (amazon subsidiary that is a daily sale site) has the VacMaster VP215 on sale for $499 for the next 20 hours or so (until 10pm PDT 10/18/2019) or until they sell out.  

This is the oil pump model and it is a new unit (not refurb).  Price is about $400-$700 off most other places selling it. 

Shipping is flat rate of $6 for the entire order or free with Amazon Prime account - most places charge $30-$80 for shipping.  (I must be one of the last 14 holdouts that doesn't have a Prime account).

 

I've been casually shopping online for a chamber sealer for almost a decade now, but could never justify the cost.  I have endured endless frustration with a few different foodsavers over the years, and that is about to come to an end!  I was just thinking to myself the other day, "why do I even bother checking Woot anymore? They never have anything that I want and the discount isn't very good either".  Ha!

 

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8 minutes ago, fledflew said:

I finally something to contribute to this thread...

https://home.woot.com/offers/vacmaster-vp215-chamber-vacuum-sealer

Woot.com (amazon subsidiary that is a daily sale site) has the VacMaster VP215 on sale for $499 for the next 20 hours or so (until 10pm PDT 10/18/2019) or until they sell out.  

This is the oil pump model and it is a new unit (not refurb).  Price is about $400-$700 off most other places selling it. 

Shipping is flat rate of $6 for the entire order or free with Amazon Prime account - most places charge $30-$80 for shipping.  (I must be one of the last 14 holdouts that doesn't have a Prime account).

 

I've been casually shopping online for a chamber sealer for almost a decade now, but could never justify the cost.  I have endured endless frustration with a few different foodsavers over the years, and that is about to come to an end!  I was just thinking to myself the other day, "why do I even bother checking Woot anymore? They never have anything that I want and the discount isn't very good either".  Ha!

 

The Woot deal is already sold out, must of just had a few.

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I just went to Woot! and was able to get a confirmation order on one of the VP215.    It did not say "sold out" on my browser.   This is truly truly a great deal and thank you @fledflew and @Coogles for posting it quickly.

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6 hours ago, Coogles said:

The Woot deal is already sold out, must of just had a few.

Looks like it might be available again???  I saw the sold out message last night after I got my order in, but it's available to order again as of right now - hopefully the webpage is accurate.  Good luck!  

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for those new owners of the VM215 :

 

plan  ahead.

 

the machine is very heavy

 

plan accordingly.

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Mine will be living out in the garage but I'll probably need to hire someone to help me get it out there!

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Sold out again.

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Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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50 minutes ago, weinoo said:

Flash sale (40% Off!) from like 9 PM -  midnight, two nights ago, netted me this:

 

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where?

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