anybody tried these ?
If you are considering a sous vide wand, the Aldi one would be hard to pass up.
I have an Anova and also a cheaply from eBay and there’s basically no difference between them.
I grabbed some vac seal rolls from Aldi the other day, some of the cheapest around.
Are they better value? Serious question
I did the maths a few years ago and I found them to be quite a bit cheaper than the rolls. I use the largest ones (something like 40cmX25cm) and from memory they cost me 20c each or so. They are also way easier to deal with, ready to use when needed. I used to detest making them from rolls. Not sure if anything has changed, but I still have a couple of hundred left so won't be needing any for ages.
Correction: found my order from last year (ebay, bpa free and all that):
$52 (basically 25c each)
5 of those bags make 2m on a roll.
15 bags is your average 28cm wide 6m long roll.
150 bags is 10 rolls.
13 rolls plus change for $50
A quick google seems to indicate a price of around $40-45 for 10 rolls.
Price seems very similar. Rolls have the advantage of being of a flexible length, but otherwise all the advantages are for the bags.
If you wanted to economise you could cut the 40cm bags in half for two half length bags. I've never needed to myself, for 25c I don't care really.
I guess it also depends on your vac sealer. The rolls fit inside my vac sealer and it has a guillotine built in for cutting. So I pull the roll out a bit, seal it, pull it out to the length I want, cut it, then the rest is the same as a bag.
I like the rolls cuz I never know how long a bag I will need!
I only use rolls for the same reason as Bentley Meredith and I do cut most of mine 230 x 280.
I now also only use 100 micron bags as I find these hold up really good.
Also I get mine from Pac-Foods only now.
Last delivery just a few weeks ago paid as follows.
150mm X 10 mts = $28.60......2 rolls = $14.30 roll
$120mm x 10 mts = $123.20....10 rolls = $12.30 roll.
280mm x 10 mts = $37.40....2 rolls = $18.70 roll.
Hi buy mine from Temple & Webster,
6M rolls 28mmW buy in 10 or 20 roll lots and they work out under $7