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post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Where can i get a cheap, small, heat sealer for the cello bags?
post #2 of 29
I sell cake decorating supplies (more info on my website).
A new heat sealer is going to cost between $150-$200.
If you have a vacuum sealer, it will also seal cello bags. If this is going to be a volume project then you may want to invest in the heat sealer.
If the new one is out of your price range, you might try eBay or Craigslist.
post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
Definately too expensive for me. Thanks. I just really want a small one and won't need it for volume projects.
post #4 of 29
Have you tried the mini hand-held models? I had one years ago... has a magnet on it so it sticks right to the fridge and small enough to easily manipulate and get in close spaces.
Here's an example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Portable-Mini-Plastic-Bag-Heat-Sealer-Closer-A20_W0QQitemZ370156959218QQihZ024QQcategoryZ63510QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
post #5 of 29
You can also use a clothes iron. Set it on the lowest setting and raise it slowly until it will seal without melting. Works great!
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post #6 of 29
Several days ago, someone talked about using a hair straightening iron. I tried that, but I must have had the wrong bags, because mine melted. I was using the Wilton Clear treat bags.
post #7 of 29
I know you said the vacuum heat sealers are too expensive but i personally say that's the only way to go. I tried buying a small handheld sealer i bought at linens and things, i think it was around 20.00. Ya it was cheap but it was sh*t. thumbsdown.gificon_mad.gif It either sealed the bag in some spots and not in others or melted the bag straight through. I was so frustrated with it i returned it. I tried it over and over and never could get a consistent seal. I think if i had a large cookie order that needed sealing i would go insane using such a product, and likely would waste more $$ since i'd be throwing melted bags away all the time.
I ended up buying a foodsaver vacuum sealer and LOVE IT! I bought it at costco with a coupon. Not only can i use it on my cookies, i can also use it for my other food. I was so impressed by it, i could've sealed cookie bags all day. icon_smile.gif So i think this investment is justified and well worth my sanity. icon_biggrin.gif
JMHO
Suzanne
post #8 of 29
I agree with sweet craving I have the foodsaver one also and I love it. I also use it to store ready sheet of NFSC dough so they are ready to use. It is worth every penny I paid for it. Food saver came out with the new stand up model that I gave my mom for XMAS and to be honest I like mine better cause I can see exactly where I want to seal to be on the bag. You can probably find the older model for less money now that the new one is out. Try Walmart.
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post #10 of 29
I love using my Foodsaver.

I've had mine for a long time. It has paid for itself many times over!

I'm curious do the models you others use have a cutter? I was looking at Sam's Club and theirs didn't. Mine does and is very wide. I can actually seal 3(3x5) bags at one time. Mine sits on the counter and my DH made me a block of wood to support the bags while they seal.
I just line them up, seal and then slide the cutter across to cut any excess.

I'm looking for the time when I'll have to replace mine.
post #11 of 29
I got a small 10" heat sealer from ebay for $8.00 and i love it. I looked up commercial heat sealers in the buisness part.
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post #12 of 29
I have the Rival Seal-a-meal.. Mine works great and i use the sealing element on it for cello bags. It works great for storing fondant and gumpaste.


I cant vouch for how well the Deni vacuum sealer works but it has the heatseal element and it is only $25 at Walmart.
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post #13 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the ebay and bed, bath, and beyond links. I'm going to get one of these.
post #14 of 29
I got the 8" impulse sealer on ebay (out-the-door) for $39 and I love it!! I have seen the same sealer on different commercial websites for over $100 so I am not sure why they are so cheap on ebay but there are quite a few you can get for under $50.

I use them with the poly bags and at a lower setting, even with normal plastic bags. I love how they look sealed and the fact that they remain flat, whereas when I would tie and wrap with curling ribbon, the stiffer plastic bags sort of tweaked.

Here is a pic of the shamrock cookies I did. I tied a bunch of little bows one night watching TV and then I can just pick out the color I want and use a sticky dot to attach to the top of the bag. ( I usually put my business sticker on the backside too.)



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post #15 of 29
I just looked on eBay- the impulse sealers are not nearly as expensive as I thought they would be! Several offer free shipping. I'll have to put this on the list for if I ever go public!
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