VacMaster Pro VP112 Review
The VacMaster Pro VP112 is a chamber vacuum sealer designed and made by an American brand that has over 15 years of experience in engineering and motor technology. Its purpose is to fulfil the role of a commercial grade vacuum sealer while being small enough to easily fit into the kitchen countertop. As a portable cheaper version of VacMaster VP210C, the VacMaster ProVP112 manages to do that without a single problem – it has a VP210C’s pump and motor setup enclosed in a compact frame. With its intuitive and fully customizable front panel, stainless steel build and 12 inch long replaceable seal bar it makes a great industrial vacuum sealer. However, there is no reason it shouldn’t be used as a normal every-day home kitchen appliance. In difference to external type sealers which the biggest achievement is sealing moisture food, this packing machine can smoothly seal any kind of liquid, which means you can successfully pack soup, stew, sauces and even an orange juice. What’s more, bags for chamber vacuum sealers are much cheaper than ones for external machines – we’ve calculated that using these bags is around ten times cheaper. This chamber vacuum sealer is mostly appreciated by fishermen, hunters and small businesses.
With its size of 19.2 x 13 x 27.5 inches and 40 pounds weight, this machine becomes most portable chamber vacuum sealer we had opportunity to test. It still weighs quite a lot, but it will still fit most kitchen countertops without any problems. The innovative design makes it take as little space as it’s possible with its sliding top and narrow frame. The heavy duty motor and pump hidden in this small frame with chamber big enough to seal most kinds of food is doubtless the biggest advantage of this machine.
The VacMaster Pro VP112 is one of the few machines available on market that entirely allows you to seal liquids. That’s because in external vacuum sealers the liquid is being sucked inside the machine along with the air which is hard to overcome due to the design of these machine. Luckily, chamber sealers are different. The menu on the front panel is highly intuitive, but at the same time it’s customizable. You can adjust the vacuum strength and time with the gauge showing you the pressure level. It is also possible to stop the process in any moment, so if you are sealing delicate food like chips and you realize that you’ve made a mistake programming it, you can always stop the vacuum at the moment of your choice and heat seal it. Great performance of this machine makes it possible to run it 24/7 without worrying about pump going out and that’s because of the efficient cooling system. Good seal quality also smoothens the process of marinating and it allows you to do some sous vide cooking. What’s more, it’s equipped with external hose which allows you to seal canisters and it’s universal – you don’t necessary need VacMaster canisters since it will also work with other brand’s products i.e. Foodsaver. It’s also very easy to use – if you are not sure which settings to choose, just insert the bag in the chamber and let it seal it automatically.
This machine weights a lot because of the pump and motor along with the stainless steel build. It might appear to be too much for some individuals, however it is designed in the way it’s longer than wider and it provides sliding top. Thanks to this solution, it takes as much space as external vacuum sealers. 12 Inch seal bar comes with heavy duty silicon frame, not a foam one like in other sealers. Moreover, all these things not only made it compact, but the build also looks stylish and it definitely won’t be a scar for your kitchen design.
The cost of the maintenance of this appliance is a fraction compared to the external sealer’s costs. The only 2 things that you will have to regularly spend money on are bags and replacing the heating bar once a while. As said before, the ability of this chamber vacuum sealer to work with any kind of sealing bags can save you nearly ten times more money than if you were buying bags for the external vacuum sealer. There is also 1 year warranty provided with this machine.
The VacMaster Pro VP112 is great choice for a both commercial grade and home use chamber vacuum sealer. It’s tiny compared to other similar sealers while space in a vacuum chamber is completely enough for any kind of food. What’s most important, it doesn’t compromise its performance – it’s as good as the older version VacMaster VP210C. It’s highly versatile and has many more features than usual external vacuum sealer, its price tag along with the maintenance cost is very low. Click here to check the current price on Amazon