Ary VacMaster VP215 review
The VacMaster VP215 is a high-end chamber vacuum sealer that is equipped with one of the most powerful vacuum strength levels in the market. The suction can actually make a cold bag content boil in a room temperature in the chamber and this is one of the things that set that vacuum sealer apart from the competition. This appliance is the best for small businesses such as small restaurants or delicatessens as it’s a great commercial grade vacuum sealer, but it is also useful as a domestic use. This sealer made from stainless steel is capable of sealing dozens chunks of meat an hour and doesn’t have any problems with sealing liquids and they won’t get sucked inside, what sometimes happens while using external vacuum sealers. The whole build is great quality, but it is size of small dishwasher and might be hard to move around for some individuals. It’s very easy to use – to seal your bag with food, you just need to insert it into the chamber, put the edge of the bag on a heating bar, close the lid and press start. All air from the vacuum chamber will be sucked out and you’d end up with no pressure inside. Great advantage here is that it can use all the different kind of vacuum bags. What’s more, the menu is intuitive and followed by LED indicators which inform the user about sealing status and other settings. There is also a pointer showing the vacuum level of the inside of the chamber which is also useful.
Like every chamber vacuum sealer, the VacMaster VP215 is big and its purpose is not to be portable. Its dimensions are 20 x 14 x 15 inches; 84 pounds and some people might need help settling it up in the kitchen. The size is comparable to other chamber vacuum sealers, it’s not better or worse than competition and this is why we didn’t rate it very high.
VacMaster VP215 is extremely versatile – it can seal basically everything what fits in the chamber and a vacuum bag and is safe with liquids unlike the external vacuum sealer where liquid can be easily sucked inside and mess up the whole machine. It’s also great for sous vide cooking, so if you are interested in that kind of stuff it might be a good choice for you. The VacMaster is equipped with 2 heating bars that ensure good sealing quality and it uses ¼HP rotary oil pump which manages larger loads and should be replaced every 16 hours of use. What’s also worth looking at, it’s surprisingly quiet – packing food with the other vacuum sealers, and especially the external ones we have tested usually came with really loud noise. The menu on front panel let you set up such options as vacuum strength or time and is followed by a pointer which indicates pressure inside the chamber. It also shows you how much time remained until the seal is done. However, the one thing this vacuum sealer lacks is external nozzle to seal jars or other containers.
The machine looks like typical commercial kitchen appliance, but it doesn’t mean it’s not presenting well. The stainless steel solid quality build makes it harder to move this machine around, but moving it easily is not what you’d expect after such heavy duty equipment.
VacMaster VP215 is very easy to maintenance. The most important thing to remember is to frequently change the rotary oil, but it’s a task everybody should deal with. Another advantage is the fact that there is a maintenance kit which comes with the machine. However, this vacuum sealer comes with only one year limited warranty which is a little bit too less for that kind of machine. It came to us very well packaged though, double boxed and clearly carefully packed.
Putting all of this together, the VacMaster VP215 vacuum sealer is great investment for small businesses and busy homes. It has great build quality, outstanding performance and is versatile. You can easily seal food in bulk with it, and what’s more, it is completely safe with packaging liquids. If these features meet your requirements, you don’t need to seal jars and one year warranty isn’t scaring you out, this vacuum sealer is definitely a good way to go. Click here to check the current price on Amazon