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Topic: Vacuum sealer recommendation?  (Read 848 times)

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My Foodsaver just crapped out too.  Those things really weren't meant for a lot of use.  I went ahead and ordered a Vacmaster VP215.  It's supposed to show up today.  I was debating between the VP215 and the VP112.  I eventually decided to just go all the way and get the VP215. 

I'd love to hear your points of debate between the 2 models, pros and cons.  Thanks.

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Sorry for the delay in my reply.  Not much debate on my end.  Anytime something I have breaks, I have a habit of going all the way and upgrading.  The main advantages to the Vacmaster VP215 for me are:

1.  Oil vacuum motor - I learned this from my air compressor in my garage.  Oil motors are so much quieter.  This thing is beefy, but it's actually quieter than my foodsaver was. 

2.  Ability to vacuum seal liquids - You can't do this with a regular non-chamber vacuum sealer

3.  Reliability - I don't ever want to buy another vacuum sealer again for the rest of my life

4.  Bags are much much cheaper.  It's going to take years of use, but eventually, the cheaper bags will pay for this thing. 
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http://www.foodsaver.com/vacuum-sealers/wild-game-vacuum-sealers/the-new-foodsaver-gamesaver-big-game-gm710-food-preservation-system/GM710-000.html#start=10

I have an older model very similar to this one. It can seal bag after bag after bag.

There is also very little wasted bag material. You can get the seam very close to the edge.


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My Foodsaver just crapped out too.  Those things really weren't meant for a lot of use.  I went ahead and ordered a Vacmaster VP215.  It's supposed to show up today.  I was debating between the VP215 and the VP112.  I eventually decided to just go all the way and get the VP215. 

I'd love to hear your points of debate between the 2 models, pros and cons.  Thanks.

-Allen


Sorry for the delay in my reply.  Not much debate on my end.  Anytime something I have breaks, I have a habit of going all the way and upgrading.  The main advantages to the Vacmaster VP215 for me are:

1.  Oil vacuum motor - I learned this from my air compressor in my garage.  Oil motors are so much quieter.  This thing is beefy, but it's actually quieter than my foodsaver was. 

2.  Ability to vacuum seal liquids - You can't do this with a regular non-chamber vacuum sealer

3.  Reliability - I don't ever want to buy another vacuum sealer again for the rest of my life

4.  Bags are much much cheaper.  It's going to take years of use, but eventually, the cheaper bags will pay for this thing.

So it seems the main differentiator is the oil vacuum motor of the VP215.  The VP215 does seem to handle slightly larger bags too.

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food savers die, it happens.  The fix: contact the company. We were able to save one when they sent us some new o-rings.  We use ours constantly and not for fish, but dried everything goods in bell jars.  5 years later it is still kicking.  My advice when you buy one order spares immediately.  It is the damn $.02 o ring that goes out on them.  If the motor is still working and the bag isn't sealing it is the o-ring. Motor not working at all, time for a new unit.
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