Use the VacMaster VP112 Portable Chamber Vacuum Sealer to seal foods, safeguard documents, protect delicate items, store crafting materials and more. With the VP112 you can expect more reliable seals. This allow users to accomplish more sealing in a shorter amount of time.
The VacMaster VP112 uses chamber technology throughout the sealing process. This technology offers a solution to the “less than adequate” sealing problem that often exist when sealing liquid rich foods with non-chamber sealers.
With chamber style food sealers, the entire bag is entered into the chamber unlike with non-chamber or external vacuum sealers which seals only the open end of the bag. Instead of partial removal of air, all air is removed out of the both the chamber and the bag pouch which allow liquids to remain inside of the sealed bag.
Sealing style is one of the biggest differences that exist between chamber and external vacuum sealers. Chamber technology allows for sealing to take place without the need for pre-freezing items with liquids. Other differences may include weight, portability, and cost of bags (bags for chamber style vacuum sealers are considerably less than bags for external sealers).
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The VacMaster’s control panel is located on top of the unit. This is where you will find all of your controls, settings and buttons for operating the unit. Featured options include vacuum/seal and number display. Users can choose from light to moderate to heavy vacuuming and sealing. The vacuum gauge shows the amount of air that has been evacuated from the chamber and a built-in cooling system helps to prevent overheating.
The VP112 weighs in at approximately 50lbs. When compared to other residential units, it is a great deal heavier, but this is only by comparison to non chamber units. However, with a chamber style sealer, you can expect more effective seals, and achieve better overall performance. This helps ensure food safety when storing vacuum sealed foods.
Highlighted Features – VacMaster VP112
Chamber Style Vacuum Sealer
- Bag placed inside the units chamber so that air is completely sucked out
Longer Sealing Periods
- Fan-cooled motor; eliminates over-heating
- Residential unit with powerful commercial performance
- Air is completely vacuumed out of packing helping to keep liquids in place
Increase vacuum or seal time
Decrease vacuum or seal time
Displays the on and off time
Powers unit on and off for vacuuming and sealing
Use this button to control seal time
Press to begin the vacuuming or sealing process
Press to stop the vacuuming or sealing process
Use this button to control the vacuuming time
Signifies the vacuum level inside the chamber
The VP112 is not just for sealing foods, but can also be used to protect valuables such as jewelry, coins, and more. It can also be used when packing emergency supplies for camping and hiking trips.
Starter bags are included with the VP112 but many optional accessories can be purchased including extra bags and canisters. VacMaster canisters are stackable and great for storing and marinating. VacMaster heavy duty bags are reasonably priced and can be used for boiling, microwaving, and freezing. Bags are available in a variety of sizes.
19.2 x 13 x 27.5 inches/ approximate weight 54lbs
Cleaning and Care
As with any appliance, always follow cleaning in care instructions as outlined within the manual. The vacuum sealer should always be powered off and unplugged before cleaning.
This VacMaster, although priced on the high end, is more affordable then most chamber style vacuum sealers. This unit would be especially appreciated by individuals who seal soups, stews and other liquid rich foods. While most vacuum sealers are capable of creating an effective seal when sealing dry food types, sealing moist foods or foods with liquids can be a problem. Chamber style vacuum sealers create more reliable seals with all food types regardless of moisture, dryness, etc. Sous-vide enthusiast benefit greatly from this style of vacuum sealer.
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The VacMaster VP112 is durable and loved by many. Both experienced and inexperienced chamber vacuum sealer users agree on its reliability and performance. The VP112 is fairly easy to operate once you get familiar with it. If you have never used a chamber style vacuum sealer, it may take a minute for you to get use to this style of vacuum sealer but the performance more than make up for the slight learning curve that may or may not exist.
- Bags cost a lot less when compared to the cost of bags for external vacuum sealers
- Great for marinating
- Effective for sealing wet foods and dry foods
- Great for sealing non food items
- Good for residential and light commercial use
- Built for continuous use
- Inexpensive chamber vacuum sealer
Consumers have reported having problems with the lid breaking. There is a sticker on the lid that advises users to use both hands when raising the lid. Considering the reported lid problems, it would be wise to take heed to all suggested tips in order to get the most use out of this or any other unit.
Overall, the VacMaster VP112 has good customer reviews. Because of it’s weight, most owners of the P112 have decided to create permanent housing space on the counter-top. Most users agree that storing this vacuum sealer inside a cabinet would be a bit of an inconvenience due to its bulkiness. For anyone just getting started with a chamber style vacuum sealer, this unit seems easy enough to operate. The user manual provides helpful tips and advice to many frequently asked questions. Customer service is also available for additional help.
Many of the reviewers have given helpful suggestions and tips. You can read those reviews. Some of the questions addressed includes, “Why use a cutting boards to keep the sealing area clean,” “Why use the included starter bags before purchasing additional bags,” and “How to avoid crumples in bag pouches when sealing.”
4.2 out of 5 stars