Vacmaster VP112S Tabletop Review

Product Name: VacMaster VP112S
Brand: VacMaster
Vacuum pump: Dry maintenance-free 2 cylinder piston
Sealing type: Single
Seal bar length: 12”
Weight (lbs): 46

Product Overview

Vacmaster VP112S chamber vacuum sealer is a top selling tabletop machine for home use. It has a low-profile design, countertop friendly, being ideal for home kitchens, fisherman, hunters, sous vide cooking, soups, stews, marinades, helping keep the food fresh up to 5 times longer. It can be easily moved due to its 46 pounds. It is very easy to operate, its compact size will fit perfectly on your countertops and can accept a wide range of sealable bags and pouches.

The vacuum level can be adjusted depending on what you are sealing to prevent possible damage to the food itself. The decent size internal chamber ( 12” x 11” x 5”) makes it easier to safely a variety of wet items.

Uses and Ease of Operation

The Vacmaster VP112S works with a wide variety of sizes of bags and pouches up to an amazing 12”. It can be used to infuse your favorite marinade into meats and vegetables as well as seal in the freshness of a great steak. The operator is really easy to use with a number of single button operations and a digital display of the vacuum setting.

Overall size and Dimensions

The VacMaster VP112S Chamber Vacuum Sealer is one of the most compact chamber style vacuum sealers on the market. At first look, it seems more like it would be one of those lower end foodsaver units instead of a chamber model. This is because the lid opens to expose the low profile chamber while the cover tucks neatly toward the back. This means it is much more likely to fit under most all cabinets when sitting on the kitchen counter. It’s overall dimensions are a surprising 24” x 16” x 9” and weighs a stout 57lbs.

Cost

The price is definitely not for the faint of heart and will set you back a pretty penny, but it actually much less than some of the higher end chamber vacuum sealers. However, with the high cost of food and the amount of food that is often discarded because of spoiling/freezer burn, it would not take long to justify the spending this kind of money.

Warranty Information

VacMaster offers a limited one-year parts and labor warranty on its VP112S Chamber Vacuum Sealer. It is one of the top sealers on the market and it is built sturdy and will hold up to year after year use.

Our Opinion

The VacMaster VP112S Chamber Vacuum Sealer is heavy duty sealer that is strong enough to handle the load in a commercial environment, but it is made strictly for household use. It can be used equally as well on both wet (soups and sauces) and dry (meats and vegetables) foods and the vacuum can be adjusted where it won’t damage even the fragilest foods.

As long as you can get by the slightly high cost, the positives definitely outweigh the few negatives we identified. The amount of money you can save by not having to throw away so much of it, will eventually pay for itself.

Features At a Glance

  • Dry maintenance-free 2 cylinder piston vacuum pump
  • 12″ removable sealing bar with a 4mm wide positive seal
  • Maximum bag/pouch size: 12” x 14”
  • Stainless steel body
  • Cycle Time: 30-60 Seconds
  • Adjustable seal time and vacuum level
  • Chamber Size (WxDxH): 12” x 11” x 5”
  • Overall Dimensions (WxDxH): 24” x 16” x 9”
  • Marinating cycle for infusing meats, veggies and fruits
  • Easy vacuuming of liquids and liquid-rich food
  • Electrical specs: 110V, 60Hz, 6 Amps

Vacmaster VP112S chamber vacuum sealer features a dry pump, being re-designed and re-enginereed for repetitive sealing. A dry pump like this may run slower but does not require maintenance so it is a minus and a plus.