It seems like I write a ton about vacuum sealers on this site and for good reason. The food being sealed securely in a bag is important to sous vide cooking. So are the sous vide bags themselves. They need to be durable and able to withstand the long cook times. Which means this is a critically important piece of your overall sous vide process. A chamber vacuum sealer gives you a wider range of options as to what you can seal successfully — I’m talking about liquids and some of the more fragile foods you might want to vacuum pack either for sous vide or just for future use. So let’s take a look at the Ary VacMaster Chamber Vacuum Sealer VP210 and see why it might be a good option for you.
- Dry maintenance-free machine pump.
- Keeps food fresh up to five times longer.
- A double seal on each bag ensures a complete and lasting seal.
- Customizable vacuum and seal methods offer a variety of packaging options.
- The VP210 can vacuum package liquids and liquid-rich foods like fresh meats, soups, marinades, and stews.
Ary VacMaster Chamber Vacuum Sealer VP210 Overview
Let’s get into some stats first.
Exterior dimensions 20 x 14 x 15 inches
Chamber dimensions 11.25 x 15.25 x 5 inches (the lid is dome-shaped and 5 inches is the tallest measurement)
The sealing bar measures 10 inches.
Weight is 72 pounds.
Cycle time with this machine is 25 to 60 seconds depending on the settings you’re using.
Capable of 27-29 hg level of vacuum.
The lid is transparent so you can keep an eye on what’s happening in the machine. The VP210 has a two-cylinder piston pump that is maintenance free.
This unit is considered to be a “crossover” unit, a great choice for serious home cooks, small commercial kitchens, or catering businesses.
What is a Chamber Vacuum Sealer?
A chamber vacuum sealer works differently than other sealers. What you do is you place your bag of food inside the chamber and close the lid. The machine then sucks the air out of the chamber itself, not just the bag. This allows the air pressure inside and outside the bag to equalize, and this will allow the bag’s contents, even liquids, to stay in the bag. Once the bag is sealed, air is put back into the chamber and the process is completed.
And because of this vacuum method, fragile foods can be sealed up without getting smashed like they do with other machines. Chamber sealers are more expensive but the results are far superior to what you can get from something like this.
This unit will not pull moisture/liquids out of the bag as it seals like other types or vacuum sealers will.
Final Thoughts on the VacMaster VP210 Vacuum Sealer
I have fun vacuum sealing food. There, I admitted it. I like to use an efficient, commercial-grade machine and knock out big batches of food all at once. Some for sous vide and some is just for keeping things fresh, neat, and portioned.
This VacMaster machine makes an excellent seal and the packs of food look super slick and gorgeous. Looks are secondary to performance, of course, but since we’re talking about food it’s nice when the packages come out looking beautiful in your freezer, refrigerator, or pantry shelves.
The VP210 is a little bit of an investment. But it will save you the trouble of dealing with inferior machines, and the added capability you get when it comes to sealing liquids makes it money well-spent in the long run.
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