Been wanting/needing a vacuum sealer for a while. The last Foodsaver died long ago and was never replaced. This vacuum sealer will be used primarily at home and also some usage for my business. I just kept putting off making the purchase, due to some unknown reason. I believe I convinced myself, it was because of the storage/operating space required.
Since I have the habit of filling my WSM to the brim every time I smoke, this vacuum sealer will make my smoking methods more viable for longer term storage.
For my business, this will allow me to store some of the overstock of fruits, nuts, etc I receive from the local farms during harvest season. This will allow me the opportunity to make chocolates during the off season, from peak of the season harvested fruits, nuts,etc.
VacMaster 350 Pro
The original shipping box came to us a little on the beat up side. This where UPS confirmed they have once again, earned the nickname "OOOOOOPS!!!". I wasn't sure what shape the contents would be in considering the outside of the box. The only fragile/this side up sticker was hidden in a wad of tape, so it must have not been seen or noticed at any time during the transit or delivery of the box.
Some relief of the apprehension upon opening the box, to find an abundance of little air pillows, to help soften the drops and missed catches during shipment.
First peek at the Vacmaster 350.
...came with an assortment of different sized bags...
Setup and Use:
Simple plug 'n play design
Stainless steel construction
Rubber covered buttons
The UI contains 8 buttons that are well labeled and easily identifiable
LED display shows vacuum pressure/seal time
Seal time settings
Pulse- for softer/smashable items
Accessory-comes with hose for use with canisters-not included
Marinate time-**see below
Variable vacuum settings-3 settings for vacuum
Start-vacuum and seal
Stop-manual stop of vacuum process
**No need to read the stinkin' instructions...
Couple of practice runs...
I've had the Vacmaster 350 for a few weeks and no issues to date. Maybe sealed close to 50-60 bags so far.