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VacMaster PRO305
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Retailer: Lisa Bilotta
VacuumSealersUnlimitted.com

Introduction

This review is covers the VacMaster PRO305 and the Vacuum Sealers Unlimited services. I originally owned a FoodSaver and was looking for a better bag. I stumbled on Vacuum Sealers Unlimited and thought I'd try their bags. I placed an order with Lisa Bilatto and discussed the products and services she provides. Lisa sent me a VacMaster PRO260 as well as the PRO170 to test and review. Both turned out to be exceptional vacuum sealing units and both were full featured. I also found the bags to be superior to the FoodSaver bags and at a better price. I used the VacMaster PRO260 for over a year and used the PRO170 for six months. I recently was sent the VacMaster PRO305 with a 12" bar, dual piston pump and dual sealing capability. This review will provide viewers with product information, demonstration and my thoughts on the product over time.

First Glance

At first glance the unit was packaged very well. During the un-boxing I first noticed the weight. Much like the PRO170 this is a well built stainless steel vacuum sealer with a commercial look and feel to it as it weighs in at 15 lbs. The digital display was easy to read and straight forward. The User's guide is also easy to read and simple to follow. In the box was the vacuum sealer, power cord, accessory vacuum hose, user's guide, spare heating strip and assorted vacuum bags.


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Introduction and Operation Video

Features

  • Durable stainless steel body
  • 12” seal bar with two seal wires - makes two seals at once
  • Digital technology with LED panel display
  • Automatic and manual modes
  • Accessory port for storage canisters
  • Deeper, wider, easy-to-clean vacuum chamber
  • Powerful dual piston pump
  • Built-in cooling fan for continuous use
  • Marinate & Pulse Modes
  • Meets commercial-grade quality standards allowing it to withstand frequent use
  • Free extra seal bar kit
  • Free extra lid gasket

Specifications

  • Overall Dimensions: 15" x 12" x 4"
  • Seal Bars: 1 @ 12" with dual sealing strips
  • Pump: Dual piston pump (26" hg vacuum capability)
  • Cooling: Integral fan for cooling the vacuum pump
  • Cycle Time: Adjustable
  • Electrical Specifications: 110V, 60Hz, 2 Amps
  • Weight: 15 lbs

Controls

  • On/Off: Power unit on or off.
  • Start: Initiate vacuum and seal process.
  • Seal: Initiate Seal only process (Used for sealing bags open at both ends.
  • Accessory: Used to Vacuum and seal using the optional storage containers.
  • Marinate: Used to marinate meats using the optional storage containers.
  • Seal Time + : Used to increase the  seal time.
  • Seal Time -: Used to decrease the  seal time.

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Operation

The unit is very straight forward to use.

Standard Sealing: Simply place your meats, fish or left over's into a bag. Lay the bag with the corrugated side of the bag on the bottom. Place the bag over the seal bar half way into the trough area. close the lid and press down slightly. Press start and the unit will begin pulling air from the bag. Once it starts drawing air out of the bag you no longer need to press down on the lid. Once maximum vacuum is reached the unit will seal the bag with a primary seal and secondary seal. These seals are done simultaneously eliminating a second seal process for a second seal known as a safety seal. Other sealers force you to go through the vacuum and seal process twice. This time can add up if you are packaging allot of product.

 Accessory Sealing: This unit has a accessory vacuum line that is used in marinating or sealing using the optional plastic containers. These containers have a lid with a twist valve on top. There are three settings.

  • Open: Used for marinating or releasing vacuum.
  • Vacuum: Used to apply vacuum when sealing for storage.
  • Lock: Used to lock the container for storage so the hose can be removed.

Sealing for storage is easy. Place your leftovers in the container and install the lid. Move the valve to vacuum. On the controls press the accessory button and the unit will begin to draw air. Press firmly down on the lid until the vacuum starts. Once the lid is pulled down into place you no longer have to apply pressure. When the unit beeps move the valve into the locked position and remove the vacuum hose. You may now place your container into your fridge.

Marinating: The VacMater PRO305 has a special marinating feature that allows foods to achieve optimum
flavor infusion in the least amount of time. While in marinating mode, the PRO305 will alternate back and forth between a state of
vacuum and a state of rest.

Important Note: When using canister for marinating, the knob on the canister lid should be set to “Open.”

Place the food and marinade in the "Optional" canister. This canister is sold separately. Ensure the rim of the canister is clean and dry, and no food or liquid has been spilled on the lid. Ensure the knob on the canister lid is set to the “Open” position. Press the “Marinate” button once for Quick Marinate (15 min) and twice for Normal Marinate (27 min). Either a 1, for Quick Marinate, or a 2, for Normal Marinate will be displayed. Press the “Start” button and then press down slightly on the canister lid for a few seconds. Your PRO305 will alternate between vacuuming and releasing air. This process will take either 15 or 27 minutes depending on your selection. A series of numbers will be shown on the digital display to indicate the marinating process is in progress. When complete, a zero will appear on the digital display and the machine will beep continuously until the “On/Off” button is pressed.

For immediate use, disconnect hose. For storage under vacuum, turn knob on canister lid to “Lock” before disconnecting
the hose. Attach accessory hose to port on canister lid, and attach opposite end of the hose to accessory port on the machine.

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Marinate Mode Demonstration Video

 

What's Next

You have just read my introduction and operational information on the VacMaster PRO350 vacuum sealer. To date this is the best designed vacuum sealer I have had my hands on. The unit weighs in at 15 lbs. and is extremely well constructed. The price ranges from $260 to $300. Build quality, ease of use and price make this unit a good buy. I do allot of cooking and allot of sealing and storing and I plan on putting this unit through the paces over time. I will follow this page and video up with more information and videos along the way.

 Where can you purchase the VacMaster PRO305 and or vacuum sealer bags & accessories?

Contact Lisa Bilotta of Vacuum Sealers Unlimited

Retailer: Lisa Bilotta
Email: info@VacuumSealersUnlimited.com
VacuumSealersUnlimitted.com

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Phone: 661-332-5631

 

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