All good comments.
In our case, we had some space in our downstairs kitchen and sat the VP112 on top of a rolling "butcher block" table from Ikea. There's room for an assortment of bags below as well as a plastic tub for when we go on a berry-packing binge and need to haul more than several bags upstairs. Haven't played with the vacuum port yet and am beginning to research options for an extnerla container. I found a small vaccum chamber / bell jar like thing that used for evacuating bubbles from casting resin that I may be able to attach, but that's a project for another day.
Overall, very happy with the VP122, it's capacity and the degree of vacuum control. Bought ours on Amazon and very good value for money.
I decided to jump in here as my view is bit different from any that have yet been expressed. After much consideration between a VP112 and VP210, I purchased a 112 earier this year. While I certainly agree with others that it is a well made machine and that it operates very well, if I had the opportunity to do it again, I would purchase the 210.
The obvious difference between the two is the form factor. If you are planning to use the device on an under-cabinet countertop, the 112 is really your only option. The 210 won't fit (or at least won't open once you get it there). The 112 appears to have been designed specifically for this purpose. However, the trade-off is that the footprint of the machine is materially larger than 210. Given that I live in New York City apartment and lack counter space, I have the unit on a seperate shelving unit and found the footprint of the VP112 to be somewhat unwieldly.
I also would have also preferred the higher chamber of the VP210 to be able to vacuum seal small jars inside the chamber, rather than with the accessory port.
Finally, while the build quality is of the VP112 is very good, I would have preferred the all metal construction of the 210.
For those who own or decide to purchase a VP112, I found a right-angle power cord available on Amazon that allowed me to get the unit at least an inch further back against the wall and with no concern about stressing the cord. The machine really should have shipped with this given that the design is clearly intended for household countertops. As it is, I found it to be $7 very well spent.