I have a VP 215. Ive had it for a while, but have only use it a few times as I have a freezer full of SV and have to go through quite a few Items before I get back to SV
my question is this : as I understand it, there is no way to interrupt a cycle to 'seal' before the full set time is up.
I just vac'd a few bacon demi-slabs cut from a full slab of Edwards. the last 10 seconds of the cycle I could hear what might be
'boiling' and i would have prefered to seal when I first heard that sound.
most of my vac's will be various meats and Id prefer, for no particular reason. to seal just before any water 'boils'
I dont really think I need a vacuum that strong.
Of course, I could 'test' a bag first. note the time to 'boil' and \turn off and reset the time for that number.
but Im as lazy as the next guy if not more so.
also in this type of system, is a 4 MIL bag worth the minor extra cost over the 3 mil bags?
Ive decided when its time for me to get bags, an order of 500 might last for a very long time.
1000 will last many lifetimes. Id get at least a larger bag, they are so cheap and cut them down if Im using significantly less space.
Your thoughts ?