While the VP210 and the VP215 look very similar in design and specifications, the primary difference in the two machines is the vacuum pump. The VP210 features a maintenance-free, 2-cylinder piston pump. The VP215 uses a powerful, 1/4 HP rotary oil pump. While the VP215 is more efficient and runs more smoothly and quietly, it requires oil changes approximately 2 times a year depending on use. The VP210 does not require regular maintenance.
To cut to the chase… The VP215 will pull a little bit of a stronger vacuum faster. And by faster I mean, maybe 5-6 seconds. Typically the VP215 is best for consumers doing mass production since 5 seconds is crucial to their time/operation. In addition, having this unit in the kitchen with moisture, you may also want to opt for the VP215. With moisture, the oil pump will catch containment's and during the changing of the oil they will be flushed out.
There is no difference, they are the same unit. VP215C is just an indication at our warehouse that the item is ready to go. So you may see it listed as this.
External suction vacuum sealers suck the air out from the front of the bag and once the air is sucked out completely at the end of the cycle, the bag is sealed and the process is complete.
Chamber vacuum sealers evacuate air from the chamber, leaving the air pressure equal both inside and outside the pouch and keeping liquids securely inside the pouch.
The oil should be changed after the first 25 hours of use. After the initial oil change, the oil can be replaced after every 60 hours of use. You should also change the oil if it appears either dark brown or white and milky in color.
Use 3 ounces of oil for the VP215.
VacMaster chamber machines use 10W non-detergent, hydraulic oil.
VacMaster machine oil should be translucent.
The vacuum cycle, sealing, and cooling times are outlined for each machine in the chart below.
The chamber vacuum sealer does not use any suction, which allows you to vacuum package soups, stews, marinades and other liquids. When using this kind of machine you place the pouch or jar you are sealing inside the vacuum chamber. Without using suction all of the air is evacuated from the entire chamber. There are smaller counter top machines for home use as well as commercial sized stand alone machines.
All bags and pouches may be used with this type of machine. The chamber pouches, which can only be used with chamber machines, do not have the mesh lining required for suction bags.
How to change the fuse in the VP210 and VP215
Are you not getting lights or any power on your VP210 or VP215? Fortunately, this can be resolved in most instances by replacing the fuse in your machine. Occasionally, a fuse will blow, and it is a simple process to replace it. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
- Small flat head screwdriver
- Spare fuse (15 amp,
- Vacmaster® part #979209)
1. Unplug the unit from the power outlet and, with the back of the machine facing you, remove the power cord from the machine.
2. The fuse holder is located directly under the power cord receptacle. There is a drawing of a fuse on the cover.
3. Using a flat head screwdriver, pop out the fuse holder from the plug receptacle.
4. Locate the spare fuse and push it out from its holder with a screwdriver. Locate and remove the blown fuse from its holder and discard. Replace the blown fuse with the spare fuse.
5. Push the fuse holder back into the plug receptacle and replace the power cord. Your machine should now have power restored once turned on.
*If you need to purchase additional fuses, you can use any 15 amp fuse as long as it is the same size as the one you remove however, Vacmaster® recommends purchasing stock fuses.