The Vacmaster PRO305 has arrived. I ordered it from VancuumSealersUnlimited.com. Lisa (the owner) was super helpful. I was looking at three different sealers, it was down to the Weston 2300 or the Vacmaster PRO 305. Lisa helped me figure out that the Vacmaster was the best choice. I was really impressed with LIsa. Talking with her, I got the impression she lives and breaths for vacuum sealers and is happy to give you whatever level of assistance you need.
- While the Weston 2300 has a longer sealing bar (15 inches vs the VacMaster's 12 inches), this was actually a 'minus' for me. It mean that the Weston was bigger and I really didn't have a storage spot it would fit in.
- The Vacmaster PRO 305 has an accessory port for use with jars. I'm particularly interested in using it for marinating prior to grilling. The Weston does not have an accessory port.
- The Vacmaster has a double seal strip while the weston has just a single seal strip.
I also like the fact that it comes with a maintenance kit, consisting of gasket, sealing tape, and sealing wire. In other words, this is not only a machine that is repairable, you get the spare parts.
I sealed a variety of items just to get a feel for it compared to my old Foodsaver. It seals faster, sucks out more air, and the seal is wider.
VacuumSealersUnlimited.com is also a great place to by the bags and rolls. I bought 100 of the Quart-sizze premium bags for $19.95. They are better quality than the Foodsaver bags I have been buying and half the cost.
I have no connection to VacuumSealersUnlimited, but I wholeheartedly recommend them if you are looking for a vacuum sealer. This thing is made so well it will probably be the last sealer I will ever have to buy.