WOW - VP 215
VP 215 is still going strong. I bought this unit in the fall of 2014 and use at home, but we are hard prosumers. We own our own heritage hog farm (www.baconacresfarm.com ) and cure all of our own bacon, ham, sausage, jerky and hundreds of other items. I purchased 8000 bags when I bought the machine and have already used half of them. My assessment? – wow!!!! It does everything they say it does. Much easier than the previous food saver. And less expensive – at 1700 bags, I broke even on the purchase, as food-saver bags are MUCH more expensive. I change he oil a couple of times a year and have just change my first seal tape on the bar. I kind of wish I’d purchased a larger one, but it is fine for now.