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Yes they are great. Wife got a VP210 about two years ago and we have used it for everything from bulk purchased popcorn to wet meats and even made sealed ice bags, Also put ours on a roll around cart along with the bags and supplies. Only had one issue with it where the heater would not seal. Found the wire going to the sealer bar terminal has come off. Re-soldered it (looked like a factory defective solder job) and it's working perfectly. Even had to change the oil once we used it so often. How often can you say you changed the oil in your kitchen appliances!
I did the 3, 1.5, 1 method and it came out perfect. I didn't sauce as I like to apply my sauce later at the table since many in my family just like the dry rub flavor. Best ribs I have ever made. I poured half a beer into the bottom on my pan and added thin apple slices and put the ribs over that. Worked great!