FoodSaver® V3431 Vacuum Sealer - The Fresh Starter Kit
A Must Have!
Love my foodsaver! I have used it for many things but my favorite is homemade "Tv dinners"! I have celiac and can not have gluten, gluten free is expensive. Foodsaver has saved me so much already and I have only had it for a month. When I cook I double every recipe, plate the extra into meals, flash freeze, then vacuum seal. When I need a quick meal I have a safe cheap meal I can pop in the microwave that is actually good. The model I got is very easy to use and the canisters are great for so many things, I have had grapes in one for 3 weeks and they look like I just bought them. I just wish I could have gotten it in red to match my other counter appliances.
February 7, 2013
Great updated replacement
I bought the 3431 to replace an old model that I'd had for years when the vacuume went and I'm pleased with this one. After a few tries, I got the hang of the new one and I really like the roll cutter. It does a nice job of making a straight cut, something I did by hand with mixed results previously. Other reviewers complained about the amount of waste on the bag end, but I don't find this excessive. I'm counting on this one keeping food as fresh as my old one did, though I've only been using it a few weeks. One complaint, the website pages don't give the dimensions of any of the models, and because I have limited storage space, I took a chance.
April 29, 2014
A Very Very Long Time Happy Customer!
Shifted our very old (early '90s) and reliable Professional Foodsaver to fishing use only and introduced our new Foodsaver to the kitchen. We use it at least 3-5 times per week and it slid into action very rapidly. Although we have zero complaints with our old unit, the new vacuum system has seemed to go through a quantum leap in performance.
Foodsaver in and of itself has saved us countless dollars by helping to prevent food spoilage, moreover it has provided us fresh caught taste from the freezer over 3 years later and fresh tasting refridgerated products 6 months after code date. Very COOL!
If you buy foods in bulk as we do, it will extend your $$'s substantially...
December 12, 2012
This is the best vacuum sealer I have had -- ever.
I have owned 4 vacuum sealers over several years now and when had to replace my last one, I went on line and researched reviews. The reviews on this one seemed to suggest it was the one I was looking for so I ordered it. It has performed to my every expectation. It has more features than before, including a moisture and gentle button and its automated suction and seal feature is much easier to use than having to position the bag and close the lid. For those penny pinching minded people, the fact that it uses slightly more plastic to seal the edges may be a negative, but for me it's worth the extra plastic to have the ease of the automated sealing process.
December 14, 2012
The V2490 food saver has a lot of flaws
I purchased the V2490 because it appeared to have a lot of advanced features compared to the older food saver which I purchased and loved, but I have noticed problems soon after the warranty was up. 1. The seal strip developed a wrinkle which interfered with sealing the bags. 2. The sealer strip is set so far back it wastes bag material. 3. The option to seal jars does not work. 4. The vacuuming power is inefficient at best. The amount I have paid on two food savers I could have purchased a commercial product. The bottom line is that I am sorry I purchased it and will not be purchasing another food saver product.
November 10, 2013
Stock up and keep it fresh
This is my third vac and seal product. The first one lasted about 1.5 years and the latch broke. The second on lasted under a year and the vac didn't vac.
This time I went for the best unit I could find. I love the appearence.. easy to keep clean. The bag cutter is wonderful to slice new bags with one swipe. The only thing I HATE is giggling the bag in and out, back and forth until the automatic sensor finally senses the bag. It takes twice as long to get the same job done compared to one with a handle. Had I know... I would have gone with one that has a manual sealer.
December 11, 2012
Great Kitchen Tool
I have had a Food Saver for a very long time. The first one had to be locked to use & was cranky, but I loved it when it worked, since then there have been huge improvements & I love my newest one. It is so easy to use stick in a bag & it takes off! Keeps my freezer food really well, I like the new refrigerator one too for cold cuts & cheese especially. I use the canisters for chips & crackers, the jar sealer is used for Mason jars & rice, nuts chocolate chips & other dry foods. I would not be without my Food Saver!!
December 22, 2012
Although I've been a Food Saver user for many years, and very pleased with the product, this is a total disaster in product. I haven't found one thing I like about the product. You waste bag material to seal, if you can get it to seal. I literally have to pull the front door down in order to even get the bag inserted and then, half or more than half the time, it doesn't want to vacuum. The problems go on and on, too many to mention. I, also prefer the flat model, this upright doesn't work well in my kitchen. In the future, I will look else where for a vacuum sealer.
September 11, 2012