FoodSaver® V3431 Vacuum Sealer - The Fresh Starter Kit
I love the new tall look. Everything is automatic now, which is nice. It takes a while to release the bag after sealing, but you just need to practice a little patience. The job on the food items is terrific. I am really enjoying this updated model.
October 27, 2012
This product is east to use and will save you $$$$
I purchased my first food saver in '96 and put it through a lot of use. As a hunter and a person who buys meat on a good sale. I could not be with out it. The first one made for 16 years and I did not hesitate to buy another one right away.
June 5, 2013
It is worth the spend if you buy fruits and veggies regularly and end up throwing away half your product. I recently started juicing so I can my juices for the week for a grab-n-go experience. The instructions tell you to use 2 lids when canning liquids. This is supposed to eliminate or reduce the liquids from flowing into the accessory hose while canning with the jar sealer but doesn't work. I called their tech service and was advised to use coffee filters or paper towel (cut/rip to lid size) when using the jar sealer to resolve this issue. It mainly works but can be messy if there is liquid flow. The instructions also advise to only fill your mason jar to 1" below the lid. This works for most liquids but not juicing because of the foam on the top that rises. If you have a 32 oz mason jar, only fill to the 24 oz line and you won't need the filter or paper towel. I can my bagged lettuce after opening it and it stays fresh for at least 2-3 weeks. Just remember to reseal your jars if you open them to use any contents. Overall....Love it!!!!
June 23, 2013
Second time around, still happy!
I love my food saver, but it wasn't functioning as advertised so I replaced it with this one. It works very well! Too well! I have to stop it so it doesn't flatten too hard. I will never go without my food saver machine in my kitchen ever again!
December 10, 2012
No such thing as reusable when you take off 4 inches from the potential bags? USE ONLY PREPARED BAGS or containers.
Bulky. Thought it would take up less space than an earlier unit which also took off 2 inches to seal and why I wanted a new one.
August 10, 2014
Bought as a Christmas gift for son-in-law
Son-in-law sent a link to the advertised special. He smokes meats and cheeses and wanted a better way to keep the food fresh longer. He loves the machine and uses it often. Thought the package deal was a great price for all that it included
January 24, 2013
Fun to use!
Just received this as a gift for Christmas. Was very excited to use it for the first time and was assisted by my 2 year old. It was very easy and fun to use and I can't wait to see how much this saves me on freezer burnt, spoiled food!
December 31, 2012
I purchased this for mom for her birthday, she turned 80 yesterday. Mom loves it. She has already used it to freeze pecans & rib-eyes. Mom says it perfect. If you made mom happy, you made me happy. Thanks for such a wonderful product.
December 10, 2012
I found it fairly simple to use. I did have problems from time to time inserting a filled bag for vacuum seal but other than that it was great. I recommend it to anyone who wants to store large quantities of food in managable sizes.
December 7, 2012
Looks great on the kitchen counter.
Our first experience with a sealer was a borrowed one in the 2400 series. This one not only has more features, but takes less counter space. Pleased with product so far. Pleased with order protocal. Delivered in a timely manner.
January 21, 2013
I had a higher model foodsaver and loved it! I recently moved and had to replace it and found this one on sale! I have to say it is perfect and slim on the countertop! It works just like my old one and I cant be happier with it!
August 12, 2014
This is our second Food Saver.
This our second Foor Saver and we love the product. We were given the old one and used it for years with great success on a daily basis. The new one is even better with many more features; all of which we use regularly.
May 6, 2014
I absolutely love my Foodsaver. It keeps my food fresh and I no longer need to worry about my food spoiling. It is easy to use and takes up very little counter space. When in doubt, invest in this product.
August 15, 2014
Food saver does what it is advertised to do.
I purchased a Foodsaver for myself and thought so much of it I purchased others as gifts to family members. We buy in bulk and we are able to use it to freeze as well as store non-perishable items safely.
December 14, 2012
Replace mentioned for the one I wore out back in the late 1990' s. Love the new stand up feature ease of use is the same. Great machine use my old canister's from the first machine . Keep up the quality.
June 19, 2014
This product does exactly what I wanted it to do.
We have used the FoodSaver appliance for the past 12 years and just now had to replace it. It does keep frozen foods from getting frostbit as well as my open bags of snacks from going stale.
I love it.
January 7, 2013
This is a great money saver
I bought this as a gift for my daughter-n-law but it is just like mine. I love the money it saves. I got so tired of food getting freezer burned and vaccum bags for cheese are great. I love using mine.
January 4, 2013
My food saver
Just got my food saver although it took a while before it did. Used it the first time and it work good so far. Vacuum okay, and sealing perfect. Gonna use it allot more and see how it will stand up.
January 12, 2013
We are enjoying the FoodSaver because it avoids foods getting freezer burn and also it saves us a lot of room in our freezer because we don't have to stack tupperwares which take up a lot of room.
July 15, 2014
new to vacuum packing
I am new to vacuum packing, this is our first purchase. I found it easy for marinatining meats and vacuum packing leftovers . I look forward to reducing food loss saving money with this product.
April 30, 2013
This is a very useful tool in the kitchen.
This is our third model of this product and it is much improved. It now allows for sealing soft foods and those that are very moist. The sealing process is almost automatic and very easy to use.
August 25, 2014
This is my first food saver and I love it so far. I have frozen 40 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts and marinated pork chops and chicken. Very easy to use. Looks great in my kitchen!
April 9, 2013
Saves Room and Money
We are able to fit more food in our freezer with this product. Also it saves money because food stays fresh longer. We have enjoyed it so much! We bought Three more for Christmas presents :)
January 1, 2013
I own an older modle and this one surpass it in every
way. It is easy to understand how to use it and
I tell everyone to get this modle. I am still learning how
to use some features it has.
January 12, 2013
Every household needs one.
Easy to use. I can't wait to fill my freezer with bargains and seasonal items. I'm having the kids over to show them what the FoodSaver can do. I wish we would have bought one years ago.
August 5, 2013
This is a very good product but I do not care for the automatic sealing feature. I would rather position it and lock it down myself. Othe than that the product works as advertised.
August 10, 2014
This product doesn't always work smoothly
I am having difficulty with the vacuum working correctly. It takes several tries to have a package seal propertly
October 14, 2014
This product was exactly what I was looking for!
I wanted to be able to vacuum seal foods for the freezer, but also to seal dry goods in jars and canisters. This model is GREAT!!! It can do it all, and it was a great price.
March 21, 2013
I love my food saver
My food saver works great! It is saving me money and helps preserve food longer. I also use it with the jar sealers and it works great. I have not had any problems with it.
September 11, 2012
This product is great
I was skeptical about this at first but received rave reviews from friends and co-workers. Bought this and immediately fell in love! Will definitely save on groceries!!
August 15, 2013