FoodSaver® Master Chef Kit
This food saver is very easy to use.
This is the best food saver. A friend bought one for his garden this summer. I was amazed how easy it was to use so I had to get one. It has wonderful features. I can preserve homemade hot pockets and freeze them. I am able to buy bulk foods and divide them into smaller quanities. It is the most wonderful product and is worth every penny. I have noticed that when it is used alot it does have a tendency of overheating, but that was when we were in the middle of gardening and I was bagging 50-75 packs of green beans or peas. So I would just take a break and it worked out great.
January 26, 2013
After having this model for nearly a year, I just trashed it tonight. I've owned foodsavers for over ten years. Using this one was an exercise in frustration: Repositioning bags, bags that wouldn't seal, and the inability to double seal bags. I finally took it outside and put it out of its misery by shattering it on my concrete porch. I will have to seriously think about buying another foodsaver product after this experience.
October 17, 2011
Super easy to use compared to old barebones unit.
My last unit was the basic model. I was thankful I had it, but it was a bear. I had to cut the rolls with scissors and they were always crooked. The unit didn't want to seal them, etc. THIS unit is amazing! Pull out the roll a bit, cut and seal. Just stick the end in the slot and boom! It starts! The pulse is great for those delicate things. YEAH!
March 15, 2012
Bags are very costly and sealer wastes alot of bag
The food saver wastes a lot of the bag when sealing. It is noisy. I will be returning for a full refund.
August 9, 2012
don't hunt or fish without it
I have owned and used a foodsaver for years. The one I originally purchased was still working just fine but the little Mrs wanted one in stainless appearance to match her new appliances. If this new one serves me as well as my original I will be one happy guy. I never have to worry about losing wild game or fish to freezer burn like I used to when I used freezer paper. My food keeps longer and is always fresh when it is time to be prepared for consumption. Thanks for a great product.
January 18, 2013
This product is great except for one flaw
Love my food saver. It's so easy to use and I love the accessories that are available. The only downside is if you buy in bulk, like me, you have alot of sealing to to do at one time. It's like it gets overheated and it doesn't suck the air out of the bag. You have to wait a minute or two then proceed. It gets a little frustrating at times.
January 31, 2013
I received my Food Saver and love the ease of use and value. However it showed up with a big ding in the stainless steel front that is unsightly. I would like a discount refund for this damage. Sending picture.
October 24, 2014
Like the upright design, takes less counter space
This is our third food saver and like the latest upgraded features, especially the built-in vacuum hose. One feature I like less, is the sealing method. It's more difficult inserting the bag into a "slot" to seal versus laying the bag across the seal area and close and seal, especially if the bag has a rolled edge (as on a reused bag).
January 30, 2013
Hands free operation is great.
I was thrilled when my new food saver arrived. We had worn out our other one that we had used for years. I love the auto start and the hands free operation, a feature my old one did not have. We use it weekly and wanted something that would last. It also stores the roll and has a cutter, so everything you need is at your fingertips.
July 27, 2011
This product is very easy to use.
Just received my food saver,
and started packaging up food.
Easy directions for use.I will be packaging everything from soup to nuts.With only 2 people in our house now,it is hard to condense the recipes I used when all the kids were home..Food packaging for 2 is rarely seen in the store.So this is the answer I was looking for.
March 5, 2013
I recieved my foodsaver last week and it goes great with my kitchen which has black and stainless appliances. I just leave it on the conter since others say this is the best way to be sure it gets used. I used it for the first time the other night after grocery shopping and it was nice to know I could buy a bunch of meat and put it in foodsaver bags and know it will last at least twice as long. I found the machine to be easy to use and even marinated some of the meat before freezing. I think this appliance will be around for a long time in my kitchen. Very Happy with it!
March 13, 2013
So easy to use and clean- A real time saver
I love the food saver. It works efficiently and is very easy to clean. I have a huge garden and have already vacuumed packed over 50 lbs. of zuchinni and 30 lbs. of yellow squash. Working on freezing green beans, kale, swiss chard and snow peas. I never could have done all of the freezing without the food saver. I love the fact that all of the air is removed so my vegetables will never become freezer burned or have a peculiar taste. I would recommend this product to anyone.
May 16, 2013
OK - but don't plan on doing a bunch sealing.
Product is OK, but not as good as I hoped.
It does waste a lot expensive foodsaver bags plastic. It works fine if you are doing a few bags, but if you plan on doing more that about 12 you have to wait for 15 minutes for the thing to COOL!
Also, worried about the rubber seals which are glued in and not replaceable.
July 19, 2012
Not very friendly to operate
This is my third sealer so far. Just flat wore out the other two. Not sure I like the automatic operations yet. It doesn't seem to pull as much vacuum as the older models. I haven't tried the soda can trick yet and I don't think it will fair too good if I did. Really disappointed in how much wasted bag there is with this thing. The biggest improvement I see is the width of the seal itself. Haven't quite figured out which direction or which way the wind has to be blowing to get the bag in right the first time to get it to seal. The takes a few tries and then it seals without a vacuum and another bag wasted, I like the food saving concept, just wish I would have stuck to the more traditional manually operated version.
August 15, 2012
Worth the money
Got this for Mother's day and I love it. The kit has enough supplies to fill a freezer and it's really easy to use. My kids use it to keep their cheese snacks fresh, so it's great for children to help out in the kitchen. There are some bad reviews out there about the model wasting bags with it's design. It is true that it takes a bit more of the bagging product to make a seal, but the results are worth the little extra spent on the bags. You can definately tell the difference between the meat in my freezer vs that of my friends. If it's something you want, pick it up!
June 2, 2014
A real space saver and the design is excellent
We have now used the Food Saver for a couple months and all the features work as designed. Really like the on-board roll holder and cutter. The automatic vacuum and sealing system is great because there are no buttons to hold which is great for our arthritic hands.
Thanks for designing a super product.
August 30, 2011
This product works Great
Very powerful vacuum pump. This is a very good investment. I owned the model 1050 Foodsaver and finally retired it although still working fine.
January 9, 2013
The best thing ever!!!
Love love love my FoodSaver!!! The best money I ever spend. And my husband love it even more because he can use it in the hunting season!!!
May 6, 2013
I have owned this maschine for over a month now and I am very pleased with it. I had a off brand older model vaccum sealer that i ended up throwing out because the seal would never hold. I have been checking my sealed bags and they are awesome no complaints there. However i do wish it had a way to open it and allowing me to just seal other bags like cereal bags etc. Unless you use the thick foodsaver bags it will not trigger the seal function and recognise the bag.
May 1, 2012
I am a first time user of sealing meals, vegetables and fruits. I couldn't be more impressed. Directions were clear and written for the product I had purchased. Worked like a charm. I wish I had purchased one years ago. Would have saved me a lot of time and effort. So nice to be able to pull a package out of the freezer that was freshly grown in our garden and include it in our meal. My only trouble was in deciding which model to purchase. Too many to choose from.
August 23, 2013
Great sealer with a few quirks
I love the design of this product- it's stylish and fits well on the countertop under my cabinets. I've only owned this model for a few weeks, but so far I've determined that it's simple to use with a few minor quirks.
First, it's sometimes difficult to get the hands-free sealing to "catch", even after holding out the sides of the bags to make sure they're straight. It only happens on occasion, but there have been times I can't get it to work at all and have resorted to using an older model I keep around that requires sealing by manually holding the cover down.
Second, there are times when it seals without vacuuming out all of the air in the bag, which means you have to cut the bag open, hope there's enough room left to create another seal, and try again. In the few weeks I've owned this model, this happens about 10% of time.
The third and final quirk is that the bag holder and cutter work perfectly for larger 11" rolls, not so much for the smaller 8" rolls. The 8" rolls don't rest in the bag holder well and tend to move around when you start pulling on them. If you don't notice and don't fix it by pulling on one side to even the bag out, it can in turn lead to seams that are crooked and sometimes difficult to seal.
Overall I'm happy with my purchase and look forward to testing the durability of this particular model in the years to come.
August 26, 2011
I love this Food Saver
Let's face it guys, a penny saved is a penny earned and in this Market they all count. I happen to love shopping. LOL
March 14, 2012
I always wanted a foodsaver and decided now was the time to get one. It was so easy to unpack, just put on the counter, removed the tabs on inner roll and unit, read the instructions. I read the blog where other custoners had difficulty sealing bags, so this rare occasion I read the process and didn't waste one bag. I sealed leftovers from Thanksgiving and it only took 10 min. No worry about freezer burn. One person meals remain fresh for months, no waste. I love it, recommended it to co worker. He's getting new one for his wife.
December 15, 2014
Excellent in every way
I bought this model a couple of months ago and have nothing but good words to say about it. It is very easy to use, clean, and the savings are mounting each day. I am looking forward to trying more of the different bags and products in the coming months. Thanks FoodSaver!
August 31, 2011
With only the two of us, we have a lot of left-overs. The freezer bags tend to be a bit expensive and often not quite the right size. FoodSaver allows me to dictate the bag size according to my needs and is so easy to use. Shop around for additional rolls as prices vary.
February 3, 2013
It over heats too fast.
The concept is great, if you are doing small projects. I do large projects. By the third portion I have to turn it off to cool down. I have to do this about every third time. Even when I am sealing the bottom of the bag I can only do a few before it has to cool down.
October 15, 2012
Long time coming
The Food Saver - Master Chef Kit has been wonderful. We've had it just over 10 days and I have used it several times with no issue (other than my operator error - but hey, I'm learning). Food Saver is simple to use and the marinating container is fabulous! We were able to marinate our pork loin for Cuban sandwiches in 20 minutes (pork was a little too large to be able to do both sides at once) instead of 2 days like the recipe called for. I am planning on using this to help me pre-prep my meals for the month and store them in the deep freezer without risk of freezer burn.
The only downfall is the large size and the loudness. In reality the machine is not big compared to an industrial sealer but is still larger than I expected. It is also very loud when the vacuum feature is in use.
Overall a great product and well worth the purchase!
February 6, 2013
We purchased our first Food Saver for freezing smoked fish and other smoked meats as we had purchased a smoker a few months back and wanted to take advantage of meats when they came on sale.
Overall the product works well. For most items it does a very good job in sealing down the product to prevent freezer burn and preserve freshness and flavor. For our BBQ'd ribs, we have to put them in sideways as we cannot put them side by side. This is a minor inconvenience especially as the portions come out about perfect for an individual serving in that orientation.
I would highly recommend the product for anyone with the same needs as us in gaining value from sale items and using the machine to maintain foods flavor and freshness.
June 29, 2012
Easy to use!
My friend brought her Food Saver over and sealed my meats after grocery shopping. I was instantly hooked and ordered the 3880 the next day! I received it yesterday and I absolutely love it! It is very easy to use and I've sealed everything but the kitchen sink! I can't wait to use my Food Saver to seal up meals to take with us on vacation because not having to eat out every meal for a week is going to save us a lot of money! I haven't used the marinator yet, but I've used every other feature to seal everything from watermelon to meat to pizza and cake! It came with everything I needed to get started and I'm even going to order some containers. The appliance looks nice enough to stay on the counter and I'm very happy with it.
April 11, 2012
Great product, just wish you could process faster.
Very attractive sitting on my counter, and doesn't take up a lot of space. So far the only negative is that you do have to let the unit cool down in between seals and a lot of the time 20 seconds doesn't seem to be long enough. Other than that I'm so glad I upgraded to the 'fancier' model (V3880) because it has the ability to cancel vacuuming and seal immediately. This is an imperative feature when you're working with 'wet' foods! Love it! The bags/rolls are more expensive than traditional freezer bags, but the quality of the food far outweighs the extra cost.
August 8, 2012