FoodSaver® V3860 Vacuum Sealer
Love it, just wish it didn't waste so much plastic
My husband and I are very happy with the FoodSaver after having it a couple weeks. The "true test" will come when we start putting things up from our garden and when we put up meat from the hunting season. I will try to remember to come back and update my review at that time.
This is our 2nd FoodSaver and we enjoyed the first one for several years (10 or so) before it just puttered out on us. The only complaint I've ever had about these wonderful machines is that you have to waste so much plastic when making/sealing food in bags from the roles. Hopefully design improvements will happen at some point to help reduce the waste. Until then, I'm as happy as I can be.
July 12, 2013
Help feed a hungry trucker
Eating on the road for over the road truckers is difficult to say the least. Most truck stops have greasy, high calorie, high fat content food. Sometimes it is cold, over or under cooked and most places just don't care about the truck driver. Well with out the truck driver NO one would have anything from Aspirins to Toilet Paper.
The Food saver lets us pre (par) cook alot of foods that we can make healthy and hearty that they can take with them and keep in their coolers/refridges for the three (3) weeks (miniumum)they are away from home. They can have a little taste of home when far away. Our drivers can stay a little healthier and live alot longer. Thank you for this product
August 24, 2013
I love this product!
I originally have another model that failed after a few months. I was sent an updated replacement, the v3860 kit. This machine does all it claims!! I love the canisters which keep my food fresh longer in the frig. The only down side I've found is any liquid pulled to the top of the bag while sealing will not give you an air tight seal. To compensate I seal it again right above the first seal, problem solved!! The marinating feature is fun. I'm a kitchen gadget addict and this was right up my alley. I recommend this product to everyone!!
January 2, 2011
Good Product for buying in bulk
This is the 1st vacuum sealer i have purchased, so far it is doing great.
My two complaint: 1st: what got me frustrated is that there are times that the machine will not recognize the bag to seal, no matter how many times i insert the bag or flip the bag over it will not seal. I have to cut more of the bag off to get it to seal. 2nd: the storage area for the bag does not have a bar or something to keep the roll aligned. if you cut the bag at an angle (by accident) the machine will not seal the bag. so you end up cutting more of the bag off.
Other than the above it has done what i wanted it to do.
what would be great is a bigger marinate bowl for those large steaks and a specific seal button not a combo button (Seal/Vacuum)
June 19, 2012
Saves money and food all at once.
The model we purchased is an upgrade to one my daughter has and the automatic vacuum and seal feature is wonderful. We have done away with virtually all of the other storage bags and exclusively use the Foodsaver system for all our storage needs.
May 1, 2012
no hands is a joke
I bought this machine because my old Professional II died and not able to get repair parts. I thought this would be a great replacement and the price was right at 50% off. To get a bag to seal takes more than just slipping it in the chamber, takes some doing and if too much food in the bag, it will not do it like the older models did. A lot of waste to bag rolls. It says to pull roll out 4 inches more than want and than try and seal both ends. I should of returned the unit within 30 days but thought maybe I was doing something wrong. By reading other reviews, I seem to not be the only person with this problem. I have recommended your product to several people, but I will be sure to tell them not to get the hands free model. I bought a V3845 for a friend and it seems to have problems with the bag sensor. I think it was a big mistake, hope you guys will come up with a fix for this product.
December 24, 2010
I love this sealer
I wasn't sure I'd like a Foodsaver or if I'd even use it that much. I've had it a little over a year, and now I can't imagine being without it.
With only 2 us us, most packs of meat were just too large, and we were losing so much to freezer burn. I know this has paid for itself a couple of times over!
Absolutely NO problems with it at all. Very simple to use, and I've gotten a perfect seal every time! Couldn't be happier :)
April 8, 2011
I love my foodsaver and use it way more than I ever expected. I thought I would only use it after trips to the warehouse style stores to freeze my bulk meats. WRONG! I've used it every day since having it.
My only gripe is that the front of my foodsaver has two small dents in it (which is a QC issue and should have been caught before packaging) and since the metal is shiny you really see the dents so it annoys me each and every time I see it sitting on my counter. I should have called about it an had a replacement sent, but I was so busy with the holidays... lesson learned cuz it really does bug me!
January 3, 2012