FoodSaver® V3440 Vacuum Sealer
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I bought this vacuum sealer and started using it right away, the same night. I was very impressed, as it was extremely easy to setup and use. It worked great through the entire roll of material that came with it. Then it simply stopped working correctly. Either it wouldn't vacuum the air from the bag before sealing, or it simply wouldn't operate at all. I would push the bag in, and nothing would happen. Thinking it was a faulty unit, I took it back to the store and exchanged it for a new one.
Same story with the second unit. It worked great for 15 bags or so, then stopped vacuuming. I'm taking this back for a full refund, and will try a different model.
July 25, 2013
Buy a different model!
I've had this model less then a year. It is the 4th foodsaver that I've owned. This one is difficult to get to recognize there's a bag in it to seal. Sometimes (50%) it only seals part of the bag so I have to reseal it numerous times.
The if I'm doing blanched veggies it will fill the tray numerous times, which I get BUT then the tray full light will not go out! And it is unusable until it decides that the tray is empty and there's no way to over ride it!
For the money this model costs, it should work a lot better then this. Never had this type of problem with less expensive models...
August 1, 2015
Another Excellent Product
A very amazing product! works so well (it's almost too much fun) makes a person want to go and buy extra meat and such because you know it's going to be just as "fresh" as the day you bought it in all respects, especially that beautiful fresh red color for the meat! our family also does lots of fishing, and the portion pouches are great for our 'pan fish', it draws all that air out that causes (especially fish) to rapidly freezer burn, I have fish over 6 months old and they still look like the day they were caught, with no condensation, makes ID'ing the fish a snap! Just can not say enough about my Unit! (these units really sell themselves) (also works well with our dehydrated foods I make for camping/hunting) sooo many uses!
August 10, 2012
I upgraded from simple "suck n seal" older model. Love that I can use rolls or store bought bags. Moist vs dry setting is great! We grow our own vegies n love to preserve them for winter meals. This model also takes minimal space for storage.
August 31, 2015
The sealing bar does overheat when sealing a lot.
This is a good looking product that is easily stored on the counter for ready use because of its upright design. It vacuums and seals easily and well. However, the sealing bar overheats rapidly when sealing several packages at a time and shuts down the unit. We frequently buy whole pork loins or beef loins for strip steaks. When these are cut into chops or steaks there are several packages to seal at one time. Because of the rapidity in which the sealing bar overheats, it takes much longer to vacuum and seal the packages. One has to open the unit and allow the bar to cool. It takes 15 to 20 minutes before it can be used again. It usually takes more than an hour to bag and seal the chops or steaks. If this unit did not overheat as rapidly, I would certainly give it a 5 Star rating.
May 27, 2015
I finally got it right!
I've been a FoodSaver user for many years---I'm on my 3rd or 4th machine now--- and LOVE the product! BUT when I remodeled the kitchen, somewhere in the process I lost the space where I had always kept my flat to the counter FoodSaver. I found leaving it in a cabinet made pulling it out more cumbersome than it was worth but was unhappy with the zipper type bags for storing in the freezer. Oh woe was me!
BUT in checking the FoodSaver webpage I found a VERTICAL Foodsaver===hummmm. So I decided to try this out as I Did have room for this footprint.
And EUREKA! I found the perfect solution for space, leaving the machine out full time, and getting all my storage needs satisfied! Oh Happy Day!!!!
Thankd FoodSaver, for supplying us your grateful customers with CHOiCES for all our needs.
January 17, 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL
The most nonfunctional kitchen appliance I ever bought. First you have to try repeatedly for the machine to seal end of empty bag. When and if it decides to seal bag then you have to repeatedly try again to get it to seal other end of bag once it is filled. Often it will finally seal the bag but not remove the air from it. In this case you have to cut open and throw that bag away and start over. Where is the savings in that? I would have given it zero stars, but you had to give at least one.
January 19, 2015
Exactly what I ordered and love it
I love my V3440 Vacuum Sealer. It's exactly what I wanted and it's very easy to use. I've used it everyday. If not for sealing meat from the market, I use it for my cooked leftovers. Everything stays fresh and tastes just as good as it did the day I made it. I'm on disability and every penny I can save helps. I'll be using the sealer for my garden vegetables as soon as they are ready. Again, this Vacuum Sealer is everything I expected and very easy to use.
May 1, 2015