FoodSaver® V3440 Vacuum Sealer
I love this
I bought this after having two Seal-A-Meal's break down on me in less than a year.
I love using it. I love the bag storage, the bag slicer, the looks. It is great quality and I will never have a different brand.
The only problem I had, which I am sure was me, is that I had a hard time getting it to start on its own a few times.
I was using a different brand bag that was left over from the other brand.
Food Saver bags are so much better also.
November 6, 2013
Awesome improvrments over earlier models
We love the simplicity-- built in bag roll storage, bag cutter, and sooo much easier to clean. The small footprint is a definite advantage. We o a lot of camping/rving and package all of our refrigerated/frozen food in food saver bags most meats are stored in marinade. We even package dry goods in food saver bags to save space and to preserve freshness of portions. The food saver is compact and easy to store in our space limited RV. We love it!
January 15, 2014
Stick to the Basics
I was given a FoodSaver as a gift and loved it. It was a basic model and was heartbroken when it needed to be replaced. I was confident that my new would work as well. I was WRONG!!!! It worked okay for a while.Then it became extremely difficult to use. Won't seal bags to make custom bags. When trying to seal a bag after use, it doesn't seal. Trying to get it to operate at all is difficult. It's back to the basics for me.
July 29, 2014
Everything I expected from a FoodSaver
Thank you for continuing to make great products that allow me to save money. I have not been without a FoodSaver for as long as I can remember. The same is true for all of my grown kids and grand kids. We all use our units constantly and faithfully.
Also, thanks to your staff. Every time I need to speak to someone, they are always very informative, nice to me and help me with whatever I want help with.
March 1, 2015
Very large machine
I returned it within the 30-day return period. It was considerably bigger than anticipated. I would recommend it if someone wants a machine that large. I found sealing one end of a pint or quart bag much more efficient than cutting from a roll and having to seal both ends. You waste a lot of plastic using a roll. I have since ordered the smaller model.
June 24, 2015
Money in my pocket
I purchased the three Food Savers as Christmas gifts for family members for this coming Christmas. Therefore I am not qualified to review them. But MY Foodsaver was purchased many, many years ago and is still a life saver as well as a money saver. I use it constantly and IF it ever does expire, I will definitely purchase another.
July 10, 2012
Have been using the food saver for years!
This is our third one going back to our first one model VAC 550. of which we still have. The product has been made a lot more complex but the product does work as stated. My wife used them and we never had frost burn nor did anything spoil. I am now using it and other than the the other one failing to seal it has been a great product.
July 12, 2015
Great help when buying in bulk
We bought this product so we could prepare my own deer meat and it has proven to be a great asset. My wife also coupons and so purchases meats in large quantities when they are on sale. We then repackage in smaller sizes for freezing. Not only is the foodsaver handy, easy to use and reliable but it also saves money in the long run.
May 26, 2015
I have used food saver for years and just bought a new one. I really like it. It is much easier to use than the old one. I still have one problem with the system though. The bags are very expensive. I wish one didn't need to waste so much of the bag in the sealing process. This is especially true while using the rolls.
July 29, 2013
Nothing but problems.
This system worked great for the first 5-6 mos but now it doesn't suck all the air out. Every bag I pull from the freezer has air in it. Nothing has remained air free.
I tried bags and rolls but nothing I use is air free.
I can't recommend this product and it looks like others are having problems with it too.
November 9, 2013
Fish and more!!
It is time once again to process our fish from our Alaskan summer catch....there is no way that I would even begin the process without my food saver!! Our kitchen turns into a sealing factory when the fish are running!! Love the ease and quickness of the machine...and it holds up to Alaskan sized fish!! Love it!!!
July 5, 2013
Bought for gift
I bought this for my son for Christmas. When he got it home and tried to seal something, he called and said that it did not work. I told him I would get in touch with your company but he wanted to do it himself. So, I don't know if I bought the wrong one, even though that is the one he sent me a picture of.
December 28, 2014
I like the different features it has.
I like the new food saver but compared to my older one it is harder to get the bags sealed. When I put the bag it I keep having to take it in and out before it will start sealing. I have not used it a lot so I am hoping with time I can get use to how to hold the bag to get it to seal faster.
January 6, 2015
Easy to use
I had never used a product like this before. It was very easy to learn how to operate it. I have already put many items in the freezer using the food saver bags and have already noticed the difference between the food saver bags and the bags I was using before. Food looks so much better.
March 27, 2013
Absolutely everyone should have a food saver!
My daughter gave me my first one. I have replaced that one and love it. I just bought my brother one for a house warming gift. It's his first and I'm sure we'll have another loyal user! I use the jar sealer and love that feature also. Super, super product line.
September 13, 2012
Great product for cost savings
We were impressed with the quality and also the amount of vacuum pressure. I am positive that we will save money with this purchase. My only comment on use or improvement, please make it more plain about the sealing process and how to insert and remove the bag. Thanks, Ken & Deb
January 19, 2015
Works great and takes up little space
this is my second unit. Only bought it because I want to leave it out on the counter. The only problem with this unit is that there's no place to store the accessory tube. It's streamlined and takes up very little space on the counter which is a big plus.
August 29, 2012
Faster & better than our last one.
This unit replaces our older, worn out one that served well for several years. We found that this model is easier to use and much faster. It also looks nice and stores easier on our counter. It also vacuums and seals tighter. All-in-all, an awesome machine.
October 25, 2012
FoodSaver® V3440 Ease of use
I recently purchased the V3440 online and am happy with the purchase. I never used a FoodSaver or other vacuum seal unit and was pleasantly surprised at how simple it it to use. I recomend FoodSaver to anyone wishing to store their food to last longer.
September 12, 2012
newer model is NOT always better......
a new vacuum sealer was needed so bought this model one year ago. It worked great the first few months, however it got to the point where it seals when it wants to. Wish we had stayed with the older model, it worked flawlessly and the price was a lot lower.
July 9, 2013
Too easy for words!
We had a competitors sealer, that you had to hold it down to create the seal, with the automatic function of the unit we got it is so easy, put the end of the bag in the slot and sealing is done. I also like the delicate item feature.
March 4, 2015
Easy to use
This product replaces a FoodSaver I purchased over 14 years ago. It operated by pressing two hands down on the unit. The new product is wonderful. Easy to use and although I have had it only two weeks, I have put it to good use!
May 24, 2015
so many cool functions
We havent sealed anything but a bagel so far, but just the possibilities are so vast. We tested the heat seal on an empty bag and its perfect and strong. Very excited to start really sealing some food.
December 31, 2014
More difficult to use than old one.
This model does not operate as easily as our previous one. I had a lot of trouble getting it to work at all. Some packages would not vaccumn seal at all. Would glafly trade it for the old model,but we wore it out.
January 8, 2014
The food saver is so easy to use
The Food Saver doesn't take up much counter space and looks nice besides. I love all the canisters, too. they are great!! They keep everything so fresh--so easy to open then easy to reseal.
April 24, 2015
Product is easy to use except for lack of bag prep
Bag prep unavailable without cutter on machine. Otherwise, vacuum sealer is easy to use and hands off during operation makes it labor easy. Would recommend to any medium use operator.
April 26, 2015
I haven't tried any of the other units but this unit does everything I need! It can be used with almost all accessories and so far has worked splendidly!
April 9, 2014
A great product
I wore out this same model that I had for about 5 years and used all the time. It is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone. It truly make food last longer.
March 18, 2015
Bad Seal Design FoodSaver® V3440 Vacuum Sealer
It is difficult to get the bag into the sealing mechanism. Other sealers have a better design with a hand lever that flips up and down.
March 13, 2015
Great value for the price.
This is my 3rd Food Saver & by far this is the best one I've had. This one takes up less counter space, has better features & almost hands free!
November 29, 2013