FoodSaver® V3880 Vacuum Sealer - The Master Chef Kit
Pleasing to the eye and gets the work done quickly
After years of hunting and fishing I wanted a vacuum sealer to extend my harvest meats usable for longer periods of time. I chose the Food Saver 3880 over other brands due to the new design fully automatic vacuum sealing kit that will speed up the time it takes to get veggies, game and fish from the cutting board to the freezer .This alone translates to a better way to process food and freeze it for a better table taste when it is cooked some weeks and months later.The Food Saver v 3880 will also save space in the freezer due the fact that you do not have to freeze fish in water.No freezer BURNS.
July 25, 2012
Easy to use and works as advertised!
My father bought one of the original foodsaver vacuum sealers many years ago, but that one is primitive compared to this one! It is very easy to make bags from the provided roll, just make sure you read how to make the bags and not do what I did and wait for the air to be vacuumed out with an open end (grin). Also the portions roll worked very well for when I prepared some beef skewers to freeze. The automatic performance was even easier to use than what I had expected. Overall, I now use it for all my meat and produce purchases to make sure they don't go bad. The only thing I found inconvenient was the provided roll just didn't last long enough.
July 28, 2011
Freeze & Save
I had a lesser model for YEARS that I used a lot! It quit on me the day I brought a month's worth of meat home from the market. I went on-line and found this model at a great savings! I love it! Everything is automatic! I don't have to push and hold anything. I just put the bag in the slot for sealing and wah-lah! I only have one suggestion; my counter space isn't large enough to leave the FoodSaver out all the time ... although it is pretty enough to do so, I must put it away after each use. The cord is a little inconvenient to wrap up after each use. It would be nice if it had a retractable cord like the marinator tube. I love it regardless!!
April 19, 2012
This is my 3rd foodsaver sealer and I was hesitant to buy it because of the reviews saying it was difficult to use. But after going ahead and purchasing it, so far I'm glad I did. Yes, positioning the bag correctly is critical to begin the process but it's nowhere near as difficult as I've read in some reviews. Once you get the hang of it it's fast and easy. I love the hands free feature, just place the bag and it does the rest. And the marinate feature worked perfectly with one of the recipes that came in the booklet. Overall, I'm happy with this product. I just hope it lasts longer than the previous one I had which stopped working after only 4 years.
September 2, 2013
Can't live without it!
This is one of the best Food Savers. It has a mind of its own by sealing without using a dial. It also has a built in cord for marinating, wine bottles (using FoodSaver stoppers) and canisters. I have had a FoodSaver for ten years and the secret to having one is to keep it on a counter at the ready. This model takes up very little room and is so attractive. I have one in my vacation home as well and have given one to all of my children. TIP: I write content notes above the seal line which gets cut off when opening the bag. The bag is then ready for reuse with no writing on it. Worth every penny - don't think about it. We spend more on handbags!!!
July 3, 2012
Good product for light use; Flawed for heavy use
This model is very easy to use. Just slide the bag in and wait. It's that easy.
The problems are:
• Moisture can cause the bags to not seal
• Moisture on the outside of the bag can make the bags difficult to insert
• The machine overheats if you make more than a dozen seals in a row
• It's loud enough to disturb people that are trying to watch TV in another room
If I cut up two whole chickens and try to bag them for the freezer, it will over heat before I'm finished. I once purchased 120 fresh fish and it took me all day to bag and freeze them because the machine had to cool down after a about dozen or so bags.
November 11, 2011
Great Product! Disappointment in Canister use
I had a Foodsaver Vacuum sealer for years and I have loved this product. It does everything it claims to do! You will not be sorry if you buy one! Mine finally died after many years of good use. My biggest disappointment is that I have all these canisters to my previous Foodsaver and I can't use them with the new on because the hose does not fit them Such a waste of money for all these containers which can't be used because they don't seal tightly enough to keep anything fresh. I feel like I should have looked around for an older model that would fit all my canisters and it would have been alot cheaper since I paid almost $200.00 for my new one and have no canisters.
January 2, 2013
Difficult to operate
I have model v2480 and works intermittently. Just purchased model V3880, which is no comparison. V3880 I feel wastes bags. You don't really have control of how much bag you want to use. The sealer is too difficult to navigate. I made 6 bags. Took me about 15 minutes. Tried to vacuum and seal the food and was successful with sealing only one. All the others sealed but did not vacuum. The machine does not stop when you press stop, it only stopped when I turned the machine off. Extremely time consuming and I am not satisfied at all. I am returning this item to the store. If I could get my V2480 repaired, I would be a happy customer.
May 9, 2012