The FoodSaver® V3040 Vacuum Sealing System
Not worth the money
I had this unit less than a year and only used it occasionally - no heavy use by any measure. After a couple of months, sealing a bag was hit andmiss. Sometimes the vacuum would work and sometimes it would make all the sounds and seal, but no vacuum. Foodsaver suggested replacing the seals which I did, but it didn't help. If you are interested in a vacuum sealer, try one of the higher price models. I haven't tried anything else so I can't make a recomendation, but this unit is a piece of junk and should be pulled off the market.
December 6, 2013
Didn't work properly, but great customer service!
Picked up this unit after our old version broke a seal that they no longer have spares for. Unfortunately the new unit would not "auto-seal" when using the vacuum, and when we manually sealed it would leak air back into the bag. We contacted Foodsaver who sent us a free replacement seal to try, but the problem continued. They then sent us a replacement Foodsaver (different model) that worked perfectly, but I forgot to emphasize our need for a black unit (all our kitchen appliances are black) - we got white. I called them again and they quickly sent a third unit in black, with prepaid return labels for both of the other ones. Despite the function problem, I give this model four stars due to the excellent service and the fact that it seems to work fine for other people. If it doesn't work to your satisfaction, they'll make it right!
May 16, 2012
Vac Bag your Comforter!
Among all of the other things beside food that I bag, the biggest had been a Queen Comforter.
Here is how you do it... ( 2-3 people are used.)
A. Cut a bag 6 foot long and DO NOT seal either end.
B. Fold the Comforter in half along the long side 2 times.
C. Wrap the Comforter with heavy cord, or twine.
D. Reach through the bag and grab the end and start to pull it in.
F. Twist, wrap cord, pull and work the bag to other end.
G. Once it is in the bag, pack it in tight at each end.
H. Put a dryer sheet in each end to permeate with a nice smell.
I. Squeeze out as much air as possible and seal one end.
J. Squeeze out as much air at other end and seal that end
( It may need to take 2 or more vacuum cycles to finish.)
K. When ready, open, remove Comforter, shake, puff up, save bag.
L. Repeat next year.
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January 23, 2016
I purchased one that stopped working after four uses, I returned it without trouble. The next one was missing the cutting tool and didn't seal, so I had to double seal and the vacuum stopped after a month. I've been purchasing food saver products since they came out, this one is the worse. Great concept, too bad non seem to work. I would purchase the titanium but I am afraid it wouldn't work.
October 5, 2013
I've used the FoodSaver product for over 12 years. I replaced my old FoodSaver with the V3810 and it stoped working a month after I bought it. I can't take it back because I believed in this product so much I threw away the receipt and the box. I also bought the V3240 and it broke 20 min. after I plugged it in I returned it got another one and it broke immediately too.
July 22, 2012
I have had many food savers and this one is the easiest to use. The only thing that could make it better is if it had a bag cutter. My old machine was a manual machine with a bag cutter. This is the one thing I miss. The machine stores foods like I need it to do. I am on a tight budget due to this economy, so I have to use everything I buy.
September 27, 2014
i love this product
we buy in bulk because i hate shopping and i find it faster and easier to seperate my food and keep it so much fresher so i can shop for my meats when on sale and bigger quantities only every 3 to 4 months and meat tastes like i just bought it
January 11, 2016
We love our food saver. We hunt and process our on meat and it is great. We have had several other units before. But this one is the best we have ever had. This was a wonderful gift that we received for Christmas.
January 12, 2014