The FoodSaver® V3240 Vacuum Sealing System
I received this foodsaver for Christmas 2011. As previews reviews stated, the door also jammed on mine, and completely broke. I called company and they immediately sent a new one. Well, almost a year later, it did the exact same thing. Called the company and they are sending another one, only this time a different model. This one never seemed to seal that great either. But I did use a lot and love using it to seal chip bags, veggie bags, etc. This company has wonderful customer service, and just because this model isn't that great and kept breaking, it says a lot for their customer service and it will keep me buying their products!
April 15, 2013
V3240 Food Saver
I researched the different food saver products to see which one fit my current needs. I had one 30 years ago and loved it but my career took off and I got out of the habit of using the food saver I had.
I found an article in Consumer Reports or Consumer Guide recommending the V3240, so I bought it. After using it several times since Christmas, I don't know how I ever got along without it. It is SO easy to use from A_Z. The guide book is very well written and the heat seals are solid so there is no leakage or air spaces once the package is filled and sealed a second time.
I can't wait for the spring, summer, and fall harvests so I can freeze my own fresh produce and meats.
January 31, 2016
I researched every FoodSaver model and I asked a LOT of questions before deciding on the V3240. It is not the newest nor does it have all the bells and whistles of the newer models. I am not a hunter, therefore I didn't need a model that ran on battery power. I do, however, really like the attached accessory port and hose vacuum that seals canisters and marinates food. Many people recommended the manual bag cutter as opposed to the new automatic cutter, and I agree. It allows me to choose exactly how big or small I want my bag to be. So far I have had it for a couple of months with no issues. I have sealed meat, dried fruit, and coffee. I am looking forward to purchasing different accessories.
November 26, 2015
My sealing companion back and it is improved!
I became a FoodSaver Customer in 1970's, that product lasted over 30 years. I had planned to get another one, but recently was able to purchase the V3240 on a certain shop at home network. I was tired of food spoilage, especially after retiring. Seeing the ad, reminded me of what I was missing. My old counter top food saver is a money saver and I was the one who became "spoiled" by having it. I am happy to have this newer model and the new updated accessories. My Sister will get hers as a Christmas Present, I share all good things with her. Looking good and staying healthier.
August 22, 2014
Good product until it broke after 2 months
This was my first vacuum sealer and first FoodSaver product. It seemed good and easy to use...until it stopped vacuuming and the door jammed after I'd had to for two months. I'd only used it about once or twice a week during that time period and followed the instructions each time, so I know it wasn't from repetitive use or incorrect usage.
To have it replaced through the warranty, I will have to pay for the shipping (which is about $20 via UPS) and wait for a month to have it replaced. Meanwhile, the food I'd been planning to seal with it will spoil.
September 15, 2012
second unit worked great
ordered two units, one for a xmas gift. when I tried to use our
unit it would only seal a small section on the right side, tried
several times and then called foodsaver. The lady was very
helpful and said she was sending a new unit, two day delivery
since we had just purchased a large amount of meat and needed
to seal for the freezer. It arrived the second morning, the day
before xmas, this is extremely excellent customer service. I have
returned the bad unit via UPS per your return label. sorry I did not
get her name but she is a great asset.
December 29, 2015
Received this model as a Christmas gift from my daughter. Use it once every couple of months to vacumn pack meat bought in bulk. It does a great job of keeping the meat fresh. Last month I got half way through the meat I was packaging and the lights above the speed and food buttons started flashing very quickly. It wouldn't do anything and I haven't been able to use it since. I called my daughter but unfortunately she doesn't have the receipt so I can't use the warranty. I had just ordered a huge supply of bags that I am now stuck with.
December 6, 2015
Very poor design
Between my wife and daughter we have had 3 Foodsavers. This one belongs to my daughter. As the previous reviewer indicated, the unit will hang up and not recover. This typically happens if the handle is pressed down before the load cycle finishes. My son-in-law has done this several times. The only solution is to open the unit, remove the limit switches to fool the control and let it complete it's cycle. Another time the spring holding the vacum release valve failed and I had to replace it. This time, I could not make it recover. The vacuum pump runs constantly, the switch lights will not come on, and no matter what I do to reposition the lock-down mechanism, it will not recover.
We like the result when the product works and may buy a replacement, but NOT this model.
September 28, 2012