The FoodSaver® V3250 Vacuum Sealer + BONUS 11" Roll & Lunch and Leftover Containers
Returned product for different model
Product looks and feels cheap. There is no on/off button, so each time I went to use the cannister hose I had to lift up and lower the handle. I ordered this unit because I wanted the manual function to be able to double seal the ends of the bag for extra security and to use the accessory hose to seal cannisters and mason jars almost every day.
I ended up returning the product for a different model.
Customer service with this company is awesome. They were very kind and willing to do whatever neccessary to make me a satisfied constomer.
February 21, 2014
i have had this food saver for about a month and it doesn't do what it is supposed to do. It's very loud, it hardly pulls all the air out of a package with raw meat in it. Especially chicken is left with air and it gets crystals formed on the meat. dehydrated food does fine but then it really isn't necessary to use one of these for dehydrated food. I probably will not keep this one and i doubt if i will get the same brand again. I haven't recommended it to anyone.
January 21, 2014
We have had this product for six weeks and we love it. Contrary to one of the other reviews, it works great on all types of food, including chicken. You must follow the instructions and ensure the open flap is in the catch tray, and if you do not do that, it will not seal. JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! You can make your own bags of the appropriate size. We haven't used the hand attachment yet, but we fully expect it to work as well as the machine itself. Great product.
January 30, 2014
This product is great!!
I love my food saver. I watch sale papers and buy meat when on sale and freeze it and use as needed. It keeps better with the food saver than just a freezer bag. I would recommend the food saver to anybody especially if you shop like I do..
February 11, 2014
This product has great features
I have been using the foodsaver sence the early 80s. I have been buying the foodsaver for family members every sence then.Foodsaver has me spoiled . I have a upright freezer and it is full all the time ,we buy on sale and vacum all our meats.I have never thrown out any meat in all that time.Just recently we rmoved a package of boneless chicken breast dated january 2011 to barbeque and were perfect. You can check and see how much i have ordered. I will continue to buy the foodsaver as long as im here.
February 15, 2014
so far so good
I sealed 100lbs. of chicken breasts for freezing and it did fine. I especially like the containers to seal leftovers without having to use the plastic. It's seems cheaply made of plastic, but you can't get anything made strong or good quality anymore -even if you pay more. So far it's doing the job.
March 18, 2014
Good Use of Space, Good Use of Bag Material
This is my first FoodSaver, purchased 4 years ago.
One of the primary reasons I purchased this model was it is an upright so it stays on the counter providing easy access and therefore constant use.
One of the other features is its use of bag material. This model allows me to determine the amount of bag material to expose for sealing. Many ot the newer models (friends have), because they automatically sense and seal the bag require additional bag material which is a waste of material.
The one ease of use issue I have is that you are limited to an unknown number of "Vacuum and Seal" cycles before it just wont vacuum and you have to let it cool down.
When breaking down bulk purchases I sometimes have to wait for it to cool down several times before I'm finished.
It is not uncommon for me to make up 20 - 30 bags and seal off the bottoms. After I perform that task I can't finish the vacuum and seal cycles.
So, Now that the first unit has seen some age but still works I'm buying another of the same model and will use that older model just for sealing the ends.
December 1, 2014
I really like that it is an all in one product.
My last vacuum sealer didn't have the attachment to seal bottles, other FoodSaver products and it wasn't fully automatic like this one. It is easy to use and has space for the bag rolls.
March 3, 2014