The FoodSaver® V3860 Vacuum Sealing System
Touchy yet satisfying
My only issues with this package are that the vacuum doesn't always grab or sometimes only "half" grabs and slightly vacs but the seal button must be pushed to seal bc it doesn't get to pressure. The sensor which activates the process seems to be adjusted as far back as it can go so it is hard to make a seal without extra waste. I ordered both jar sealers and used my fresh bucks for quantities of freeze n steam quart bags and the large expandable roll- I feel this is a complete kit now, though the only containers I really like are the marinader and the flip lock container as they seem like they'll last longer with a better seal and function value.
January 30, 2016
This product has a great marinate cycle.
I have owned a foodsaver for years and love how it keeps the food fresh five times longer. My husband goes deep sea fishing and the foodsaver keeps our freezer full of fresh fish. This time I opted for a little nicer model with the storage containers and I really love it.
The containers are great and easy to use. I have used the marinate cycle with the marinate container several times and the food is always great.
My son in law does competition Bar-b-que and with the foodsaver I can serve delicious pulled pork in minutes from the freezer. When people saw how I stored the left over Bar-b-que they too purchased a foodsaver and love it too.
April 4, 2014
This product has good features
I really like this product except I have trouble getting it to vacuum. It will do just a couple then quit vacuuming. I have to wait quite awhile then it will do a couple of more bags. I really don't like to spend all day putting up my food. We have a large garden and freeze our produce so I need it to work all the time. We also fish and I need to do a lot of fish and we buy our meat by large packages and need to divide it and freeze, I do have an old seal and vac(different brand) that I use to make all my bags but it is really a pain to have to use two. Wish it worked better. If it vacuumed all the time I would highly recommend it.
June 20, 2015
Love it, just wish it didn't waste so much plastic
My husband and I are very happy with the FoodSaver after having it a couple weeks. The "true test" will come when we start putting things up from our garden and when we put up meat from the hunting season. I will try to remember to come back and update my review at that time.
This is our 2nd FoodSaver and we enjoyed the first one for several years (10 or so) before it just puttered out on us. The only complaint I've ever had about these wonderful machines is that you have to waste so much plastic when making/sealing food in bags from the roles. Hopefully design improvements will happen at some point to help reduce the waste. Until then, I'm as happy as I can be.
July 12, 2013
Loving it, as always....
We had the much older version I purchased years ago. Still going, but wanted to get another one, so purchased this.
The new V3860 is awesome! It works very well and looks great on the counter. Love having a place to store documents on back. I prefer the uprights like this one so it doesn't take up as much counter space.
Over the years, we have saved so much money due to lessening food spoilage and buying in more bulk. We buy steaks, chicken, and other meats and immediately store them in the bags and seal them up. They keep very well, even those we've frozen for awhile.
Don't hesitate to purchase. Its so worth it!
January 11, 2016
Help feed a hungry trucker
Eating on the road for over the road truckers is difficult to say the least. Most truck stops have greasy, high calorie, high fat content food. Sometimes it is cold, over or under cooked and most places just don't care about the truck driver. Well with out the truck driver NO one would have anything from Aspirins to Toilet Paper.
The Food saver lets us pre (par) cook alot of foods that we can make healthy and hearty that they can take with them and keep in their coolers/refridges for the three (3) weeks (miniumum)they are away from home. They can have a little taste of home when far away. Our drivers can stay a little healthier and live alot longer. Thank you for this product
August 24, 2013
I love my foodsaver and use it way more than I ever expected. I thought I would only use it after trips to the warehouse style stores to freeze my bulk meats. WRONG! I've used it every day since having it.
My only gripe is that the front of my foodsaver has two small dents in it (which is a QC issue and should have been caught before packaging) and since the metal is shiny you really see the dents so it annoys me each and every time I see it sitting on my counter. I should have called about it an had a replacement sent, but I was so busy with the holidays... lesson learned cuz it really does bug me!
January 3, 2012
A piece of junk
I bought this product with high hopes. From the start it was nearly impossible to get the bags into the machine so that it would start running. Once I was able to get the bag in it would work. So I returned it and wanted a replacement but they were out of stock. So I waited around for the Foodsaver Professional III Plus and am very please with it.
However, the 1-1/2 quart container would not retain a seal in the refrigerator for more than 12 hours. I was told containers and accessories were not warranted. However, they were nice about it and offered to send me a one-time replacement.
April 7, 2011