The FoodSaver® V3860 Vacuum Sealing System
best version yet
Our new machine is easy to use. In the past, it took many attempts to evacuate the oxygen from the bag. Moisture management seems to e easier too. I have purchased two other units to give as gifts; this serves as proof of satisfaction.
December 19, 2014
I had one of the older FoodSavers and it operated beyond my expectation. Quick to use and seals completely.
Thank you for the best FoodSaver there ever probably will be. Great planning on publics use.
May 11, 2013
I find thid product to perform perfectly every tim
I have now used my unit for about a month and I am VERY happy withits perforance. It does its job of sealing pouches of food perfectly every time I use it. None of the sealed packages have failed. I highly recommend its purchase and use.
December 11, 2012
Great product, GREAT customer service
I had a different unit that I purchased at Costco and it was no longer under warranty. I used the jar lid that came with the unit to vacuum some fresh guacamole and the jar was a tad too full so some of the guac ended up inside the accessory hose. I contacted Jarden, and they volunteered to replace my unit with an upgrade from the factory, since they are no longer making the unit sold at Costco. They had me ship my unit to them, then they shipped me a complete new set of everything in the box, not just a new vacuum sealer. It was about a $100 upgrade from the unit I returned. Can't give them enough credit for trying to please their customers. They clearly went above and beyond on this exchange. I will be a loyal customer for life. This is our fourth sealer, first one wore out, second one was exchanged at Costco for a replacement, and the rest is in this story. Between all the units we've had, I can safely say they have more than paid for themselves in fresh cheese not going moldy, and meat lasting for a couple of years in the freezer burn free. LOVE them.
June 28, 2011
Easy to use - saves money
I find the FoodSaver V3860 to be very easy to use. It does a good job sealing and that allows the food to keep fresh longer. Bags and accessories can add up, but buying in bulk should help offset the costs over time.
February 21, 2013
This product is extremly easy to use
I have used FoodSaver products for over 7 years and I love it! This particular unit is extremely easy to use and I love not having to hold down any buttons waiting for the sealing to be completed! Excellent product!
September 22, 2012
I got this for Christmas a couple of years ago and was excited to be getting it. As I was reading the reviews, I am glad that I wasn't the only one experiencing issues with the bags not going in properly. I have had to open the machine put the bag in and then push it in to start the sealing process. This is a pain, especially if you have a lot of things to seal to put into the freezer. Also, when creating a bag by sealing one end of it, there is too much of a sealed seam, which creates bag waste because when you cut off the bag in the first place, it is the right size. After sealing the one end, there is no room for what you want to put in which creates bag waste. There ought to be an adjustment for this. I liked my older one (which died), which did the job better than this one. Also, when the air is being sucked out, it doesn't do a good job as my older one. For the price that was paid, it isn't worth the money. The only good thing is the jar sealer, is why I asked for this one for Christmas. I may get rid of this one and try one that you can lift to put the bag in, haven't decided.
February 3, 2012
This product has a great appearance.
This product has a great appearance. I had a hard time with sealing on the first time I used it, but realized you need to leave a lot of room for the vacuum to properly seal. I real like the product.
July 17, 2012
Prettiest counter space must have!!
This system is the best looking foodsaver to sit on countertop!!!! If you can afford the money difference- buy this one!! This system not only works top of the line - it's gorgeous too !!!
March 22, 2013
I purchased this product to test if it would prevent freezer burn & keep my food fresher longer. So far it's been great. I also like the way keeps the contents flat so I can store more in my freezer.
May 13, 2013
Everyone 18 and older living on their own need one
A house is not a home until you make this product a part of you life. If you are working, in school, shacking up or married; your relation with this product will make a big difference in your life style.
April 15, 2013
We have had other Food Saver machines but this one by far is the best one ever. It is easy to use and does a fantastic job in sealing meats, vegetables and cheese. I highly recommend it.
February 9, 2015
This is my third one in 30 years have love them al
I love the space saving design it sits up well in my kitchen I can leave it out the meat Mariner is new to me have only used it once so far but it seems very good I love to marinate meat
December 23, 2015
This is 4th attempt to buy one that lasts more than 3 years. Have not used yet but will advise down the road. These models remind me of coffee makers. BUILT NOT TO LAST.
January 24, 2014
after having a 10yr old foodsaver this thing rocks
replaced a oldddd foodsaver with this one...
looks more presentable... wife lets me leave it on the counter now , price was amazing ! looking to get another one for my parents now
June 12, 2013
slow and cumbersome
It doesn't work as well as I expected. Wastes a lot of the bag. Hard to insert bag for sealing then a long pause before sealing. It does seal well and keep food fresh.
January 15, 2015
Keep your food fresh until the day you reheat or cook. Works great with all meats and vegetables. You can freeze and save leftovers. Buy in bulk, freeze to save more money.
March 31, 2015
I love this product! I used to throw away so much food because it got freezer burned, or just went bad. Now I am able to save so much food, and of course money!!
December 5, 2011
This is the best!
The sleek features are icing on the cake when it comes to the value of this vacuum sealer. The overall savings from buying in bulk is my favorite feature!
November 5, 2015
Not recommended under any circumstances
Unit just stopped working one month after light duty use. Many pre-cut bag options didn't seal at all. Container seals fell out and would never seal properly again.
May 21, 2012
So far I am very happy with this product. It is very easy to use and very versatile with the various attachments. For me it saves money with less food waste.
May 4, 2013
Everything works as stated and I love that the bags store in the machine. This is our second food saver and the other was given to a friend iand is still working.
July 13, 2012
This product is average
I have had a food saver machine since they first came out in the 1980's. I always buy the expensive one because they have more features and last longer. We vacuum seal a lot of wild game and meats. My last machine, the Professional II eventually stopped sealing but I had it for almost 8 years. I don't like the chrome finish on the V3860. In today's market the fingerprint-free chrome finish is the norm. I'm not a fan of the bag cutter, it's too flimsy. The bag holder is not sturdy at all so you have to line up the bag so it's straight. I wish the machine had a retractable electric cord like the retractable hose. I also HATE the shortness of the electrical cord. I do like the options of Norm/Gentle seal. It protects against crushing delicate foods such as peanut brittle. I have always froze my meats and vegetables before sealing. I have no problem with that process...it's better. It's time consuming but much better results. If I had a choice, I would buy a different model if it resolved my preferences. All in all, I have no choice because the Food Saver brand is the best out there and the quality of the seal is superb.
August 15, 2012
Saving us BIG money!
I'm a full time single dad raising two teenagers, and I was in serious need of help with regard to saving money. Our weekly ritual of standing in front of the refrigerator and tossing out food that had gone bad is over. We were throwing out approximately $25 a week. Think about that. That's well over $1000 a year, straight into the trash. Add the savings I'm seeing by buying in bulk and the consideration of whether or not to invest in our Foodsaver is a "no-brainer". Best purchase I've made in a long time. This isn't "just another kitchen gadget" - it's a money maker for us. Great product. I've wanted one for a long time. I don't know why I took so long to buy it. If you're thinking about whether or not you need it, let me encourage you to go ahead with your purchase. Who can't find other things to do with their money other than throw it into the trash? You'll be glad you made the leap. As a Type II diabetic, the money my Foodsaver saves me is the difference between being able to afford my medications each month or going without. So, not only is my Foodsaver a money-saver for me, it may quite well be a lifesaver. What a blessing.
January 18, 2013
The Food saver is easy to use
I found the directions easy to understand and the food saver easy to use.
It also looks great if it needs to be out on the counter during gardening season.
July 13, 2012
Works great and has enhanced features
This is my fourth Vacuum Sealer. The features have been improved. It is easier to get gaskets to replace when the sealer stops having a good grip on a bag.
March 6, 2013
This is a great product I love it and save lots
I use it to keep food fresh and can use it for spliting up the packs of different foods and therefore I can by in bulk and save lots. It is great for me..
March 28, 2012
This. product has. great features
I am very glad that I bought this food saver it has good features . there's no more freezer burnt meat for me anymore.Everyone should have one,great product.
July 24, 2013
excellent food saver!!
This device is great for preserving food, and for fast marinading meats. Love the food containers that came with it. It looks great and works very well.
April 1, 2014
i bought one from a different company years ago and it did not work so i was very gun shy about buying another one i should not have been it works great
July 14, 2012