The FoodSaver® V3880 Vacuum Sealing System - The Master Chef Kit
Overall I like my foodsaver.
I love the idea of keeping my food fresher longer and not wasting as much food. Howver, I don't like that you have to waste two inches of expensive bags, and inch on the too and an inch on the bottom. They could resuce that to 1/2 inch on both too and bottom.
While my foodsaver works well, it does take a long time to actually seal and then release.
The bag cutter is finicky. You have to press fown and then slide is slowly. Won't cut the bag if you alide it fast or without pressig down.
Looks very nice sitting on my countertop. Overall, I am glad I purchased. I only wish it didn't waste so mich of the bags in an inch on top and bottom of bag.
January 15, 2016
This model definitely makes it easy and fast to vacuum/seal foods. The cord is kept neat within the machine, which makes a huge difference. Since this is not something we use all the time, we keep it in our pantry closet. And it is not a hassle for us to retrieve it when needed. My husband loves the bag cutter feature that's directly on the product. We also love the sleek design. The only thing that's annoying is how much of the bag you waste. You lose at least an inch or so putting it in the machine to seal, so that's an inch each time that overhangs (losing space over time to store products). Other than that one thing, we love this foodsaver!
July 13, 2012
Freeze & Save
I had a lesser model for YEARS that I used a lot! It quit on me the day I brought a month's worth of meat home from the market. I went on-line and found this model at a great savings! I love it! Everything is automatic! I don't have to push and hold anything. I just put the bag in the slot for sealing and wah-lah! I only have one suggestion; my counter space isn't large enough to leave the FoodSaver out all the time ... although it is pretty enough to do so, I must put it away after each use. The cord is a little inconvenient to wrap up after each use. It would be nice if it had a retractable cord like the marinator tube. I love it regardless!!
April 19, 2012
this product have saved me so much money
By buying in bulk I can save money for our family there's only two of us so I buy hamburger in Bulk break it down in one pound packages. I never have freezer burn. I freeze vegetables from my garden, fresh fish that we catch, chips , cheeses, you name it. if I can get it into the bag I vacuum seal it. I do vacuum in jars also, salads, dehydrated items, old pictures and keepsakes. The foodsaver sits on my counter and gets used almost daily. I got 3 of my children foodsaver for Christmas this year. My oldest has my old smaller foodsaver and uses it all the time. When I bought that one it was not in the store I had to buy off TV. LOVE MY FOODSAVER!
February 21, 2015
We are overjoyed by our new Foodsaver. This is the 3rd Foodsaver we have owned over many years and it is the easiest to use. I love the upright design b/c now I can leave the Food saver out on the counter top and use it more conveniently. The self sealing feature is wonderful and uses LESS of the bag for the seal than in our previous model. We also find that the accessory hose is wonderful and works brilliantly on our old Foodsaver canisters. So far we haven't found a single feature that we don't love and the whole design is a great improvement over our old model, which we had also loved. Thanks for continuing to improve on a great system.
May 2, 2012
Love these products!
i just received my 3rd Food Saver (used 2 previously so much, I wore them out) and I love it!! The sleek design, efficient, hands-free operation and of, course, the ability to do so much with it - freeze fresh produce, meats, marinate, etc. make it the best appliance I've ever owned! I'm a single Mom and my son and I have different food tastes, so I'm able to keep not only small cassarole portions fresh, but use it all the time for chips, crackers and the like. I was without one for 1 week (waiting for it to arrive) and I really missed it!!!!I've recommended it to friends who hunt and fish and just like fresh food. Best device EVER!!!!!!!
September 24, 2012
Can't live without it!
This is one of the best Food Savers. It has a mind of its own by sealing without using a dial. It also has a built in cord for marinating, wine bottles (using FoodSaver stoppers) and canisters. I have had a FoodSaver for ten years and the secret to having one is to keep it on a counter at the ready. This model takes up very little room and is so attractive. I have one in my vacation home as well and have given one to all of my children. TIP: I write content notes above the seal line which gets cut off when opening the bag. The bag is then ready for reuse with no writing on it. Worth every penny - don't think about it. We spend more on handbags!!!
July 3, 2012
Easy to use and works as advertised!
My father bought one of the original foodsaver vacuum sealers many years ago, but that one is primitive compared to this one! It is very easy to make bags from the provided roll, just make sure you read how to make the bags and not do what I did and wait for the air to be vacuumed out with an open end (grin). Also the portions roll worked very well for when I prepared some beef skewers to freeze. The automatic performance was even easier to use than what I had expected. Overall, I now use it for all my meat and produce purchases to make sure they don't go bad. The only thing I found inconvenient was the provided roll just didn't last long enough.
July 28, 2011