The FoodSaver® V4865 2-In-1 Vacuum Sealing System
Nice product, easy to use
This is our second FoodSaver purchase. We love how it keeps our food sealed from the curse of freezer burn! The new adapter that is used with the reusable ziploc bags makes the unit more versatile. We bought the start up package so it included samples of all the bags which was nice to try before investing in a bunch of them.
January 10, 2014
2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System
I've owned a Food Saver model 3240 for years and decided it was time to upgrade. I decided to try the new 2-In-1 Vacuum Sealing System. I've used it about a half a dozen times and think it's just great. It takes some getting used to after the older model, but once you do, it's very easy to use. I couldn't be more pleased.
January 30, 2014
Great product for the price
This product not only looks great and fits in nicely with my other appliances, it works great and for a first time user the instructions were easy to follow and everything turned out great, and the best part of all is that there is not a mess to clean up afterwards. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
May 3, 2014
This model is great.
This our first vacuum sealer and we were pleasantly surprised. It's a bit pricey but I'd expect it will pay for itself over time. More importantly, it's helped us save some great leftovers. How can you put a price on that? It is incredibly easy to use and does exactly what it's supposed to. A bit noisy but it works fast.
April 8, 2014
Totally easy to use!
I bought this product for my boyfriend and we have been using it non-stop to fill our freezer. It sits nicely on our counters and we cannot wait for this summer to try it out on fruits since we have now tried it on every type of meat we can find. Thank goodness for the payment plan. This has already made our money back!
February 4, 2014
I just love everything this machine does.From jar sealing to the new zip lock bags.
Easy to use and lots of features.
Machine looks great on my counter.
It is a little large for some counters but i use it everyday so i moved my can opener to the cabinet.
I loved mine so much I got one for my son and daughter inlaw.
April 25, 2014
Quick and easy sealing
This unit is loud but gets the job done. The seals seem to be holding up well. I have yet to have a bad seal. The warranty (5 year) is what sold me on this particular model. Hopefully I will never need it but if I do....I expect the company will be there. Great deal with all the bags and rolls that I received with it!
September 9, 2013
4865 Got to get this machine
I have been using my new foodsaver 4865 a few weeks now and its GREAT! The bundle with it is everything you could need. ie bottle stopper, Mason Jar sealer, and marinator. The biggest plus is something you wont EVER need! It comes with a 5 year warranty. It also fits in with all of my other stainless appliances.
October 28, 2013
Pint size bags are perfect size
I get my ground round from a butcher in a 20# bag. For my husband and myself, the print size bags are the perfect size to hold one pound of ground round. They are also great for leftovers. I wish the stores sold them. Menards used to offer an off-brand print size but now no one else sells them except this site.
November 21, 2013
Pays for itself in no time!
Having a garden out back has been a real lifesaver in this economy....but until I got the Foodsaver 2-in-1 System, I wasn't making full use of my harvest. Until the new Foodsaver, I had been using a very old "Seal-a-meal" that had been handed down to me by my aunt. Honestly I have to say that it kinda soured me on 'vaccum' type sealers.....and I lost quite a bit of food that should have lasted longer in my freezer in my opinion. The Foodsaver 2-in-1 definitely changed my mind about food sealers, and it can literally pay for itself within a couple of months....the money I save buying bulk meat and freezing it, knowing that it won't get freezer burn is money I can put to better use elsewhere. Overall, the design is clean, very functional and easy to use. Cleanup is easy too! However, I'm a bit taken aback at how large it is. My kitchen is not equipped with a lot of counter space, so this takes up quite a bit of room that I really don't have. To put it away and take it out when needed is going to have to work, however I would prefer being able to leave it out. BTW.....a plastic cover, like those for toasters etc, would be nice to keep it clean and dust free. I have sealed meat and corn on the cob with it for my freezer, and used the mason jar attachment to seal up some jars of giardinere' I made. Overall I have to say it's a great machine! I received the unit free of charge as a sample to review. The opinions expressed are mine after using it.
September 4, 2013
awesome, fairly easy to use, seals wonderful
This product is very innovative, easy to use, convenient and works so well, truly seals the product in, making it very economical to use and preserve foods. I think the price is a little more than I would give, but it is a wonderful product and I am a proud owner. We received this product as a sample to use.
August 31, 2013
Seriously, so quick & simple!!
This Foodsaver really is soooo simple to use. I have an active 1 yr old and I need something that is quick and efficient. I was able to vacuum seal some steaks that I got on sale at the market in less than 5 minutes and that included cutting a bag to use! The Foodsaver is very attractive but its what it has on the inside... It has a marinate button (though the book said it was an extra attachment needed), which I think is such an added bonus. Also there are zip bags that you can use a hand pump with to seal, yet you can continue to open the bag until you've used up the cheese or whatever you're storing. There is also a jar sealer attachment. It came with plenty of bags and two rolls so you can create custom sizes. I really love this Foodsaver and now a lot of the food that I find on special at the grocery store won't go to waste (our store always has Buy One Get One specials on meat), and now I don't have to worry about getting freezer burn or my meat going bad. I love being able to buy extra fruit when it is in season and freeze a bunch of it, so we can have it throughout the year when it is not available. The money you save on bring able to freeze or refrigerate your excess food is so worth it! I'm very pleased with it! I received this product to test in exchange for my honest opinion.
September 3, 2013
Just hope it keeps working like this.
We have bought 8 or 10 over the years. We use them quite a bit, and get irritated when they get hot and won't vacuum up the liquid, until you wait or use an ice cube,' Sure hope we're not disappointed in this one.
Makes for a long night of wrapping, if we keep waiting and waiting to seal the next bags.
December 21, 2014
If you have left overs like we do in our home, then this is the instrument for you. I say "instrument" because it is more than a machine. It is a tool, it's a precision device designed to save money. Designed to save space in your fridge or freezer. If it could play music it would be perfect. Buy one!
December 8, 2013
Easy to use, very convenient
I love my new Food saver. throughout the years I have had several kind of vacuum sealers even the original food saver long time ago,by far this is the best one yet! easy to seal ,easy to Cut your bags! you can't go wrong with this model and it looks wonderful on my counter matches all my appliances!
July 26, 2014
Love it!! Saving food and money!!
I cannot believe I did not do this years ago!! Really have thrown out so much food due to 3 refrigerators and freezers! Hard to stay on top of all of it!
Will share this with everyone I know! It is so helpful…especially when I buy great fish and meats and want to keep for a later date!
January 12, 2014
protect your investments
This is our second FS, the first one lasted about 10 years, We went to a better model and are very happy with the ease of use. Yet to find out about freshness.
Our main use is wild game like Pheasants, very expensive to acquire and added expense to preserve is not an issue. Love it.
January 8, 2014
I just upgraded to the 2-in-1 Foodsaver. I love it and couldn't be happier with my purchase! I love the versatility of being able to heat seal, seal mason jars and the zipper bags. I have saved so much money over the years, but I anticipate even higher savings with the new machine
May 21, 2014
Bought a freezer a few months ago.. Now with foodsaver buy in bulk great machine love iti
November 17, 2013
The light bulb for me just recently came on regarding how much food I was wasting. It only took 42 years! This appliance is easy to use and is not an eye sore to look at if left on the counter. It's efficient design takes up less space than others. So excited to have bought this.
February 4, 2014
Received this product a little over a week ago and have already used it several times with great success. I love that it has a place to store the bag roll and a cutter built in, very convenient. I like the option of customizing the bag sizes, I tend to freeze and store in smaller portions bc I am a house of only 3. Although I did find I got a better seal with the premade bags. I will definitely be trying the zip lock bags and the containers so I can try the marinating function, that seems very cool. It has many features that I wouldn't expect like the marinating I mentioned and the ability to seal jars. It is a little big but really I'll take the storage compartment over a smaller model since you have to store the bags somewhere anyway. I received the product for free to sample and use so for me the value was fantastic but had I paid retail I would still say it is worth the investment. The food stays fresh and is easy to freeze in the portions you require. Definitely enjoy and would recommend this product.
September 3, 2013
this product is a money saver
I truly love my new 2-in-1 Vacum Sealing Kit Food Saver. By buying in bulk and using my Food Saver I am able to save lots of money. And it's also a space saver, and it's so simple and easy to use. I am so glad I purchased my food saver, it has truly been a blessing.
October 16, 2014
Excellent updated product.
We have been using a food saver for 15 or more years. We use it to preserve foods and prepared meals for backpacking. The updated product from our old machine is an order of magnitude improvement. I can highly recommend this product for anyone requiring a vacuum packing system.
December 10, 2013
Great product convenient to use has great features
I love the new Foodsaver vacuum sealer. When I found out I was going to receive a sample unit to test I was beyond happy. After it was out of the box the first thing that I noticed was the modern look and design that fits in very well with my kitchen. I have two favorite features the first being the storage compartment for a roll of bags. No longer do I have to search for my storage bags and a pair of scissors. Now when I want to vacuum seal something all I have to do is open the appliance door, pull out the amount of bag needed, cut and seal. I was able to vacuum seal a whole bag of chicken breasts and about 30 burgers in no time all. My second favorite feature is their retractable handheld sealer which is used with their containers and canisters, jar sealer, and zipper bags. Since I didn't have to search through my kitchen drawers to find the tube used to seal containers I found myself vacuum sealing more than I had ever done before. There were some other features I found useful like the PulseVac control for manual vacuuming for delicate items, the removable drip tray for catching liquids, and the food selector for moist or dry food. I have only one negative comment about the new Foodsaver vacuum sealer and that is the length of the power cord. I wish it was longer. My house is older with a minimal amount of electrical outlets so, getting the vacuum sealer plug-in was a challenge.
September 1, 2013
This is a great product.
I love the whole concept of vacuum sealing food for storage and keeping it fresh. This is my third sealer. There was a slight learning curve at first but once I got the hang of it no problems. Would defiantly buy another. This product has great features and looks great too.
March 12, 2014
Versatile and easy to use!
We purchased this food saver for the pulse feature specifically, although we use every feature! The pulse feature has been great for baked goods like bread and cookies. I'm also very happy the tray comes out for easy cleaning, especially after sealing liquids like soups.
November 4, 2014
I had a FoodSaver Professional II for years.....it still works I just wanted to upgrade and am I glad I did! I love the appearance and the ease of use. In fact I've used It so much I need more bags which I'm getting ready to order. Thank you for a wonderful product!
March 31, 2014
This food saver vacuum sealer is so easy to use.
It takes a matter of minutes to set up and start using. My first sealing project was 40lbs of Zaycon chicken. It sealed the 50 bags effortlessly. I will definately recommend this product. I am getting ready to order some accessories for it and also some more bags.
November 21, 2013
Best for food prep
This is an amazing investment. I am so glad I got this so my food can stay fresh much longer and can make food in advance and store in fridge or freezer. A solid go to device for any health and fitness person. I look forward to buying more and more sealer bags!
November 1, 2014
This product really delivers I bought it for my mother in law for her birthday she has never owned one she just loves all that it can do she seals up everything. She couldn't stop raving about it and thanking us for it. Keep up the great work food saver....
April 20, 2014