October 17, 2008

Review: FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer - Automatic Bag Sealing and Marination


Given these troubled economic times, storing and preserving the costly food you purchase should be on your mind. In the past we used Tupperware or other methods like zip-loc bags to store both our leftovers, and our frozen meat and vegetables. After using the new Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer for the past month, we know both of those methods are going thee way of the dodo. Not only did we experience longer saving of our leftovers, but meat sealed and frozen had no freezer burn after 1 month.

The unit is sleek and sits way back on your counters.

The FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer with SmartSeal Technology makes storage a breeze, and it's not going to spoil or get freezer burned like other methods. We also used the FoodSaver to vacuum marinate meat and fish, and found both the marinator (included), and marinating in vacuum sealed bags provided more flavor than our Vacu Vin marinator.

Vacuum sealed coconut rice. After 3 days - perfectly fresh
and yummy.

This is also one of the easiest system to use for sealing. Most vacuum sealers make you hold and press to seal. The FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer does it all for you. Our only complaint? It's loud. But you are vacuum sealing, and the pump marinating is really loud. Overall we're really happy - we've sealed more than 10lbs of meat, and in a side by side comparison after a month in zip lock versus Foodsaver vacuum sealed - no freezer burn in FoodSaver sealed and zip-loc has some burn.

You can vacuum seal and marinate meat, or use the
vacuum marinator if you want to cook it that day.
We also used the vacuum marinator. Works like a charm,
and tasted as if it was marinated for days after only 20 minutes.

Included in the V3840 FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer unit we reviewed:

  • V3840 Appliance
  • 2 1/4 Quart Oval Marinator
  • Sandwich & Snack Container
  • Lunch & Leftover Container
  • 11in. x 10ft. Heat Seal Roll
  • 3 - Pre-Made Quart-size Heat Seal Bags
  • 2 - Pre-Made Gallon-size Heat Seal Bags
  • Quick Start Guide
  • FoodSaver® Reference Manual
  • Over $100 in coupons for FoodSaver® Bags, Rolls, Canisters & Accessories.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at October 17, 2008 10:21 AM
Recent Comments

I wish I had spent a little more money fro either of these marinators.
Here's what happens when you go cheap!!!
No insructions found in box or on the internet. The concept is great but here are the 2 problems.
1.) if you pump it say 2 more times than you should, the lid will implode.
2.) what is too many times? No instructions and distrubutor found it amusing that this happened.
** Bonus,, BEWARE__ Bed bath Beyond discontinued it, and many retailers have no replacement stock, also distributor claims not to have stock for 8 weeks!!!

Posted by: Stephanie at January 30, 2012 11:32 AM
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