FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit

FoodSaver V3240
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FoodSaver V3240
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General Specifications

Brand
FoodSaver, FoodSaver
Model
V3240
Origin
USA
Orientation
Kitchen
About the Product
The FoodSaver V3240 (V3200 Series) Vacuum Sealing System keeps food fresh up to five times longer than ordinary storage methods and prevents freezer burn. This system removes air and moisture from specially-designed, multi-layer bags while sealing in flavor so that your food tastes as if it was bought yesterday even after being in the freezer for months. Use it to freeze pre-made dinners that you can reheat during the week, to keep left over salad or pizza slices in the fridge for later, to deep-freeze cuts of meat, and much more.

Key Specs

Seal Bar Length
12 in.

What customers say about "Key Specs"

  • This unit is so powerful it will crush an empty soda can.
  • This thing sucks, but in a good way. The vacuum is bold and powerful.
  • This thing sucks, but in a good way. The vacuum is bold and powerful.
  • Good product. Didn't have as much suction power as some of the older models I have used but I think it will be fine.
  • I especially like the superior suction which makes the food completely air tight.
  • Seems to be a design problem with the way the door mechanism and locking bar operate.
  • For some reason it tends to "jam" on one side, keeping the locking bar down on one side. I literally need to force unit open

Size & Weight

Depth
9 in., 9 in.
Height
10.9 in.
Material
Plastic
Width
18.4 in.
Color
White
Weight
8.7 lbs.

What customers say about "Size & Weight"

  • The new one I purchased is compact, light, space saving and more convenient to use.
  • It is very light in weight to the point I actually scoffed at the idea this was such a highly rated machine. Although, we were greatly surprised by it operation!
  • It is light weight and compact so easy to store and get out when needed.
  • Love this system. Light. Easy to move and works great.
  • The plastic parts that are on the ends of the vacuum hose that came with this unit are very cheap.
  • The plastics felt cheap, the cutter didn't fit well in it's track, and the overall construction just seemed not comparable to the price I paid for it.

Control

Control Type
Touchpad
Display
No
Indicator Light
Yes

What customers say about "Control"

  • Some of the other features are not worth it (dry vs wet food setting, machine width bar for activating the vacuum/seal). They work but I would rather control those features myself.
  • Simple controls, seals other bags too (like your pretzels, chips).
  • It has a soft vacuum setting for breads and buns. You don't squash them as with the older model I had.
  • I like that it has a moist/Dry setting. You can also seal without vacuum. You can stop the vacuum process at the stage you want and seal immediatly (like for muffins, etc).
  • This machine is SUPER COOL! You just put the bag inside, lower the handle until a light comes on and it does the rest by itself. The lid part goes down by itself to close tightly and away she goes!!
  • Had to remove the cover and need to manually press down onto the actuating portion of the unit in order for it to properly seal bags and take them to vacuum.
  • Although there is a setting for wet foods, this vacuum sealer will not seal blanched and drained vegetables.

Bags

Type of Package
Roll/Bag
Bag Size
Different dimensions in.
Roll Size
11 x 10 in.

What customers say about "Bags"

  • This is a simple machine that does the job admirably. I've used two rolls of material and had no issues so far. Great value for the money.
  • It is very easy to load bags in and seal. I am very pleased with this product.
  • I needed an update so ordered this model. It works great and I liked that it holds the roll and other things in the unit. I have only used the premade bags, but look forward to making the bags to the size I need/
  • Never had a misseal. I ave use only rolls, haven't yet used the bags or canisters but I am pretty sure they will work fine also.
  • Four stars out of five. My machine had an issue of not releasing the lock mechanism after sealing the bags.
  • First time I used it I sealed 9 bags and it broke. Pump motor started a grinding noise and would not vacuum anymore. Not pleased !!!

Construction

Bag Cutter
Yes
Integrated Roll Storage
Yes
Removable Drip Tray
Yes

What customers say about "Construction"

  • This is a quality item that seems well built, hopefully to last.
  • The unit is durable, practical, and doesn't take up too much space.
  • The construction of the product felt cheap & flimsy (not a long lasting item) for the $140 cost to purchase.
  • Immediately during unpacking I could see that the build quality of this unit was inferior to my old model. The plastics felt cheap, the cutter didn't fit well in it's track
  • It's so noisy I can't use it if anyone in the house is asleep.

Features

Extras
Space-saving vertical design, space-saving vertical design, extra-wide sealing strip creates a secure, air-tight seal, Accessory port and hose vacuum seals canisters and marinates food, Crush Free Instant Seal helps protect delicate foods during sealing process, 2 vacuum speeds
Manual Seal Mode
Yes
Marinate Mode
Yes

What customers say about "Features"

  • The built-in storage for easy use of the bags is a huge plus.
  • Also it has built-in storage and cutter for making bags.
  • The vertical design with roll storage is real convenient
  • The unit self seals once you drop the front handle
  • I had a problem with the door getting jam while i tried to seal food,i can not open the door don't know what to do to fix it.

Supply

Included With Unit
Power cord

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)

Other Information

MSRP
119.99 $
VIDEO
How to Seal Jars with your Food Saver and the Jar Sealing attachments