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FoodSaver Smart Seal Vacuum Sealer V3825


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  • Vertical Space Saving Design and Integrated Bag Opener
  • Indicator lights & Manual Control to indicate current setting, vacuum progress and for added control
  • Seal Button, Seal Perfection, Release Buttons, Roll Cutter
  • Built-in Roll Holder, Accessory Hose & Port
  • Auto Bag Sensing, Removable Dishwasher Safe Drip Tray
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 14 pounds
  • ASIN: B001O54YDO
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,237 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Includes V3825 Appliance, One 11 inch x 18 foot heat seal vacuum roll, twelve pre-made quart heat seal vacuum bags, 2 1/4 quart oval marinator canister, quick start guide and reference manual. Heat Seal Rolls made of dishwasher safe and microwavable material and can be customized in length.


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Customer Reviews

There's good news and bad news on the Foodsaver model V3825.
RokJok
I could not get the sealer to work until I watched the video... then it was very easy, and it works great every time.
W. Dompier
The machine will try to suck the air out even when the bag is not sealed.
Seany B.

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79 of 80 people found the following review helpful By W. Dompier on June 26, 2009
I bought this unit, and I am very satisfied with its performance. On the plus side, the unit works automatically and puts a very good seal on the package. It has more control over the vacuum, and the canister hose is now built into the unit. On the con side, the owners manual leaves much to be desired. I would recommend that you briefly read the quick start guide, then go right to the website and watch the videos. I could not get the sealer to work until I watched the video... then it was very easy, and it works great every time.

If your used to the old food saver vacuum units, then this one takes a bit getting used to, because its automatic. The bags feed in the side of the unit, but you have to learn how to feed in the bag! Once it's fed in the machine, then a clamp comes down automatically and does the vacuum or seal (depending on the setting you use), but you have to wait till it's completely done and stopped to remove the bag. If your a volume packager, this is NOT the unit for you, as it takes a bit longer than the older units and you will likely get fustrated. If your like me... and seal when I have leftovers, open cheese, or freezing... this works well, but it is not as fast as the older flip top sealers. I do like the bag holder features, as this has been an issue with me from the beginning.

After reading all the comments on the Internet, I was not sure if I should invest in this unit... but I decided to try it anyway, and am VERY HAPPY with the sealer. The negatives are running 50 /50 on the net, but most people complain about the bag feed. Look at the video, take some time to learn (15 minutes), and then it's easy. If you don't want to read directions and learn... then buy something else.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By RIRY on July 29, 2009
I got this unit at [...], includes the marinate dish, 12 - quart size bags and a roll of bag material.

I've wanted a foodsaver for years but (1) didn't know a lot about them beyond the infomercials (2) didn't know anyone who had one (3) wasn't sure that it was a worthy investment. Things have changed! I've had a few people recommend them and it piqued my interest. We were at Costco and walked by and looked at the box and decided to get it on an inpulse (and it was $20 off). We also buy a lot in bulk and for 2 people, it's hard to go through EVERYTHING before it goes bad.

At first glance it doesn't look like anything spectacular. The box/packaging isn't all that appealing.
SETUP: The cardboard insert is VERY CONFUSING - it tells you to throw it out, but the picture on it makes you think you should throw out the plastic insert as well - I'm glad I didn't. That would have been BAD! STRONGLY recommend reading the instructions first so you know what buttons to push for what. I couldn't figure out why my bags weren't sealing, I had to push the Seal button twice so it would seal to make a bag instead of thinking it needs to vaccuum it out first. Figured that out when the machine spent 3 minutes whirring really loudly and my bag wasn't sealed.

Aesthetics. It stands upright so it takes up little to no space (NICE). We have ours on the counter and it's going to stay there. I like the chrome look, so far it's stayed clean. No fingerprints! It's also nice that it will hold a roll of bags on the inside. (I would recommend getting the bag holder accessory - $10 so you can store the quart size baggies). I would make your own quart size baggies vs. buying them, less expensive that way.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By J. Robinson on October 2, 2009
I just recently brought the FoodSaver 3825 and my major complaint about the unit is the difficulty in getting the bags to seal. It does work if you enter the bag into the slot just right but it used to be a step that didn't require any thougth or finagaling with the older lift-up units. And then once a bag has been used once, the attempt to reuse it with an open edge that is not as stiff as a new bag is even more difficult. I've had gallon bags that I could only use once because the unit would not recognize the cut edge.

Also, when using the unit to creat your own custom bags, the waste generated by the FoodSaver's limitation of making a sesl 1˝ to 2 inches from the edge, is a real waste of what are very expensive bags. I'm fortunate that I own a plastic sealer and I use that to seal the edges of my custom bags with an edge of only 1/4 to 3/8 inches. The savings in bags will pay for my sealer in a very short time.

The good thing that I can say about this unit is the vacuuming abitlity with canisters. I've had nothing but good results using this feature of the machine. It does a better and quicker job than my older FoodSaver. Others have complained about cracked canisters, but I never had a problem with that on my old machine. As for this unit it is still too soon to tell as I've only had it for a week.

Finally this unit is noisier than earlier versions I've had of the FoodSaver systems and I find that a little annoying. All in all I think I would have been better off with a less "advanced" unit and question whether this model is an "upgrade" at all.
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