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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the One, August 9, 2012
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This review is from: FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit (Kitchen)
I don't entirely buy into the money saving angle of this appliance, but Mrs. Spudman loves these things and her old one had lost its magic. Thus I went on the hunt for a new one. After some extensive review reading, I narrowed down my choices to the snazzy looking red V2840 FoodSaver and this one. I ultimately chose the V3240 because it seems to be a newer model.

The appliance comes with a roll of FoodSaver bag material, some precut bags, a hose attachment for containers, and a rudimentary manual and instruction book. We like that it stores a bag roll and has a built in cutter for convenience. Storage for the cord is underneath the unit.

How does this new model compare to the old one? This newer model is so superior to our older FoodSaver that even I am impressed. The V3240 seals quietly and superbly. We like that it seals with the touch of a button. On the old model the user is required to keep a button depressed while the unit seals.

Out of curiosity we even tried sealing a some chip bags and were impressed by how well this machine performs in that regard also. Looking for a new FoodSaver? This one is well worth considering.

Addendum - I find the cost of genuine FoodSaver bags and rolls quite high so looked for alternatives on Amazon and Ebay. There are some good money saving options out there, so take a look.
VacMaster 944300 Variety Pack of Vacuum-Packaging Storage Bags, 60 Count
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Initial post: Oct 10, 2012 8:32:02 PM PDT
Does the hose attachment include the hose? Just wondering if I have to buy the hose separately.

Thank You

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2012 8:35:31 PM PDT
Spudman says:
Yes, the hose is included. Still really liking this unit.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 12:25:05 PM PDT
Rick13175 says:
I think Cabela's makes food storage bags that are much cheaper in price but same quality as the foodsaver bags.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012 1:09:25 PM PDT
Spudman says:
thanks for the tip. Foodsaver bags are just too expensive.

spudman

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012 7:33:04 PM PDT
Thank You!

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 9:11:04 AM PST
Boilermate says:
FWIW - I have used Walmart brand bags in the past. While they are less expensive, I had trouble getting them to vac and seal properly. Sometimes you do get what you pay for. I've had very few issues with FoodSaver bags not vaccing or sealing properly.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2014 1:35:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2014 1:36:00 PM PDT
The Walmart bags wrinkle when you try to seal because they're made a lot thinner than Foodsaver's. Looks like I'll have to buy another roll of Foodsaver brand to use while I look online for something that both works and is more cost-effective.
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