Rated 4 out of 5 by 111
Rated 2 out of 5 by ChickenHarvester Quickly disappointed
We purchased the 3460 to long term store chicken that my wife and I free ranged and grass fed for our families consumption. We first separated 1/3 of our harvest into parts then store them using the 11" wide bag roll, making customer length bags as required. Thereafter, we stored full broiler chickens using, again, the 11" wide bag roll. In total we stored 36 chickens.
The sealer worked fairly well for the parts, but the whole chickens were a disaster! Only half of the bags would evacuated automatically and most of those we had to cut the seal off and reattempt to pull the vacuum and seal again. Basically, the bags appeared to be clamped down upon too hard preventing the vacuum pump from pulling the air out of the bag and prematurely sealing the bag.
When the sealer worked properly, I was very pleased with how it operated and the quality of the evacuated bag and seal. If not for the partial success, primarily with my wife's delicate touch, I would have rated this lower. Still trying to figure out of this is operator error or a machine flaw. I was quickly disappointed and hope that I can regain confidence in this product with success in the future.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Char1128 This product topped my highest expectations
I did a lot of research before purchasing this unit, reading reviews on many different brands of food vacuum sealing units, and asked questions of friends that I knew used them. Well, the FoodSaver V3460 so far surpassed my expectations that I'm now telling all my friends about it. Even those that had tried sealers in the past and gave me negative reviews. The unit impressed me from the second I opened the box...the packing is wonderful, with a soft covering so that it arrived in pristine condition, something that can be hard to do with today's mail service. But once I had taken it out of the box, that's when the real fun began. Within minutes, without going through the manual, I was creating my own custom sized bags, and sealing chicken legs and thighs, marveling at the ease of use and the perfection of the seals. Next came ground beef, then hamburgers (for fast easy meals), and quickly and easily, without even reading a manual. (I should mention here that up to this point, the only "vacuum sealer" I had ever used was a manual vauum, which uses resealable bags and a push "vacuum pump"...and which often leaks air and food still becomes freezer burned.)
All instructions for use are on labels inside the machine, so no heavy reading required...and it sets up in seconds. I was warned that friends preferred the flat units to the ones that stood tall...I can't see why, as with this unit there is no need for putting a cutting board or block under the food to get that perfect seal and perfect vacuum. The unit does have a long profile, but the width is so small that I still found the perfect place for it on my countertop next to the wall.
In short, I am totally thrilled with this machine. I can't stress enough how easy it is to use, and how perfectly it seals and removes the air from the bags. I have used it for meats, nuts, cereal, home grown/dehydrated basil and oregano, and as a test, I sealed some homemade pizzelle cookies, which are delicate and easily crushed...they came through beautifully, and I'll be using my sealer instead of zip bags for my holiday cookies this year! I'm totally thrilled with my purchase, thank you FoodSaver for a machine I can trust!
Rated 5 out of 5 by WHJ870 This product does exactly what it's made to do.
I bought model 3400 for my wife and she loves it. It has a simplistic operation, it's slimline and attractive, and does exactly what it's advertised to do. I recommend the 3400 to anyone contemplating buying a quality sealer.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Saugerties1 A must for my kitchen
I love the foodsaver and have used them for years. This is not my first fodsaver. I would have liked to have the accessory hose stored in the machine like my last foodsaver. Also, my machines seem to only last 3 to 4 years, I imagined they would last a little longer.
This is the reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jade21875 Love this one
I'm not new to these machines. I love this one for counter space and color. Upgraded all my appliances to black so was happy to find this one. Very happy as always with my foods saver. Owned my old one for 6 years and it still works. Very happy and just ordered more containers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nurselinks This product, exceeded all of my expectations.
I am not new to FoodSaver's community. My first Vacuum Sealer was in the 700 model group. I used it for over 10 years without any problems, my new machine (3460 ) is easier to use and is very consumer friendly. ( even my 92 year old mother use it with no problem). I have already saved over $400.00 by sealing and freezing my summer vegetables and fruits. I do, recommend this product to my friends and family.
Rated 5 out of 5 by goose5 excellent product
works as advertised, simple to use. i retired my 550 foodsaver.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Johnp2 Works like a charm and easy to use
My first adventure with an appliance like this. I saw a friend use one and thought of all of the meat and other food I have thrown out and knew it was worth a shot. Easy to use, I have fish, steaks, and fruit all in the freezer after the first evening, and I tried it for marinating one steak and that worked great also. Very happy in general.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bish427 Good price but not sure yet
The price was definitely great, but I'm still trying to get used to it and not sure. I've tried sealing peas from the garden to freeze but can't seem to get the last seal to work. It pulls too much water out and then won't seal if on the gentle and moist cycle. I even dried the peas off so not sure what I'm doing wrong. I'll have to keep trying it to make up my mind.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hanky25 Great Product!
Overall this has been a great product, easy to use and look forward to saving lots of $$$'s.
Rated 5 out of 5 by grandmaonthegp07 awesome product
I have had my food saver for about 4 weeks now and have used it so many times. I love the way it gives me much more space in the freezer. I have used it on all the frozen veggies that come in their original bags and clip off the directions and just put it in with my food saver bags and veggies. Just love it!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by yessir great features
easy to use. much improved from Pro model. Stores on counter top
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janet61 Easy to use. Love it
Everything you need in one great package. Automatically manages the bag and sealing. Couldn't be easier
Rated 5 out of 5 by Celeste08 Love It!
I love this vacuum sealer! I cannot wait to get the containers and marinator to be able to use it even more.
I love to have extra food on hand in case I don't get to the store or if we just feel like having something else, and this allows us to have that.
Rated 4 out of 5 by SteveFL It's my turn to share
Having received Food Saver "packaged foods" from friends before, I recently decided to purchase your product. The ease of use coupled with the variety of bag and container sizes will enable me to keep my fishing catches and leftovers fresh. It's my turn to share the oceans' bounty with friends and neighbors.
Thanks for a great product.
Steve in Florida
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cheflynn This product is not user friendly.
Sealing the cut bag is often complicated and unsuccesful. Upon insertion, oft times the bag is not recognized by the sensor. When pushing the seal button after bag insertion, oft times the guillotine would come down but retract immediately. If you have bags from a previous product this model doesn't seem to recognize them or the technology has changed. Either way I don't believe it is mentioned in the product brochure.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicebroom Hated life without it
We received our FoodSaver as a gift last year. My husband is an avid hunter and fisherman, and we used it all the time when he'd come home from trips. Beyond fish and meats, we use it for everything -- vegetables, rice and legumes, I even used it to pack smaller items for a recent camping trip! We did have a problem with it suddenly not detecting bags, but the unit was replaced at no cost by the company, and we never considered replacing it with anything else. I've recommended it to several friends and family members.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mekaaka I just purchased this unit today and used it back to back for several items because I had also made groceries and it worked great no overheating or anything. I remember when I was a kid my aunt had one of the older models and she used it for everything, and I make a lot of groceries because I have seven people in my household so this baby is going to save me tons of money.
Rated 5 out of 5 by pacalady I LOVE THIS MODEL!
My 10 yr old Food Saver finally gave up after so much use and I couldn't be without one! ........so I ordered the 3460 model as a replacement!
We do major shopping once a month, and buy in bulk. This one is much quieter than my 1200 model, easy to use, and does a great job. The best part for me is the compact design that doesn't take up so much counter space in my small kitchen!
I am anxious to try the marinating feature too!
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatsKitchen Good quality at a reasonable price
I found it easy to set up and use. The gentle could be a little gentler.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kris04093 Love it!
I was a little hesitant to purchase the product because of the price. But it is SO well worth every penny. It is extremely easy to use. And I can now buy my perishables in bulk, seal them up and keep them fresh - so know I'm saving money!
Rated 3 out of 5 by CaptDeano Great while it lasted
I purchased one of these and really liked the way it worked. The only problem was it only lasted around a year and quit working properly. I would like to purchase another sealer but am unsure if I should buy this product line again or look somewhere else. When you take the cost of the sealer, bags, and the rolls, am I really saving any money. Especially if I have to replace the sealer every year...I don't mind paying more for a product as long as it works.
Rated 5 out of 5 by downtowncop I'll always own one
I have had a Food Saver Vac Sealer for the previous 8 years. It finally went bad and stopped sealing so it was time for a new one.
I bought a new one, the V3460, and now remember why I loved them so much. I also bough more containers and some new leftover and lunch containers. I seal everything. Meats have NO freezer burn and stay fresh, lettuce and veggies stay fresh longer, and cheese will last for 10 years properly vac sealed. It is a MUST have for any kitchen.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bluegem Item is easy tto use and works well
Purchased this model to replace older model. I found my new foodsaver even works easier then my old. saver and I am enjoying the ease of use to store more foods then ever
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeannebeaner Great product and great value
I don't understand the negitive reviews. I have had this model for several months and haven't had any problems with sealing or air pockets. It does requires a little more bag to seal, but, the slight difference is minimal. I have had serveral other Food Saver models in the past and none worked any where near as good as this one. I love the bag storage and it cuts perfectly everytime. I haven't had any trouble positioning the bag to seal. There are lemons in everything you buy, so, if you're having a hard time using this device, return it and get another of the same model. I think you'll be happy you dod! I can't complain about anything with this model!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ktj1224 Only good things can be said about this Sealer
I love love my sealer, has great suction, sucks out all air, lasts forever (it seems like anyway) in the freezer or deep freeze. I love the bag holder and cutter feature, it makes my life easier. The marinater feature works amazing and we use it a lot when grilling. There is so much to say about this great product, but you really have to try it yourself to see how amazing it is. You won't be disappointed!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by cbn1955 Easy to use.
Had owned a foodsaver for years before it finally conked out. Used all the time. Just got this and started using. Easy to use. Very quiet. Like the handsfree automatic controls and the built in bag storage / cutter. Hope I get as many years of use out of this one as I did my last one. Mainly use on meats - smoked, bbq and others.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dreamcatcher135 money saver
I got the food saver for christmas and I just love it. Had to buy a chest freezer to put all the food in and its so nice to go to the freezer for a meal instead of having to prepare one. I seal everything i can. making meals in portion's made bags saves time and money. thank you to my hubby for the great gift.
Rated 5 out of 5 by WeirNewYork1 Very Impressed
I’d been using a hand held vacuum zipper bag system for a number of years that at first was working until the replacement bags proved hard to find and then defective. I bought a Food Saver V3460 and was blown away (excuse the pun)! I was amazed at its ease of use, versatility and space saving countertop appeal. And! It saves a ton of room in my freezer. With the zipper bags my cheeses and dried foods that I access regularly are easily resealed to last twice as long in my refrigerator and cupboard. The bags of chips that I used to put a clip on and toss out weeks later because they got stale no longer exist. I just cut off the top of bag using the built in cutter and put its finished edge in the sealer, hit the gentle button and wham! You’ve got chips that last forever and you can do it over and over till the bag is empty. And! It’s right there at my fingertips. It doesn't get any easier than that!
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockRat Wild Boar
I just bought this today vacuumed sealed 350 pounds of wild boar without 1 problem. I found it easier to use 2" thick cutting board so when you go to put the bag in it was level with the opening.