FoodSaver V4840 2-In-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine & Starter Kit

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the FoodSaver V4840 2-In-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine & Starter Kit placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Combining both a handheld and standard vacuum sealer, the V4840 2 in 1 Vacuum Sealer System with Automatic Bag Detection is vacuum sealing versatility at its best. Powerful technology eliminates air from specially designed bags, and automatic bag detection ensures a secure airtight seal to prevent freezer burn. When sealing Food Saver zipper bags and Fresh containers, the convenient handheld retractable sealer eliminates the need for additional attachments. One unit does it all. Pull-out drip tray drawer with patented removable dishwasher-safe drip tray helps keep your counters clean. Includes: (1) 11″”x10′ vacuum seal roll (3) 1-quart vacuum seal bags (2) 1-gallon vacuum seal bags (3) 1-quart vacuum zipper bags (2) 1-gallon zipper bags.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It has automatic detection and can seal multiple items, from zipper bags to canisters using its retractable and handheld mechanism. If you have sealed several moist items, there is no need to worry about clean up as the removable drip tray is dishwasher safe.
For the person who wants a dual-purpose, lightweight vacuum sealer that’s easy to operate and reasonably-priced.
Very fast and economical when compared to other sealers in the market. Highly efficient and suitable for packing many bags. It is fully automatic.
Compact; stylish design. Fast; efficient; Seals completely, without leaving any air inside. Works on a variety of bags, zippers, canisters, mason jars, etc.
Automatically detects bags and moisture to help achieve good results. Attractive stainless steel finish. Comes with a nice collection of bags.
It is very fast and economical. It automatically identifies the bags, so no manual intervention needed. It’s easy to vacuum seal canisters, containers as well as jars with the attached portable sealer.

What reviewers didn't like

Sealing items with liquid using the device is likely to cause a big mess. It takes a little getting used to getting the sealer bags aligned. You have to make several attempts to get it to work to seal and vacuum.
Limited manual control compared to top-rated models, doesn’t work with many other brands of bags, can’t run continuously, noisy.
Not very efficient is packing food items with high liquid contents
​The automatic function is sometimes slow to switch between modes when the food is moist. The automatic vacuum mode require more bag material and it may seem like wastage to a lot of people.
Doesn't always seal properly or remove all of the air from food bags. A few sealers quit working after a few months of use.
It’s not very good for packing and storing liquids. Some people find the automatic features a bit inflexible.
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