FoodSaver V3835 Vacuum Food Sealer

The FoodSaver V3835 Vacuum Food Sealer is one of the higher end vacuum sealers in the FoodSaver family.   The V3835 offers a few different settings for you to choose from.  There is a moist setting that is useful for meats and full means, and a dry food settings used for vegetables and breads. These settings allow you to change the amount of vacuum as well as the speed at which the vacuum is applied.  These settings are great and allow you to seal items that you wouldn’t be able to on a sealer without the adjustment, such as delicate fruits and vegetables that would be crushed at higher vacuums and vacuum rates.

The V3835 has a few other mentionable features.  It has an extra wide sealing strip to ensure an airtight seal when vacuuming a bag.  This seal is a problem on some lower end sealers because it will become too soft after multiple sealing cycles, and this is not a problem with the FoodSaver V3835.  Also included is a drip tray that will catch an liquids that escape the bag while sealing.

Product features:

  • Automatic vacuum-packaging system with SmartSeal technology keeps food fresh longer
  • 2 vacuum speeds; 2 seal levels;canister mode; marinade mode for marinating in minutes
  • Space-saving upright design; LED meter progress lights; auto liquid detection; built-in bag-roll storage
  • Includes 11-inch roll, 3 quart-size bags, 2 gallon-size bags
  • Extra wide sealing strip applies heat for a secure, air-tight seal
  • Removable, dishwasher safe drip tray to catch any overflow of liquids

Cons:

The biggest issue with this sealer is the automatic bag sensor. The machine will not run unless the automatic bag sensor tells the machine there is a bag in spot. This “switch” is placed inside the machine, so to create your own personal bag, you will have to push the bag within the seal slot about 1 1/2 inches. Needless to say this creates at least 1 inch of waste on every finish of every bag. The other problem with that is that you just have “push” a plastic bag into a narrow slot. Often the bag sensor doesn’t choose up on the bag and also you need to push and push to acquire the issue to turn on.

Some user report some issues with sealing but it seems to be a intermittent problem and most likely cause by user error or using the incorrect bags.

Overall impression:

The FoodSaver V3835 Vacuum Food Sealer is a great buy.  It have many features that set it apart from some of the lower end sealers.  The ability to select the level of seal and rate of seal is highly useful.  This sealer is also very ascetically pleasing and is something that you wouldn’t mind leaving on your counter top.  If you are looking for a quality slicer that has many features than the FoodSaver V3835 is a great choice.


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