FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System – Best Basic Vacuum Sealer Review


FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System

Item: FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System

First Impressions

While some food sealers are big and bulky, the FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System won’t take up a lot of space on your counter, and it can be easily stored in any cupboard. You can use it to seal both dry and moist foods easily, so they can be stored for many months in the freezer without losing any flavor or nutrients.



The FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System offers a two-in-one sealing solution, so you can save even more food, and more money. Use the heat sealer to seal meats, stews, soups, sauces, and other items that you plan on storing in the freezer for long periods of time. For items that don’t need freezer or long-term storage, such as cheese, deli meats, and pantry items, use the integrated retractable hand-held sealer.

The heat sealing is fully automated, so all you have to do is add a bag, slowly insert the open end, and the FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System will do the rest of the work for you. There is built-in storage for the bag roll, and a cutting bar so you can customize the size of your freezer bags so you don’t end up with bags that are huge when you are only sealing smaller food items.

There is even a marinate cycle, so you can add food with seasonings to be marinated. All you have to do is press the marinate button once the vacuum nozzle is attached. This is a great way to ensure that everything you cook is going to be absolutely loaded with flavor. You can even use the bags to cook sous vide style, and create many delicious meals.

Good Points

Groceries are expensive, and the prices seem to go up every time you shop. When you are using the FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System, you will be saving a lot of money on groceries, because your food won’t spoil or end up with freezer burn and have to be tossed out. In fact, you can save more than $2,500 each year, just by using this food sealer. There is an extra-wide sealing strip, so you don’t have to worry about leakage.

Bad Points

One of the biggest customer complaints about the FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System is that there is no window, so you can’t see when you are placing the bags inside. This makes it difficult to customize bag size, and for resealing bags that have already been opened. Other than that, there are few reported problems about this food sealer.


9.3Overall Score
Is it Worth It?

When you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a huge food sealing machine, the FoodSaver 4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System is an excellent option. It is small in size, but large in capabilities, and you can use it for sealing foods and even for sealing personal items that you want to protect, such as legal documents. It comes with a bag starter kit that includes one 11”X10” roll, three one-quart bags, two one-gallon bags, three one-quart zipper bags, and two one-gallon zipper bags to get you started.


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