Today we’re looking at the FoodSaver V4440 – undeniably this brand is, at the moment, setting the standard for vacuum sealers, and has the most varied range of products we have seen, with everything from handheld units to massive systems such as this one, great for use in a home or industrial kitchen and with pretty much all the bases covered. It is a unique product; it has a starter kit which comes with zipper bags, heat-seal bags and much more, as we will go into detail about all aspects of the V4440 below.
For those of you just looking for a quick summary of the product, the bottom line is that it is a great choice for those with the space and budget to accommodate it and fit it in their kitchen! It really is an all-in-one system and there really isn’t an area we’ve found this lacking. The top quality reviews from consumers back this up, and the product comes with our recommendation.
- Built-in retractable handheld sealer
- Roll storage within the unit with a bag cutter for ease of use
- Marinate foods in few minutes
- Dry/moist food settings
- Dishwater-safe drip tray for easy clean up after sealing things like raw meat or items in sauces
- Automatic bag detection knows when you need the sealer to get to work.
Though designed to work with bags and rolls provided by the manufacturer but there are alternatives available at a slightly lower price to save money. It isn’t overly expensive considering the great features and reliability of the product, something that reviewers have commented on over and over again with this product. The unique 2-in-1 ability of having two options combines both standard and handheld vacuum sealer which is great for every possible item you could want to vacuum seal, food and otherwise. When you are sealing canisters, containers, there’s no need for additional attachment, because there is a simple unit that performs all the work.
FoodSaver V4440 2-in 1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System can preserve your foods longer than storing them in a freezer or refrigerator. Just like any of the best vacuum sealers, this is an investment, and one with the capacity to save you time and money in the long haul.
It is super easy to use, and convenient. Could the unit be smaller? Sure, but for the amount of features packed in this certainly isn’t a massive issue, especially if you have the space or are looking to put this in an industrial kitchen. The automatic operation makes this one of the easiest to use sealers on the market.
It will remove all the air from your container (of course) and storage bag and even stop suction automatically when it detects that it is done. It is easy to clean. The dishwater-safe and removable pull-out tray makes it simple as anything to clean the vacuum sealer. A slot on the top side enables it to retrieve and store the retractable handheld sealer.
Versatility and Reliability
This product is good for vacuum sealing, marinating and food preservation. Whether it is steak or other meats, full meals, produce from your garden and allotments, it can vacuum most foods.
If you’re looking to use it for prep, food can be marinated in few minutes and all the nutrients and flavours get locked in. All you need to do is to put seasoned food inside the compartment and then press the marinate mode button. This makes it a great option for things like BBQ preparation and Sous Vide, a type of cooking relying on sealing the food before cooking submersed in water.
On top of this, this vacuum sealer can keep travel liquids leak-free, secure important documents, protect your jewellery from tarnishing and seal silverware after polishing.
It is designed in such a way that it does occupy a fair space in your kitchen cabinets but with this size comes durability. Make sure you read the instructional manual well so you can pick up tips on exactly how this works, but it is a simple product which doesn’t require too much getting the hang of.
Average user reviews on Amazon and elsewhere online rate this product very highly, and with good reason. Though it may not be the best for portability, for durability, speed and reliability this is certainly up there.