FoodSaver V3240


  • EASE OF USE 92%


– Easy to store

– Handy selection of bags

– Self-controllable vacuum speed

– Quick to use

– Dishwasher-safe drip tray


– Unattractive design

– Overheats  quickly

– Accessories to be bought separately

A food vacuum machine allows you to store foods for a lot longer than regular sealed bags, and this enables you to preserve a range of different types of food easily. When you have spent time slaving away in the kitchen, the last thing you want to do is throw some of it in the garbage! A food vacuum allows you to store and prolong the life of your cooking, helping you run a cost-efficient household.

There are many different types of food vacuums on today’s market and searching for them can often meet with conflicting results. Our review of the Foodsaver v3240 is an honest and accurate reflection of how the machine works and allows you to make a decision based on reliable information. Read on to see how the Foodsaver v3240 could work for you.

The Specifications

  • DIMENSIONS: 10.7 x 9.13 x 18.6 inches

  • WEIGHT: Just over 10 lbs

Take this into consideration before your purchase

Shoppers for food vacuums have a wide range of criteria, and whilst the FoodSaver V3240 is a great model for most users, it will not suit everyone. One of the things that we suggest you consider before choosing upon a food vacuum, is the weight. Weighing over 10 pounds makes the Foodsaver v3240 relatively heavy in comparison with other products on the market. Though this may not phase some people, if you have trouble carrying kitchen items around (or are simply looking for something that takes much less effort), the Foodsaver v3240 may not be suitable for you.

As well as the weight, the height of the Foodsaver v3240 could put a lot of people off. At 18.6 inches tall, this is one of the tallest models on the market, and will not suit every kitchen. Before you buy and food vacuum, it is important that you are sure where the item will go, and that it will fit into your kitchen design.

Another factor influencing many decisions is the model’s appearance. We would argue that the Foodsaver v3240 is not one of the most attractive items on today’s market, and this might affect your decision. That said, appearance is completely subjective and though we might not feel that this design suits many kitchens, another pair of eyes are likely to have a completely different viewpoint.

One further consideration, prior to buying the Foodsaver v3240, is the budget that you have available. Not only should the price of the Foodsaver v3240 be looked at, but consideration should also be paid to the bags or rolls that need to be bought alongside this unit (though the pack that the unit comes in does have a range of bags).

The Features

The FoodSaver V3240 comes with a number of interesting and useful features that are beneficial to many owners of the machine.

Firstly, the model seems to have been designed to suit kitchens with little storage space. It is compact and tall, meaning that it takes up more height than it does distance. This will, no doubt, have delighted many of its owners, who are used to operating in a smaller-sized kitchen where every space is highly-valued! Due to the size of the FoodSaver V3240, many users may well leave the product on their kitchen top, though it can also be tucked away into cupboards easily.

What we also loved about the FoodSaver V3240, is that it comes with an in-built bag cutter. This novel idea helps users to tailor the preservation of the food, to fit in with the storage space in the fridge, freezer, or cupboards available. The manufacturers of the Foodsaver v3240 really seem to have considered what homeowners want in terms of a food vacuum service, and this is reflected by the design and facilities that the product has.

Further evidence of the manufacturer’s thoughtfulness is shown within the maintenance of the machine. The FoodSaver V3240 has a dishwasher-safe drip tray which allows for easy cleaning of the product when it is not in use.

One of the main reasons why people do not choose to preserve food (or explore the options available) may well be because the products on the market are not as accessible or user-friendly as they could be. Foodsaver have thought of this, and the v3240 gives users an enjoyable product that does not require too much maintenance or cleaning.

The Pros And Cons

This product has a lot of great features, but it also has some inconvenient ones. We tried to highlight the most important aspects.


  • Takes up little space in the kitchen
  • Comes with a handy selection of bags
  • Self-controllable vacuum speed
  • Quick to use
  • Dishwasher-safe drip tray


  • Life duration of the product may be questionable
  • Not the most attractive vacuum sealer on the market
  • Overheats relatively quickly (meaning frequent breaks)
  • Heat seal rolls and bags (that work best) need to be bought separately
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The Conclusion

The FoodSaver V3240 is a useful model that allows users to preserve a range of different foods quickly and easily – customizing the finished product to fit in with their requirements. It shows careful thought from the manufacturers who seem to have done all they can to make things as easy as possible for the owner, from storage in the kitchen through to cleaning at the end. The manufacturer claims that items can be stored up to 5 times longer than traditional storage, and therefore the machine helps users get to grips with food preservation, causing less wastage.

By contrast, the FoodSaver V3240 has been reported to have a limited life, and according to reviews, problems have occurred after a few months. Furthermore, the Foodsaver v3240 also seems to overheat relatively quickly (in comparison with other models), meaning that preservation is often delayed.

Overall, we think that the FoodSaver V3240 is a great machine for most kitchens around the world, and we love how much thought has been paid to the consumer operation. If you have any concerns about the problems that we have stated, it might be an idea to take out a lengthy warranty on the product.