Foodsaver v4880 review
The Foodsaver v4880 is one of the newest and most popular external food vacuum sealers made by Foodsaver, designed for domestic and non-commercial use. It is a fully automated packing machine that detects the bag, vacuums it and then seals it using a heat element on itself making it extremely easy to use. The appliance comes with large starter kit, which includes bunch of different bags, a wine stopper and a sealable plastic container which can be helpful with preserving leftovers. The other useful feature of the Foodsaver v4880 is LED indicator that allows you to track the process and 2 automatically adjusted working modes – one for dry food and the other for the moist one. What’s more, there is also a rapid marinate mode which is highly effective when it comes to marinate the food. The machine can deal with it in matter of minutes, greatly shortening the whole process.
The appliance’s dimensions, which are 22 x 10.5 x 9.5 inches with 11.2 pounds weight, make it big enough to seal 2 bags at once and adequately small to fit in most kitchens. Carrying it around can appear to be problematic since it’s quite heavy, but it’s still smaller and lighter than many similar food vacuum sealers. It’s perfect as a counter-top stationary kitchen appliance for every-day use.
We’ve found the Foodsaver v4880 extremely comprehensive and versatile. Its variety of useful features makes the whole process of sealing very smooth and easy. To seal a bag, you just need to place it in the mouth of the machine and simply press start – wide mouth enables sealing more food and ensures air-tight, high quality heat seal. However, the only impediment that had been noticed was the bag sensor – it didn’t always detected the bag straight away and it was necessary to spend few extra seconds on placing the bag in way the Foodsaver could sense it. The appliance has a space inside to put the bag roll in and it cuts it for you and it also works with any pre-cut vacuum bag. The LED indicator informs you about the progress and voila – it’s done. The other practical feature is the external nozzle which allows you to seal a bottle of wine, a plastic lunch-box, a jar and a lot of other kinds of containers. It is also possible to seal liquids, so if you want to preserve soup or a sauce it is a perfect choice for that purpose and what’s more, it comes with a marinade mode which allows you to marinate your food in few minutes. Last but not least, the PulseVac option gives you the control on air removal during the vacuum process.
The Foodsaver v4880 is very easy to clean, a drip tray makes it dishwasher friendly and the external handhold sealer is retractable. There is also a 5 years limited warranty for that appliance, if any part of the vacuum sealer gets damaged, simply contact the customer support and they will sort your problem out. There are also replaceable spares available on the market, however the good quality build ensures that the problem rarely occurs.
Attractive modern design makes the sealer fit well in most kitchen counter-tops and can add style to that. It can be moved around without big difficulties due to its moderated weight – the portability is surely a strong advantage of this appliance. The silver and black composition is universal and it makes the sealer to blend in every kitchen. Also, the nozzle at left top looks pretty good and the LED indicator makes the whole thing look very modern.
Putting all of it together, the Foodsaver v4880 is decent sealer for domestic purposes – it’s easy to use, it works with various kinds of bags and it comes with proper starting kit. And it looks pretty nice! Many additional features like external nozzle to pack other containers, rapid marinate mode or ability to seal liquids set this not expensive kitchen appliance apart from other similar packing machines. If you are looking for a food vacuum sealer that will fulfil its role to keep your meal fresh for long period of time, the Foodsaver v4880 is definitely great choice. Click here to check the current price on Amazon