This particular model comes with a nice starter kit to get you started on getting right into using this item. The starter kit includes one 11” x 10’ roll, 3 quart-sized heat and seal bags, and 2 gallon-sized heat and seal bags. There are also settings for moist and dry foods to optimize the sealing process, as well as two speeds for manual operation. These speed settings allow for a gentler sealing process for your more delicate food items. This particular model also comes with a roll holder and a bag cutter for added convenience.
The FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit also has a wider sealer than some other models. This makes it a really good product if you opt to seal liquid items in the bag. To do this, you will need to properly seal the ends before putting the liquid in and then take care when sealing the other side. This can be quite messy and you will likely need to clean the drip tray afterwards.
This variety has an incredible suctioning power, and a really amazing machine to vacuum seal the product. It is more powerful than other options that you can purchase for the same price. Much like with any other new kitchen appliance that you purchase, you will want to read the instructions. The instructions have plenty of useful tips and even pictures of the step by step process, to help new users clearly understand how to use this product. Additionally, reading the instructions can help you ensure that you use the product properly to extend the life of the item.
Go ahead and buy your meats and vegetables in bulk, and use this item to help you store the correct portion for your household needs. Be sure to take breaks in between sealing as to prevent your FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System from overheating. Continual overheating can affect the overall usage of this product as well as cause it to break in a shorter amount of time.
If you are looking for a convenient item, this is a great choice for you. While it is bigger than the more standard models, the convenience of storing the roll of bags as well as having a bag cutter right at the tip of your hands, makes this particular model a great choice for you. As a result of these added features, it is more bulky than some other models. If you have plenty of space or willing to sacrifice some counter space for this item for convenience, you will certainly enjoy this item.