The FoodSaver V4440: A Convenient Model Perfect for Many Home Chefs

For outstanding versatility,  vacuum sealer provides the processing power of a full-sized model, the portability of a hand-held unit, and convenient, built-in storage for a roll of bags along with a bag cutter.

Carefully designed for fast and easy processing, the V4440 handles a steady stream of bags for processing, can marinate meats in 10 minutes, creates custom-sized pouches, and automatically processes bags from start to finish.

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer V4440 2-in-1 Automatic System available on Amazon

Sound appealing? Then let’s have a closer look at the following details:

Operational Settings

The control panel is conveniently located on the top of the unit just below the bag holder compartment. It features easy-touch buttons and bright LEDs that indicate the current setting and allows you to monitor progress. All lights will go out once the entire process is finished.

The retractable handled hose is easily accessible from its storage top-mounted storage niche and is used with the ‘Accessories’ setting to exhaust and seal canisters, jar lids, wine stoppers, and zippered bags.

The ‘Marinate Mode’ uses a combination of vacuum pulses and rest periods to quickly infuse flavor into meats. In just 10 minutes, foods are fully flavored – perfect for busy weeknights.

The ‘Food’ button has adjustable settings for moist and dry foods. For wet foods, press until the ‘Moist Food’ indicator lights, and for dry goods and other foods lacking moisture, choose the ‘Dry Foods’ setting.

The default setting is ‘Dry’ unless sensors detect liquid in the drip tray – if the ‘Moist Food’ light flashes, change settings to accommodate moisture-rich foods and produce a longer closure time.

Use the ‘Seal’ button for processing delicate items and prevent crushing. As soon as you push the button, it immediately stops the cycle and closes the bag and can also be used to close bags that don’t require air evacuation.

A ‘Cancel’ button will immediately stop any process and open the vacuum channel.

The ‘Tray Full’ indicator lights tells you when the drip tray is full. Empty, rinse, and dry the tray before replacing it then resume operation

The ‘Power’ button is used to start the FoodSaver and the machine with shut off automatically when it sits idle for 12 minutes.

Components and Details

The V4440 has a convenient roll holder and bag cutter compartment which is located under the top lid. Load a roll of bags onto the holder and use the bag cutter and bar to quickly create any size of pouch you want.

The automatic bag-loading feature activates as soon as a pouch is inserted into the vacuum channel. Sensors with grab the bag, exhaust the air, heat-lock the closure, and open the channel when done.

The heat bar has a non-stick coating and makes an extra-wide seal to ensure an airtight, secure closure.

A removable drip tray is front-loading for easy access and catches any liquids that might escape from pouches – an internal sensor will illuminate the ‘Tray Full’ light on the control panel to indicate when it needs to be emptied.

The included FoodSaver bags are BPA-free, resistant to punctures and tears, and are safe to microwave or boil. They also feature peel-open convenience so there’s no need for scissors or a knife to cut them open.

The housing unit is constructed of a durable polymer with a stainless steel top and is easily cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. And there’s a handy hidey-hole on the back of the unit to store the power cord when not in use.

The V4440 measures approximately 11 x 20 x 12 inches, weighs just over 9 pounds, and will accommodate bags 11 inches wide. It comes with FoodSaver’s (Sunbeam) 5-year warranty to be free of defects in materials and workmanship.

Favorite Features

  • FoodSaver’s User’s manual is comprehensively written and includes a food storage guide and some recipes.
  • Marinating meats is quick and efficient.
  • A removable drip pan makes cleanup quick and easy and is dishwasher safe.
  • Included with the V4440 is 1 roll of bags and a variety of loose bags.
  • The five-year warranty is one of best in this niche.

Foodal’s Rating

The FoodSaver V4440’s combined features give outstanding versatility, convenience, and comes with one of the best warranties available for these appliances.

  • Vac Performance
  • Ease of Use
  • Construction Quality
  • Warranty and Support

Summary

Although construction quality is not to the standard of top-end models, the five-year warranty is best in class. And the price is attractive as well.

Where to buy? It's available from:

Amazon

4.1

Fully automatic, it gives consistent, fast results and contains all accessories in one place, reducing clutter in your cupboards and making it easy to extend the life of your foods. The lower cost price as compared to both the Weston Pro-2300 or the Avid Armor A100 makes it a great addition to the kitchen for meal-planning and food storage.

Check prices and read customer reviews on Amazon now!

And if you like to take advantage of local produce when it’s in season, use it to keep foods such as berries, fruit, and veggies fresh all year without freezer burn – like delicious strawberries

And thoughts or questions about the V4440? Please drop us a note in the comments below.

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Recently retired as a costume specialist in the TV and film industry, Lorna now enjoys blogging on contemporary lifestyle themes. A bit daft about the garden, she’s particularly obsessed with organic tomatoes and herbs, and delights in breaking bread with family and friends.

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