FoodSaver V2040 Vacuum Packaging System Review


I’ve recently had the chance to review the FoodSaver V2040 and boy do I ever love it. I have wanted one of these since the moment I seen a commercial for it many years ago. Doing the type of work my Dad does, he uses this same machine and I’ve tasted his homemade smoked salmon a few months after it had been vacuum sealed and thrown in the freezer and let me tell ya, it tasted just as fresh as the day he sealed it. I was very impressed and knew this was the answer to saving money by eliminating food waste.


Prior to using the FoodSaver V2040 we would just double up on the freezer bags which Still left the food covered in frost. I absolutely love how it keeps our food so much more fresh and it also saves on the space in our freezer. No more bulky containers and freezer burn for us!! The FoodSaver itself is small enough to neatly store away for the next time you need it or leave it on the counter for easy access. It’s very simple to use, simply cut the size off the roll that you will need for your product to be sealed + 3 inches, seal one end, then vacuum it and your done! AND it only weighs 7.95 lbs. I also love that it has a convenient place to store the plug/cord.



The first time I used it was with a minute steak and I didn’t find it sucked much of the air out so I cut it just below the seam (on the END, never on the Side) and tried again. Only this time I sort of pushed down on the meat as it was sucking the air out and “helped” push some wrinkles out. I find that method worked a lot better. Once I started vacuum sealing, I couldn’t stop. I literally almost used the whole roll the first time I was so excited about it.


Some more info about the FoodSaver:

  • The bags are made with 5 layers of plastic and nylon outer layer to provide the best food protection
  • Removes all of the air from bag, leaving you with fresh food
  • You can re-use the bags, just make sure to follow the steps carefully (always leave 3 inches from your food to the seal and 1 extra inch for every time you plan to reuse)
  • It has a crush-free, hands-free instant seal and push & lock latch
  • You can boil the bag
  • Pre-Freeze everything so they don’t crush


No more food looking like this in our house!!

I urge you to buy one today and I promise it’ll save you money, time and alot less waste..They also make Perfect gifts, especially with Christmas coming up 🙂 *hint-hint*

You can find this product…………. For Approx $80.00 ……….

Find out more about this and all the other amazing products they make, by visiting their ****WEBSITE ****

Disclosure: We received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we’ve used personally and believe will be good for our readers.


11 responses to “FoodSaver V2040 Vacuum Packaging System Review

  1. I have considered many times buying a Foodsaver but always inched away from it every time. I think your review has finally convinced me! I appreciate the information you put together in your reviews and the pictures as well. I am off to search for price comparisons now 🙂

  2. I think having a FoodSaver would be the best investment I could make.Thanks for the great review.

  3. Ty for the great & honest review…I have looked at this product for a while as my freezer goods end up with tears & rips from the kiddies rifling through there lol…cant wait to make this purchase

  4. We just went to our neighbours “Sausage Fest 2013” and there were two of these there. The owners swear by them. We’ll have to get in on the action next year. Thanks for the thorough review.

    I really appreciate you stopping by The Zoo and leaving such kind comments. It really made my day.

    I look forward to staying on top of all thing Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  5. I love our Foodsaver 🙂 One of the best investments we have made, it definitely keeps the food longer!

  6. Thank you for the review. I’ve been thinking and looking get one.

  7. Thanks for the review! Have been thinking of purchasing one and will now watch for the next one that goes on sale……great for those big beef orders we purchase for the winter!

  8. i really want one of these

  9. Thank you for the review. it will come in handy as we research which machines we want to buy

  10. I’m thinking to get the same model V2040, as it is on sale. However, it has terrible reviews online. People says this unit fails after some gentle use. Just wanted to see how yours perform after several years? Also, do you think the suction is good enough for vacuuming mason jars?

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