Food Saver V2840

by NH
(Moscow, Idaho)

2840 closed w/ jar sealer attachment

2840 closed w/ jar sealer attachment

2840 closed w/ jar sealer attachment 2840 in upright countertop storage position

I have used Food Saver 2840 for about a year. I have had no problems with it. It works great sealing up the vacuum bags. I also use it a lot for vacuum sealing commodities in canning jars - items such as raisins, popcorn, spices herbs, and dried Parmesan cheese, that I will use more immediately.

One review I read before purchase, by a man who used his as a vacuum bag sealer more than I, said that the two gaskets (top and bottom) around the vacuum seal had a tendency to get compressed during storage. This made them less effective. He suggested putting a small piece of foam between the lid and the machine upon closing for storage. Be sure the foam is not in contact with the gaskets. He also recommended keeping extra gaskets (about $1 each) on hand. I have taken his precautionary measures to heart. The gasket issue may be true for other vacuum sealers as well - a good suggestion. NH

Comments for Food Saver V2840

Click here to add your own comments

Thanks! from Susan at EFD
by: Susan

Thank you so much "NH" for the super information on using foam to keep the gaskets from compressing over time! Great idea!

Thanks! from Susan at EFD
by: Susan

Thank you so much "NH" for the super information on using foam to keep the gaskets from compressing over time! Great idea!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Share Your Food Vacuum Sealer Review.


Reminder: Don't Forget To SIGN UP for our FREE Mini Course!

Keep YOUR Food Pantry FULL!

Learn how to keep a full pantry – for any reason or season!
Our 6-part email series will arrive in your inbox every three days
click the little girl's basket of apples to find out all about it!


Reminder: Don't Forget To
SIGN UP for our FREE Mini Course!

Keep YOUR Food Pantry FULL!

Learn how to keep a full pantry –
for any reason or season!
Our 6-part email series will arrive
in your inbox every three days
click the little girl's basket of
apples to find out all about it!

Recent Articles

  1. Mushy Cat Food? Ugh - Try THIS!

    Mar 24, 17 08:09 AM

    Michelle has mushy cat food! Ugh. Nesco or Excalibur dehydrators can fix it to get rid of excess moisture. Check them out!

    Read More

  2. Do I have to use Mylar bags for long-term food storage?

    Mar 14, 17 10:27 AM

    Skye, in Australia, wants to know if you have to use Mylar bags for long-term food storage. Read more here.

    Read More

  3. JJ wants to know "just how long" is "long-term" for storing dehydrated food?

    Feb 15, 17 03:58 PM

    Find out just how long I think long-term is and why another alternative isn't such a bad idea! See page 32 FAQ.

    Read More

  4. Mylar bags for backpacking, and Reusable Canning Lids

    Feb 15, 17 03:56 PM

    JJ wants to know if Mylar bags can be used for stowing food instead of Mason jars - also can she use reusable canning lids - read more here on page 32 FAQ.

    Read More

Read More of our Blog Posts Here



if you like our site, click below!