FoodSaver V4880 Vacuum Sealer Review

The FoodSaver V4880 Vacuum Sealer is a fully automatic residential vacuum sealer and one of FoodSaver’s newer models. It’s very similar to the FoodSaver V4840 with a few minor variations. The major difference between the two units may be their designs, which are still very similar, and that the FoodSaver V4880 comes with a few extras such as a winestopper and FreshSaver container.

Also, the lid on the FoodSaver V4880 sits higher and the unit itself appear to be a little bigger. Everything else is about the same, however, this unit may be a better buy considering it does come with some extras and is priced about $30 less than the V4840. 

The FoodSaver V4880 currently have better ratings than the FoodSaver V4840. This could be contributed to one unit, the FoodSaver unit having more reviews, or because improvements were made within the latest model. The V4880 model is the newer of the two units and because they were released so close together, perhaps consumers prefer to have the newest of the two vacuum sealers.

This FoodSaver vacuum sealer is different in design when compared to other FoodSaver units and is larger in size than most of the older models. It is an external vacuum sealer and operates with both bag rolls and pre-cut bags. In regards to functionality, the major difference is that the FoodSaver V4880 is fully automatic and is equipped with a retractable handheld sealer.

More on The FoodSaver Fully Automatic Vacuum Sealing System

No one likes an appliance that simply takes up space. We all want items that can help us perform tasks quickly but effectively. When automation is apart of any units makeup, we conclude that the process will still be done effectively, but with less work. One thing I’ve noticed about automation is that there is still a learning process involved. With the FoodSaver V4880, the challenge is getting the unit’s sensor to sense the bags. This means it is necessary to take time out to understand how bags should be placed into the unit, before accurate seals can be accomplished. Once the user figure out bag placement, everything else seems to be a breeze.

A vacuum sealer can very well be the one appliance that helps save time and money. This food sealer can help you do just that and it comes with extra features and bonuses to help you get the most use and the least amount of time. View details and descriptions below for a better understanding of this unit’s design and operations.

Highlighted Features

2-in-1 Sealing System

  • Comes with a retractable handheld sealer for sealing containers, jars, containers, and other accessories.

Starter Kit

  • Everything needed to get started sealing right away is included in the box.

Fully Automatic Operations

  • Simply prepare food for sealing, insert open end of bag into the unit for sealing. The bag will be detected by the unit’s built in sensor. Once the process is complete, the bag will be released.

Additional Features

Extra Wide Sealing Strip: Create wider, more secure and effective seals. 

Marinade Mode: Use the handheld vacuum sealer for quick marinating. No more waiting for hours for foods to marinate. Get the job done in minutes!

Pulse Vac: Seal delicate items without fear of damaging or smashing the items being vacuum sealed. Gives the user control.

2 Speed Settings: Use this feature to adjust speed based on food type.

2 Seal Levels: Seal level is adjusted automatically based on food type…moist or dry.

Integrated Bag Cutter: No need to have scissors on standby for cutting. The built-in bag cutter makes creating custom size bags easy.

Built-In Roll Storage: Integrated storage compartment for holding FoodSaver bag rolls. Simply pull out bag material for use.

Drip Tray: Removable drip tray for catching spills. Spend more time vacuum sealing and less time cleaning up mess.

LED Progress Light Indicators: User can view operations status.


Included Accessories

1 – 11 inch x 10′ heat seal roll
5 – Quart sized FoodSaver heat seal bags
5 – Quart sized FreshSaver Zipper Bags
1 – Wine stopper
1 – Lunch & leftover container


Optional Accessories

FoodSaver Quick Marinator

FoodSaver Deli Containers

FoodSaver Special Value Vacuum Seal Combo Pack


Approximately 10-lbs; 22 x 10.5 x 9.5″


Limited 5 year warranty

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