Everybody wants to have plenty of food in their homes. People want to make sure they don’t have to pop to store on their way home from kids, that there are plenty of meal options and enough for surprise diner guests. But this need to have plenty of food can lead to massive amounts of waste of food and money.
Foodsaver has a range of solutions in the form of vacuum sealers. A vacuum sealer will vacuum out the air in a bag and seal it shut. Air is one of the most common causes of mold and destroyed food. Vacuum seals also prevent freezer burn.
Today, we will look at the Foodsaver V440 vs V4840. We will compare the two vacuum sealers to decide how they are similar and different. All of our information regarding the appearance, features, and functions will be put int a comparison chart we will round up with some pros and cons before our final verdict.
In the first place, let’s take a look at what the Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 have in common.
The Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 can keep food fresh for up to five times longer than ordinary storage. Meat that would normally only last for 6 months in the freezer will last up to 3 years with the Foodsaver vacuum system. Lettuce might last for 3 to 6 days in your fridge, with the Foodsaver system, 2 weeks. You can also use the Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 for liquids, fruit and vegetables, flour, pasta, cookies, and bread. You can even use it to preserve photos and documents.
The Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 have two methods to vacuum and seal. There is the main unit that has a sealing strip and a retractable handheld sealer that works wonders on zipper bags and jars.
These are top of the range vacuum sealers, meaning you have to do very little. Just put your food in the bag and place the open end in the machine. The Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 have automatic bag detection to make the process easier for you.
Automatic Moisture Detection
In your bag, you can put leftover meals, dried foods, cooked meats, etc. Each one will require a different level of moisture extraction in order to it to remain flavorful and fresh when you recook it. The Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 have smart technology that will change to the right mode to ensure a complete airtight seal on every bag.
The Drip Tray
With the patented removable drip tray that comes with the Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840, keeping your kitchen clean is a breeze. The trays will catch any spillages while your countertops stay clean. The tray can be put into the dishwasher and it is BPA free.
Read next: Foodsaver FM2000 vs. FM2100
LED Light Indicators
There are a number of LED lights on the Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 that will help you to see the status of your food preservation. There is a light to let you know when the handheld sealer is in use, marinade mode, full drip tray, dry or moist vacuum, and a progress bar.
For added convenience, the Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 both come with built-in storage to keep your bags safe. They also have a built-in cutter, so when using the vacuum seal roll, you can quickly cut the roll to the exact size you need.
Along with the Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840, you will receive the retractable handheld sealer, a 10 x 11-inch vacuum sealing roll, 3 1-quart vacuum sealing bags, 2 1-gallon vacuum sealing bags, 3 1-quart vacuum sealing zipper bags, 2 1-gallon zipper bags and a user manual. The Foodsaver V4840 also comes with a recipe book but we aren’t sure if the Foodsaver V4840 does.
The Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 have been tested to meet all safety compliance regulations. They are either UL or ETL certified by Nationally Recognized Test laboratories.
Side by Side Comparison
There really are plenty of features that the Foodsaver V4440 and the Foodsaver V4840 have in common, which is going to make choosing between the two difficult. Nevertheless, there are two differences that could make a difference to your buying choice.
Foodsaver has made a slight adjustment to the design of the two vacuum sealers. It has no effect on the use or functions of the machines, rather just personal preference.
It is black with a silver top. The storage for the handheld sealer is on the top, left-hand side. The control buttons and LED indicators are also on the top at the front of the machine. It measures 11 x 20 x 12 inches and weighs 10 pounds.
This machine is silver with black features. The handheld sealer is still to the left but the control buttons and LED indicators are located on the top at the back. It measures the same 11 x 20 x 12 inches and it also weighs 10 pounds.
The Winner Is- A Tie
Value for Money
Generally speaking, automatic vacuum sealers can range from $100 to $200. The risk with the cheaper models is that you might not always get the best seal.
This is a slightly cheaper model. We felt that the value for money was increased with the 5-year limited warranty.
Although it is more expensive, we are only talking about a difference of around $10. It comes with a 5-year limited warranty too.
The Winner Is- The Foodsaver V4440
Pros and Cons
It is still such a close call! The following pros and cons may highlight other things that have not been mentioned already.