Powerful vacuum suction
Seals dry and moist foods
Straightforward to use
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The new Sunbeam Foodsaver VS7850 - nearly as good as the VS7800.
My 10 year old VS7800 started to have issues. It did not automatically stop vacuuming and start sealing on most occasions, I think this was because of hairline crack in the plug in point for the vacuum tube. Anyway the new one looked good and had a number of good reviews although some thought it lacked all features of the VS7800.
The good includes:
Being narrower (not as deep)
Built-in vacuum attachment to suit new containers
The sealer bar up closer to the vacuum trough meaning less waste of plastic bags
The not so good includes:
It is wider than the VS7800 and this caused me some trouble in fitting into the area that I had available
You cannot alter the speed of the vacuum...
Purchased in May 2021 at Amazon for $243.00.
I purchased this machine on 28th November 2019 at the Good Guys OConnor WA. It worked really well until 20th December 2020then it just stopped working. Advice from the good guys was “bad luck it’s out of warranty”. Am very disappointed as this model was the most expensive and I expected many years of good service not just 1 year. I can get proof of purchase from them if need be.
Purchased in November 2019 at The Good Guys.
Suddenly stop working!
I’m very disappointed and dissatisfied with the product. I bought the Foodsaver almost 2 years ago as one of the best quality brands but even if I just used it sporadically for very basic functions a couple of days ago suddenly stop working, and as the warranty was expired I cannot do much... next time I will try for a cheaper brand with better quality.
It doesn’t worth what I have paid for it!!! Money waste just by brand name.
Purchased in October 2018 at The Good Guys for $290.00.
Really great product until it stopped working after 11 months
The Foodsaver worked really well and did everything I needed it to do, unfortunately after 11 months it burnt out. I first contacted Sunbeam on the 17th April 2020 regarding the warranty, almost 7 months later after many phone calls and emails I am yet to resolve the problem I had with their product. They either tell me to resend all the information I have already sent them or they don't even respond to my emails. It is really disappointing that a company like Sunbeam deal with warranty issues with their products in this way. Could someone from Sunbeam please contact me.
Purchased in April 2019 at Myer for $239.20.
Worked well until warranty ran out
I loved using my foodsaver until it suddenly stopped working. It was only a few weeks out of warranty. I contacted customer service and all they did was send me a link to buy another unit. Not impressed
Purchased in April 2019 at Costco for $250.00.
waste of money
I bought a Sunbeam VS7800 from Harvey Norman two and half years ago. I have not used the machine that much and now it wont go to phase 2 so its usless and I feel it was a waste of $250 . This is my second Sunbeam ( and my last )
Purchased in September 2017 at Harvey Norman for $250.00.
Pretty disappointed - doesn't seal every time. Sent back for promotional refund within 60 days - still waiting
I purchased this unit as I believed it would be great for batch freezing vegetables or meats etc. It is meant to be top of the line unit but won't seal every time. Purchased under 60 day promotion refund which is currently going. Sent back on 23/04/20 via Australia post. As of 29th April 2020 received at botany post shop waiting pickup. As of 6th may 2020 still not collected.. Rang and emailed sunbeam on 4th may 2020 who have not been able to tell me anything. Would be great if somebody would get in contact with me. Really disappointed both w...ith the unit as well as customer service. Not a cheap unit. Unit was finally collected from botany post office on 11th may, 2020. In between 2 messages via product review I have not heard anything else. Following up yet again on 19th may 2020 via mediation messaging in product review and nobody has bothered to answer. My query is still waiting for a response from message sent 5 days ago about how long refund will take. As of 19th may, 2020 now still waiting for response in to how long the refund is going to take. I private messaged sunbeam 5 days ago and still no response. Unfortunately when you ring their phone number it goes overseas and nobody can help. Have just tried following up again with no response. I will update this review when any news is sent to me. As I am no longer getting anywhere with sunbeam I feel I need to publish this review as nobody from sunbeam is now answering my messages.
Purchased in March 2020 at Harvey Norman for $498.00.
We bought this about 18 months ago. It's only done light domestic food bag sealing as there's only 2 of us to freeze food for. I was sealing a bag recently and it just stopped. A strong electric burning smell came from the Food Saver...........and wouldn;t you know it it's just out of warranty, of course. Very disappointed with the Sunbeam Food Saver as they're obviously not a quality product despite the price paid. My advice to you is don't touch it, move on to another brand!!!
Purchased in October 2018 at Appliances Online for $217.00.
This is the first foodsaver I've purchased and I'm totally smitten. The suction on it is mindblowing meaning it saves a tonne of space in my freezer. Yes, it takes a while to set up, yes, it takes a lot of bench space and yes, it is expensive to buy the special Sunbeam bags, but the extra long life it adds to foods is totally worth it. Plus, I can now sous-vide and feel like a true MasterChef!!
Purchased in March 2020 at Winning Appliances for $299.00.
It either vacuums or it seals it doesn’t do both?
?i pre-made 25 meals and only successfully sealed and vacuum 4!!?? Piece of crap!!and very time consuming I thought I was doing the earth a favour by saving on containers,but will probably just resort to lunch bags. $230 bux for this piece of crap.the cutter also sometimes works as you need to hold tension in the bag for it to engage the cutter.making bags is time consuming as it seals on the wrong side so you have to double handle when you cut it????cant believe quality control passed this on to mass production???cosco had 3 pallets of this pi...ece of crap!!i would be better off buying Chinese 2dollar4-10 then wasting my life with this piece of crap.why I even bought this I have no idea??i think it’s more of a toilet paper hoarder moron product. You know the type;)
Purchased for $229.00.
A must for all kitchens
So, I read reviews on this product before replacing my old food saver. I’ve always said that a brand name does make a difference and here I agree. The Sunbeam VS7850 may be a little bulky but I feel there’s a reason for this. You can store your roll in the unit. When needed, lift the cover to bring roll to sealing line, seal then pull to desired length. Using the cutting slide, cut then removed bag and put to use. Simply followed by vacuum sealing. The use of pump takes a little getting used to. Unfortunately, the price of the bags you don’t want to make too many errors.
Overall, I found the Sunbeam food saver a better improvement to what I previously owned.
Purchased in August 2019 at Costco for $127.99.
Every Kitchen Should Have One!
As a long time purchaser of Sunbeam appliances for many years, I am very thankful to be given the opportunity to test and review the FoodSaver VS7850, for Sunbeam and ProductReview.
The Sunbeam FoodSaver VS7850 is sleek and compact in design and packs a punch with versatility, easy to use features and is a must have for every kitchen.
Delivery was prompt.
The appliance & additional accessories were delivered separately.
Everything was package well from the FoodSaver appliance to the additional FoodSaver Fresh Containers and bags.
Purchased in July 2019.
Lowered my grocery bill!
I was excited to try the Foodsaver as part of the Product Review Ambassador program. Having a family to feed is no easy task - simply because I have to try to please many different tastes, find the balance between buying more fresh food than we can consume and not buying enough and having to do a grocery dash midweek, and trying to keep it healthy yet still enticing enough for little eaters.
I am often left feeling guilty and adding up the cost of waste when clearing out the fridge and realising just how much fresh food has spoiled before we ...were able to eat it, or by finding forgotten leftovers. This is where the Foodsaver has entered our lives and become a “Foodsaviour”! To test it out, I decided to do some prep ahead of time and cut up all the fresh fruit and veges that I’d purchased for the week, with the goal of having it ready for lunchboxes and after school snacks. I also did one day of meal prep and cooking for the week, and then fired up the Foodsaver. Using the Foodsaver with the Foodsaver vacuum seal containers, I was able to store beef stir fry and a chicken casserole in the fridge all week and then reheat it for dinner without it losing flavour or freshness. I used the plastic satchels and plastic wrap to store and seal up chopped fruit and veg, and I was pleasantly surprised at how beautifully it kept things like apple slices and mashed avocado. Several days on and both these items, which are notorious for going brown quickly, were still fresh and hadn’t started to spoil in the slightest. My kids are enjoying a greater variety of fresh snacks throughout the week, rather than just in the few days after a food shop, and we are utilising leftovers with confidence for meals, knowing that it truly is still fresh after a period of time being stored in the fridge. For a busy, growing family, this product has been truly life changing!
Intelligently designed kitchen helper
This is an intelligently designed device that will save time, energy and food waste and it is wonderful for the environment. The reason I have given it four stars is because the instructions are pedantic, a little confusing and difficult to follow. It took a while to work out exactly where to place the plastic roll when sealing. Green markers on the spot would make a difference. Having said that, it is a small issue because this product will truly make a difference to families of all sizes who need to store food. It has been a welcomed addition to my kitchen.
Purchased in July 2019 at Gift.
Food gets put into a time warp
I have wanted a vacuum sealer for a really long time. There are plenty on the market, but I never wanted one that didn’t have it’s own container system. The container system alone makes using this product really worthwhile. As with all my appliances I keep this out on the counter. If it’s in a cupboard it won’t get used. The plastic rolls and bags and ziplocks all help make this super easy to use. I can now make meals for my significant other and package them for when he works in remote areas. Brilliant. Home cooked meals that are fresh and con...venient make you happier when you have to work away. If you like bbqs, fishing and camping, it’s just too easy to prepare meals and food that stay fresh and uncontaminated. You can throw the pouches into an iced esky or camping fridge. Literally the best and most helpful feature in my view for the outdoors. At home I use the FoodSaver containers a lot. Fish, meat, veggies and healthy food all stay amazingly fresh in these containers. If I didn’t experience it, I wouldn’t believe it. I could not tell the difference between fresh food and the food in the containers after days. No other containers can do the same thing. Having air evacuated from food is highly superior to anything else. You can also reheat straight from the containers! Love! It’s something I want to experiment with further. There is a marinate function that I’ve used with salmon. The function is great, but the instructions are a little strange. My only gripe with the appliance. There is an extra attachment and the instructions don’t cover this off. But once you get used to it, it’s really easy. The instructions could be improved a little, but try YouTube for tips and tricks. The accessory is the reason you would pick this over other vacuum sealers. Overall I do love this appliance, but I would like to get more containers to save on single use plastic. I love the containers. Honestly, it makes life so much easier. I can actually have fresh tasting food days after being cooked. I love this vacuum sealer and will be using this religiously for camping and outdoor activities and fresh food in the home.
Purchased in July 2019.
Questions & Answers
When vacuum sealing some beef steaks, I've noticed some air pockets and when opening the bag, the meat is starting to turn... Have tried on wet, dry, adding paper towel and all had air in the bags... Not much air but still air. Ideas?
Hi, the rubber gasket/strip along the length of my 7850's lid always comes out of its slot just on the on the right side when I open the lid after sealing and I have to push it back in each time. Should it be doing this?
I am wanting to purchase a foodsaver. Is this product as good as the v9000 if not what is the difference.
Hi Jeanette, I’ve got the vs7850 and am happy. There are so many advantages to this model,
- compact into 1, storage of roll
- lever on side (storage, on, to lock and vacuum/seal, safety lock for storage)
- the added bonus of vacuum pump so you may use the bags or containers.
Both units have the inbuilt cutting blade. Personally, I’d go the vs7850 model unless you are planning to use away from home (outback/fishing etc.)
Let’s also be honest, there is a significant price difference too. It appears the v9000 is more designed for on the go.
Happy choosing, hope I helped.
Thank you so much = have answered my query.
Get an answer from our members and FoodSaver representatives
- The Foodsaver Controlled Seal VS7850 is an external vacuum sealer that creates a commercial quality vacuum seal for your food - Sunbeam says that it'll keep your food fresh for up to 5 times longer.
- You can store your compatible FoodSaver rolls within the machine, and use the cutter to cut bags to your desired size, depending on the food item you're sealing.
- The food sealer has a retractable accessory hose that's makes it easy to seal containers and reusable vacuum zipper bags.
- A moist food setting in the sealer lets you package more watery foods, helping you keep stews and marinades fresher for longer.
- This sealer also offers a ‘marinate’ option, which pushes juices into the meat using the pressure of the vacuum.
- Included with this model are a 28cm roll, 5 pre-cut bags, and 5 reusable vacuum zipper bags.
- The appliance is made from stainless steel, making for a durable unit that'll last.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that the Foodsaver VS7850 had powerful suction which resulted in compact bags, which helped them save a lot of space in their freezers, refrigerators, and pantries.
- Reviewers said that they easily packaged a variety of foods using the appliance, including moist foods.
- They also noted that the unit was easy to use, including the extra features, such as the handheld sealing device.
A point of pain:
- Some reviewers said that the unit took up a lot of kitchen bench space, which sometimes made it inconvenient to store. While the size also means it's suitable to wrap larger foods and quantities, you should consider the size of your kitchen and pantry before purchasing this sealer.
|Features||Removable Drip Tray and Roll Storage|
|Cord Length||1.7 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
- GTIN13: 9311445024652
- MPN: VS7850
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