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FoodSaver VS3180 Multi-Use  Vacuum Sealer
VS3180 Multi-Use 
Both gaskets of the vacuum chamber are removable for cleaning. Catch basin is removable for emptying and cleaning. Has area for storage of rolls of plastic (included), used to create custom sized bags. Uses a one-handed lever for latching. Includes built in cutter. Control buttons are unsealed and may collect debris. Has a cord storage area in the body of the sealer. Includes an accessory port and hose for vacuum-sealing special lidded containers (not included). Has manual pulsing mode to choose the level of vacuum - helpful for moist or delicate items.
Description
Both gaskets of the vacuum chamber are removable for cleaning. Catch basin is removable for emptying and cleaning. Has area for storage of rolls of plastic (included), used to create custom sized bags. Uses a one-handed lever for latching. Includes built in cutter. Control buttons are unsealed and may collect debris. Has a cord storage area in the body of the sealer. Includes an accessory port and hose for vacuum-sealing special lidded containers (not included). Has manual pulsing mode to choose the level of vacuum - helpful for moist or delicate items.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Dry food sealing

Dry food sealing

How well a model seals a bag containing a boneless, skinless chicken breast with no marinade.

 /  5
Moist food sealing

Moist food sealing

How well a model seals a bag containing food with extra liquids, such as marinated meats.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

The loudness of the vacuum pump measured with a sound meter.

 /  5
Speed

Speed

How quickly a model pulls air out of the bag and seals it.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Evaluation of such convenience features as cord and roll storage, controls, and how easy the unit is to clean.

 /  5

About

The FoodSaver VS3180 Multi-Use  is part of the Vacuum Sealers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Vacuum Sealers models like the VS3180 Multi-Use  are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Dry food sealing How well a model seals a bag containing a boneless, skinless chicken breast with no marinade.

Moist food sealing How well a model seals a bag containing food with extra liquids, such as marinated meats.

Noise The loudness of the vacuum pump measured with a sound meter.

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