#1: I own a 3940 and have made several bags in quick succession, while the sealing process could be somewhat slower, once you get the hang of it, you won't notice much of a difference. The savings in amount of bags though, is quite noticeable. Someone also mentioned a mechanical vs automatic sealing might last you longer.aphextwin wrote: ↑Feb 2nd, 2019 5:54 pmAs having the 5440 and a similar model like the 3940, I would give hands down to the 5440. I'm not hardcore but I use the vacuum sealer at least once a week and also do alot of sous vide too.
The main reason being:
1. The sealing mechanism is automatic and it's actually quite convenient when you have to do like 10 bags in a session.
2. The 5440 has a pulse function to it. This allows you to control the amount of suction at small increments. It doesn't vacuum right away, you just press the pulse and it will suck air abit a time. This has been quite useful for moist or delicate foods where you don't want to completely crush it and need control. It is also perfect for sous vide as well.
3. I also noticed the 5440 seal was quite thicker than the other food saver I had. If someone has both right now, I'd like them to do a seal on both machines and compare.
If point #2 isn't something you do, then go cheaper.
#2 Simply isn't true. I pointed out in a post earlier than you can press on "Vac / Seal" button on the 3940 and stop the vacuuming at any time, then hit seal.
#3 I have attached pictures of the 3940 seal. The seal thickness looks identical to me compared to the 5440 seal picture on this thread. Reviews on the 3941 model on Costco.com are great and it looks the same as the 3940 model we get here. It's probably the same product but marketed in Canada vs US.