Andrew James Domestic Vacuum Sealer Operating instructions

Pro Vacuum Sealer
Please read the manual fully before using the appliance and keep the
manual safe for future reference.
Contents page
Important safeguards
Page 3
Functions and features
Page 5
Cutting bag roll into small sachets Page 6
Present food with the bag
Page 6
Vacuum package unit canister
Page 8
Operating instructions
Page 9
Hints for best vacuuming performance
Page 11
Cleaning and maintenance
Page 12
Vacuum package guidelines
Page 14
Page 15
Disposal of the appliance
Page 16
UK & EU Guarantee
Page 17
Electrical information
Page 18
Important safeguards
When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be
followed including:
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of
experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards
involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by children unless they are older than 8 and
supervised. Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children less than
8 years old.
Always ensure the voltage on the rating label corresponds to the voltage in
your home.
Check the power cord and plug regularly for any damage. If the cord or the
plug is damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified electrician or a service
repair centre. If in doubt please contact our customer service team.
The appliance is intended for domestic use only. Industrial or commercial use
will void the warranty. The supplier cannot be held responsible for injury or
damage if the appliance has been used for anything other than its intended
Incorrect operation and use can damage the appliance and cause injury to
the user.
Do not use the appliance if it has been dropped or damaged in anyway. If the
unit has been damaged take the unit for examination and or repair by and
authorised service agent.
Do not immerse or expose the motor assembly, plug or the power cord in
water or any other liquid for any reason.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or by
someone who is suitably qualified to avoid a potential hazard.
Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter. Ensure that the
cord is not in a position where it can be pulled or tripped over accidentally.
Do not allow the cord to touch hot surfaces and do not place the cord near
hot gas or electric burners or in a heated oven.
Use of an extension cord with this appliance is not recommended. However
if it is necessary to use an extension cord, ensure that the extension cord is
equal to or greater than the power consumption of the appliance to avoid
overheating of the appliance and extension cord. Do not use any other
appliance on the extension cord. Do not place the extension cord in a
position where it can be pulled on by children or animals or be tripped
Always operate the appliance on a smooth, even and stable surface. Do not
place the unit on a hot surface.
Always remove the plug of the appliance safely. Do not pull on the
appliances cord to remove the appliance plug from the electrical socket.
Never handle or operate the appliance with wet hands.
Do not use the appliance if it has fallen or if it appears to be damaged.
When the appliance is switched “on” or in a working position, always make
sure it is on a stable surface, such as a table or counter.
There is no need to use any lubricant, such as lubricating oils or water on
this appliance.
Do not use this appliance outdoors or on a wet surface, its recommended
for household, indoor use only.
Functions and features
1.Bag Cutter
Used for bag roll cutting
2. Cancel button
Stop working at any time
3.Indicator light
Shows the working status
4. Seal time
According to food type to
optimize the seal timenormal or extended
5. Jar Port
To which the adaptor is
6. Release button
Press to release the front
cover from base as well
as release air.
7. Seal only Button
Used for bags sealing
8. Vacuum/ Seal
Used for vacuuming and
sealing bags
9. Canister only
Used for vacuum canister
only (canisters sold
10. Roll storage
Store bag roll handy for
the greatest packaging
11. Sealing stripe
Heated part for bag
12. Upper gasket
Keep air away by forming
vacuum environment
with upper gasket
13. Hook
Ensures the lids
connected to the base
14. Lower gasket
Keep air away by forming
vacuum environment
with upper gasket
15. Air intake
The air outgoing when
using vacuum canisters
16. Vacuum surface
Draws air out of bag and
catches any liquid
17. Sealing profile
Help to seal bag
7 8 9
Cutting bag roll into small sachets
Put the bag material to the
suitable length you want ( Fig 1)
Fig 1.
Close the lid and move the incision
bottom from one end to the other
(Fig 2)
Fig 2.
Preserve food with the bag
Put the bag that contains food to
the bottom of the air portal (Fig 3).
Fig 3.
Close the upper lid and press tightly
(Fig 4).
Fig 4.
Press the Vacuum/Seal button
(Fig 5).
Fig 5.
Press down the release button till
the lid opens automatically (Fig 6).
Fig 6.
Vacuum package with canister (Canisters purchased separately at
After the lid is closed, connect the
ends of the adaptor separately to the
lid of the canister and jar port tightly
as shown in the picture (Fig 7).
Fig 7.
Press the canister button only, the
appliance will vacuum and stop
automatically (Fig 8).
Fig 8.
Press the release button when you
are finished vacuum sealing (Fig 9).
Fig 9.
Store the adaptor and cord at the
bottom as shown in the picture
(Fig 10).
Fig 10.
Operating instructions
Making a bag with the bag roll
The bag cutter (1) must be positioned at either end of the cutter slide before
Open the rear lid and place the bag roll into the roll storage compartment
Pull the bag material out of the storage compartment (10) to the suitable
length you want and then close the rear lid.
Press and slide the bag cutter (1) from one side to the end, pull the bag
gently to achieve a better effect.
Open the upper lid and place either the open end of the bag material on the
sealing strip (11), close it and hear two clicks will indicate the appliance is
Press the seal only button (7) to start sealing.
When the seal indicator light (3) turns, sealing is completed.
Open the upper lid and take out the bag.
Now the bag is ready.
Note: The appliance cannot work with bag rolls wider than 30cm.
Preserve food with the bag:
Place the food inside the bag
Open the upper lid, clean and straighten the open end of the bag, ensure no
wrinkles or ripples are present.
Place both panels of the bag on the removable interface (16) below the air
intake (15) .
Close the lid and then press heavily on both sides of the lid until two click
sounds can be heard.
Press the vacuum/seal button (8) then the bag will automatically be
vacuumed and seal.
When the indicator lights of seal only and seal/vacuum turn off, the process
is completed. Press the two release buttons (6), lift the lid and remove the
Refrigerate or freeze if needed.
Note: For best sealing effect, it is best to let the appliance cool down for one
minute before using it again.
Wipe away any excess liquid or food residue on the removable interface after each
bag package.
Open a sealed bag
Cut bag straight with scissors, just inside the sealing line.
You can reseal many foods in their original store packages (i.e. potato chip bags)
follow steps of “preserve food with bag”.
Vacuum package with canister (Canisters purchased separately at
Wipe the canister cover and the canister base and ensure they are clean and
Put the food you want to preserve into the canister and leave at least one
inch of space from the food and cover rim.
Place the cover on the canister; insert one end of the accessory hose into the
port of the appliance. Put the other end “vacuum suck tray” on the canister
lid and make sure the vacuum suck tray is completely covered by the lid
knob switch.
Close the upper lid.
Press the canister only button (9), the motor will start to run to vacuum.
When the indicator light of the canister only (3) turns off, the vacuum
process is complete; then gently twist and pull up the accessory hose of the
Note: To simply test the vacuum when the process has completed, grasp the hose
and lift the canister, the canister cover will not depart.
Open canister after vacuum packaging
In order to open the canister, you need to release the vacuum by turning the knob
switch clockwise to the max position.
Hints for best vacuuming performance:
Do not put too much food inside the bag: leave enough space at the open
end of the bag so that the bag can be placed on the removable interface
more positively .
Do not wet the open end of the bag. Wet bags may be difficult to melt and
seal tightly.
Clean and straighten the open end of the bag before sealing. Make sure
nothing is left on the open area of the bag, no wrinkles or creased lines
appear on the open panels; foreign objects or a creased bag may cause
difficulty when sealing .
Do not vacuum pack objects with sharp points like fish bones or hard shells.
(Sharp points may penetrate and tear the bag).
Fill a bag about 2/3 full with water; seal the end (don't vacuum). Freeze the
bag and use for ice in the cooler, or ice packs for sport injuries.
Allow the appliance to cool down for 1 minute before re-using the appliance.
Pre-freeze fruits and blanch vegetables before vacuum packaging for best
During bag vacuum packaging process, small amounts of liquids, crumbs or
food particles can be inadvertently pulled into removable interface, clogging
the pump and damaging your appliance.
To prevent this follow these tips:#
For moist and juicy foods such as raw meats, Freeze first and avoid overfilling
bags, you can also place a folded paper towel inside the top of the bag, but
below seal area before vacuum packaging.
for soups , sauces and liquids: freeze first and then vacuum. Keep the
vacuum bag or canister with the food in a refrigerator.
for powdery or fine-grained foods: avoid overfilling bags or use a canister.
You can also place a coffee filter or paper towel inside before vacuum
Vacuum packaging non-food items
The vacuum preservation system also protects non-food items from oxidation,
corrosion and moisture. Simply follow the directions to vacuum package items using
bag or canister.
To vacuum package items ensure that sharp edges are cushioned in soft
material, such as a paper towels, to avoid puncturing bag.
The appliance can keep camping supplies such as matches, first aid kits and
clothing clean and dry. Keep flares for auto emergencies ready.
Also keep batteries, candles, film, photos, nuts, bolts, screw and anything
you want to stay dry.
Cleaning and maintenance
Vacuum preservation system
Always unplug the unit before cleaning.
Do not immerse appliance in water or any other liquid.
Do not use abrasive cleaners to clean the unit, for they will possibly scratch
the surface.
Wipe the outside of the unit with a damp cloth, sponge or mild dish soap.
Wipe away food residues and water inside or around the components with a
paper towel.
Dry thoroughly before using it again.
Note: The airproof loop of sponge should be dried thoroughly before
re-assembling. When re-assembling, be careful to prevent any damage and
assemble as original position to ensure no vacuum leaking
Preservation bags
Wash bag material in warm water with a mild detergent.
Bags can be washed on the top rack in your dishwasher by turning the bag
inside out. Stand bags up so that the washing water can rinse the entire
Make sure that the bags are thoroughly dry before using.
Accessories (including canister base, cover and hose accessories).
Wash all vacuum accessories in warm water with a mild detergent, but do
not immerse the cover in water.
Canister bases (not lids) are top rack dishwasher safe. But canister cover
should be wipe down with a damp cloth.
Ensure the accessories are dried thoroughly before re-using.
Canister and cover are not suitable for use in microwave but suitable for
Storing your vacuum preservation system
Keep the unit in a flat and safe place, out of the reach of children.
Ensure that the upper lid of the appliance is unlocked when it is not in use
and in storage.
Vacuum package guidelines
Vacuum sealing for the refrigerator
For the busy family, on-the-go meals can be prepared ahead and vacuum-sealed in
individual servings, ready to heat anytime.
Preparing food for the freezer
In properly stored conditions, the vacuum sealer helps you to maintain the
food’s freshness. Try to start with the freshest food possible.
Freeze foods which need to hold their shape or are fragile in nature, then
vacuum seal in a vacuum bag and return to freezer. Food such as meats,
berries and breads to avoid freezer burn.
To vacuum seal liquid-based foods, such as soups, casseroles or stews, first
freeze in a baking pan or tempered dish, vacuum seal, label and stack in your
freezer as soon as they are frozen solid.
Blanch the vegetables by cooking them briefly in boiling water or
microwaving them, allow them to cool down, then vacuum seal in convenient
To vacuum seal the foods that are not frozen, allow two extra inches of bag
length to allow for expansion while freezing. Place the meat or fish on a
paper towel, and vacuum seal with the paper towel in the bag, this will help
to absorb moisture from the foods.
Before storing the foods such as tortillas, crepes or hamburger patties, use
wax or parchment paper between them to stack the pieces, this makes it
convenient to remove some of the food, reseal the rest and immediately
place them in the freezer.
Nothing happens when you press the vacuum sealer.
Make sure the power cord is correctly plugged into the electrical outlet and
in the “On” position. Test electrical outlet by plugging in another appliance
and seeing if it works.
Check the power cord for any damage, if it is damaged do not use the
vacuum sealer.
Air has not been removed from the bag completely
To seal properly, the open end of the bag should be resting entirely inside
the vacuum channel area.
Check the sealing strip and gasket beneath the lid for debris and position.
Wipe it clean and smooth them back into place.
The bag may have a hole. To test, seal the bag with some air in it, submerge
in water and apply some pressure. If there are bubbles present, it indicates a
hole in the bag.
Check to see if the lid is completely latched into place.
Vacuum sealer bag loses vacuum after being sealed.
Wrinkles, crumbs, grease or liquids may cause leaks along the seal. Re-open
the bag, wipe the top of the inside of the bag and smooth it out along the
sealing strip before resealing.
Check if there is moisture of juices from the food is present within the bag, if
so you may need to cut open the bag and reseal it or use a new bag.
If the items have sharp edges, they may have been punctured by the bad and
released there vacuum. Cushion sharp edges of the object with a paper
Disposal of the appliance
Correct disposal of this product
This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed with
other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible
harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste
disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of
material resources. To return
your used device, please use the return and collection systems or
contact the retailer where the product was purchased. They can take this product
for environmental safe recycling.
Your new product has a warranty of 12 months from the date of consumer
purchase. Please keep your receipt or order number as it will be required as proof
of date of purchase. This warranty only applies if the item has been used solely for
household use and all instructions have been followed properly. Abuse of your
appliance will invalidate the warranty. Returned goods cannot be accepted unless
repacked properly within the original colour box and presented with the original
receipt or order confirmation. This does not affect your statutory rights.
UK and EU Guarantee
Your new Andrew James product comes with a 24 month guarantee and a 2 year
fixed warranty, effective from receipt confirmation. Your receipt or order number is
required as proof of purchase date so it is imperative that you keep it safe. This
guarantee only applies if the item has been used solely for the use intended, and all
instructions have been followed accordingly. Please note this product is only for
domestic use only and is not for commercial use.
Abuse of your product will invalidate the guarantee. Returned goods can only be
accepted if repackaged properly within the original colour product box, and presented with the original receipt of sale/order number. This does not affect your
statutory rights.
Returned products must be cleaned and returned to us in as close to delivery condition as possible.
If your product develops a problem within the first 12 months of the fixed warranty,
we will pay all shipping costs to have it returned to us. After 12 months the customer will be liable for the cost of returning the product to us. We will then pay to have
the repaired/replaced item shipped back to the customer.
If you wish to return your item for a full refund, you have the right to do so within
the first 7 days. For our returns policy please go to
Customers are responsible for any taxes applied to our products when they are
shipped outside of the EU.
All of our prices are inclusive of VAT.
Once a product has been returned to us, we will aim to repair or replace it within 30
days of receipt.
The guarantee does not cover any defect arising from improper use, damage, buildup of lime scale or repair attempts made by third-parties. Also, the guarantee does
not cover normal wear and tear of individual parts.
Electrical Plug Information
Please note:
It is extremely important that the wires or cores in the flex are connected to the
correct terminals in the plug. If the colour of the mains lead of the appliance does
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug
proceed as follows:
The Live (Brown) wire
connects to the rightmost live (L) terminal
nearest to the fuse.
The Neutral (Blue) wire
connects to the leftmost neutral (N) terminal.
The Earth (Green and
Yellow) wire connects
to the central, top most
earthed (E) terminal.
If the appliance is double insulated indicated by the double insulated symbol:
it should not have an earth wire or earth connection.
The plug must be protected by the correct AMP fuse; this will be indicated on the
case of the plug. Only BSI or ASTA approved fuses should be used. When changing
the fuse always replace it with a fuse that is of the same identical rating as the original. If you are unsure about which plug or fuse to use, always refer to a qualified
Please note after replacing the fuse, ensure that the cover is correctly fitted back
onto the plug. Never attempt to run the appliance if the plug does not have a cover.
If a moulded plug is fitted and has to be removed take great care in disposing of the
plug and severed cable, it must be destroyed to prevent it from engaging into a
socket. If the supply cord is damaged it must be replaced by a service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
All of our electrical appliances conform to pre-existing EC Directives 2006/95/EC
(Low Voltage Directive) and 2004/108/EC (EMC Directives).
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