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Weston 65-0501-RT Instruction manual
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ATTENTION!
If any components of this unit are broken, do not operate properly, or for product returns, please
contact Weston Products LLC
Phone: 1-800-814-4895 (Outside the U.S. 440-638-3131)
20365 Progress Drive, Strongsville, Ohio 44149
WestonProducts.com
SPORTSMAN’S ADVANTAGE
VACUUM
SEALER
Realtree AP HD © 2006 Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, Ltd., all rights reserved.
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Refer to them often and use them to instruct others.
MODEL NO. 65-0501-RT
C
US
Intertek
4003037
REV011713
CAUTION! It is important to follow the “Food Safety” guidelines. For the most
up to date instruction visit the USDA website.
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Stainless Steel Lid
1 Plastic Lid Base
3 Seal Bar Insulator
Vacuum Chamber
Lid Seal
Control Panel
Accessory Port
Lid Release
Button
Lid Release
Button
Vacuum Post
Vacuum Chamber Seal
Seal Bar Tape
Vacuum Chamber
Power Cord
WESTON WARRANTY INFORMATION
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS!
Weston Products LLC warrants to the ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASER of this product that if operated in
accordance with the printed instruction accompanying it, then for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase,
the product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship.
The Warranty Card, along with a copy of the original receipt, must be received by Weston Products LLC
within 30 days from purchase date for the warranty to apply. Failure to send the completely filled out Warranty
Card, along with a copy of the original receipt, will void the warranty.
The product must be delivered to or shipped freight prepaid to Weston Products LLC for warranty services,
in either its original packaging or similar packaging affording an equal degree of protection. Damage due to
shipping is not the responsibility of the company. Weston Products LLC charges a $35.00 per hour bench
charge. NOTE: No repairs will be started without the authorization of the customer. The return shipping cost
to the customer will be added to the repair invoice.
Weston Products LLC will repair (or at its discretion, replace) the product free of charge, if in the judgment
of the company, it has been proven to be defective as to seller’s labor and material, within the warranty period.
New or rebuilt replacements for factory defective parts will be supplied for one (1) year from the date of
purchase. Replacement parts are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period.
For non-warranty repairs, contact Weston Products LLC’s Customer Service at 1-800-814-4895 M-F
8am-5pm EST (outside of the United States 440-638-3131) to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization
Number (RMA Number). Weston Products LLC will refuse all returns that do not contain this number. DO
NOT RETURN THE UNIT WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORIZATION FROM WESTON PRODUCTS LLC.
LIMITATIONS: The warranty is void if the product is used for any purpose other than that for which it is
designed. The product must not have been previously altered, repaired, or serviced by anyone else other
than Weston Products LLC. If applicable, the serial number must not have been altered or removed. The
product must not have been subjected to accident in transit or while in the customer’s possession, misused,
abused, or operated contrary to the instructions contained in the instruction manual. This includes failure
caused by neglect of reasonable and necessary maintenance, improper line voltage and acts of nature. This
warranty is not transferable and applies only to U.S. and Canadian sales.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, no other warranties whether expressed or implied,
including warranty merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, shall apply to this product. Under no
circumstances shall Weston Products LLC be liable for consequential damages sustained in connection with
said product and Weston Products LLC neither assumes nor authorizes any representative or other person to
assume for it any obligation or liability other than such as is expressly set forth herein. Any applicable implied
warranties are also limited to the one (1) year period of the limited warranty.
This warranty covers only the product and its specific parts, not the food or other products processed in it.
CUT ALONG THE DOTTED LINE AND SEND THE WARRANTY CARD ALONG WITH A COPY OF YOUR ORIGINAL
PURCHASE RECEIPT TO:
Vacuum Post
5 Maintenance Kit
Weston Products LLC
20365 Progress Drive, Strongsville, OH 44149
Sold Separately
2 Seal Bar
Heating Element
WESTON WARRANTY CARD
Seal Bar Tape
SEND THIS CARD ALONG WITH A COPY OF YOUR ORIGINAL PURCHASE RECEIPT TO:
WESTON WARRANTY, WESTON PRODUCTS LLC, 20365 PROGRESS DRIVE, STRONGSVILLE, OH 44149
BOTTOM OF VACUUM SEALER
Customer Name: _________________________________
Address: _______________________________________
Cooling
Fan Vent
City/State/Zip: ___________________________________
Telephone Number: (_________) ____________________
E-Mail Address: _________________________________
Original Date of Purchase: ______/________/________
NOTE: The Vacuum Sealer is ONLY intended to be used with VACUUM BAGS. For
best results, only use the recommended vacuum bags with an embossed or mesh lining.
DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD BAGS! Any other uses of the Vacuum Sealer, other
than the uses described in this booklet, could potentially damage the appliance and void
the warranty!
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Product Model #: _________________________________
Serial # (if applicable): ______________________
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COMPONENT LIST
ADDITIONAL REALTREE® PRODUCTS
Realtree® Single Burger Press
07-0310-RT
Realtree® 3-Slot Mini Burger Press
83-2011-RT
Realtree® #22 Manual Meat Grinder
36-2201-RT
DIAGRAM
NO.
1
Realtree® #8 Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer
33-0801-RT
2
Seal Bar Heating Element
Realtree® 8 Tray Food Dehydrator
75-0101-RT
3
Seal Bar Insulator (White) Sold Separately65-0511
Realtree® 7 lb (3 L) Capacity Vertical Sausage Stuffer
73-0701-RT
4
Bonus Vacuum Bag Kit Not Shown30-0301-K
Includes: (5) 6” x 10”, (5) 8” x 12” and (5) 11” x 16” Bags
Realtree® 7 1/2” (19 cm) Meat Slicer
83-0750-RT
Realtree® Manual Meat Tenderizer & Jerky Slicer
07-4101-RT
Realtree® Jerky & Snack Stick Gun 37-0101-RT
Realtree® Ground Meat Packaging Kit
07-1101-RT
Realtree® (100) 3 lb (1.4 kg) Capacity Ground Meat Freezer Bags 07-1004-RT
Realtree® (2 Rolls) 3/8” x 180 yards (1 cm x 164.5 M)
Bag Neck Sealing Tape
11-0103-RT
Realtree® Freezer Paper Kit
83-4030-RT
Realtree® 18” x 300’ (45.7 cm x 91 M) Roll Freezer Paper
83-4010-RT
Realtree® (4 Rolls) 3/4” x 44 yards (1.9 cm x 40.2 M)
Low Temp Adhesion Freezer Tape
11-0203-RT
These products and many more products can be ordered by visiting
W e s t o n P r o d u c t s . c o m or by calling
Weston Products LLC Toll Free at 1-800-814-4895
Monday thru Friday 8:00am-5:00pm EST. Outside the U.S. call 440-638-3131
PART PART
DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
Lid Assembly 65-0512
Includes: Plastic Lid Base, 4 Lid Screws, 2 Release Buttons,
2 Springs, Vacuum Chamber Lid Seal (Black) and
Seal Bar Insulator(White )
65-0513
5
Maintenance Kit Sold Separately65-0510
Includes: 2 Vacuum Chamber Seals, 2 Seal Bar Tape,
and 2 Vacuum Chamber Lid Seals (with Adhesive Back)
Not Shown
Realtree APTM Camo Storage Cover Not Shown
65-0501-RTC
If any components of this unit are broken, the unit does not operate properly or you
need a replacement instruction manual, visit us on the web at
WestonProduct.com/support
1-800-814-4895
Or call Weston Products LLC Toll Free at
Monday thru Friday 8:00am-5:00pm EST. Outside the U.S. call 440-638-3131
ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE
Quart 8” x 12” 100 Count Vacuum Bags
Gallon 11” x 16” 100 Count Vacuum Bags
Multi-Pack Vacuum Bags
Includes (25 Bags) 6” x 10”, (10 Bags) 11” x 16”, (15 Bags) 8” x 12”
(3 Rolls) 8” x 22’ Rolls Vacuum Bags
(3 Rolls) 11” x 18’ Rolls Vacuum Bags
1-1/2 & 2 Quart Vacuum Canister Set 30-0101-RT
30-0102-RT
30-0107-RT
30-0201-RT
30-0202-RT
65-0505-RT
These products and many more products can be ordered by visiting
W e s t o n P r o d u c t s . c o m or by calling
Weston Products LLC Toll Free at 1-800-814-4895
Monday thru Friday 8:00am-5:00pm EST. Outside the U.S. call 440-638-3131
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WARNING!
Before cleaning, assembling or disassembling the
appliance, make sure the appliance is OFF and the PLUG IS REMOVED
FROM THE OUTLET/POWER SOURCE!
IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES
WARNING!
READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
AND WARNINGS PRIOR TO USING THIS UNIT. YOUR
SAFETY IS MOST IMPORTANT! FAILURE TO COMPLY
WITH PROCEDURES AND SAFEGUARDS MAY RESULT
IN SERIOUS INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
REMEMBER: YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY IS YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY!
1. ALWAYS DISCONNECT Vacuum Sealer
from power source before servicing, changing
accessories or cleaning the unit.
2. Plug the Vacuum Sealer into a standard 120
Volt, 60 Hz wall outlet. Avoid using extension
cords.
3. DO NOT USE the Vacuum Sealer if the
Power Cord, Plug or any other parts are
damaged. If the Power Cord or the Vacuum
Sealer is damaged, call Customer Service. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO REPLACE THE CORD.
Be sure to not allow the Power Cord to drape
into your work area. Check that all parts are
operating properly, and perform the intended
functions. Check for any other conditions that
may affect the operation.
4. NEVER use any accessories or parts from
other manufacturers. Doing so will VOID YOUR
WARRANTY and may cause fire, electrical
shock or injury.
5. To reduce risk of unintentional starting, make
sure the Power Switch is in the “OFF” position
before attaching to the power source.
6.KEEP FINGERS CLEAR of the Heat
Sealing Bar and Seal Bar Tape AT ALL
TIMES, these areas become HOT. Doing so
may cause serious injury.
7. DO NOT take this appliance apart; doing
so will VOID YOUR WARRANTY and may
result in personal injury.
8. DO NOT block the Fan Vent on the bottom
of the Vacuum Sealer. Keep the area clear to
allow for proper air circulation.
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2 hours - 1 hour if the ambient temperature is 90 F (32 C) or above. When packing
for a picnic, make sure the foods are already chilled when they go into the insulated
hamper. The hamper won’t chill food - it just keeps food cold when properly packed
with ice. Hot cooked foods should be placed in shallow containers and immediately
refrigerated so they cool rapidly. Make sure to cover foods after they are cool.
NOTE: Special considerations must be made when using venison or other wild
game, since it can become heavily contaminated during field dressing. Venison is
often held at temperatures that could potentially allow bacteria to grow, such as when
it is being transported. Refer to the USDA Meat and Poultry Department for further
questions or information on meat and food safety.
9.
TO PROTECT AGAINST RISK OF
ELECTRICAL SHOCK: DO NOT SUBMERGE
THE VACUUM SEALER INTO WATER OR
LIQUID. BE SURE THE VACUUM SEALER
IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER
SOURCE BEFORE CLEANING. Follow the
“Cleaning Instructions” in this booklet. NEVER
rinse Vacuum Sealer under tap.
10. NEVER LEAVE THE VACUUM SEALER
UNATTENDED. Be safe, DISCONNECT the
Vacuum Sealer from power source before
leaving the work area and when work is
complete. Close supervision is necessary
when any appliance is used near children. This
appliance is NOT to be used by children.
11. Be sure the Vacuum Sealer is on a stable
work surface. Be sure all the Vacuum Sealer
Feet are stable.
12. DO NOT use the Vacuum Sealer outdoors.
13. DO NOT use the Vacuum Sealer while
under the influence of drugs, medications or
alcohol.
Vacuum Sealer is ONLY
intended to be used with VACUUM
BAGS. For best results, only use the
recommended vacuum bags. DO NOT
USE HOUSEHOLD BAGS! Any other
uses of the Vacuum Sealer, other than
the uses described in this booklet, could
potentially damage the appliance and void
the warranty!
14. The
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
Refer to them often and use them to instruct others.
NOTE: The Vacuum Sealer is ONLY intended to be used with VACUUM BAGS. For
best results, only use the recommended vacuum bags with an embossed or mesh lining.
DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD BAGS! Any other uses of the Vacuum Sealer, other
than the uses described in this booklet, could potentially damage the appliance and void
the warranty!
CAUTION! It is important to follow the “Food Safety” guidelines. For the most
up to date instruction visit the USDA website.
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FOOD SAFETY
PROTECTIVE TAPE
There are basic rules to follow when handling food.
They are COOK, SEPARATE, CLEAN, and CHILL.
There is one factory installed
strip of Seal Bar Tape on the Vacuum Sealer.
COOK
It’s crucial to cook food to a safe internal temperature to destroy bacteria that is
present. The safety of hamburgers and other foods made with ground meat has
been receiving a lot of attention lately, and with good reason. When meat is ground,
the bacteria present on the surface is mixed throughout the ground mixture. If this
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ground meat is not cooked to at least 160 F to 165 F (71 C to 74 C), bacteria will not
be destroyed and there’s a good chance you will get sick.
Solid pieces of meat like steaks and chops don’t have dangerous bacteria like E.
coli on the inside, so they can be served more rare. Still, any beef cut should be
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cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145 F (63 C) (medium rare). The safe
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temperature for poultry is 180 F (82 C) and solid cuts of pork should be cooked to
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160 F (71 C). Eggs should be thoroughly cooked too. If you are making a meringue
or other recipe that uses uncooked eggs, buy specially pasteurized eggs or use
prepared meringue powder.
SEPARATE
Foods that will be eaten uncooked and foods that will be cooked before eating MUST
ALWAYS be separated. Cross-contamination occurs when raw meats or eggs come
in contact with foods that will be eaten uncooked. This is a major source of food
poisoning. Always double-wrap raw meats and place them on the lowest shelf in the
refrigerator so there is no way juices can drip onto fresh produce. Then use the raw
meats within 1-2 days of purchase, or freeze for longer storage. Defrost frozen meats
in the refrigerator, not on the counter.
When grilling or cooking raw meats or fish, make sure to place the cooked meat on
a clean platter. Don’t use the same platter you used to carry the food out to the grill.
Wash the utensils used in grilling after the food is turned for the last time on the grill,
as well as spatulas and spoons used for stir-frying or turning meat as it cooks.
Make sure to wash your hands after handling raw meats or raw eggs. Washing hands
with soap and water, or using a pre-moistened antibacterial towelette is absolutely
necessary after you have touched raw meat or raw eggs. Not washing hands and
surfaces while cooking is a major cause of cross-contamination.
CLEAN
Wash your hands and work surfaces frequently when you are cooking. Washing with
soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds, then dry with a paper towel.
CHILL
Chilling food is very important. The danger zone where bacteria multiply is between
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40 F and 140 F (4 C and 6 C). Your refrigerator should be set to 40 F (4 C) or below;
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your freezer should be 0 F (-17 C) or below. Simple rule: serve hot foods hot, cold foods
cold. Use chafing dishes or hot plates to keep food hot while serving. Use ice water
baths to keep cold foods cold. Never let any food sit at room temperature for more than
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DO NOT REMOVE THE TAPE!
Figure 1
SEAL BAR
TAPE
DO NOT
REMOVE!
The Seal Bar Heating Element is
covered with Seal Bar Tape to protect
vacuum bags during sealing (Figure
1). DO NOT remove the Seal Bar
Tape. See the “Service Instructions”
section of this manual for information
on replacing the Seal Bar Tape, if
necessary.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
Before cleaning, assembling or disassembling the
appliance, make sure the appliance is OFF and the PLUG IS REMOVED
FROM THE OUTLET/POWER SOURCE!
1. Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
2. Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the power supply.
3. Make sure the Vacuum Sealer is completely cool.
4. NEVER IMMERSE the Vacuum Sealer in water or other liquid. Wipe clean
all outside surfaces including the Vacuum Chamber and Vacuum Lid with a damp
cloth or paper towel. Most household spray cleaners are safe to use. Avoid spraying
directly into the vent on the left side of the unit. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or
steel wool!
NOTE: Be careful while cleaning not to peel or damage the strip of Seal Bar Tape
covering the Seal Bar Heating Element .
5. Dry all surfaces and close the Vacuum Lid before storing the Vacuum Sealer.
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VACUUM PACKAGING GUIDELINES
VACUUM CHAMBER SEALS
The Vacuum Chamber Seal
may wear over time and require
replacement.
See the “Service
Instructions” section of this manual
for information on replacing
the Vacuum Chamber Seal, if
necessary (Figure 2).
Figure 2
Seal Bar
Insulator
Vacuum
Chamber
Lid Seal
Very Moist Foods: It is best to freeze very moist food items, like fish, before vacuum
sealing them. The excessive moisture can interfere with the Sealing Bar’s ability to
completely fuse the layers of the bag together.
Powdery Items: When vacuum sealing powdery items, like flour, it is best to keep
them in their original packaging before putting them into the vacuum bags. The fine
powder may get sucked into the Vacuum Pump and cause enough damage to shorten
the life of your Vacuum Sealer. Powdery items may also interfere with the bag sealing
function.
Sharp or Pointed Items: When vacuum sealing sharp or pointy items, it is best to
cushion the edges so they do not puncture the bag during the vacuum process.
Vacuum Chamber Seal
YEAST & BACTERIA
COOLING FAN
The Vacuum Sealer has an Internal
Cooling Fan that runs whenever the
unit is plugged in and turned on. To
save energy, turn the unit “OFF” and
unplug the Power Cord when not in
use.
Figure 3
For best results in extending the life of foods, it is important to vacuum package foods
that are fresh. Once food has begun to deteriorate, vacuum packaging may only slow
the deterioration process. Vacuum sealing cannot completely prevent the growth of
mold. Other disease causing microorganisms can still grow in low oxygen environments
and may require further measures to be eliminated.
Yeast: The development of yeast can be slowed by refrigeration and completely
stopped by freezing food at 0oF (-18oC). Yeast causes fermentation, which will give food
an identifiable smell.
Cooling
Do not block the Fan Vent (Figure Fan Vent
3) on the bottom of the Vacuum
Sealer. Keep the area clear to allow
for proper air circulation.
BOTTOM OF
VACUUM SEALER
Bacteria: Freezing cannot eliminate bacteria, but their growth can be stopped. The
growth of bacteria can be easily identified by an offensive odor and sometimes a slimy
texture. Some bacteria, like the one that causes botulism, can grow in low oxygen
environments and cannot be detected by smell, taste or color. Be sure that all foods are
stored and cooked properly before eating.
COOKING & HEATING
.
.
.
Before microwaving vacuum-packed foods, puncture or open the bag to allow hot air
to escape while heating.
Vacuum-packed foods can be thawed or cooked in boiling water.
Vacuum-packed perishable foods like meats, vegetables and cheeses must
be refrigerated (at or below 34oF (1.1oC)) or frozen, especially acid-free or low-acid foods.
NOTE: The Vacuum Sealer is ONLY intended to be used with VACUUM BAGS. For
best results, only use the recommended vacuum bags with an embossed or mesh lining.
DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD BAGS! Any other uses of the Vacuum Sealer, other
than the uses described in this booklet, could potentially damage the appliance and void
the warranty!
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CAUTION! It is important to follow the “Food Safety” guidelines. For the most
up to date instruction visit the USDA website.
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STORAGE LIFESPAN GUIDELINES
.
OUTLET INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT NOTE: Vacuum packaging is NOT a substitute for refrigeration.
Vacuum packed perishable foods still require refrigeration.
.
NEVER thaw frozen foods at room temperature. Thaw frozen foods in a refrigerator
or microwave oven.
.
In general, the colder the temperature at which foods are stored, the longer the
shelf life.
.
Handle vacuum sealer bags with care. Avoid damaging them. A damaged bag
will not hold a seal.
.
Only use information in the following chart as a guideline. Refer to the “Vacuum
Packaging Guidelines” and “Food Safety” sections of this manual. Actual storage life
spans may vary. Check all food for spoilage before use.
FOOD
TYPE
STORAGE
LOCATION
Freezer
Freezer
Freezer
LARGE CUTS OF MEAT
GROUND MEAT
FISH
NORMAL
LIFE
VACUUM
PACKED
LIFE
6 months
4 months
6 months
2-3 years
1 year
2 years
For best results, freeze meats & fish for 1-2 hours before vacuum packing to help prevent moisture
and juices from interfering with the seal of the vacuum bag.
Room temperature 4 weeks
Freezer
6-9 months
Room Temperature 6 months
COFFEE BEANS
COFFEE BEANS
FLOUR, RICE, SUGAR 16 months
2-3 years
1-2 years
For best results, powder or grainy substances should be kept in their original container or bag, then placed in a
vacuum bag for sealing to prevent interfering with the seal of the vacuum bag.
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
BERRIES strawberries, raspberries, blackberries
BERRIES cranberries, huckleberries, blueberries
1-3 days
3-6 days
1 week
2 weeks
To prevent berries from being crushed by the vacuum sealer, it is best to freeze item before packing. Spread the berries out on a
cookie sheet to allow them to freeze individually. Berries frozen in a large block will be difficult to vacuum seal due to the
many small air pockets that would form between the berries.
Refrigerator
CHEESE
1-2 weeks
4-8 months
If vacuum packed cheese is used often, make sure the vacuum bag is long enough to allow for repeated sealing. For shredded
cheese, place a paper towel inside the vacuum bag, on top of the cheese to prevent the cheese from being
sucked into the Vacuum Sealer or interfering with the sealing of the bag.
COOKIES, CRACKERS, BREADS with periodical opening Room Temperature 1-2 weeks
3-6 weeks
This appliance has a Polarized Plug (one blade of
the plug is wider than the other blade) (Figure 4).
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug must
fit fully into the outlet. If the blades do not fit into
the outlet, try turning the plug around. If the plug
still does not fit into the outlet, contact a qualified
electrician. DO NOT attempt to modify the plug in
any way.
CONTROL BUTTONS
Room Temperature
Room Temperature
6 months
6 months
Press the ON/OFF Button to control the main power to the appliance. This can act
as a cancel button as well.
START BUTTON
Press the START Button to initiate the vacuum sealing process (the Vacuum Sealer
will automatically seal the bag when a preset vacuum pressure is reached).
SEAL BUTTON
Press the SEAL Button during the vacuuming process or when using the Pulse
Button to initiate the seal (before the preset vacuum pressure is reached). Also
used for only sealing vacuum bags without removing the air from the bag.
PULSE BUTTON
The PULSE Button manually controls the vacuum pressure when using vacuum
bags to vacuum and seal liquids, moist and/or delicate foods to ensure that liquid
does not enter the Vacuum Chamber or that the item does not crush. NOTE: The pulse
function will not evacuate all air from the vacuum bags.
ACCESSORY BUTTON
Press the ACCESSORY Button when using vacuum canisters to vacuum and seal
items stored in the canister.
MARINATE BUTTON
Press the MARINATE Button when using vacuum canisters to marinate foods over
the course of 10 or 20 minutes.
Figure 5
1-1/2 years
2 years
Dried foods with sharp edges should be wrapped in a paper towel or other matter to prevent the sharp edges from puncturing the vacuum bag.
Refrigerator
LETTUCE
3-6 days
2 weeks
Wash & thoroughly dry leafy vegetables before vacuum packaging.
Freezer
VEGETABLES
8 months
2 1/2 years
To maximize the taste of vegetables, blanch them before vacuum packaging. Blanching cooks the vegetables very briefly, sealing
in the flavor, color and texture, leaving the vegetables cooked but still crisp. Vegetables can be blanched in boiling water in the microwave,
most vegetables only require 2-3 minutes (corn on the cob requires 6-11 minutes). Then immerse the vegetables in cold water to
stop the cooking process. Dry the vegetables, then vacuum pack.
Table adapted from Dr. G.K.York, Dept. of Food Science & Tech, U of California, Davis.
CAUTION! It is important to follow the “Food Safety” guidelines. For the most
up to date instruction visit the USDA website.
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(Figure 5)
ON/OFF BUTTON
Freeze soft airy foods for 1-2 hours prior vacuum packing, to retain shape & texture.
PASTA, GRAINS, DRIED BEANS
NUTS
Figure 4
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WARNING!
Before cleaning, assembling or disassembling the
appliance, make sure the appliance is OFF and the PLUG IS REMOVED
FROM THE OUTLET/POWER SOURCE!
AUTOMATIC VACUUM & SEAL MODE
Control Panel
1. Attach the Vacuum Sealer to
the power supply.
2. Press the ON/OFF Button
(Figure 6) on the Control Panel
to turn the Vacuum Sealer
“ON”. The ON/OFF Button on
the display will illuminate and the
Internal Cooling Fan will run.
Figure 7
Lid
On both sides of the
Vacuum Sealer
3. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons on each side of the Vacuum Sealer to
release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum Lid to open.
5. Place one open end of the bag onto the Vacuum Chamber Seal and slightly into the
Vacuum Chamber. The Vacuum Post cannot be blocked or covered by the bag. Make
sure there are no wrinkles or creases in the bag in the sealing area.
6. Push down and close the Vacuum Lid and lock into place. The open end of the
bag should be sandwiched between the Seal Bar Insulator and the Seal Bar Heating
Element/Seal Bar Tape.
8. DO NOT try to open the Vacuum Lid before the vacuum has released or unit damage
may occur. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons on each side of the Vacuum Sealer
to release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum Lid to open.
Figure 8
9. Remove the newly sealed bag. Wait at least 20 seconds before sealing another bag to
avoid overheating the unit.
10.Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
5. Place the open end of the
bag onto the Vacuum Chamber
Seal and slightly into the Vacuum
Chamber (Figure 9).
The
Vacuum Post cannot be blocked
or covered by the bag. Make sure
there are no wrinkles or creases in
the bag in the sealing area.
8.
The SEAL Button will
automatically light up when the
bag is sealing. The appliance will
2. Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “ON”.
The ON/OFF Button on the display will illuminate and the Internal Cooling Fan will run.
7. Press the SEAL Button, this will engage the Vacuum Pump and Seal Bar
Heating Element and seal the vacuum bag. The SEAL Button on the display will
illuminate while sealing. The appliance will stop automatically and “BEEP” when the seal
process is complete.
Lid Release Button
4. Fill the vacuum bag with the
product to be vacuum sealed. The
open end of the vacuum bag must
be clean and dry to seal properly.
HINT: When filling bags, fold over
the top portion of the bag, fill the
bag, then unfold the top portion to
seal (Figure 8).
7.Press the START Button
(Figure 6), the Vacuum Pump
will engage. The START Button
will remain illuminated while
vacuuming.
1. Attach the Vacuum Sealer to the power supply.
4. Cut the vacuum bag to the length you want from a roll.
3. Press both of the Lid Release
Buttons (Figure 7) on each side
of the Vacuum Sealer to release
the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum
Lid to open.
6.Push down and close the
Vacuum Lid and lock into place.
The open end of the bag should
be sandwiched between the Seal
Bar Insulator and the Seal Bar
Heating Element/Seal Bar Tape.
Figure 6
PREPARING VAC BAGS FROM A ROLL
11.Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the power supply.
Figure 9
Seal
Bar
Insulator
Vacuum Post
Vacuum
Chamber
Seal
Seal Bar
Heating
Element/
Seal Bar
Tape
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Vacuum
Chamber
NOTE: The Vacuum Sealer is ONLY intended to be used with VACUUM BAGS. For
best results, only use the recommended vacuum bags with an embossed or mesh lining.
DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD BAGS! Any other uses of the Vacuum Sealer, other
than the uses described in this booklet, could potentially damage the appliance and void
the warranty!
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6. Remove the Plastic Lid Base, 2
Release Buttons and the 2 Release
Springs from the Stainless Steel Lid.
7. To install the new Lid Assembly, turn
the Plastic Lid Base upside down with the
Vacuum Chamber Lid Seal positioned
towards the front of the Vacuum Sealer
and the Seal Bar Insulator facing you.
8. Place the 2 Release Buttons into the
slots (Figure 20). Insert the 2 Release
Springs into the backs of the Release
Buttons.
Figure 20
Release Button
Release Spring
Seal Bar Insulator
Press the ON/OFF Button to stop the vacuum process at any point.
9. DO NOT try to open the Vacuum Lid before the vacuum has released or damage
may occur. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons (Figure 7) on each side of the
Vacuum Sealer to release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum Lid to open.
Plastic Lid Base
Screw
9.With the Vacuum Chamber Lid Posts
stop automatically and “BEEP” when the vacuum and seal processes are complete.
There are a series of seven lights on the bottom right corner of the Control Panel (Figure
6) that indicate the VACUUM/SEAL PROGRESS.
10.Remove the vacuum sealed bag. Wait at least 20 seconds before sealing another bag
to avoid overheating the unit.
Stainless Steel Lid
11.Press the ON/OFF Button (Figure 6) on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum
Sealer “OFF”.
Seal positioned towards the front of
the Vacuum Sealer and the Seal Bar
Insulator facing you, carefully position
the Plastic Lid Base Assembly back
onto the Stainless Steel Lid so that the
4 screw holes in the Plastic Lid Base
line up with the 4 screw posts on the
Stainless Steel Lid.
11.Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the power supply before leaving the work area
and when work is complete.
10. Use one hand to hold the Plastic Lid Base and the other to insert and turn the 4 Lid
Screws. HINT: It may work better to tilt the Vacuum Sealer on its side when installing
the Lid Screws.
11.When all 4 Lid Screws are installed, the Plastic Lid Base should be flush to the
Stainless Steel Lid. If it is not, then the Lid Screws may be improperly installed (i.e.
crooked or not tight enough).
REPLACING THE SEAL BAR TAPE:
Figure 18
1.Press the ON/OFF Button on the
Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer
“OFF”.
2. Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the
power supply.
3.Make sure the Vacuum Sealer is
completely cool.
4. Pick at either end of the Seal Bar
Tape covering the Seal Bar Heating
Element until it lifts slightly (Figure 18).
Grasp the loose end and slowly pull
the Seal Bar Tape back over itself until fully
removed.
Seal Bar Tape
Seal Bar Heating
Element
5. Remove the backing from a new strip of Seal Bar Tape. Be careful not to allow the
Seal Bar Tape to contact anything including itself while the adhesive side is exposed.
6. Hold one end of the Seal Bar Tape in each hand. Stick the left end of the Seal Bar
Tape to the flat area on the Base just left of the Seal Bar Heating Element. Apply the
Seal Bar Tape from left to right over the Seal Bar Heating Element. Make sure there
are no wrinkles or folds in the Seal Bar Tape once applied. The Seal Bar Tape should
fully cover the Seal Bar Heating Element.
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NOTE: The Vacuum Sealer is ONLY intended to be used with VACUUM BAGS. For
best results, only use the recommended vacuum bags with an embossed or mesh lining.
DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD BAGS! Any other uses of the Vacuum Sealer, other
than the uses described in this booklet, could potentially damage the appliance and void
the warranty!
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REPLACING THE VACUUM
CHAMBER LID SEAL:
PULSE/MANUAL SEAL MODE
The PULSE Button manually controls the
vacuum pressure when using vacuum bags to
vacuum and seal liquids, moist and/or delicate
foods to ensure that liquid does not enter
the Vacuum Chamber or that the item does
not crush. NOTE: The pulse function will not
evacuate all air from the vacuum bags.
Control Panel
Figure 10
1. Attach the Vacuum Sealer to the power
supply.
2. Press the ON/OFF Button (Figure 10) on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum
Sealer “ON”. The ON/OFF Button on the display will illuminate and the Internal
Cooling Fan will run.
3. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons on each side of the Vacuum Sealer to
release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum Lid to open.
4. Fill the vacuum bag with the product to be vacuum sealed. The open end of the
vacuum bag must be clean and dry to seal properly. HINT: When filling bags, fold over
the top portion of the bag, fill the bag, then unfold the top portion to seal.
5. Place the open end of the bag onto the Vacuum Chamber Seal and slightly into the
Vacuum Chamber. The Vacuum Post cannot be blocked or covered by the bag. Make
sure there are no wrinkles or creases in the bag in the sealing area.
6. Push down and close the Vacuum Lid and lock into place. The open end of the
bag should be sandwiched between the Seal Bar Insulator and the Seal Bar Heating
Element/Seal Bar Tape.
7. Press the PULSE Button (Figure 10) once. Then press and hold the PULSE Button
until the desired amount of air is evacuated from the bag.
8. Press the SEAL Button, this will engage the Vacuum Pump and Seal Bar Heating
Element and seal the vacuum bag. The SEAL Button on the display will illuminate while
sealing. The appliance will stop automatically and “BEEP” when the seal process is complete.
9. DO NOT try to open the Vacuum Lid before the vacuum has released or damage
may occur. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons on each side of the Vacuum Sealer
to release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum Lid to open.
10.Remove the vacuum sealed bag. Wait at least 20 seconds before sealing another bag
to avoid overheating the unit.
11.Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
12.Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the
power supply.
Plastic Lid Base
1. Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control
Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
Vacuum
Chamber
Lid Seal
2. Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the
power supply.
Figure 18
3.Make sure the Vacuum Sealer is
completely cool.
4. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons
on each side of the Vacuum Sealer to
release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum
Lid to open.
5. Remove the Vacuum Chamber Lid
Seal from the groove in the Plastic Lid
Base (Figure 18).
NOTE: The Vacuum Chamber Lid Seal
has an adhesive backing-if the adhesive
does not remove cleanly from the plastic,
use a gentle, household adhesive remover.
Make sure the surface is dry and oil free
before replacing with the new Vacuum
Chamber Lid Seal.
Lid Screws
Figure 19
6. Peel off the backing from the Vacuum
Chamber Lid Seal. Position the new
Vacuum Chamber Lid Seal into the groove
in the Plastic Lid Base.
7. Work the Vacuum Chamber Lid Seal
into the groove with your fingers until the
seal is completely in place and hold for 30
seconds. Wait for 30 minutes before using.
REPLACING THE LID ASSEMBLY:
1. Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
2. Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the power supply.
3. Make sure the Vacuum Sealer is completely cool.
4. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons on each side of the Vacuum Sealer to
release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum Lid to open.
5. Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the 4 Lid Screws in the Plastic Lid
Base (Figure 19).
NOTE: Short, narrow diameter or angled screwdrivers work best for removing
the screws.
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10.To test vacuum, gently tug on the canister lid. The lid should not move.
11.To release the vacuum and open the canister, turn the knob/dial on the canister to
the open position.
12.Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
13.Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the power supply.
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
Before cleaning, assembling or disassembling the
appliance, make sure the appliance is OFF and the PLUG IS REMOVED
FROM THE OUTLET/POWER SOURCE!
Some parts of the Vacuum Sealer may need
replacing after repeated use. A Maintenance
Kit (Sold Separately) (Figure 16) may be
necessary for the Vacuum Sealer to properly
function. NOTE: Remove the inner foam oval
from all of the foam Chamber Seals. The foam
oval can be discarded, only the outer foam ring
is needed (Figure 16a).
REPLACING THE VACUUM
CHAMBER SEAL:
1. Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control
Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
Figure 16
Vacuum Sealer
Maintenance Kit
Figure 16a
Discard
foam
ovals
3. Make sure the Vacuum Sealer is completely cool.
Figure 17
Figure 11
To only seal vacuum bags without removing
the air from the bag:
1. Attach the Vacuum Sealer to the power
supply.
2. Press the ON/OFF Button (Figure 11) on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum
Sealer “ON”. The ON/OFF Button on the display will illuminate and the Internal
Cooling Fan will run.
3. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons on each side of the Vacuum Sealer to
release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum Lid to open.
5. Place the open end of the bag onto the Vacuum Chamber Seal and slightly into the
Vacuum Chamber. The Vacuum Post cannot be blocked or covered by the bag. Make
sure there are no wrinkles or creases in the bag in the sealing area.
6. Push down and close the Vacuum Lid and lock into place. The open end of the
bag should be sandwiched between the Seal Bar Insulator and the Seal Bar Heating
Element/Seal Bar Tape.
8. DO NOT try to open the Vacuum Lid before the vacuum has released or damage
may occur. Press both of the Lid Release Buttons on each side of the Vacuum Sealer
to release the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum Lid to open.
9. Remove the sealed bag. Wait at least 20 seconds before sealing another bag to avoid
overheating the unit.
10.Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
11.Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the power supply.
6.Position a new Vacuum Vacuum
Chamber Seal into the groove Chamber
Seal
around the Vacuum Chamber
on the base of the Vacuum
Seal Bar
Sealer.
7. Work the Vacuum Chamber
Seal into the groove until the
seal is completely in place.
Control Panel
7. Press the SEAL Button (Figure 11), this will engage the Vacuum Pump and
Seal Bar Heating Element and seal the vacuum bag. The SEAL Button on the
display will illuminate while sealing. The appliance will stop automatically and “BEEP”
when the seal process is complete.
Keep
Chamber
Seals
5.Remove
the
Vacuum
Chamber Seal (NOTE: The
Vacuum Chamber Seal DOES
NOT have an adhesive backing.)
(Figure 17) from the groove
around the Vacuum Chamber
on the base of the Vacuum
Sealer.
Press the SEAL Button during the
vacuuming process or when using the Pulse
Button to initiate the seal (before the preset
vacuum pressure is reached). Also used for
only sealing vacuum bags without removing
the air from the bag.
4. Fill the vacuum bag with the product to be sealed. The open end of the vacuum bag
must be clean and dry to seal properly. HINT: When filling bags, fold over the top portion
of the bag, fill the bag, then unfold the top portion to seal.
2.Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the
power supply.
4.Press both of the Lid
Release Buttons on each side
of the Vacuum Sealer to release
the lid lock, then lift the Vacuum
Lid to open.
SEAL MODE
Heating
Element/
Seal Bar
Tape
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Vacuum
Chamber
NOTE: The Vacuum Sealer is ONLY intended to be used with VACUUM BAGS. For
best results, only use the recommended vacuum bags with an embossed or mesh lining.
DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD BAGS! Any other uses of the Vacuum Sealer, other
than the uses described in this booklet, could potentially damage the appliance and void
the warranty!
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VACUUM SEALER CANISTERS
Vacuum canisters may be used
with the Vacuum Sealer (Sold
Separately). Vacuum canisters
come with their own hose.
(Sold Separately)
Control Panel
Figure 12
Vacuum canisters may be used with the
Vacuum Sealer (Sold Separately). Vacuum
canisters come with their own hose.
(Sold Separately)
Control Panel
Figure 15
1. Attach the Vacuum Sealer to the power
supply.
1. Attach the Vacuum Sealer to
the power supply.
2. Press the ON/OFF Button
(Figure 12) on the Control Panel
to turn the Vacuum Sealer
“ON”. The ON/OFF Button on
the display will illuminate and the
Internal Cooling Fan will run.
MARINATING WITH CANISTERS
Figure 13
Accessory
Port
2. Press the ON/OFF Button (Figure 15) on
the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer
“ON”. The ON/OFF Button on the display will
illuminate and the Internal Cooling Fan will
run.
3. Insert one end of the accessory hose into the Accessory Port on the Vacuum
Sealer.
3. Insert one end of the accessory
hose into the Accessory Port
Hose
(Figure 13) on the Vacuum Accessory
Sold Separately
Sealer.
4. Insert the other end of the accessory hose into the port on the lid of the canister.
Figure 14
4. Insert the other end of the
accessory hose into the port on
the lid of the canister (Figure 14).
5. Fill the canister with the product to be marinated.
6. Turn the knob/dial on the canister to the seal position.
7.The MARINATE Button (Figure 15) has two settings:
5.Fill the canister with the
product to be vacuum sealed.
6. Turn the knob/dial on the
canister to the seal position.
Accessory Canister
Sold Separately
7. Press the ACCESSORY Button (Figure 12), this will engage the Vacuum Pump.
The ACCESSORY Button on the display will illuminate while vacuuming. The appliance will
stop automatically and “BEEP” when the seal process is complete.
8. Gently remove the accessory hose from both the canister and the Vacuum Sealer.
Wait at least 20 seconds before vacuuming another canister to avoid overheating the unit.
Be careful not to turn the knob/dial of the canister to the open position.
9. To test vacuum, gently tug on the canister lid. The lid should not move.
10.To release the vacuum and open the canister, turn the knob/dial on the canister to
the open position.
11.Press the ON/OFF Button on the Control Panel to turn the Vacuum Sealer “OFF”.
12.Disconnect the Vacuum Sealer from the power supply.
10-MINUTE MARINATE PROCESS: Press the MARINATE Button once. There are
a series of seven lights on the bottom right corner of the Control Panel (Figure 15)
that indicate the VACUUM PROGRESS. Three lights in the VACUUM PROGRESS
bar will illuminate. This will engage the 10 Minute Marinate Process.
a. Press the START Button to begin the marinating process.
b.The Vacuum Sealer will begin a process of vacuum and rest. The vacuum
will start for about 25 seconds, followed by a brief 3 ½ minute rest period. The
unit will go through a cycle of (3) 3 ½ minute rests and (3) 7 second vacuum
periods.
20-MINUTE MARINATE PROCESS: For deeper marinade penetration, use the
20-Minute Marinate Process. Press the MARINATE Button twice. There are a
series of seven lights on the bottom right corner of the Control Panel (Figure 15) that
indicate the VACUUM PROGRESS. Six lights in the VACUUM PROGRESS bar will
illuminate. This will engage the 20 Minute Marinate Process.
a. Press the START Button to begin the marinating process.
b.The Vacuum Sealer will begin a process of vacuum and rest. The vacuum
will start for about 25 seconds, followed by a brief 6 ½ minute rest period. The
unit will go through a cycle of (2) 6 ½ minute rests and (2) 7 second vacuum
periods. The Vacuum Sealer will finish with (1) 3 minute rest period and a 7
second vacuum period.
8. Once the marinating process is complete the Vacuum Sealer will “BEEP” and the
process will end.
CAUTION! It is important to follow the “Food Safety” guidelines. For the most
up to date instruction visit the USDA website.
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9. Gently remove the accessory hose from both the canister and the Vacuum Sealer. Be
careful not to turn the knob/dial of the canister to the open position.
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