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for V3000 series appliances
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Welcome to FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System
Important Safeguards
Important Tips
For your own safety, always follow these basic
precautions when using a FoodSaver® appliance:
1.Read the User Manual carefully for operating
instructions. Read all instructions in this manual
before use.
2.Do not use appliance on wet surfaces or outdoors.
3.To protect against electric shock, do not immerse
any part of appliance, power cord or plug in water
or other liquid. Unplug from outlet when not in use
and before cleaning.
4.To disconnect, unplug power cord from electrical
outlet. Do not disconnect by pulling on cord.
5.Do not operate appliance with a damaged
power cord or plug. Do not operate appliance
if it malfunctions or is in any way damaged. For
details, contact Consumer Services at number
listed below.
6. Use appliance only for its intended use.
7.Closely supervise children when using any
electrical appliance. Do not allow appliance to be
used as a toy.
8.Caution: A short power cord is provided to
reduce risks from entanglement or tripping over
a longer cord. An extension cord may be used
when marked electrical rating is no less than
electrical rating of this appliance. All cords should
not drape over counter or tabletop where cords
can be tripped over or pulled on unintentionally,
especially by children.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric
burner, or heated oven. Extreme caution must
be used when moving products containing hot
liquids.
11. Wait 20 seconds between seals to allow appliance
to cool.
1. Vacuum packaging is NOT a substitute for the
heat process of canning. Perishables still need to
be refrigerated or frozen.
2. For best results, use only with FoodSaver® Bags,
Rolls, Containers and Accessories.
3.During the vacuum packaging process, small
amounts of liquids, crumbs or food particles
can be inadvertently pulled into the Vacuum
Channel. Empty the Drip Tray after each use.
4. Avoid overfilling, always leave at least 3 inches
of bag material between bag contents and top
of bag. This allows room for the bag material
to cinch tightly against the food and prevents
the bag from pulling out of the vacuum channel
during the sealing process. Then leave at least
one additional inch of bag material for each time
you plan to reuse bag.
5. Do not create your own side seams for a
FoodSaver® Bag. These bags are manufactured
with a special side seam, which is sealed all the
way to the outer edge.
6. To prevent wrinkles in the seal when vacuum
packaging bulky items, gently stretch bag flat
while inserting bag into vacuum channel and
continue to hold bag until vacuum pump starts.
7. When you are vacuum packaging items with sharp
edges (dry spaghetti, silverware, etc.), protect bag
from punctures by wrapping item in soft cushioning
material, such as a paper towel. You may want to
use a canister or Mason jar instead of a bag.
8.When using accessories, remember to leave one
inch of space at top of canister or container.
9.Pre-freeze fruits and blanch vegetables before
vacuum packaging for best results. See
“Guidelines for Vacuum Packaging” section.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). As a safety feature,
this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat
this safety feature.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FoodSaver® V3000 Series
Shown V3040, V3020 operates in the same manner except where noted.
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Adjustable
Food Settings
Seal
Button
Vacuum & Seal
Button
Easy Operation
Features
Touchpad Control Panel
Wipes down easily to make clean up a
snap.
Adjustable Food Settings
Change seal level for type of
food—moist or dry.
Features
Vacuums, seals and shuts off
automatically with a single touch.
Seal Indicator
Vacuum
Light
Indicator Light
Seal Button
Immediately stops the vacuum process to
prevent crushing.
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The user-friendly control panel makes it easy for you to get the most out of your FoodSaver® System.
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Adjustable Food Settings
Select food type to optimize the seal – Dry (normal seal time) for foods without liquid;
Moist (longer seal time) for juicy foods.
2 Seal Button
This button has three uses:
1. Press to create a seal when making bags from a FoodSaver® Roll.
2. Press to immediately stop the vacuum process and begin sealing the bag. This prevents crushing
delicate items such as bread, cookies and pastries.
3. Press to create a seal on Mylar bags (such as a potato chip bag) to keep food sealed airtight.
3 Vacuum & Seal Button
This button has two uses:
1. Press to vacuum package and seal food airtight. Appliance shuts off automatically.
2. Press to cancel any process at any point.
Easy-clean Drip Tray
Removes easily, dishwasher safe.
Extra-deep and antibacterial.
Accessory Hose Storage (not shown)
Keeps Accessory Hose handy
and protected, storage clips included.
Extra-wide Sealing Strip
Accessory Port
Allows vacuum packaging
with FoodSaver® Canisters
and Accessories
Easy-lock Latch
Latches lid tight, securing bag
for vacuuming and sealing.
4 Seal Indicator Light
This light has two uses:
1. Constant light indicates sealing process is engaged.
2. Flashes to indicate error.
5 Vacuum Indicator Light
Shows progress of vacuum and seal process. Shuts off when the full process is finished.
Provides extra-secure, air-tight seal.
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How to
Make a Bag from a FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing Roll
How to
Vacuum Seal with FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing Bags
1. Using scissors, cut enough bag material to hold item,
plus 3 inches (7.6cm).
1. Begin with a FoodSaver ® Vacuum Sealing System Bag (Fig. 1)
(or create a bag as described in the “How to Make a Bag from
a FoodSaver ® Vacuum Sealing Roll” section).
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2. Lift door, insert bag end (Fig. 2).
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2. Rotate latch to unlock, lift sealing door,
place bag over sealing strip (Fig. 1).
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3. Lower door and rotate latch.
Press Seal button (Fig. 2).
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3. Lower door and rotate latch.
Press Vacuum & Seal button (Fig. 3).
4. After red light goes off, rotate latch to unlock,
lift door and remove bag (Fig. 3).
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4. Once Seal light goes off, unlatch, lift door and
remove sealed bag (Fig. 4).
Fig. 3
5. Now you are ready to
vacuum seal with your
new bag (see next page).
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Vacuum Packaging and Food Safety
vacuum packaging
The vacuum packaging process extends the life of
foods by removing most of the air from the sealed
container, thereby reducing oxidation, which affects
nutritional value, flavor and overall quality. Removing
air can also inhibit growth of microorganisms, which
can cause problems under certain conditions:
Mold – Easily identified by its fuzzy characteristic.
Mold cannot grow in a low oxygen environment,
therefore vacuum packaging can slow the growth
of mold.
Yeast – Results in fermentation, which can be
identified by smell and taste. Yeast needs water,
sugar and a moderate temperature to grow. It causes
also survive with or without air. Slowing the growth
of yeast requires refrigeration, while freezing stops
it completely.
Bacteria – Results in an unpleasant odor,
discoloration and/or soft or slimy texture. Under
the right conditions, anaerobic bacteria such as
Clostridium botulinum (the organism that causes
Botulism) can grow without air and sometimes
cannot be detected by smell or taste. Although it
is extremely rare, it can be very dangerous.
To preserve foods safely, it is critical that you
maintain low temperatures. You can significantly
reduce the growth of microorganisms at
temperatures of 40°F (4°C) or below. Freezing at 0°F
(-17°C) does not kill microorganisms, but stops them
from growing. For long-term storage, always freeze
perishable foods that have been vacuum packaged,
and keep refrigerated after thawing.
It is important to note that vacuum packaging is NOT
a substitute for canning and it cannot reverse the
dete­rio­ration of foods. It can only slow down the
changes in quality. It is difficult to predict how long
foods will retain their top-quality flavor, appearance
or texture because it depends on age and condition
of the food on the day it was vacuumed packaged.
IMPORTANT: Vacuum packaging is NOT a ­substitute
for refrigeration or freezing. Any ­perishable foods
that require refrigeration must still be refrigerated
or frozen after vacuum packaging.
Food Preparation and Reheating Tips
Thawing and Reheating Vacuum Packaged Foods
Always thaw foods in either refrigerator or ­­­­
microwave — do not thaw perishable foods
at room temperature.
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To reheat foods in a microwave in a FoodSaver®
Bag, always cut corner of the bag before placing it
on a microwave-safe dish. However, to avoid hot
spots, do not reheat bone-in meat or greasy foods
in microwave within a FoodSaver® Bag. You can also
reheat foods in FoodSaver® Bags by placing them in
water at a low simmer below 170°F (75°C).
Preparation Guidelines for Meat and Fish:
For best results, pre-freeze meat and fish for 1-2
hours before vacuum packaging in a FoodSaver®
Bag. This helps retain the juice and shape, and
guarantees a better seal.
If it’s not possible to pre-freeze, place a folded
paper towel between meat or fish and top of bag,
but below seal area. Leave paper towel in bag to
absorb excess moisture and juices ­during vacuum
packaging process.
Note: Beef may appear darker after vacuum
packaging due to the removal of oxygen.
This is not an indication of spoilage.
Preparation Guidelines for Hard Cheeses:
To keep cheese fresh, vacuum package it after each
use. Make your FoodSaver® Bag extra long, allowing
one inch of bag material for each time you plan to
open and reseal in addition to the 3-inch room you
normally leave between contents and seal. Simply
cut sealed edge and remove cheese. When you’re
ready to repackage the cheese, just drop it in bag
and reseal.
IMPORTANT: Due to the risk of anaerobic bacteria,
soft cheeses should never be vacuum packaged.
Preparation Guidelines for Vegetables:
Vegetables need to be blanched before vacuum
pack­ag­­­­­­­­ing. This process stops the enzyme action
that could lead to loss of flavor, color and texture.
To blanch vegetables, place them in boiling water
or in the microwave until they are cooked, but still
crisp. Blanching times range from 1 to 2 minutes for
leafy greens and peas; 3 to 4 minutes for snap peas,
sliced zucchini or broccoli; 5 minutes for carrots; and
7 to 11 minutes for corn on the cob. After blanching,
immerse ­vegetables in cold water to stop the
cooking process. Finally, dry vegetables on a towel
before ­vacuum packaging.
Note: All vegetables (including broccoli, brussels
sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips)
naturally emit gases during storage. Therefore, after
blanching, they must be stored in freezer only.
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When freezing vegetables, it is best to pre-freeze
them for 1-2 hours or until solidly frozen. To freeze
vegetables in individual servings, first place on
a ­baking sheet and spread them out so they are
not touching. This prevents them from freezing
together in a block. Once they are frozen, remove
from baking sheet and vacuum ­package vegetables
in a FoodSaver® Bag. After they have been vacuum
packaged, return them to the freezer.
IMPORTANT: Due to the risk of anaerobic bacteria,
fresh mushrooms, onions, & garlic should never
be vacuum packaged.
Preparation Guidelines for Leafy Vegetables:
For best results, use a canister to store leafy
vegetables. First wash the vegetables, and then dry
with a towel or salad spinner. After they are dried,
put them in a canister and vacuum package. Store
in refrigerator.
Preparation Guidelines for Fruits:
When freezing soft fruits or berries, it is best to prefreeze them for 1-2 hours or until solidly frozen. To
freeze fruit in individual servings, first place on a
baking sheet and spread them out so they are not
touching. This prevents them from freezing together
in a block. Once they are frozen, remove from baking
sheet and vacuum package fruit in a FoodSaver®
Bag. After they have been vacuum packaged, return
them to the freezer.
You can vacuum package portions for baking, or in
your favorite combinations for easy fruit salad all year
round. If storing in the refrigerator, we recommend
using a FoodSaver® Canister.
Preparation Guidelines for Baked Goods:
To vacuum package soft or airy baked goods, we
­recommend using a FoodSaver® Canister so they
will hold their shape. If using a bag, pre-freeze for
1-2 hours or until solidly frozen. To save time, make
cookie dough, pie shells, whole pies, or mix dry
ingredients in advance and vacuum package for
later use.
Preparation Guidelines for Coffee and Powdery
Foods:
To prevent food particles from being drawn into
­vacuum pump, place a coffee filter or paper towel at
top of bag or canister before vacuum ­packaging. You
can also place the food in its original bag inside a
FoodSaver® Bag, or use a FoodSaver® Universal Lid
with the original container to vacuum package.
Preparation Guidelines for Liquids:
Before you vacuum package liquids such as soup
stock, pre-freeze in a casserole dish, loaf pan or ice
cube tray until solid. Remove frozen liquid from pan
and vacuum package in a FoodSaver® Bag. You can
stack these “frozen bricks” in your freezer. When
you’re ready to use, just cut corner of bag and place
in a dish in microwave or drop into water at a low
­simmer, below 170°F (75°C).
To vacuum package non-carbonated bottled liquids,
you can use a FoodSaver® Bottle Stopper with the
original container. Remember to leave at least one
inch of room between contents and bottom of Bottle
Stopper. You can re-seal bottles after each use.
Preparation Guidelines for Make-ahead Meals,
Leftovers and Sandwiches:
Efficiently store your make-ahead meals, leftovers
and sandwiches in the stackable, lightweight
FoodSaver® containers. They are microwaveable,
top rack dishwasher safe ­and come with a custom
adaptor. The lightweight containers will be ready to
head off to the office or school when you are!
Preparation Guidelines for Snack Foods:
Your snack foods will maintain their freshness
longer when you vacuum package them. For best
results, use a FoodSaver® Canister for crushable
items like crackers.
Vacuum Packaging Non-Food Items
The FoodSaver® vacuum packaging system also
protects non-food items from oxidation, corrosion
and moisture. Simply follow the directions to vacuum
package items using FoodSaver® Bags, Canisters and
Accessories.
To vacuum package silver, wrap fork tines in soft
­cushioning material, such as a paper towel, to
avoid puncturing bag. Your FoodSaver® Bags are
ideal for outdoor excursions. For camping and
hiking, keep your matches, maps and food dry and
compact. To have fresh water for drinking, simply
fill a FoodSaver® Bag with ice, seal it and when
needed, let the ice pack melt. If you’re going sailing
or boating, vacuum package your food, film and a dry
change of clothes. Just remember to bring scissors or
a knife to open the bag.
To keep emergency kits safe and dry, vacuum
package flares, batteries, flashlights, matches,
candles and other necessities. Your emergency items
will stay dry and organized in your home, car or boat.
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vacuum packaging
Guidelines
for Vacuum Packaging
Storage Guide
Meat, Cheese, Vegetables, Fruits
Baked Goods, Coffee, Snacks and Liquids
Recommended
FoodSaver®
Bag/Accessory
Storage Life
with FoodSaver®
Normal
Storage Life
Foods
Where
to Store
Recommended
FoodSaver®
Bag/Accessory
Storage
life with
FoodSaver®
Normal
Storage Life
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1-3 years
6-12 months
Baked Goods
Meat
Bagels, Bread,
Pastries
Beef, Pork, Lamb
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
Ground Meat
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1 year
4 months
Poultry
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2-3 years
6 months
Fish
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2 years
6 months
Almonds,
Peanuts
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bag, Canister
2 years
6 months
Sunflower
Seeds
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bag, Canister
2 years
6 months
Coffee Beans
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2-3 years
6 months
Coffee Beans
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bag, Canister
1 year
3 months
Ground Coffee
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 years
6 months
Ground Coffee
Pantry
FoodSaver Bag, Canister
5-6 months
1 month
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1-2 years
3-6 months
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bottle Stopper
1-11⁄2 years
5-6 months
Beans, Grains
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bag, Canister
1-2 years
6 months
Pasta, Rice
Pantry
FoodSaver Bag, Canister
1-2 years
6 months
Dry Milk
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bag, Canister
1-2 years
6 months
Dried Coconut
Pantry
FoodSaver Bag, Canister
1-2 years
6 months
Flour
Pantry
FoodSaver Bag, Canister
1-2 years
6 months
Sugar, Brown
Sugar
Pantry
FoodSaver Bag, Canister
1-2 years
6 months
Chips
Pantry
FoodSaver® Canister
3-6 weeks
1-2 weeks
Cookies,
Crackers
Pantry
FoodSaver Canister
3-6 weeks
1-2 weeks
2-3 years
6 months
Hard Cheeses ( Do not vacuum package soft cheese )
Cheddar, Swiss
Refrigerator
FoodSaver Bag,
Canister
4-8 months
1-2 weeks
Parmesan
Refrigerator
FoodSaver® Bag,
Canister
4-8 months
1-2 weeks
Coffee
Vegetables ( Do not vacuum package fresh mushrooms, onions & garlic )
Asparagus
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2-3 years
8 months
Broccoli, Cauliflower
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2-3 years
8 months
Cabbage, Brussels
Sprouts
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2-3 years
8 months
Corn (cob or kernel)
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2-3 years
8 months
Green Beans
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2-3 years
8 months
Refrigerator
FoodSaver® Canister
2 weeks
3-6 days
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2-3 years
8 months
Lettuce, Spinach
Snow Peas, Snap Peas
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Fruits
Apricots, Plums
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1-3 years
6-12 months
Peaches, Nectarines
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1-3 years
6-12 months
Softer Berries
Raspberries,
Blackberries
Refrigerator
FoodSaver® Canister
Strawberries
Refrigerator
FoodSaver Canister
1 week
1-3 days
Blueberries
Refrigerator
FoodSaver® Canister
2 weeks
3-6 days
Cranberries
Refrigerator
FoodSaver® Canister
2 weeks
3-6 days
Huckleberries
Refrigerator
FoodSaver® Canister
2 weeks
3-6 days
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1 week
1-3 days
Harder Berries
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Prepared Liquids
Sauces, Soups,
Stews
Bottled Liquids
Oils
Dry Foods
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storage guide
Foods
Where
to Store
Powdery Foods
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Snack Foods
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1. Prepare container according to FoodSaver ®
Accessory Guidelines .
2. Insert one end of Accessory Hose into Accessory
Port on appliance. Insert other end into port on
accessory. Twist tab on Accessory Hose while
inserting to ensure a tight fit.
3. Press Vacuum & Seal Button.
4. When motor and Indicator Light turn off, ­vacuum
process is complete. Note that the appliance
will still go through sealing cycle even when
Recipes
for your FoodSaver® Appliance
vacuuming an accessory. You will hear Motor
shut off and then the sealing cycle will begin.
5. Gently twist and remove Accessory Hose from
accessory and appliance.
6. To test vacuum, simply tug on accessory lid. It
should not move.
Note: For important tips on using accessories with
different foods, please refer to the FoodSaver ®
Reference Guide.
How to
Open FoodSaver® Accessories after Vacuum Packaging
FoodSaver Vacuum Packaging Canisters (without
large knob on lid)
To release vacuum and open, push gray rubber
button on lid.
FoodSaver Bulk Canisters and Quick Marinators
(with large knob on lid) and Universal Lids.
To release vacuum and open, turn knob on lid
to open.
FoodSaver Jar Sealer with Mason Jars
For use with Ball® and Kerr ® brand Mason jars.
Important: Do NOT use screw bands when vacuum
packaging jars. To open, wedge spoon between
Mason jar lid and highest part of threaded rim.
Twist spoon gently to release vacuum.
FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers
To release vacuum and open, twist and pull up
on Bottle Stopper.
Care and Cleaning
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Main Street Meatloaf
This meatloaf is a fantastic All-American version of classic meatloaf! Any leftovers can be packaged
in a FoodSaver® Vacuum Storage Bag and frozen.
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
½ tsp. dried marjoram
¾ cup yellow onion, chopped
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup celery, with leaves, chopped
1 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
½ cup carrots, peeled and finely chopped
2 lbs. lean ground beef
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
½ lb. ground veal
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ lb. ground pork
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¾ cup plain bread crumbs
½ cup light cream
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ cup ketchup
½ cup tomato sauce
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
3 thick slices bacon, uncooked
½ tsp. dried thyme
canola oil nonstick cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Coat a large rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. In a heavy skillet over
medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the onion, celery, carrots, parsley and garlic until softened and
the moisture has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. In a large
bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, ketchup, nutmeg, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper. To the egg
mixture, add the meats, bread crumbs and cooled vegetables, mixing thoroughly with a wooden spoon or
your hands. Form the mixture into a large oval and place in the baking dish. Mix the Worcestershire sauce
into the tomato sauce and spoon over the top of the meatloaf. Place the bacon slices lengthwise over the
tomato sauce. Place the pan on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Remove from the oven, loosely cover and allow to rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve immediately
or seal and freeze as needed.
To Clean Appliance:
Remove Power Cord from electrical outlet. Do not immerse in liquid.
Check Gaskets and around Drip Tray to make sure they are free
from food materials. Wipe off gasket with warm soapy cloth if needed.
Bottom gasket may be removed for cleaning. Clean with warm, soapy
water. The top gasket is not removable.
The Removable Drip Tray makes cleanup easy when small amounts
of liquids are inadvertently pulled into the Vacuum Channel during
vacuum process.
Empty Drip Tray after each use. Wash in warm soapy water or place in top
rack of dishwasher. Dry thoroughly before re-inserting into the appliance.
Always leave lid latch in open or store position, never leave in closed
position. When appliance is left in closed position, the gaskets become
compressed and the unit may not function properly.
Do not leave appliance outside in the environment while not in use.
For additional delicious recipes using the
FoodSaver® system to prepare foods in advance,
check our website, www.foodsaver.com.
recipes
care & cleaning
How to
Vacuum Package with FoodSaver® Accessories
Serves 8 or makes 2 meals of 4 servings each.
Remove All Food
Around Gaskets
Lift Drip Tray Out
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Grilled Tarragon Mustard Chicken
Smoky Tomato, New Potato & Fresh Pea Stew
Tender grilled chicken, marinated in the FoodSaver Quick Marinating Canister, is a perfect foundation for
any meal!
Use handy FoodSaver® Vacuum Storage Bags to freeze pre-chopped onions, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes and
parsley. Makes dinner time a snap to prepare!
3 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves
(about 8 pieces)
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ½ Ibs. new red potatoes, unpeeled, diced
4 cups Oregano & Garlic Tomato Sauce (below)
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. lowfat margarine
½ cup dry white wine
recipes
1 cup Tarragon Mustard Marinade (below), divided
Prepare a charcoal or gas grill to medium high heat. Place the chicken breasts in the FoodSaver® Quick
Marinating Canister, cover with 1/2-cup marinade and vacuum seal. Marinate for 20 minutes. Remove the
chicken from the canister and discard the marinade. Lightly wipe the grill rack with cooking oil. Place the
chicken breasts on the grill and cook over medium-high heat until well browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Turn the chicken and cook until the meat is no longer pink and the internal temperature reaches 170° F
on an instant read thermometer. When the chicken is pierced with a fork, the juices should run clear. While
the chicken is grilling, melt the margarine in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the remaining
marinade and wine and bring to a boil. Cook the sauce at a high simmer, stirring constantly until slightly
thickened. Reduce the heat to low and simmer another 4 minutes. To serve, place 4 grilled chicken pieces
on a platter and ladle the sauce over each. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Cool the remaining 4 grilled chicken breasts, separate into individual portion control sizes, vacuum seal
and freeze.
Tarragon Mustard Vinaigrette
3 Tbsp. champagne vinegar
½ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
1 tsp. lemon juice
¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. dried tarragon
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, lemon juice and spices, until blended. Drizzle in the
olive oil, whisking constantly, until thoroughly blended.
Makes 1 cup.
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½ tsp. bottled liquid smoke flavoring
4 medium beefsteak tomatoes, chopped
1 ½ cups fresh peas, (you may substitute frozen,
thawed peas)
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
salt and pepper to taste
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In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until the
onion is soft. Add the potatoes, Oregano & Garlic Tomato Sauce, water and liquid smoke flavoring. Bring
the stew to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Add
the tomatoes, peas, parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine, cover and simmer until the peas
are just tender.
Oregano & Garlic Tomato Sauce
Use this flavorful sauce immediately or pre-freeze and vacuum seal in a FoodSaver® Vacuum Storage Bag
for easy reheating.
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 28 oz. cans whole peeled tomatoes
3 cups tomato sauce (15 oz. can plus 8 oz. can)
5 Tbsp. canned tomato paste
3 cups water
1 tsp. sugar
¾ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté
until softened, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, crush the tomatoes and add to the saucepan with the
remaining ingredients. Stir well to blend, reduce the heat to simmer and cook uncovered for 45 minutes,
stirring occasionally, reducing and slightly thickening the sauce.
Makes 16 cups (4 quarts).
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Trouble-Shooting
Use the FoodSaver® Quick Marinating Canister for quick results in marinating these fillets to perfection.
4 6-oz. salmon fillets
1 Cup Far East Marinade (below), divided
Problem
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Red Seal LED Flashing
• Unit is overheated. Always allow 20 seconds between seals. Under heavy
usage, appliance will shut off automatically and Red Light will flash. Wait for
20 min for unit to cool off.
• Always wait 20 seconds between seals.
• Latch has been left closed position: Gaskets may be compressed. Unlatch and
allow 10 to 20 minutes for gaskets to expand.
• Vacuum pump running more than 120 seconds. Under heavy usage, appliance
will shut off automatically and Red Light will flash. See next section “Vacuum
Pump is running, but bag is not evacuating”.
Vacuum Pump is
running, but bag
is not evacuating
• If making a bag from a roll, make sure one end of bag is sealed. See “How to
Make a Bag from a FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing Roll”.
• Adjust the bag and try again. Make sure the open end of the bag in down
inside the vacuum channel.
• Check for wrinkles in bag along Sealing Strip. To prevent wrinkles in the seal,
gently stretch bag flat while inserting bag into vacuum channel.
• Open unit and make sure gaskets are inserted properly and there are no
foreign objects, dirt or debris on the top or bottom gasket (see “Care and
Cleaning”).
• Latch has been left closed position: Gaskets may be compressed. Unlatch and
allow 10 to 20 minutes for gaskets to expand.
• Make sure the accessory hose is not attached to accessory port.
• Make sure the lid is latched down all the way. If the latch does not catch the
lid and bring it down, there will be a leak between the gaskets.
Gasket is loose or has
a tear
• Take out the gasket, clean it and reinsert the gasket into the vacuum channel
(see “Care and Cleaning”).
• Call 877-777-8042 or visit website for replacement.
Bag is not sealing
properly
• Too much liquid in bag, freeze before vacuuming.
• Check for food debris around seal area. If present, take out the Gasket, clean
it and reinsert the Gasket into the Vacuum Channel (see “Care and Cleaning”).
• Bag has wrinkles: to prevent wrinkles in the seal, gently stretch bag flat while
inserting bag into vacuum channel.
No lights on the
control panel
• Make sure unit is plugged in.
• Make sure wall outlet is functional.
• Make sure lid is all the way down, and the latch is in the locked position.
2 stalks lemongrass, cut in half
1 red onion, skin removed, and quartered
Place the fillets in the Quick Marinating Canister with ½-cup marinade, vacuum seal and marinate for at
least 20 minutes. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for medium heat. Remove the salmon and discard the
marinade. Place the salmon fillets on the grill with a piece of lemongrass on each fillet. Place an onion
quarter beside each fillet. Cover the grill and cook for 6 minutes. Turn the fillets over and brush with the
remaining ½-cup marinade. Turn the onion quarters and place the lemongrass on top of each fillet. Cover
and cook another 4 to 6 minutes, until the fish flakes easily. To serve, plate each fillet with a piece of
lemongrass on top and the grilled quartered onion beside the fillet.
Serves 4.
Far East Marinade
½ cup dry sherry
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
¼ cup sake or rice wine
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 Tbsp. fresh garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. hot Asian chile paste
Whisk all ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended.
Makes 2 cups; enough for 6 pounds of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp or fish.
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trouble-shooting
Grilled Far East Salmon Fillets
Problem
Solution
trouble-shooting
Nothing happens
when latch is closed
and button is pressed
• Make sure unit is plugged in.
• Make sure wall outlet is functional.
• Open latch, make sure lid is all the way down, re-latch lid.
Cannot insert bag
into machine
• Make sure there is enough bag material to reach center of drip tray. Always
allow three inches (7.62mm) extra space to allow the bag to seal tightly
around food contents.
• Gently stretch bag flat while inserting. Insert bag CURL DOWN into Vacuum
Channel.
Air was removed from
the bag, but now air
has re-entered
• Examine the seal. A winkle along the seal may cause air to re-enter the bag.
To prevent wrinkles in the seal, gently stretch bag flat while inserting bag into
vacuum channel.
• Sometimes moisture or food material (such as juices, grease, crumbs,
powders, etc.) along seal prevents bag from sealing properly. Cut bag open,
wipe top inside of bag and reseal.
• Sharp food items may have punctured bag. Use a new bag if there is a hole.
Cover sharp food items with a soft cushioning material, such as a paper towel,
and reseal.
• Fermentation or the release of natural gases from inside the foods may have
occurred. When this happens, food may have begun to spoil and should be
discarded.
Bag Melts
If you need further
assistance:
• Sealing Strip may have become too hot. Always wait at least 20 seconds for
appliance to cool down before you vacuum package another item.
• Use FoodSaver brand bags. Our FoodSaver® Bags and Rolls are specially
designed for FoodSaver® units.
• Call Consumer Services at 1-877-777-8042.
• For additional tips and answers to frequently asked questions,
go to www.foodsaver.com/Support.aspx
1 Year Limited Warranty
Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions or if in Canada, Sunbeam
Corporation (Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions (collectively “JCS”) warrants
that for a period of one year from the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and
workmanship. JCS, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to
be defective during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product
or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with a similar product of
equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or
mechanical functions on this product. Doing so will void this warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase and is not
transferable. Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance.
JCS dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling JCS products do not have the right to alter, modify or any
way change the terms and conditions of this warranty.
This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent
use or misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions,
disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than JCS or an authorized JCS service center. Further, the
warranty does not cover: Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.
What are the limits on JCS’s Liability?
JCS shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the breach of any express,
implied or statutory warranty or condition.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the above warranty.
JCS disclaims all other warranties, conditions or representations, express, implied, statutory or otherwise.
JCS shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability
to use the product including incidental, special, consequential or similar damages or loss of profits, or for
any breach of contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim brought against purchaser by any other
party.
Some provinces, states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may
not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from province to
province, state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
In the U.S.A.
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call
1.877.777.8042 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.
In Canada
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call
1.877.804.5383 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.
In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer
Solutions located in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. In Canada, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Corporation
(Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, located at 20 B Hereford Street, Brampton,
Ontario L6Y 0M1. If you have any other problem or claim in connection with this product, please write our
Consumer Service Department.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO ANY OF THESE ADDRESSES OR TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE.
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