V A C U U M V A C U U M S E A L I N G S E A L I N G S Y S T E M S Y S T E M Registering your appliance is quick and easy at www.foodsaver.com/register. If you register on our website, you will have the opportunity to receive special bag and accessory introductory offers. Refer to the registration card inside the box. For important safety information and helpful tips, please visit us at www.foodsaver.com to get tips on vacuum sealing and order FoodSaver® brand accessories, bags and rolls, or call 1-877-777-8042 (U.S.). User Manual & Recipe Book ©2010 Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions. All rights reserved. Distributed by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Printed in China. P.N. 139582 for V3000 series appliances Models V3020 & 3040 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 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. Congratulations… Free Gift with Registration! You are about to enjoy the freshness benefits of FoodSaver®, The #1 Selling Brand of Vacuum Packaging Systems. For years, the FoodSaver® Vacuum Packaging System has helped millions of households keep food fresh longer in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry. The FoodSaver® system is designed to remove air and extend freshness up to five times longer than conventional storage methods. Keep your FoodSaver® appliance on your countertop, and you’ll soon discover its convenience and versatility. Register now and you’ll receive a free gift. It’s our “thanks” to you for being a FoodSaver® customer. welcome Important Safeguards & Tips Register online at www.foodsaver.com/register. You’ll have access to special sale items for online registrants only! Questions? Contact customer service at 877-777-8042 or visit www.foodsaver.com. Do not return this product to place of purchase. For Household Use Only SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 1 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 2 FoodSaver® V3000 Series Shown V3040, V3020 operates in the same manner except where noted. 1 2 3 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. 4 5 The user-friendly control panel makes it easy for you to get the most out of your FoodSaver® System. 1 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. 3 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 4 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). 3 inc he s Fig. 1 SE AL ED EN OP EN END D Fig. 1 2. Lift door, insert bag end (Fig. 2). Fig. 2 how to how to 2. Rotate latch to unlock, lift sealing door, place bag over sealing strip (Fig. 1). 2 3. Lower door and rotate latch. Press Seal button (Fig. 2). Fig. 3 Fig. 2 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). Fig. 4 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). 5 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 6 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. 7 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. www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 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. www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 8 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 ® ® storage guide 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 ® 1 week 1-3 days Harder Berries 9 Nuts www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 ® ® Prepared Liquids Sauces, Soups, Stews Bottled Liquids Oils Dry Foods ® storage guide Foods Where to Store Powdery Foods ® ® ® Snack Foods ® www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 10 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 11 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 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 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 12 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. 13 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 recipes ® 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). www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 14 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 recipes 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. 15 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 Solution www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 16 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. 17 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 www.foodsaver.com 1-877-777-8042 18 warranty Trouble-Shooting cont.