FoodSaver GameSaver Pro Food Saver User Manual

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Tips for Successful Vacuum Packaging
For more usage tips and safety information, please refer to the FoodSaver® Reference Guide or visit our website at www.foodsaver.com.
Tips on Sealing a Bag
Prevent moisture or liquid from being pulled
into the Vacuum Channel or trapped in the
seal. Either pre-freeze moist foods such as raw meat
for 1-2 hours before vacuum packaging, or place a
folded paper towel between food and end of bag to
absorb excess liquids. Be sure to leave at least
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3 inches between paper towel and end of the bag so
that bag seals properly with paper towel inside.
Make sure the Seal Level (D) is set to the
appropriate setting.
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 FoodSaver® Bags, Canisters
and Accessories.
Tips on Removing Air from a Bag
Check for wrinkles in the bag along the Sealing
Strip. Wrinkles in seal may cause leakage and allow
air to come back into bag. Check for wrinkles in bag
along Sealing Strip (P) before closing lid and vacuum
packaging. If you find wrinkles after sealing bag,
simply cut bag open and vacuum package again.
If motor runs for more than 30 seconds without stopping, you may need to adjust bag and try
again. If you are making initial seal on a piece of bag
material with two open ends, make sure end of bag
is placed on Sealing Strip, not in the Vacuum
Channel (L). If you are vacuum packaging with a bag,
make sure open end is placed down inside Vacuum
Channel and make sure Accessory Hose (F) is not
attached. If you are vacuum packaging with an
accessory, check Accessory Hose in appliance lid and
in accessory to ensure a tight fit. Make sure Seal
Level (E) is set to appropriate position.
amounts of liquids, crumbs or food particles can
be inadvertently pulled into Vacuum Channel,
clogging the pump and damaging your appliance.
To prevent this, follow these tips:
a. For moist and juicy foods such as raw meats:
Freeze first and avoid overfilling bags. You can
also place a folded paper towel inside top of bag,
but below seal area, before vacuum packaging.
b. For soups, sauces and liquids: Freeze first and
avoid overfilling bags. Or, use a canister in
refrigerator.
c. For powdery or fine-grained foods: Avoid
overfilling bags or use a canister. You can also
place a coffee filter or paper towel inside
before vacuum packaging.
d. If your appliance features a Drip Tray (M),
empty and clean after each use.
4. To avoid overfilling, always leave at least 3 inches
Tips
sure the roll itself is tucked back into Roll Storage
Compartment (O) or it could prevent appliance
from operating properly.
GameSaver® Turbo Plus and
FoodSaver® Professional III Plus
General Tips
3. During the vacuum packaging process, small
Make sure you’ve placed the bag in the proper
place. When vacuum packaging, make sure open end
of the bag is inside Vacuum Channel (L). Also make
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Tips for Successful Vacuum Packaging
of bag material between bag contents and top of
bag. 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 seal when vacuum
packaging bulky items, gently stretch bag flat
along Sealing Strip before you close lid.
7. If you are unsure your bag was sealed properly,
simply reseal bag about 1⁄4 inch above first seal.
Features of Your Appliance
A Accessory Hose
Storage (under lid)
B Seal
Button
C Progress
Indicator Lights
8. 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.
9. When using accessories, remember to leave one
inch of space at top of canister or container.
10. Pre-freeze fruits and blanch vegetables before
vacuum packaging for best results. See pages 2-3
of FoodSaver® Reference Guide for more
information.
D Digital
Display
E
Seal Level
Button(s) (5-Level)
F
Accessory
Hose
G Vacuum/Cancel
Button
J
H Pulse
Button
K Bag
Cutter
I
Accessory
Port
Canister
Button
11. CAUTION: THIS SEALER IS NOT FOR
COMMERCIAL USE. IF SEALING MORE THAN
30 BAGS OR CANISTERS IN A ROW, WAIT AT
LEAST 25 MINUTES BEFORE CONTINUING TO
USE YOUR VACUUM FOOD SEALER.
L
Vacuum
Channel
M Easy-clean
Drip Tray
O Built-in Roll Storage
Compartment
P Extra-wide
Sealing Strip
N Rubber
Gasket
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For important safety information and helpful tips, please refer to the FoodSaver® Reference Guide
included with your appliance. Questions? Visit us at www.foodsaver.com or call 1-800-777-5452 (U.S.)
or 1-877-804-5383 (Canada). Get tips on vacuum packaging and order FoodSaver® accessories.
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Getting Started
FoodSaver® Accessories
Additional Features
FoodSaver® Accessory Guidelines
Accessory Hose Storage
1. Always leave at least one inch of space between
To keep your Accessory Hose (F) handy, just loop
the hose into place in the hose storage rack under
the appliance lid.
Registering your appliance is quick and easy at www.foodsaver.com.
Set Seal Level
1. Open appliance lid and place roll into Roll
Storage Compartment (O).
2. Pull out enough bag material to hold item to be
vacuum packaged, plus at least 3 inches. Close lid.
3. Set Seal Level (E).
4. Press and release Seal Button (B). Lid will be
pulled down automatically and Progress Indicator
Lights (C) will turn on, indicating bag material is
being sealed.
Press and Release Seal Button
material is sealed. Lid will open slightly.
6. To cut bag, slide Bag Cutter (K) from one end of
sliding channel to other end.
7. Open lid, remove bag, and tuck roll back
into Roll Storage Compartment before vacuum
packaging.
Now you are ready to vacuum package with your
new bag (see below).
Set Seal Level
1. Place item(s) in bag, allowing at least 3 inches of
space between bag contents and top of bag.
2. Open appliance lid and place open end of bag
down into Vacuum Channel (L). Make sure roll
material is tucked back into Roll Storage
Compartment (O) or it could prevent the appliance from operating properly.
3. Close lid.
4. Set Seal Level (E) to:
1 or 2 to re-seal bags, such as foil-type potato
chip bags (shorter seal time).
3 to vacuum package using FoodSaver® bags
(medium seal time).
4. For accessories with a large knob on lid, turn knob
to Vacuum. Vacuum package using instructions
below. When vacuum process is complete, turn
knob to Closed before removing Accessory Hose.
5. For accessories without a large knob on lid,
vacuum package using instructions below.
How to Vacuum Package with FoodSaver® Accessories
5. When Progress Indicator Lights stop blinking, bag
How to Vacuum Package with FoodSaver® Bags
Place Bag in Vacuum Channel
contents and rim.
2. Wipe rim of container or bottle to ensure it is
clean and dry.
3. Place lid on canister or container, or place stopper
in bottle.
Insert Accessory Hose
Set Seal Level
or 5 to vacuum package moist or juicy foods
such as raw meat (longer seal time).
5. To begin vacuum process, press and release
Vacuum Button (G). Motor will start and Progress
Indicator Lights (C) will turn on in sequence.
6. When motor and Progress Indicator Lights turn off,
vacuum and seal process is complete. Open lid and
remove bag. Refrigerate or freeze as needed. (See
FoodSaver® Reference Guide for food safety tips.)
4. When motor and Progress Indicator Lights turn
Accessory Guidelines above.
2. Insert one end of Accessory Hose (F) into
Accessory Port (J) on appliance. Insert other
end into port on accessory. Twist tab on
Accessory Hose to ensure a tight fit.
3. To begin vacuum process, press and release
Canister Button (I). Motor will start and Progress
Indicator Lights (C) will turn on in sequence.
off, vacuum process is complete.
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.
Tip: The Vacuum/Cancel Button (G) can also be
used to cancel vacuum process mid-way and open lid.
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® Quick Marinator
(with large knob on lid) and Universal Lids
To release vacuum and open, turn knob on lid
to Open.
(under lid)
Seal Button
The Seal Button (B) stops the vacuum process early
and seals the bag, preventing delicate foods such as
cookies from being crushed.
1. Vacuum package as described in previous sections.
2. To stop process before all air is removed,
press and release Seal Button. Vacuum process
will stop within a few seconds and
bag will be sealed.
3. When motor and Progress Indicator Lights (C)
turn off, open lid and remove bag.
Press and Release Vacuum Button
1. Prepare container according to FoodSaver
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Press and Release Vacuum Button
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Accessories
Pull Out Bag Material
Bags & Rolls
How to Make a Bag from a FoodSaver® Roll
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, simply twist and pull
up on Bottle Stopper.
Pulse Mode
Pulse Mode allows you maximum control over the
vacuum process for crushable items in bags. After
placing bag in Vacuum Channel (L) and closing lid, follow these instructions:
1. Set Seal Level (E) to:
1 or 2 to re-seal bags, such as foil-type potato
chip bags (shorter seal time).
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3 to vacuum package using FoodSaver bags
(medium seal time).
4 or 5 to vacuum package moist or juicy food
such as raw meat (longer seal time).
2. Press Pulse Button (H) and hold for as long as
desired, then release. Progress Indicator Lights
(C) will flash quickly after Pulse Button is used. To
remove more air, simply repeat Steps above.
3. After removing desired amount of air, press Seal
Button (B) to seal bag. Progress Indicator Lights
will flash slowly when bag is sealing.
5. When motor and light turn off, vacuum and seal
process is complete.
Tip: When using Pulse Mode, you must press Instant
Seal Button to seal bag. If there is no activity for 30
seconds appliance will shut off automatically and bag
will not be sealed.