FoodSaver GameSaver Turbo Food Saver User Manual

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QuickStart
Professional III/GameSaver Turbo
Shown Professional III; GameSaver Turbo operates in the same manner.
Features of Your FoodSaver Appliance
A Accessory Hose
Storage (under lid)
B Manual Seal
Button
C Indicator Lights
D Seal Control
Switch (5-Level)
Accessory Hose
F
On /Off Button
G Extended
Vacuum Button
J
H Accessory Port
I
Bag Cutter
Vacuum Channel
K Antibacterial Drip Tray
L
Rubber Gasket
For important safety information and helpful tips, please refer to the FoodSaver Reference Guide
included in your kit. 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.
M Roll Storage
Compartment
N Sealing Strip
Features
E
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Getting Started
Registering your appliance is quick and easy at www.foodsaver.com.
How to Make a Bag from a FoodSaver Roll
Set Seal Control Switch
1. Open appliance lid and place roll into Roll
Storage Compartment (M).
2. Pull out enough bag material to hold item to be
5. When red Indicator Lights stop blinking, bag
material is sealed. Lid will open slightly.
6. To cut bag, slide Bag Cutter (I) from one end of
vacuum packaged, plus 3 inches. Close lid.
3. Turn Seal Control Switch (D) to 3 .
4. Press and release Manual Seal Button (B). Lid will
be pulled down automatically and red Indicator
Lights (C) will turn on, indicating bag material is
being sealed.
Press and Release Manual Seal Button
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).
How to Vacuum Package with FoodSaver Bags
Place Bag in Vacuum Channel
Set Seal Control Switch
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 (J). Make sure roll
material is tucked back into Roll Storage
Compartment (M) or it could prevent the appliance from operating properly.
3. Close lid.
4. Set Seal Control Switch (D) to:
1 or 2 to re-seal non-FoodSaver bags, such as
Mylar® potato chip bags (shorter seal time).
3 to vacuum package using FoodSaver bags
(medium seal time).
4 or 5 to vacuum package moist or juicy foods
such as raw meat (longer seal time).
Bags & Rolls
Pull Out Bag Material
Press and Release On/Off Button
5. To begin vacuum process, press and release
On/Off Button (F). Motor will start and Indicator
Lights (C) will turn on in sequence.
6. When motor and Indicator Lights turn off, vacuum
process is complete. Open lid and remove bag.
Refrigerate or freeze as needed. (See FoodSaver
Reference Guide for food safety tips.)
Tip: The On/Off Button can also be used to cancel
vacuum process mid-way and open lid.
Note: This appliance features a heavy-duty Sealing
Strip (N) that can perform 50 consecutive seals
without overheating.
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FoodSaver Accessories
Accessories include FoodSaver Vacuum Packaging Canisters, Universal Lids, Jar Sealers and Bottle Stoppers.
FoodSaver Accessory Guidelines
1. Always leave at least one inch of space between
contents and rim.
2. Wipe rim of canister, container or bottle to
ensure it is clean and dry.
3. Place lid on canister or container, or place stopper
in bottle.
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.
Insert Accessory Hose
Press and Release On/Off Button
1. Prepare container according to FoodSaver
Accessory Guidelines above.
2. Insert one end of Accessory Hose (E) into
Accessory Port (H) on appliance. Insert other
end into port on accessory. Twist gray tab while
inserting hose to ensure a tight fit.
3. To begin vacuum process, press and release
On/Off Button (F). Motor will start and Indicator
Lights (C) will turn on in sequence.
4. When motor and Indicator Lights turn off,
vacuum process is complete.
Accessories
How to Vacuum Package with FoodSaver Accessories
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
g
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, simply twist and pull
up on Bottle Stopper.
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Additional Features
Accessory Hose Storage
(under lid)
To keep your Accessory Hose (E) handy, just loop
the hose into place in the hose storage rack under
the appliance lid.
Manual Seal Button
Antibacterial Drip Tray
The Antibacterial Drip Tray (K) is made with an
FDA-approved antibacterial ingredient that helps
inhibit the growth of bacteria. The Drip Tray fits
inside the Vacuum Channel (J) and is removable,
making cleanup easy when small amounts of liquids
are inadvertently pulled into Vacuum Channel during
vacuum process. (See FoodSaver Reference Guide for
tips on preventing this.)
process will stop within a few seconds and
bag will be sealed.
3. When motor and Indicator Lights (C) turn off,
open lid and remove bag.
And More
The Manual Seal Button (B) stops the vacuum
process early and seals the bag, preventing fragile
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 Manual Seal Button. Vacuum
Place Drip Tray into Vacuum Channel. Two bag
guides in Drip Tray help correctly position FoodSaver
Bags when vacuum packaging. Slip open end of bag
into guides before closing lid and vacuum packaging.
After each use, empty Drip Tray and wash in warm
soapy water or place on top rack of dishwasher.
Appliance can be used without Drip Tray.
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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.
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. Just be sure to leave at least 3 inches
between paper towel and end of the bag so that bag
seals properly with paper towel inside.
Make sure the Seal Control Switch (D) is set to the
proper setting.
Make sure you give the appliance time to cool down.
Wait at least 20 seconds between seals. Under very
heavy usage, appliance will shut off automatically to
prevent overheating. If it does, wait 20 minutes to
allow appliance to cool off.
Removing Air from a Bag
make sure the roll itself is tucked back into Roll
Storage Compartment (M) or it could prevent
appliance from operating properly.
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 (N) 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 bag is placed on
Sealing Strip, not on rubber gasket (L). If you are
vacuum packaging with a bag, make sure open end is
placed down inside Vacuum Channel (J) and make
sure Accessory Hose (E) 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 Control Switch (D) is set to
correct position.
Tips
Make sure you’ve placed the bag in the proper
place. When vacuuming packaging, make sure open
end of the bag is inside Vacuum Channel (J). Also
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Tips for Successful Vacuum Packaging
(continued)
General Tips
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.
3. During the vacuum packaging process, small
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, empty it
after each use.
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.
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.
4. To avoid overfilling, always leave at least 3 inches
p
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.
Copyright © 2004 Tilia, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced or redistributed in any fashion without the express written consent of Tilia, Inc.
FoodSaver, GameSaver and the Freshness Shield logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tilia Int’l, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners. Tilia, Inc. and Tilia Int’l, Inc. are Jarden companies. This product is protected by one or more of the following Patents:
U.S. RE 34,929; 4,660,355; 4,941,310; 5,655,357; 6,058,998; 6,256,968; Canada 1,315,746; and their equivalent international patents.
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