FoodSaver II Food Saver User Manual

The Original Home Vacuum Packaging System®
PROFESSIONAL II/
PROFESSIONAL II TURBO
User Manual
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THE FOODSAVER USER MANUAL
Welcome
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Table of Contents
You have just purchased an appliance that will soon
have you wondering how you ever got by without
it. The FoodSaver vacuum packaging system is so
convenient and versatile, you’ll find yourself using
it every day. We guarantee that if you make room
for it on your countertop, you will quickly see how
indispensable it becomes in your kitchen.
Welcome
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The FoodSaver Professional II/Professional II Turbo
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FoodSaver Accessories
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Important Safeguards
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Important Tips
Foods Will Keep Their “Just Bought” Freshness,
Flavor and Nutritional Value 3 to 5 Times Longer.
◗ Meats, poultry, fish and produce stay fresh and
flavorful in your freezer.
◗ No more freezer burn.
◗ Foods stay fresh longer in your refrigerator.
◗ Dry ingredients stay fresh and insect free in
the pantry.
Operating Instructions: How to...
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Make a Custom-Made Bag with FoodSaver Rolls
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Vacuum Package Using Ready-Made and
Custom-Made FoodSaver Bags
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Use the Sealing Adjustment Switch
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Use the Vacuum Override Button
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Use the Manual Seal Button
You’ll Save Money, Time and Effort.
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Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Designer Canisters
◗ Buy in bulk to reduce your grocery bills.
◗ Repackage your purchases in portions sized for
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Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Bulk Storage and
Square Canisters
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Vacuum Package Using the FoodSaver Jar Sealer with Mason Jars
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Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Universal Lids
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Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers
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Care and Cleaning Instructions
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Food Preparation and Storage Guide
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Vacuum Packaging Non-Food Items
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Troubleshooting
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Warranty and Service Information
...to the world of FoodSaver.
your family’s needs.
◗ Prepare meals in advance so when you don’t have
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time to cook, you and your family will still have
great-tasting homemade meals.
Take bags right from the freezer or refrigerator
and boil or microwave.
Reduce waste and spoilage.
Prepare your own healthy frozen dinners. You
control serving portions, calories and nutritional
content.
Make and deliver home-cooked meals to those
who can’t get out.
Keep non-food items dry and free of dust and mold.
Stop silver from tarnishing because the metal is
not exposed to air.
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The FoodSaver Professional II / Professional II Turbo
Manual Seal
Button
Indicator Lights
Sealing Adjustment
Switch
Bag Sensor
Switch
Vacuum Override
Button
Accessory Port
Automatic
On/Off Button
Safety Knife Blade
Safety Precision
Bag Cutter
Sealer
Pressure Bar
About Vacuum Packaging
FoodSaver Bags and Rolls
Air is left in most food storage
containers and plastic bags even
when they are sealed tightly.
Oxygen is one of the main reasons
that food goes bad. It starts a
chemical change – robbing food of
its nutritional value, texture, color,
flavor and overall quality. The
FoodSaver vacuum packaging system
removes the air from our FoodSaver
Bags and then seals the bags so that
air cannot reenter. It is also designed
to be used with a wide range of
FoodSaver accessories that will keep
a variety of foods fresh longer.
Finally, you can maintain the same
freshness at home that you get with
professionally vacuum-packaged items
you purchase at the grocery store.
◗ FoodSaver Bags and Rolls are made
from a patented, 5-ply plastic
material with special channels that
remove the air. The outer layer of
nylon seals freshness in, while locking air and moisture out.
Patented 3-Layer Design
Patented FoodSaver Bags are designed to
remove air and seal in freshness.
◗ FoodSaver Bags and Rolls can go
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straight from the freezer and
refrigerator to the microwave or
boiling water.
FoodSaver Bags and Rolls are
reusable* and washable (including in the dishwasher).
FoodSaver Bags come in readymade pint, quart and gallon sizes
to offer convenient, one-step storage.
Your Professional II/Turbo also
works with 8-inch and 11-inch
wide FoodSaver Rolls, which
allows you to make custom-sized
bags for the items that you are
vacuum packaging.
Most FoodSaver users like to keep
both bags and rolls handy for the
greatest packaging convenience.
*IMPORTANT: To avoid possible illness,
Sealing Strip
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Vacuum Channel
Bag Storage
Compartment
do not reuse bags after storing raw
meats, fish or greasy foods.
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FoodSaver Accessories
FoodSaver Canisters
◗ Vacuum packaging in the
FoodSaver Regular Jar Sealer
FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers
◗ There are three styles of FoodSaver
FoodSaver Square Canister is an
excellent way to marinate foods
because the
process opens
the pores of
the food and
seals in the
flavor. With
the FoodSaver vacuum packaging
system you can marinate food in
20 minutes so you don’t have to
wait all day or overnight for that
special taste. All FoodSaver
Canisters work for marinating,
but we recommend the Square
Canister because less marinade
will be needed.
◗ The Bulk Storage Canisters are
designed to store pantry items
such as cereal, chips, rice and
baking goods.
◗ The FoodSaver Regular Jar Sealer
◗ FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers allow
Canisters – Designer, Square and
Bulk Storage. They are ideal for
storing delicate items and liquids,
as well as dry goods and cooking
staples. The canisters come in a
variety of sizes and all can be used
in the refrigerator and pantry.
Canisters are not to be used in
the freezer.
◗ FoodSaver Designer Canisters are
especially attractive for use on
your countertop.
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allows you to vacuum package in
regular or standard-mouth Mason
jars. Note:
FoodSaver
Jar Sealers
are designed
to fit Mason
jars, such as
Ball,® Kerr® and
Bernardin® brands.
FoodSaver Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer
◗ The FoodSaver Wide-Mouth
Jar Sealer allows you to vacuum
package in wide-mouth
Mason jars.
FoodSaver Universal Lids
◗ With this great kitchen accessory,
you to vacuum package in bottles
to protect the taste and extend
the life of liquids such as wine,
liquor and cooking oils.
Purchasing FoodSaver Bags,
Rolls and Accessories
◗ To find the nearest retailer,
visit our website at
www.foodsaver.com or call
our Consumer Services
Department at the number
listed at the back of this manual.
you don’t have to transfer many
foods out of their original containers. Vacuum package and
extend the life of foods in their
original glass jars and metal cans.
◗ Available in two sizes – 4 inches
and 51⁄2 inches in diameter.
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Important Safeguards
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Important Tips
For Your Own Safety, Always Follow These Basic Safety
Precautions When Using the FoodSaver Professional II /Turbo:
1
Read the instructions carefully.
2
Do not use the appliance on wet or hot surfaces, or near a
heat source.
3
Do not immerse any part of the appliance, power cord, or plug
into water or other liquid.
4
To disconnect, unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Do not disconnect by pulling on the cord.
5
Do not operate the appliance with a damaged power cord or
plug. Do not operate the appliance if it malfunctions or is in any
way damaged. If the cord or the appliance is damaged, it must be
returned to an authorized service center.
6
Do not use an extension cord with the appliance.
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Use only accessories or attachments recommended by Tilia, Inc.
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Use the appliance only for its intended use.
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Closely supervise children when using any electrical appliance.
Do not allow the appliance to be used as a toy.
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Vacuum packaging is NOT a substitute for refrigeration.
2
Use ONLY bags and rolls manufactured by FoodSaver.
3
Do not allow the Vacuum Channel to fill up with liquids. This
will render the machine unusable. To prevent it, avoid overfilling
the bags and freeze liquids first.
4
You can prevent liquids from being drawn into the appliance by
placing a folded paper towel at the top of the bag, but below
the seal area, before vacuum packaging.
5
Do not attempt to create your own side seams for a FoodSaver
Bag. These bags are manufactured with special side seams which
are sealed all the way to the outer edge. Creating your own side
seams can actually leave air channels exposed which will cause
leakage and prevent a vacuum from being formed.
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Always make sure you leave at least one extra inch of bag
material for each time you plan to reuse the bag.
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If you are not sure whether you have achieved a complete seal,
simply seal the bag again about 1⁄4 inch above the first seal.
8
Bulky items sometimes make it difficult to achieve a smooth
sealing surface. Gently stretch the bag flat along the Sealing Strip
before closing the lid.
9
When packaging products with sharp edges (dry spaghetti,
silverware, etc.), protect the bag from punctures by wrapping the
products in a cushioning material, such as paper towels, styrofoam,
tissue, etc. Products can also be vacuum packaged in canisters or
Mason jars to avoid any possibility of puncturing a bag.
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Avoid drawing powdery or fine-grained products into the appliance.
This will inhibit the vacuuming and sealing process and may clog
the unit, preventing it from drawing a good vacuum. To prevent
this from occurring, avoid overfilling the bags.
120v Machines Only: The appliance has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, this plug is intended to 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
modify the plug in any way.
For Household Use Only • Please Save These Instructions
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Important Tips When Vacuum Packaging:
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How to Make a Custom-Made Bag with FoodSaver Rolls
When using FoodSaver Rolls you first need to make a bag. If you
are using ready-made FoodSaver bags, go to page 10.
1
Place the appliance on a flat, dry surface and plug the power cord
into a standard electrical outlet.
2
Set the Sealing Adjustment Switch to “3.”
3
Open the lid and place the FoodSaver Roll into the roll storage
compartment. Make sure the roll is centered so that an even seal
will be achieved.
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Press and release the Manual Seal
Button. The lid will be automatically pulled down into the sealing
position. The red sealing light will
come on indicating the bag is
being sealed.
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While the bag is sealing, slide the
bag cutter completely across the
sliding channel to cut the bag.
Make sure you return the bag
cutter to the extreme left or right
side of the sliding channel. Note:
You may have to push down and apply extra pressure to make
sure the bag has been cut.
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At the end of the sealing process, the red sealing light will blink,
indicating the machine is re-programming itself for the next
function. The lid will open slightly returning to the ready position.
Do not lift the lid until the red sealing light stops blinking
and the lid has reset to the ready position.
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Lay the item(s) you want to vacuum package near the appliance so
you can see where to cut the bag material. Pull the end of the roll
out to the desired length. IMPORTANT: Leave at least 3 extra
inches at one end of the bag and more if you want to reseal
the bag (one inch per reseal).
Lift up the lid and remove the bag.
Make sure the extra bag material is rolled back into the roll
storage compartment and is not down in the Vacuum Channel.
NOTE: Let the appliance cool down for at least 20 seconds before
using it again.
Close the lid.
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How to Vacuum Package Using Ready-Made
and Custom-Made FoodSaver Bags
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If you have not already done so, place the appliance on a flat, dry
surface and plug the power cord into a standard electrical outlet.
2
Set the Sealing Adjustment Switch to “3, ” “4” or “5,” depending
on the contents of the bag..
3
Open the lid.
4
Place the items to be vacuum packaged into the bag.
5
Place the open end of the bag down into the Vacuum Channel.
7
Press and release the On button.
The appliance will automatically
vacuum and seal, then turn itself off.
8
When the vacuum and sealing
process is complete, the red sealing
light will blink indicating the machine is re-programming itself
for the next function. The lid will open slightly returning to the
ready position. Do not lift the lid until the red sealing light
stops blinking and the lid has reset to the ready position.
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Open the lid and remove the bag.
NOTE: Let the appliance cool down for at least 20 seconds before
using it again.
IMPORTANT: You will need to pre-freeze foods that have excess
liquid or moisture before vacuum packaging in FoodSaver Bags
because the liquid can be drawn up into the Vacuum Pump.
Do not allow the Vacuum Channel to become filled with liquid.
This may allow liquid to get sucked into the motor and permanently
damage the appliance.
Wipe out any excess liquid from the Vacuum Channel after each
time you vacuum package.
Make sure the roll is rewound completely into the roll storage
compartment before vacuum packaging.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the open end of the bag is resting
entirely inside the Vacuum Channel.
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Close the lid.
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How to Use the Sealing Adjustment Switch
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How to Use the Vacuum Override Button
This Five-Position Sealing Adjustment Switch lets you control the
length of the sealing process. Seal times increase according to the
dial, with “1” being the shortest seal time and “5” being the
longest seal time.
• Set the Sealing Adjustment
Switch to “1” or “2” for
vacuum packaging with
FoodSaver accessories.
• Set the Sealing Adjustment
Switch to “3” when creating a
FoodSaver Bag from a FoodSaver Roll and also for standard
vacuum packaging in FoodSaver Bags.
• Set the Sealing Adjustment Switch to “4” or “5” for vacuum
packaging foods with excess moisture and juices (example: meats,
chicken or fish).
• Set the Sealing Adjustment Switch to “4” or “5” for vacuum
seal only processes with non-FoodSaver Bags, the
NOTE: During
packaging
foods
with excess moisture.
normal setting of “3” may be too strong, resulting in a melted bag.
If this occurs set the Sealing Adjustment Switch to “1” or “2” for
less heat intensity.
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Use the Vacuum Override Button when you want to remove
even more air from a FoodSaver Bag, Designer Canister,
Square Canister, Bulk Storage Canister, Mason jar or other
storage container.
1
Open the lid.
2
Place the items to be vacuum packaged into the bag.
3
Place the open end of the bag down into the Vacuum Channel.
4
Close the lid.
5
Press and release the On button.
The appliance will automatically
begin the vacuum process.
6
To extend the vacuum time,
press and hold the Vacuum
Override Button.
7
Release the Vacuum Override
Button to return the appliance to the normal sealing cycle.
8
When finished vacuuming and sealing, the red sealing light will
blink, indicating the appliance is reprogramming itself. The lid
will open slightly. Do not lift the lid until the red sealing light
stops blinking and the lid has reset to the ready position.
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Open the lid and remove the bag.
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How to Use the Manual Seal Button
Use the Manual Seal Button when you want to seal a FoodSaver
Bag before a complete vacuum has been created. This feature is
useful when vacuum packaging fragile items such as bread, baked
goods and berries so they don’t get crushed.
1
Open the lid.
2
Place the items to be vacuum packaged into the bag.
3
Place the open end of the bag down into the Vacuum Channel.
4
Close the lid.
5
Press and release the On button.
The appliance will automatically
begin the vacuum process.
6
To stop the process before all of
the air is removed, press and
release the Manual Seal Button. The vacuum will stop within 3
seconds and the sealing process will begin.
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When finished vacuuming and sealing, the red sealing light will
blink, indicating the appliance is reprogramming itself. The lid
will open slightly. Do not lift the lid until the red sealing light
stops blinking and the lid has reset to the ready position.
Open the lid and remove the bag.
NOTE: It takes approximately 2 to 3 seconds to stop the vacuum
process and seal the bag. If you are using a small bag or packaging a fragile item, we recommend that you press down on the
Manual Seal Button immediately after releasing the On button.
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How to Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver
Designer Canisters
FoodSaver Designer Canisters are an excellent way to store
delicate items in the refrigerator, pantry or on the countertop.
1
Place the item(s) to be vacuum packaged inside the canister. Leave at
least one inch between the contents
and the rim of the canister.
2
Insert one end of the Accessory
Hose into the Accessory Port on the
appliance. Insert the other end of the
Accessory Hose into the hole on the
top of the canister lid. Twist the gray
hose fitting while inserting to ensure
a tight fit.
3
Place the lid on top of the canister.
4
Set the Sealing Adjustment Switch to
“1” or “2.”
5
Vacuum package as per instructions
on page 10, steps 6-8.
6
Remove the Accessory Hose from
the lid by gently twisting the gray hose fitting and pulling up.
7
Vacuum packaging is complete.
IMPORTANT: Remember to remove the Accessory Hose from the
Accessory Port on the appliance before you vacuum package in
FoodSaver Bags. Remove the hose by gently twisting the gray
fitting while pulling it out. Never yank or tug the hose as this
may damage both the hose and the fitting.
How to Open FoodSaver Designer Canisters
To open a FoodSaver Designer Canister, press and hold down the
gray rubber button in the center of the lid. This will release the
vacuum and allow the lid to be removed.
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How to Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver
Bulk Storage and Square Canisters
FoodSaver Bulk Storage Canisters are an excellent way to store
food in your refrigerator and pantry. The Square Canister is great
for marinating since vacuum packaging opens the pores of food
and cuts marinating time down to 20 minutes. Both styles of
canisters work the same way.
1
Place the item(s) to be vacuum packaged inside the canister.
Leave at least one inch between
the contents and the rim
of the canister.
2
Turn the knob on the lid so the
arrow points to “Vacuum.”
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4
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Insert one end of the
Accessory Hose into the
Accessory Port on the appliance.
Insert the other end of the
Accessory Hose into the hole on
the top of the canister lid. Twist
the gray hose fitting while inserting to ensure a tight fit.
7
Remove the Accessory Hose from the lid by gently twisting the
gray hose fitting and pulling up.
8
Turn the knob on the canister lid so the arrow points to “Closed.”
IMPORTANT: Remember to remove the Accessory Hose from the
Accessory Port on the FoodSaver appliance before you vacuum
package in FoodSaver Bags. Remove the hose by gently twisting
the gray fitting while pulling it out. Never yank or tug the hose
as this may damage both the hose and the fitting.
How to Open FoodSaver Bulk Storage or Square Canisters
To open a FoodSaver Bulk Storage or Square Canister, turn the
knob on the canister lid so the arrow points to “Open.” This will
release the vacuum and allow the lid to be removed.
NOTE: Do NOT attempt to vacuum seal any contents that are
warmer than room temperature, since the vacuum may cause
the contents to bubble out of the canister.
Place the lid on top of the canister.
5
Switch the Sealing Adjustment
Switch to “1” or “2.”
6
Vacuum package as per instructions
on page 10, steps 6-8.
C A R E A N D S TO R A G E
O F F O O D S AV E R
CANISTERS
FoodSaver
Bulk
Canisters
FoodSaver
Designer
Canisters
FoodSaver
Square
Canisters
Freezer
No
No
No
Bases in Microwave
Yes
No
Yes
Lids in Microwave
No
No
No
Bases in Dishwasher
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lids in Dishwasher
No
No
No
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How To Vacuum Package Using the FoodSaver
Jar Sealer with Mason Jars
Use the FoodSaver Jar Sealer to vacuum package food in Mason
jars. There are two sizes of Jar Sealers: the FoodSaver WideMouth Jar Sealer for wide-mouth Mason jars, and the FoodSaver
Regular Jar Sealer for regular and standard-mouth Mason jars. If
you wish to store Mason jars in the freezer, make sure to use
straight-walled (no shoulders), freezer-safe Mason jars. Leave
extra space between the contents and the lid to allow for the
normal expansion of liquids.
NOTE: Always pre-soak new metal lids. Bring water to a boil, then
turn off. Pre-soak lids 5-10 minutes.
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2
Insert one end of the Accessory
Hose into the Accessory Port on
the appliance. Insert the other end
of the Accessory Hose into the
hole on the top of the Jar Sealer.
Twist the gray hose fitting while
inserting to ensure a tight fit.
3
Place the Mason jar lid on the top
of the Mason jar. (IMPORTANT:
Do NOT use screw bands when
vacuum packaging jars.)
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Place the item(s) to be vacuum packaged inside the Mason jar.
Leave at least one inch between the contents and the rim of the jar.
Place the Jar Sealer over the top
of the Mason jar. Push down
firmly until the Jar Sealer covers
the entire rim of the jar.
6
Vacuum package as per instructions on page 10, steps 6-8.
7
Remove the Accessory Hose from the Jar Sealer by gently twisting the gray hose fitting and pulling up.
8
Remove the Jar Sealer from the Mason jar. Make sure the metal
lid on the jar is securely in place. It should not move.
IMPORTANT: Remember to remove the Accessory Hose from the
Accessory Port on the appliance before you vacuum package in
FoodSaver Bags. Remove the hose by gently twisting the gray
fitting while pulling it out. Never yank or tug the hose as this
may damage both the hose and the fitting.
How to Open the Mason Jar
To open a Mason jar, wedge a
spoon between the Mason jar lid
and the highest part of the threaded
rim. Twist the spoon gently to
release the vacuum. When opened
this way, the Mason jar lid can be reused many times.
IMPORTANT: To avoid accidents, do not use a knife to remove the
Mason jar lid. Also, do not use a bottle opener to remove
the Mason jar lid as it will bend the lid and prevent its reuse.
Vacuum packaging is not a substitute for the heat process of
home canning.
NOTE: Do NOT attempt to vacuum package any contents that
are warmer than room temperature since the vacuum may cause
the contents to bubble out of the jar.
Set the Sealing Adjustment
Switch to “1” or “2.”
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How To Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Universal Lids
FoodSaver Universal Lids are ideal for keeping foods, such as
sauces, peanuts and coffee, fresh longer in their original containers. These lids work with metal cans, thick glass jars and
rigid plastic containers. Remember, perishable goods should
still be refrigerated. Also, if you plan to store food in cans for
more than a day, it is advisable to transfer food into a plastic
or glass container to prevent “off-flavor” from developing from
the can.
5
With one hand, press and
release the On button. With
the other hand, press down on
the the Universal Lid until the
vacuum takes hold (this may
take 3-5 seconds).
6
Once the vacuum takes hold on
the container, the Universal Lid
can be released. Continue with
vacuum packaging as per instructions on page 10, steps 6-8.
7
Remove the Accessory Hose from the lid by gently twisting
the gray hose fitting and pulling up.
8
Turn the knob on the Universal Lid so the arrow points
to “Closed.”
CAUTION: FoodSaver Universal Lids are not to be used with thin
glass, crystal, plastic or aluminum containers. The vacuum force
exerted by the FoodSaver Vacuum Packaging System is very
powerful and could implode a thin glass or a non-rigid container.
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2
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Turn the knob on the
Universal Lid so the arrow
points to “Vacuum.”
Insert one end of the Accessory
Hose into the Accessory Port on
the appliance. Insert the other end
of the Accessory Hose into the
hole on the top of the Universal
Lid. Twist the gray hose fitting
while inserting to ensure a tight fit.
3
Place the lid on top of the open
container. Leave at least one inch
between the contents and the rim
of the container.
4
Set the Sealing Adjustment
Switch to “1” or “2.”
IMPORTANT: Remember to remove the Accessory Hose from the
Accessory Port on the appliance before you vacuum package in
FoodSaver Bags. Remove the hose by gently twisting the gray
fitting while pulling it out. Never yank or tug the hose as this
may damage both the hose and the fitting.
How to Open the FoodSaver Universal Lid
To open a FoodSaver Universal Lid, turn the knob so the arrow
points to “Open.” This will release the vacuum and allow the lid
to be removed.
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How to Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers
FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers are the best way to keep wine, oils and
non-carbonated bottled liquids fresh longer. You will keep their
delicate taste from going stale by not exposing the liquids to air.
FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers are not to be used with plastic bottles.
Also, do not use with any carbonated or sparkling beverages.
Carbonation happens under pressure. A vacuum removes this
pressure, releasing the bubbles and causing the beverages to
become flat.
1
Insert the Bottle Stopper into the neck of the bottle. Leave at
least one inch between the contents and the bottom of the
Bottle Stopper.
2
Insert one end of the Accessory
Hose into the Accessory Port on
the appliance. Insert the other end
of the Accessory Hose into the hole
on the top of the Bottle Stopper.
3
Set the Sealing Adjustment
Switch to “1” or “2.”
4
Vacuum package as per instructions on page 10, steps 6-8.
5
Remove the Accessory Hose
from the Bottle Stopper by gently
twisting the gray hose fitting and
pulling up.
IMPORTANT: Remember to remove the Accessory Hose from the
Accessory Port on the appliance before you vacuum package in
FoodSaver Bags. Remove the hose by gently twisting the gray
fitting while pulling it out. Never yank or tug the hose as this
may damage both the hose and the fitting.
How to Remove the FoodSaver Bottle Stopper
To remove a FoodSaver Bottle Stopper, simply twist and pull up
on the Bottle Stopper to release the vacuum.
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Care and Cleaning Instructions
The FoodSaver Professional II/Turbo
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5
Always unplug the appliance before cleaning.
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Do not use abrasive products or materials to clean any of the
appliance components. Such cleaners can scratch the surfaces
and damage the black foam rubber pads, preventing a vacuum
from forming.
Clean using a mild dishwashing soap and a warm, damp cloth.
Wipe away any food residue from inside or around the Vacuum
Channel, Sealing Strip, and black foam rubber pads.
Dry thoroughly before using.
FoodSaver Bags
1
2
3
Wash bags in warm water using a mild dishwashing soap.
Bags can be washed in the dishwasher by carefully turning the
bags inside out and spreading them over the top rack of the dishwasher, so that all surfaces are exposed to the washing water.
Allow bags to dry thoroughly before reusing.
IMPORTANT: Do not reuse bags that have been used to store raw
meats or fish. Also, bags may not be reusable if they have been
used to store greasy or fatty foods. Do not reuse bags that have
been microwaved or boiled.
FoodSaver Accessories
1
2
3
4
5
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All FoodSaver accessories should be washed in warm water using
a mild dishwashing soap.
Dry thoroughly before using.
All FoodSaver Canister bases (but not the lids) may be washed in
the dishwasher.
Square Canister and Bulk Storage Canister bases (but not the
lids) may be used to reheat foods in the microwave.
Designer Canister bases and lids are not to be used in the
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Food Preparation and Storage Guide
Guidelines for Vacuum
Packaging Food
Vacuum packaging is not a substitute
for canning nor can it reverse deteriorating quality; it can only slow down
changes in quality. It is impossible to
predict how long a specific food will
have top-quality flavor, appearance
and texture, because it depends on
the age and condition of the food
on the day it was vacuum packaged.
Any perishable foods that require
refrigeration still must be refrigerated
or frozen after vacuum packaging.
Vacuum packaging extends the life of
foods by removing nearly all the air in
a sealed container, thereby reducing
oxidation which affects nutritional
value, flavor and overall quality.
However, most foods contain enough
water to support micro-organisms
which can grow with or without air.
While micro-organisms are present
everywhere, only certain ones cause
problems, and only under certain
conditions:
◗ Mold: Easy to identify because of
its characteristic fuzz. Molds are
virtually eliminated by vacuum
packaging because they cannot
grow in a low oxygen environment.
◗ Yeast: Results in fermentation,
which can frequently be identified by
smell or taste. Yeast requires water,
sugar and a moderate temperature
to grow, but can grow with or
without air. Refrigeration slows
the growth of yeast, and freezing
stops it completely.
◗ Bacteria: Frequently results in
discoloration, soft or slimy texture
and/or an unpleasant odor. Clostridium botulinum (the organism that
causes Botulism) can grow without
air under the right conditions,
cannot be detected by smell or
taste and, although extremely rare,
can be very dangerous.
Maintaining low temperatures is a
critical factor in preserving foods
safely. Growth of micro-organisms is
significantly reduced 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.
Thawing and Heating Vacuum
Packaged Foods
Always thaw foods in either the
refrigerator or microwave – do not
leave “perishable” foods at room
temperature to thaw.
To microwave in a FoodSaver Bag,
cut a corner of the bag and place on
a microwave-safe dish. You can also
place the FoodSaver Bag in boiling
water to heat.
NOTE: Vacuum packaging is NOT a substitute for refrigeration or freezing. Any
“perishable” foods that require refrigeration prior to vacuum packaging still
must be refrigerated or frozen after vacuum packaging.
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M E AT S /F I S H
Where to
Store
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
V E G E TA B L E S
Blanching
Times
Where to
Store
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
Beef, Lamb, Pork
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
6 months
Asparagus
11⁄2 to 3 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Ground meat
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
1 year
4 months
Whole kernel corn
4 to 5 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Poultry
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
6 months
Corn on cob
6 to 11 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Fish
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 years
6 months
Snow peas
11⁄2 to 2 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Sugar snap peas
11⁄2 to 2 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
3 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Broccoli
3 to 4 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Brussels sprouts
3 to 5 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Cabbage
3 to 5 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Cauliflower
3 to 4 mins.
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
8 months
Preparation Guidelines for Meats/Fish:
Option 1: For best results pre-freeze
meats and fish for 1-2 hours before
vacuum packaging in a FoodSaver
Bag to ensure the retention of juices
and shape, and to help guarantee a
good seal.
Option 2: If it is not possible to prefreeze, place a folded paper towel
between the meat/fish and the end
of the bag. Leave the paper towel in
the bag when vacuum packaging to
absorb excess moisture and juices.
NOTE: Beef may appear darker after vacuum packaging due to the removal
of oxygen. This is not an indication of spoilage.
Green beans
Preparation Guidelines for Vegetables:
CHEESES
Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan
Where to
Store
Refrigerator
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver Bag
4 to 8 months
1 to 2 weeks
Preparation Guidelines for Hard Cheeses:
Keep cheese fresh even if you use
it everyday by vacuum packaging it
after each use. Make your original
FoodSaver Bag extra long. Simply
cut along the sealed edge, remove
the cheese and slice off the amount
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needed, then place the cheese back
in the bag and repackage. Allow
approximately one inch of bag
material for each time the bag will
be opened and repackaged.
◗ Vegetables should be blanched
◗ Place baking sheet in the freezer
before vacuum packaging. This
stops the enzyme action, which
will eventually cause loss of flavor,
color and texture.
◗ Blanch vegetables by placing them
in boiling water or in the microwave until they are cooked but
still crisp. Immerse in cold water
to stop the cooking process. Dry
vegetables on a towel, then freeze.
◗ To freeze vegetables in individual
servings, place them on baking
sheets and spread out so that pieces
are not touching. This way they
will not freeze together in a block.
for 1-2 hours until the pieces are
solidly frozen.
◗ Vacuum package in a FoodSaver
Bag and return to the freezer for
long-term storage. Remember, you
can microwave and boil FoodSaver
Bags right from the freezer.
◗ Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli,
Brussels sprouts, cabbage,
cauliflower, kale, turnips) emit
gases during storage. Therefore, they
must be stored in the freezer only.
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L E A F Y V E G E TA B L E S
Lettuce, Spinach
Where to
Store
Refrigerator
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver
Canister
2 weeks
3 to 6 days
BAKED GOODS
Bread, Rolls,
Bagels, Pastries
Where to
Store
Freezer
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver Bag
1 to 3 years
6 to 12 months
Preparation Guidelines for Leafy Vegetables:
Wash vegetables, towel or spin dry
and vacuum package. You can then
FRUITS
Apricots, Nectarines,
Peaches, Plums
Where to
Store
Freezer
Softer berries
(i.e. Boysenberries,
Blackberries, Raspberries,
Strawberries)
Refrigerator
Harder berries
(i.e. Blueberries,
Cranberries)
Refrigerator
open the canister and take what you
need each time you make a salad.
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver Bag
1 to 3 years
6 to 12 months
FoodSaver
Canister
1 to 2 weeks
FoodSaver
Canister
2 weeks
Normal Storage
Life (without
1 to 6 days
3 to 6 days
Preparation Guidelines for Fruits:
When freezing soft fruits or berries
in a FoodSaver Bag, it is best to prefreeze for 1-2 hours or until solidly
frozen. To freeze fruits in individual
servings, place sliced fruit or berries
on a baking sheet and spread out so
the pieces are not touching. This
way they will not freeze together in
a block. Then vacuum package in
portions for baking, or in your
favorite combinations for easy fruit
salad all year round.
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Keep berries fresh longer in the
refrigerator by repackaging them in
a FoodSaver Canister. You can open
the canister and take what you need
for snacks or fruit salad, then reseal
to maintain freshness.
Preparation Guidelines for Baked Goods:
Before vacuum packaging soft or airy
baked goods, pre-freeze for 1-2 hours
or until solidly frozen so that they
will hold their shape. You can bake a
double batch of bread or multiple pie
NUTS
Walnuts, Pistachios,
Almonds, Peanuts,
Sunflower seeds
Where to
Store
Pantry
shells and vacuum package the extras
for later use. Also, you can vacuum
package treats such as peanut brittle
and fudge to send as gifts.
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver Bag,
Canister
2 years
6 months
Preparation Guidelines for Nuts:
Vacuum packaging eliminates the
stale or rancid flavor nuts often get
when stored. Plus, it eliminates the
growth of molds that commonly
occur with nuts. Keep nuts fresh
by vacuum packaging them. You
can open the container and take
what you need for baking or snacks
and then repackage. If using a
FoodSaver Bag, allow approximately
one inch of extra bag material for
each time the bag will be opened
and repackaged.
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Food Preparation and Storage Guide
COFFEE
Where to
Store
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver Bag
2 to 3 years
6 to 9 months
B OT T L E D L I QU I D S
Ground
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2 years
6 months
Oils (with no preservatives
such as safflower, canola,
corn oil)
Beans
Pantry
FoodSaver Bag,
Canister
1 year
3 months
Wine
Ground
Pantry
FoodSaver Bag,
Canister
5 to 6 months
1 month
Beans
Freezer
Preparation Guidelines for Coffee:
When vacuum packaging ground
coffee in a FoodSaver Bag, leave
coffee in the original bag or place
into a regular plastic bag and then
place that bag into a FoodSaver Bag
for vacuum packaging. This will
prevent grounds from being drawn
into the vacuum pump and help
guarantee a good seal.
P R E PA R E D L I Q U I D S
Soups, Stews,
Sauces, Other liquids
Freezer
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver Bag
1 to 2 years
3 to 6 months
Preparation Guidelines for Prepared Liquids:
To vacuum package liquids for freezer
storage, pre-freeze them first in a casserole or loaf pan until they are solid.
Remove from the pan and vacuum
package in a FoodSaver Bag. These
“frozen bricks” stack conveniently in
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your freezer and can go right into
boiling water or the microwave when
you are ready to use them. This same
technique can be used for pre-cooked
dinners and leftovers.
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
Pantry
FoodSaver
Bottle Stopper
1 to 11⁄2 years
5 to 6 months
Refrigerator
FoodSaver
Bottle Stopper
2 to 4 months
1 to 3 weeks
Preparation Guidelines for Bottled Liquids:
Wine, oil and other non-carbonated bottled liquids can be kept
fresh longer with the FoodSaver
Bottle Stopper. Leave at least one
inch of room between the contents
D RY F O O D S
Where to
Store
Where to
Store
Rice/risotto, Pasta,
Beans, Grains
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and the bottom of the Bottle
Stopper before vacuum packaging
bottled liquids. Re-seal bottles after
each use.
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver Bag,
Canister
1 to 2 years
6 months
Preparation Guidelines for Dry Foods:
Before vacuum packaging dry foods
with sharp edges, such as rice and
pasta, wrap the food in cushioning
material, like a paper towel. This
will help protect the FoodSaver Bag
from punctures.
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P OW D E RY F O O D S
Flour, Sugar, Dry milk,
Brown sugar,
Dried coconut
Where to
Store
Pantry
Vacuum Packaging Non-Food Items
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver Bag,
Canister
1 to 2 years
6 months
◗ Vacuum package your silver.
Preparation Guidelines for Powdery Foods:
For best results when vacuum packaging powdery foods in a FoodSaver
Bag, leave the item in its original
bag, then place that bag inside a
FoodSaver Bag. This will prevent
fine or powdery food from being
drawn into the vacuum pump and
help guarantee a good seal.
Keep powdery foods fresh and
protect them from insect infestation by repackaging them with the
FoodSaver after each use. You can
open the container and take what
you need for baking or cooking.
NOTE: Placing a box inside a FoodSaver Bag may puncture the bag. Therefore, it
is best to use the inner bag in which most powdery foods are generally packaged.
SNACK FOODS
Crackers, Chips, Cookies
Where to
Store
Pantry
Your FoodSaver vacuum packaging
system also protects non-food items
from oxidation, corrosion and
moisture. Just follow the directions
for vacuum packaging using the
FoodSaver Bags or accessories.
Recommended
FoodSaver
Container
Vacuum
Packaged
Storage Life
Normal Storage
Life (without
vacuum packaging)
FoodSaver
Canister
3 to 6 weeks
1 to 2 weeks
Without exposure to air, the silver
will not tarnish. Be sure to cover
fork tines in something cushioning like a paper towel, so they
won’t puncture the bag.
◗ Vacuum package your children’s
clay so that it won’t dry out and
get cracked.
◗ Camping and hiking gear stays
dry and compact. Vacuum packaging your clothes and equipment
will help save space in your pack.
Vacuum package matches, maps
and anything you want to stay dry.
◗ For picnics, fill a FoodSaver Bag
with ice and seal. When it melts,
you’ll have fresh water for drinking or you can put it back in the
freezer as a reusable ice pack.
◗ Vacuum package your food and
equipment for a boating or sailing
outing. Food will stay dry in the
cooler, batteries and film won’t get
damaged by water, and you’ll appreciate having a dry change of clothes.
◗ FoodSaver Bags are also great for
storing extra keys or any spare parts
you need for your boat. They will
be dry and in one place.
◗ Vacuum package first aid kits and
emergency kits for your house,
your boat and your car. Items will
all be in one package and will stay
dry and without dirt and mold.
Include flares, batteries, flashlight,
candles and matches.
◗ Vacuum package extra spark plugs
and precision tools that always
seem to get lost. Seal nuts, bolts
and screws by size in separate bags.
Preparation Guidelines for Snack Foods:
Keep snack foods fresh even if you
use them every day by vacuum
packaging them. Open the canister,
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take what you need, then repackage
it to maintain freshness.
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Troubleshooting
Nothing Happens When the On Button Is Pressed:
1
Make sure the power cord is firmly plugged into the
electrical outlet.
2
Make sure the power cord is not damaged in any way.
3
Make sure the electrical outlet is operative by plugging in
another appliance.
4
Wait 20 minutes to allow the appliance to cool off, and then try
using it again. The appliance will shut off automatically if it
becomes too hot. To keep the appliance from becoming too hot:
Air Is Not Removed From the Bag:
1
Make sure the open end of the bag is resting entirely inside the
Vacuum Channel. Make sure you are not putting the edge of the
bag beyond the Vacuum Channel.
2
Check the bag for leaks. Seal the bag with some air in it. Submerge
it in water and apply pressure. Bubbles indicate a leak. If the bag
has a leak, you need to use a new bag.
3
If using a custom-sized FoodSaver Bag, check the seal of the bag.
There may be a wrinkle in the bag along the seal, which causes
leakage and prevents air from being removed. Cut the bag and
reseal the edge.
4
Do not attempt to make your own side seams for a FoodSaver
Bag. They are manufactured with special side seams, which are
sealed all the way to the outer edge. Making your own side seams
may leave air pockets, which will cause leakage and prevent air
from being completely removed.
a. Wait at least 20 seconds for the appliance to cool down
after vacuum packaging and/or sealing before attempting
to vacuum and/or seal another bag.
b. Keep the lid open before vacuuming and/or sealing another bag.
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Troubleshooting
Air Was Removed From the Bag, But Has Come Back
Into the Bag:
1
Check the seal of the bag. There may be a wrinkle in the bag along
the seal, which caused leakage and allowed air to come back into
the bag. Cut the bag open, and vacuum package it again.
2
Moisture or food material (i.e. juices, grease, crumbs, powders, etc.)
along the seal may have caused leakage and allowed air to come
back into the bag. Cut the bag open, wipe the top inside of the bag
material to clear away any moisture or food residue, then vacuum
package the bag again. See the “Food Preparation and Storage
Guide” in this User Manual for guidelines for specific foods.
3
4
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Food items with sharp edges may have punctured the bag. If you
find a puncture hole, you will need to use a new FoodSaver Bag.
Make sure to protect the bag from puncture holes by wrapping
the items in cushioning material such as paper towels, styrofoam,
tissue, etc.
The Bag Melts:
1
The Sealing Strip may have become too hot. Always wait at least
20 seconds for the appliance to cool down before vacuuming
and/or sealing another bag.
The Bag Will Not Seal:
1
Wait 20 minutes to allow the appliance to cool off, then try using
it again. The appliance will shut off automatically if it becomes
too hot. To help prevent the appliance from becoming too hot:
a. Wait at least 20 seconds for the appliance to cool down after
vacuum packaging and/or sealing before attempting to vacuum
and/or seal another bag.
b. Keep the lid open before vacuuming and/or sealing another bag.
If you find none of these conditions identified in 1-3 (above), and the
bag appears to have air inside, fermentation or the release of natural
gases from inside the foods may have occurred. This could indicate
that the food may have begun to spoil and should be discarded.
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Troubleshooting
The Mason Jar Will Not Vacuum:
1
Make sure the Jar Sealer is centered and pressed firmly over the
lid on the Mason jar.
2
Make sure the rubber gasket on the Jar Sealer is free from food
materials, crumbs, etc.
3
Make sure the rim of the Mason jar does not have any cracks or
scratches. Any gaps can prevent a vacuum from forming.
4
Make sure you aren’t filling the Mason jar too full prior to
vacuum packaging. Always leave at least one inch (1") between
the contents and the lid.
5
Make sure the metal lid of the Mason jar is not bent.
6
Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port
on the appliance and on the Jar Sealer.
The FoodSaver Universal Lid, Bulk Storage Canister,
Square Canister Will Not Vacuum:
1
When using the Universal Lid, make sure that the rim of the
container is smooth and flat. Ragged edges will prevent the
Universal Lid from forming a vacuum.
2
Make sure the rubber gaskets underneath the lids and the rim
of the container are free from food materials, crumbs, etc.
3
Make sure the knob on the lid is closing and opening properly
and that there are no food materials caught inside.
4
Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port
on the appliance and on the lid of the canister.
The FoodSaver Bottle Stopper Will Not Vacuum:
1
Make sure the Bottle Stopper is fitting snugly inside the bottle.
If it is loose, air may leak in and prevent a vacuum from forming.
2
Make sure the neck of the bottle and tip of the Accessory Hose
are free from food materials, crumbs, etc. Any gaps will prevent a
vacuum from forming.
3
Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port on
the appliance and on the Bottle Stopper.
The FoodSaver Designer Canister Will Not Vacuum:
1
Make sure the rubber gasket on the lid is free from food
materials, crumbs, etc.
2
Make sure the rim of the canister does not have any cracks or
scratches. Any gaps can prevent a vacuum from forming.
3
Make sure you aren’t filling the canister too full prior to
vacuum packaging. Always leave at least one inch (1")
between the contents and the lid.
4
Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port on
the appliance and on the lid of the canister.
If You Cannot Fix the Problem:
Call our Consumer Services Department at the number listed at
the back of this manual.
NOTE: For all accessories, make sure that the Accessory
Hose is completely inserted into the appliance and the lid of
the accessory.
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Warranty and Service Information
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
The following warranty policy
applies only to the original consumer
of this product and is not transferable. Evidence of original purchase
is required for warranty service
(this could be the sales receipt or
packing slip, etc).
Elements of Warranty
Tilia, Inc. (“Tilia”) warrants, for one
year from the date of purchase, to
the original consumer, this product
to be free from defects in materials
and workmanship under intended
normal use, subject only to the limitations and exclusions set out below.
Warranty Limitation and Duration
This warranty to the original consumer shall terminate and be of no
further effect 12 months after the
date of the original purchase. This
warranty is invalid if this product is:
a. Used for commercial or
rental purposes.
b. Damaged or carelessly or improperly maintained, misused, abused
or is not operated in accordance
with the operating instructions as
explained in the User Manual.
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c. Serviced or repaired by persons
other than those authorized by
Tilia, Inc.
d. Modified, aligned, altered or
tampered with.
e. Damaged due to natural disasters
including but not limited to
lightning or power surges.
f. Used in any conjunction with
equipment or parts or as part of
any system not manufactured
by Tilia.
Statement of Remedy
In the event the product does not
conform to this warranty at any
time while this warranty is in effect,
Tilia will repair or replace the
product (at Tilia’s option) and return
it to you without charge for parts,
services or any other cost (except
shipping and handling) incurred by
Tilia or its representative in connection with the performance of this
warranty. The limited warranty set
forth above is the sole and entire
warranty pertaining to the product
and is in lieu of and excludes all
other warranties of any nature
whatsoever, whether express,
implied or arising by operation
of law, including, but not limited
to, any implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose. This warranty
does not cover or provide for the
reimbursement or payment of
incidental or consequential
damages. Some states do not
allow this exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential
damages so the above limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you.
Legal Remedies
This warranty gives you specific
legal rights. You may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
This warranty is void outside North
America (the United States, its
possessions, Canada and Mexico).
Procedure for Obtaining
Performance Warranty
Before you return your product for
warranty repair, call Tilia’s Consumer
Services Department listed below
for complete shipping instructions
and a Return Authorization (RA)
number. Any product returned for
warranty repair must be delivered
freight prepaid in either its original
packaging or packaging affording an
equal degree of protection.
I F YO U N E E D S E R V I C E
If you have any questions concerning service of this product, please contact:
Tilia, Inc.
P.O. Box 194530
San Francisco, CA 94119-4530
www.foodsaver.com
customerservice@tilia.com
Toll-Free Consumer
Services Support
United States: 1.800.777.5452
Canada: 1.877.804.5383
Evidence of original purchase is required, so it is important to hold onto
your sales receipt or packing slip.
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