FoodSaver V875 Laptop User Manual

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
Make sure you’ve placed the bag in the proper
place. When making a bag from a roll, make sure end
of cut piece is on Sealing Strip (K), not over rubber
gasket (L) or in Vacuum Channel (I).
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 bag so that
bag seals properly with paper towel inside.
Make sure the Seal Control Switch (E) is set to
Vacuum and Seal.
Make sure you give 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.
If motor runs for more than 30 seconds without
stopping, you may need to adjust bag and try again.
sure open end of bag is inside Vacuum Channel.
If you are making the initial seal on a piece of bag
material with two open ends, make sure bag is placed
on Sealing Strip, not on black rubber gasket. If you
are vacuum packaging with a bag, make sure open
end is placed down inside Vacuum Channel and make
sure Accessory Hose 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. Also make sure Seal Control Switch (E) is set
to Vacuum and Seal or Vacuum and Extended Seal.
air to come back into bag. Check for wrinkles in
bag along Sealing Strip before closing lid and vacuum
packaging. If you find wrinkles after sealing bag,
simply cut bag open and vacuum package again.
Tips
Make sure you’ve placed the bag in the proper
place. When vacuuming and sealing a bag, make
Strip. Wrinkles in seal may cause leakage and allow
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V875
General Tips
Removing Air from a Bag
Check for wrinkles in the bag along the Sealing
QuickStart
Tips for Successful Vacuum Packaging
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.
Features of Your FoodSaver Appliance
A Instant Seal Button
6. To prevent wrinkles in seal when vacuum
packaging bulky items, gently stretch bag flat
along Sealing Strip before you close lid.
B Cancel Button
7. If you are unsure your bag was sealed properly,
C Accessory Port
simply reseal bag about 1⁄4 inch above first seal.
D Indicator Light
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.
E
Seal Control Switch
(3-Position)
F
Bag Cutter
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.
G Accessory Hose
4. To avoid overfilling, always leave at least 3 inches
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.
H Roll Storage
Compartment
I
Vacuum Channel
J
Drip Tray
K Sealing Strip
L
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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), Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm EST. Get tips on vacuum
packaging and order FoodSaver accessories.
Rubber Gasket
FoodSaver Accessories
Registering your appliance is quick and easy at www.foodsaver.com.
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.
Place Bag on Sealing Strip
1. Open appliance lid and place roll into Roll Storage
Compartment (H).
2. Pull out enough bag material to hold item to be vac3.
4.
5.
6.
uum packaged, plus 3 inches. Close lid.
Turn Seal Control Switch (E) to Seal Only.
Press down firmly on lid with both hands and hold.
The green light will come on indicating the bag is
being sealed.
Wait until the green light turns off before
releasing the lid. When the light turns off the
sealing process is complete.
Press and Release Lid
space between bag contents and top of bag.
2. Open appliance lid and place open end of bag
down into Vacuum Channel (I).
3. Close lid.
4. Turn Seal Control Switch (E) to Vacuum and Seal
or to Vacuum and Extended Seal (for moist or
juicy foods such as raw meat).
Use this feature to reseal non-FoodSaver bags such as
Mylar ® potato chip bags to keep moisture out.
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.
1. Turn Seal Control Switch (E) to Seal Only.
2. Lift appliance lid and place open end of bag across
Sealing Strip (K).
channel to other end.
rewound completely into the Storage Compartment
(H) before vacuum packaging.
Now you are ready to vacuum package with your
new bag (see below).
Press and Release Lid
Insert Accessory Hose
Set Seal Control Switch
Press and Release Lid
1. Prepare container according to FoodSaver
5. When motor turns off, vacuum process
Accessory Guidelines above.
2. Insert one end of Accessory Hose (G) into
Accessory Port (C) on appliance. Insert other end
into port on accessory. Twist gray tab while inserting
to ensure a tight fit.
3. Turn Seal Control Switch (E) to Vacuum and Seal.
4. To begin vacuum process, press down firmly on lid
until motor starts, wait 3-5 seconds, then release.
Motor will continue to run.
is complete.
6. Gently twist and remove Accessory Hose from
accessory and appliance.
7. 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
5. To begin vacuum process, press down firmly on
FoodSaver Vacuum Packaging Canisters
FoodSaver Jar Sealer with Mason Jars
lid with both hands until motor starts, wait 3-5
seconds, then release. Motor will continue to run.
6. When motor turns off, open lid and remove
bag. Refrigerate or freeze if needed. (See
FoodSaver Reference Guide for food safety tips.)
(without large knob on lid)
For use with Ball® and Kerr ® brand Mason jars.
To release vacuum and open, push gray rubber
button on lid.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT use screw bands when
Note: Let appliance cool down for 20 seconds
To release vacuum and open, turn knob on lid
to Open.
after each use.
3. Press down firmly on lid and hold until Indicator
Light (D) turns off.
4. Open lid and remove sealed bag.
How to Vacuum Package with FoodSaver Accessories
8. Open lid and remove bag. Ensure that the roll is
Set Seal Control Switch
1. Place item(s) in bag, allowing at least 3 inches of
4. For accessories with a large knob on lid, turn knob
to Vacuum. Vacuum package using instructions
7. To cut bag material, press down lightly on lid
and slide Bag Cutter (F) from one end of sliding
How to Vacuum Package with FoodSaver Bags
Place Bag in Vacuum Channel
Bags & Rolls
Pull Out Bag Material
Seal Only
Accessories
How to Make a Bag from a FoodSaver Roll
Additional Features
FoodSaver Bulk Canisters and Quick Marinators
(with large knob on lid) and Universal Lids
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.
Instant Seal Button
The Instant Seal Button (A) 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.
Cancel Button
If fragile foods start to crush, you can also stop the
vacuum process without sealing the bag. Press Cancel
Button (B) and motor will stop.
2. To stop process before all air is removed, press and
release Instant Seal Button. Vacuum process will
stop within a few seconds and bag will be sealed.
3. When light and motor turn off, open lid and
remove bag.
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