GameSaver® BRONZE - Top Rated Kitchen | Knives, Cookware

GameSaver® BRONZE - Top Rated Kitchen | Knives, Cookware
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User
Manual
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Important Safeguards & Tips
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 or hot surfaces, or
near a heat source.
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.
8.120v Appliances Only: The FoodSaver® appliance
has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other). To reduce risk of electrical shock, this
plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only
one way. If plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician. Do not modify plug in
any way.
9.Caution: Do not use extension cord. Appliance
power cord should not drape over counter or
tabletop where cord 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.Extreme caution must be used when sealing
bags with hot liquids.
12.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,
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
along Sealing Strip before you close lid.
7. When you are vacuum packaging items with sharp
edges (foods with bones, etc.), protect bag from
punctures by wrapping item in soft cushioning
material, such as a paper towel. You may want to
use a FoodSaver® canister 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…
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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
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for being a FoodSaver customer.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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A
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C
D
Features
of Your Foodsaver® GameSaver® Appliance
Features
Features
Features
of Your FoodSaver® GameSaver® Appliance
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A. Accessory Port – Use with vacuum hose
(included) with all FoodSaver® containers and
accessories.
B. Speed Settings – Adjusts vacuum speed
based on food type, gentle speed removes air
slower for greater control.
D. Vacuum & Seal Button – Vacuums, seals and
shuts off automatically.
E. Seal Button – Seals rolls for custom-sized
bags, stops vacuum process to prevent
crushing of delicate foods.
F. B
uilt-In Roll Storage – Convenient storage for
FoodSaver® rolls.
I. Extra Wide Sealing Strip – Applies heat for a
secure, air-tight seal.
G. Easy-Lock Latch– Secures bag for vacuum
sealing.
J. Patented Removable Drip Tray – Catches
overflow liquids, dishwasher safe.
H. Roll Cutter – Simplifies making custom-sized
bags.
K. Sealing Gaskets – To create a vacuum.
C. Moist/Dry Food Settings – Adjusts seal level
for moist/dry food.
Flips Up for Convenient Storage
(Place Side Latch in “Store” setting before pressing side button to flip.)
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Notes
If you want to seal a bag without vacuuming, use
the Seal Button on the Control Panel. You can even
reseal bags such as Mylar ® potato chip bags bags,
as well as standard cereal and cracker bags.
NOTES
how to
How to
Seal Only
3. When seal cycle is complete, unlock latch, open
lid and remove bag.
1. Place open end of bag on Sealing Strip, close lid
and use latch to lock.
2. Press Seal Button on Control Panel.
How to
Vacuum Package with FoodSaver® Accessories
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 turns off, vacuum process is
complete. Note that the appliance will still go
through sealing cycle even when vacuuming an
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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.
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How to
Vacuum Package with FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing Bags
1. Open appliance lid and place roll into Roll Storage
Compartment. (Fig. 1)
1. Place item(s) in bag, allowing at least 3 inches of space
between bag contents and top of bag.
2. Lift up the Bag Cutter Bar and place bag material under bar.
2. Open appliance lid and place open end of bag into Vacuum
Channel. (Fig. 1)
3. Pull bag material to the length needed based on what items
you are looking to store.
3. Close lid and lock Side Latch. (Fig. 2)
4. Close and lock the lid using the Side Latch.
Fig. 1
5. Press Seal Button. (Fig. 2)
how to
how to
How to
Make a Bag from a FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing Roll
Fig. 1
4. Press appropriate Food Setting Button. Choose MOIST for
juicy foods or DRY for foods without liquid. Appliance will
default to DRY setting.
5. Press appropriate Speed Setting Button. Choose GENTLE for
delicate foods; NORMAL for average-sized bags, canisters and
all accessories; or FAST for larger-sized bags and canisters.
Appliance will default to NORMAL speed.
6. When Seal Indicator Light turns off, sealing is complete.
Unlock Side Latch and Lift Lid.
7. Gently press and slide Bag Cutter across the length of
the roll.
6. Press Vacuum & Seal Button to begin automatic vacuum and
sealing process. (Fig. 3)
Now you are ready to vacuum package with your new bag.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2
7. When “Vac/Seal” light turns off, unlock Latch, lift lid and
remove bag. Refrigerate or Freeze as desired. (See Guidelines
for Vacuum Packaging and Storage Guide for food safety tips.)
Note: Let appliance cool down for 20 seconds after each
use. If appliance is engaged prior to 20 seconds from last
use, the error light will flash.
Fig. 3
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Solution
Tips on Sealing a Bag
Red Seal LED flashes.
• Unit is overheated, wait for 20 minutes for unit to cool down.
• If trying to seal an end of a roll to make a bag, make sure the bag is on the
seal strip.
• If storing unit, make sure that latch is in Store position and not Locked
position. If in Locked position for extended period of time the gaskets
become compressed.
• Replacement Gaskets are available for purchase. Please call 1-877-777-8042 if
you need assistance.
When making a bag from a roll, make sure end of
cut piece is on Sealing Strip, not over rubber gasket
or in Vacuum Channel.
• Make sure bag is inserted curl down in the vacuum channel.
• Check to make sure top and bottom gaskets are inserted properly.
• Check to make sure that that at least one end of bag is sealed.
• Open unit and check to make sure that there are no foreign objects, dirt or
debris on the top or bottom gasket.
• Make sure there is enough room at top of bag (3 inches) to fit to middle of
drip tray with lid closed and latched.
• Make sure accessory hose is not attached.
• Make sure the lid is latched down all of the way.
• Do not store unit in locked position as this will compress the gaskets. If this
has occurred, leave the door of the unit open for a period of time to allow
gaskets to expand/restore to their original size.
Tips on Removing Air from a Bag
Bag is not sealing
properly.
• There is too much liquid in bag, freeze bag contents before vacuuming.
• To prevent wrinkles in the seal, gently stretch bag flat while inserting bag into
vacuum channel and continue to hold bag until vacuum pump starts.
• Create a second seal above the first seal on the bag to ensure a proper seal.
Care and Cleaning
There are no lights on
the control panel.
• Make sure unit is plugged in.
• Make sure wall outlet is functional.
• Make sure latch is in Locked position.
Nothing happens
when latch is closed
and Vac/Seal or Seal
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.
Pump is running
for more than 2
minutes without bag
vacuuming (no visible
air coming out of bag).
Prevent moisture or liquid from being pulled into the
Vacuum Channel or trapped in the seal. Either prefreeze moist foods such as raw meat for
When vacuum packaging make sure open end of
bag is inside Drip Tray with curl down. Also make
sure roll itself is tucked back into Roll Storage
Compartment or it could prevent appliance from
operating properly.
Check for wrinkles in the bag along the Sealing Strip
before closing lid and vacuum packaging. Wrinkles
in seal may cause leakage and allow air to come
back into bag. If you find wrinkles after sealing bag,
­simply cut bag open and vacuum package again.
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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
3 inches between paper towel and end of bag so
that bag seals properly with paper towel inside.
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 you
have pressed the Seal and not Vac/Seal Button. 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. Also
check that gasket is clean and free of debris. If you
are ­vacuum packaging with an accessory, check
Accessory Hose in appliance lid and in accessory
to ensure a tight fit.
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 Removable Drip Tray makes cleanup easy when
small amounts of liquids are inadvertently pulled
into the Vacuum Channel during vacuum process.
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Tips
Problem
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.
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maintenance
TROUBLESHOOTING
Tips
for using Your FoodSaver® GameSaver® Appliance
Troubleshooting
Vacuum Packaging and Food Safety
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 can
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.
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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.
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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
pre-freeze 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.
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guidelines
guidelines
Guidelines
for Vacuum Packaging
Storage Guide
Meat, Cheese, Vegetables, Fruits
Storage Guide
Baked Goods, Coffee, Snacks and Liquids
Foods
Storage
Life with
FoodSaver®
Recommended
FoodSaver®
Bag/Accessory
Where
to Store
Recommended
FoodSaver®
Bag/Accessory
Storage
life with
FoodSaver®
System
Normal
Storage Life
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1–3 years
6–12 months
Almonds,
Peanuts
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bag, Canister
2 years
6 months
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bag, Canister
2 years
6 months
Coffee Beans
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2–3 years
6 months
6 months
Coffee Beans
Pantry
FoodSaver Bag, Canister
1 year
3 months
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2 years
6 months
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bag, Canister
5–6 months
1 month
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1–2 years
3–6 months
Pantry
FoodSaver® Bottle Stopper
1–1 1⁄2 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
Normal
Storage Life
Foods
Hunting
Baked Goods
Venison
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2–2 1⁄2 years
3–4 months
Rabbit
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2 1⁄2–3 years
12 months
Game Birds
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2 1⁄2–3 years
6 months
Salmon, Tuna
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1–1 1⁄2 years
3 months
Grouper
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1–1 1⁄2 years
3–4 months
Trout, Halibut
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
1–1 1⁄2 years
4–6 months
Sunflower
Seeds
Shrimp
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
1 1⁄2–2 years
6–12 months
Coffee
Fishing
®
Meat
Nuts
Beef, Pork, Lamb
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
Ground Meat
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
1 year
4 months
Ground Coffee
Poultry
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
2–3 years
6 months
Ground Coffee
Fish
Freezer
FoodSaver® Bag
2 years
6 months
Prepared Liquids
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®
®
2–3 years
Bagels, Bread,
Pastries
Hard Cheeses ( Do not vacuum package soft cheese )
Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan
Refrigerator
FoodSaver Bag,
Canister
4–8 months
1–2 weeks
storage guide
Lettuce, Spinach
Freezer
Refrigerator
FoodSaver® Bag
FoodSaver® Canister
2–3 years
2 weeks
8 months
3–6 days
Fruits
Apricots, Plums, Peaches,
Nectarines
Freezer
FoodSaver Bag
®
1–3 years
6–12 months
Softer Berries
Raspberries, Blackberries,
Strawberries
Refrigerator
FoodSaver Canister
®
1 week
1–3 days
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Dry Foods
®
Powdery Foods
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Snack Foods
Harder Berries
Blueberries, Cranberries,
Huckleberries
Bottled Liquids
Oils
Vegetables ( Do not vacuum package fresh mushrooms, onions & garlic )
Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower,
Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Corn
(cob or kernel), Green Beans,
Snow Peas, Snap Peas
Sauces, Soups,
Stews
®
storage guide
Where
to Store
Refrigerator
FoodSaver Canister
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2 weeks
3–6 days
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for more tips and recipes.
recipes
recipes
Recipes
for your FoodSaver® Appliance
Fresh Meat Jerky Recipe
Wild Rice & Almond-Stuffed Game Hens
Using Oster® Jerky Seasonings to Make Jerky:
¾ cup wild rice, cooked to
package instructions
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup almonds, slivered
¾ cup dry red wine
¼ cup shallots, minced
1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon orange zest
¾ teaspoon dried basil
2 - 1 ½ pound game hens,
rinsed and dried
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 ½ cups beef broth
Once the rice is cooked, stir in the almonds, shallots and orange zest. Stuff the dressing into
the 2 prepared game hens. Melt butter and pour into Crock-Pot® slow cooker. In a separate pan,
sear the game hens on all sides until brown. Place the browned game hens into the slow cooker.
Whisk together the beef broth, red wine, Dijon mustard, basil and black pepper and pour over
the game hens. Cover and cook on High for 4 to 5 hours or on Low for 6 to 8 hours. Drizzle the
natural juices over the game hens to serve.
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Jerky may be made from a variety of different meats. When selecting meats for making jerky, choose lean
meats with minimal fat, as fat tends to go rancid during storage. A lean flank steak or round steak makes
excellent jerky. Most lean meats will yield about 1 pound of jerky from every 2 pounds of fresh meat.
For Ground Meats:
Add both the spice mix and the cure mix of one Oster® Jerky Seasonings packet to one pound extra lean
ground beef, game, or poultry. For spicier jerky: add ¼ tsp. or more of cayenne pepper. For less spicy
jerky, add ½ pound extra meat.
For Meats that are not Ground:
Remove all fat and cut into cubes or thin strips ¼" to 3⁄8" thick. It is easier to slice partially frozen meat
for jerky. If meats are cut on the cross-wise grain, jerky is less chewy than if meats are cut on the
lengthwise grain.
Mix Oster® Jerky Seasonings and ¼ cup water well and put vacuum seal mix and meat in FoodSaver® Bag
or Quick Marinator to marinate for 6 to 8 hours in the refrigerator before drying.
Helpful Hints
•Do not overlap strips on dehydrator trays. Leave room between strips for air flow.
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•Dry jerky until it has a tough “leather” texture, but is not brittle. Do not interrupt drying process or meat
may spoil. For best results, rotate trays from top to bottom during the drying process.
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•Depending on the thickness of the jerky strips, how much jerky is layered in the dehydrator and the
humidity, it will take from 4 to 10 hours to dry. Pat jerky with clean paper towels several times as it dries
to remove the oil which accumulates on the top of the jerky.
2 lbs stew meat
½ c. flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
•After drying poultry, pork or fresh game, heat them in your oven at 160°F (71°C) for 30 minutes to avoid
the risk of salmonella.
3 Tbs shortening
1 tsp pepper
•Wrap jerky in paper towels and let it stand for a couple of hours prior to packaging.
1 onion, chopped
½ tsp paprika
4 carrots, sliced
¹⁄8 tsp cloves
•Beef jerky that is stored on the shelf will start to go rancid at room temperature after three to four
weeks. Vacuum Package using your FoodSaver® GameSaver® Vacuum Sealing Appliance for freezer or
refrigerator storage.
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
2 bay leaves
1 tsp Worcestershire™
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4 c. water
Dredge meat in flour. Brown in shortening in skillet. Add to Crock-Pot® slow cooker with all other
ingredients. Cover; cook on Low 10–12 hours or High 5–6 hours.
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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 from the
date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. This Limited Lifetime
Warranty shall be effective from the of the original purchase date and shall expire five (5) years after the date
the item has been discontinued or announced as discontinued (“Limited Lifetime Warranty Period”). JCS, at
its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during
the Limited Lifetime Warranty Period . A replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product
or component. If the product is no longer available a replacement may be made with a similar product of
equal or greater value. This is your exclusive Limited Lifetime Warranty. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust
any electrical or mechanical functions on this product. Doing so will void this Limited Lifetime Warranty. This
Limited Lifetime 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 Limited Lifetime Warranty. This Limited Lifetime 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, this Limited Lifetime
Warranty does not cover: Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.
What are the limits on JCS’s Liability?
Damage to a product caused by accident, misuse, or abuse is not covered by this Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Improper care and cleaning will void this Limited Lifetime Warranty. 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.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO ANY OF THESE ADDRESSES OR TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE.
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