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MODEL# GVS435
VACUUM SEALER
FOOD PRESERVER
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Welcome to Benefits of
Food Storage from Gourmia!
The Steelstone Group
Brooklyn, NY
With the purchase of your Vacuum Sealer, you are ready to enjoy the benefits and
money saving rewards of keeping food fresh longer! Gourmia has created the perfect
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solution to the unwanted waste that results from conventional food storage – with the
without written permission from The Steelstone Group, except for the inclusion of quotations in a
GVS435 Vacuum Sealer! By removing air from the storage bags , the freshness of food is
greatly extended. Keep food fresher and longer in your pantry, freezer or refrigerator.
media review.
With all the delicious foods you can preserve, the Vacuum Sealer is sure to become your
favorite kitchen appliance.
Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, The Steelstone
Group assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Nor is any liability assumed for damages
The following pages of this manual offer full and complete instructions for
resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Although every effort has been made
all the functions and features of your Vacuum Sealer. Inside these pages, you’ll find
to ensure that the information contained in this manual is complete and accurate, The Steelstone
Group is not engaged in rendering professional advice or services to the individual consumer;
information on and instructions for assembly, operating, cleaning and maintenance
of your Vacuum Sealer. Please read all safety instructions and complete directions
carefully for safe usage at all times.
further, The Steelstone Group shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage allegedly
Thank you for your purchase! We hope you will enjoy all the innovative products
arising from any information or suggestion in this manual.
brought to you by our family at Gourmia.
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FEATURES & FUNCTIONS p. 8
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS p. 12
Making a Bag From the bag Roll p. 12
Vacuum Packaging With a Bag p. 14
Pulse Vacuuming Function p. 16
Vacuum Packaging Using Accessory Containers p. 16
CLEANING & MAINTENANCE p. 18
FOOD STORAGE GUIDELINES p. 20
WARRANTY & SERVICE p. 22
Troubleshooting p. 22
Warranty & Service p. 23
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY FIRST p. 6
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When operating this electric appliance, basic safety instructions should always
be followed. Refer to the following for these instructions
1. READ ALL SAFETY & USAGE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Electrical 3-conductor Cord Set:
Appliance is equipped with a
3-conductor cord set that has a 3 prong
grounding-type plug. It should be
properly connected to a grounding-type
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
a 3-grounding outlet unit, and as such,
the grounding prong should never be
removed. If needed, purchase a 2-prong
adapter and ground it to the outlet.
SAFETY FIRST
SAFETY FIRST
2. Do not use appliance on wet or hot surfaces, or near a heat source.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
Do not use an adapter unless you are
Consumer Services.
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.
for assistance.
8. The 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: A short power cord is provided to reduce risks from entanglement or
tripping over a longer cord. An extension cord may be used when marked
WARNING: This product contains
a chemical known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
electrical rating is no less than electrical rating of this appliance. All cords
should not drape over counter or tabletop where cords 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. Wait at least 20 seconds between seals to allow appliance to cool.
12. For Household Use Only.
WARNING: This product contains
a chemical known to the State of
California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
A. Vacuum & Seal: This button has 2 functions:
1. Press to start the vacuum sealing process (automatically seals the bag
when process is complete).
2. Press to pause vacuum process at any time.
B. Pulse: This button regulates the pressure of the seal to prevent crushing more
delicate items such as bread and pastries.
1. Press to start the vacuum sealing process
2. Press to stop the vacuum sealing process
Press “Manual Seal” (E) button when desired pressure is met.
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FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
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C. Food: This button has 2 functions:
1. Dry, for items without moisture, provides a shorter heat sealing time
2. Moist, for wetter types of foods, provides a longer heat sealing time.
D. Pressure: This button has 2 functions:
1. Normal, for items needing a higher vacuum pressure
2. Gentle, for items that are softer or more delicate (less vacuum pressure is
applied to prevent crushing.)
Default setting is normal.
E. Manual Seal: This button has 2 functions:
1. To seal the open end of a bag without vacuuming air suction, used to make
a bag from a roll of bags.
2. When using automatic “Vacuum & Seal” function, this button stops the
vacuuming air suction and immediately starts to seal the bag.
F. Canister: This button starts the vacuuming air suction for canisters, jar lids,
wine stoppers or other accessories that are attached through “Hose Port” (H).
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G. Stop: This button stops the machine.
H. Hose Port: Receives the hose for canister and wine stopper functions.
I. Cord Storage: Found on the bottom of machine. Wrap the power cord into the
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storage box when not use, do not wrap the cord around the appliance.
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FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
J. Sealing Strip: The bag to be sealed is placed over this strip. Keep clean and dry
FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
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or replace if necessary.
K. Upper Gasket: Creates the vacuum chamber along with Lower Gasket. Keep
clean and dry or replace if necessary.
L. Cover Locks: Locks and unlocks the cover. Located on both left (not shown)
and right side of cover.
M. Bag Cutter: Remove to cut bags to desired length.
N. Lower Gasket: Creates the vacuum chamber along with Upper Gasket. Keep
clean and dry or replace if necessary.
O. Sealing Element: Teflon-coated heating element seals the bag.
P. Vacuum Chamber: Position the open end of the bag inside the chamber,
draws air out of bag and catches any liquid overflow.
Q. Air Intake: Connects with vacuum chamber and pump. Do not cover this
intake when placing bag for Vacuum & Seal operations.
R. Hose Port: Receives the hose for canister and wine stopper functions.
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PRODUCT SPECS
• 120V~ 60Hz,120W
• Product size: 370x150x74mm, Weight:1.8kgs
• ETL approval
• Unique design for noise reduction, extra low noise, quiet operation
• Powerful pump motor with extra vacuum power.
• Stainless steel top cover with luxury appearance.
• Vacuum Speed : 12 L/min.
• Wider sealing with 2.5 mm
• LED Indicator lights to show operation
• Versatile functions with 8 buttons, most versatile available on market.
• One touch operation vacuum airtight and turns off automatically.
• Ability to work on vacuum canister marinator bowl and wine stoppers.
• Vacuum pressure up to -0.80 Bar ( -80 Kpa) Max.
• Power cord storage
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• Each unit with 5 pcs 22cm x 30cm + 5 pcs 28cm x 40cm free vacuum bags
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MAKING A BAG FROM THE BAG ROLL
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Open the machine cover and take out the bag cutter.
Position the blade side down and slide the cutter
across the bag. FIG. 1
FIG. 2
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Put one end of the bag on top of the sealing
element, but not in the vacuum chamber.
FIG. 2
Close the cover and press tightly till you hear it
click in place on both sides. FIG. 3
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FIG. 1
Press “Manual Seal” button to start sealing the bags. FIG. 4
Press the left and right side of the cover buttons to open
the cover. Take the bag out of the machine. The bag is now
ready for the vacuum sealing process. FIG. 5
FIG. 4
FIG. 5
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VACUUM PACKAGING WITH A BAG
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Put the items inside the bag. Use only quality vacuum bags.
Straighten out the open end of the bag and clean off any dust.
Position the open end of the bag within the vacuum chamber
area. Make sure the air intake is not covered by the bag. FIG. 1
Push the cover down and click to lock the cover. FIG. 2
Choose between moist and dry Food setting. Pressing Moist
will help prevent liquid from rising into the seal area. FIG. 3
Press Vacuum & Seal button, the unit will start the automatic
vacuum sealing process and stop when the bag is sealed.
NOTE: This product provides very high vacuum pressure during
vacuum sealing, in order to avoid crushing of the delicate items,
monitor the status of the pressure inside the bag and press the
“Manual Seal” button immediately when the desired pressure is
achieved.
FIG. 3
FIG. 4
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FIG. 1
When the vacuum sealing process is done, press the buttons on both
sides of the cover to open and take out the sealed bags. FIG. 4
NOTE: For best results, it is better to let the appliance cool down
for 1 minute before using it again. Wipe out any excess liquid or
food residue in the vacuum chamber after each bag sealed.
Your appliance will seal properly only if using the high quality bags.
Do not attempt to use other bags that are not specifically intended
for vacuum sealing. To open a sealed bag, cut the bag straight across
the top with scissors.
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Press the Start button to start vacuuming. FIG. 2 To ensure there is no air
leakage between the container lid and the container base, use your hand to
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This function is preferred when vacuum packing softer, more moist
or delicate foods such as tomatoes, chips or similar. Or, if you have
moist raw foods or sauces. The Pulse function allows you to vacuum air
push down the lid at the start of the vacuuming procedure. The machine will
stop automatically when enough vacuum pressure is achieved. Remove the
hose and continue with another container.
from the bag and stop the process before the foods are overly
compressed or crushed.
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Press the Food button to select either Moist or Dry.
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Press the Pressure button on Normal setting for dry or raw foods.
Press the Pressure button on Gentle setting for fragile/moist foods.
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Press the Pulse function button several times until you get the
desired result. Press the Manual Seal button to seal the bag.
FIG. 2
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
PULSE VACUUMING FUNCTION
In order to open the container, you need to press the “Release“ button on
the lid.
Note: At the beginning of the vacuum packaging with an accessory container
or bowl, press down lightly for a few seconds on the container lid and the hose
adapter to ensure neither is loose and leaking air.
VACUUMING PACKAGING USING ACCESSORY CONTAINERS
To test seal, simply tug on the cover. It should not slip or move.
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Wipe the accessory container ensure they are clean and dry.
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Fill the accessory containers,but do not fill up to the very top.
The container needs to have a tight seal. Wipe clean the inside
of the container lid and outer rim of the container. FIG. 1
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Buy only accessory containers compatible with this Gourmia Vacuum Sealer.
For best results, allow the appliance to cool down for 3 minutes before
repeating the procedure.
Insert one end of the hose into the air intake and another end of the
hose into the center hole of the container lid.
FIG. 1
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Always unplug the unit before cleaning.
Do not immerse in water or any other liquid.
Avoid using abrasive products or material to clean the unit, IT will scratch the
surface. Use a mild dish washing soap and a warm, damp cloth to wipe away food
residue on appliance or around components. Dry thoroughly before using again.
Note: The foam gaskets around the vacuum chambers should be dried
thoroughly before re-assembling. When re-assembling, is important to assemble
components back to original position to ensure proper operation.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING THE VACUUM SEALER
Cleaning The Vacuum Bags:
Wash bags in warm water with a mild dish washing soap
When washing bags in dishwasher, turn bags inside out and spread them over
top rack of dishwasher, so entire surface is exposed to the water. Dry thoroughly
before reusing.
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible illness, do not reuse bags after storing raw
meats, raw fish or greasy foods. Do not reuse bags that have been microwaved or
boiled.
Cleaning The Accessories
Wash all container accessories in warm water with a mild dish washing soap. DO
NOT immerse cover in water. Container accessory bases (not lids) are top rack
dishwasher safe. Lid covers should be wiped down with a damp cloth. Dry
thoroughly before reusing.
Container accessories are NOT to be used in a microwave or freezer.
Storing Your Vacuum Sealer:
Keep the unit in a flat and safe place, out of the reach of children.
Keep the lid of appliance unlocked when not in use to avoid distorting the foam
gaskets. Damage or distortion cause leakage.
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CLASSIFICATION
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN
ROOM
TEMPERATURE
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FOOD ITEMS
TEMP.
NORMAL
STORAGE
VACUUM
STORAGE
Fresh Raw Meat
5±3°C
2-3 days
8-9 days
Fresh Fish/ Sea Food
5±3°C
1-3 days
4-5 days
Cooked Meat
5±3°C
4-6 days
10-14 days
Vegetables
5±3°C
3-5 days
7-10 days
Fruit
5±3°C
5-7 days
14-20 days
Eggs
5±3°C
10-15 days 30-50 days
Meat
-16~ – 20°C 3-5 months
>1 year
Fish
-16~ – 20°C 3-5 months
>1 year
Sea Food
-16~ – 20°C 3-5 months
>1 year
Bread
25±2°C
1-2 days
8-10 days
Biscuit
25±2°C
4-6 months
>1 year
Rice/ Flour
25±2°C
3-5 months
>1 year
Peanut/Legume
25±2°C
3-6 months
>1 year
Medical Material
25±2°C
3-6 months
>1 year
Tea
25±2°C
5-6 months
>1 year
FOOD STORAGE GUIDELINES
FOOD STORAGE GUIDELINES
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WARRANTY & SERVICE
In the unlikely event that you experience a problem with your device, please take
a couple of minutes to check these possible causes prior to contacting customer
support:
This Limited Warranty is for one full year from the date of purchase. It is
applicable to the original purchaser only and is not transferable to a third party
user. Repair or replacement of defective parts is solely at the seller’s discretion.
PROBLEM
Vacuuming but
Is not sealing
automatically
Sealing OK
but not
vacuuming
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Replace it
and try again
Edge of bag is
covering the suction hole
Place the bag
in the correct position
Bag is overfilled and may
be preventing the cover
from locking
Take out some food and
clean the bag edges,
try again
The bag is broken
or leaking
Use a new bag and try again
circumstances.
The bag is not placed
correctly in the
vacuum chamber
Place the edge of the bag
into the
vacuum chamber
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The bag is covering
suction hole
Place the bags
in the correct position
The edge of the bag has
dirt, dust or crumbs
Clean the edge of bag
and try again
Edge of bag has wrinkles
Smooth the bag
and try again
The food is highly
corrosive
The food packed is
fresh vegetables,
friut or seeds
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In the event that repair isn’t possible, the seller will replace the product/part. If
Lower gasket
is deformed
Contents have
sharp edges
Bag is inflating/
expanding after
vacuum sealing
SOLUTION
Use the food safety
paper pack before putting
into the vacuum bag
Freeze or refrigerate
after vacuuming to
prolong it’s shelf life
They are not suited to
storage at room temperature.
They have photosynthesis
and respiration.
Keep refrigerated
the cash value of the product or component returned.
Product defects not covered under the Warranty provisions include normal wear
and damage incurred from use or accidental negligence, misuse of instruction
is not liable for any incidental or consequential damages incurred by such
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TROUBLE SHOOTING WARRANTY AND SERVICE
TROUBLE SHOOTING
DISPOSAL OF THE DEVICE
PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
At the end of the life of your product, it should go to a specially adapted
waste-recycling center.
ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION FIRST
1. The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this
product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be handed
over to the applicable. Collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
2. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product .For
more detailed information about the recycling of this product, Please contact
your local council office or your household waste disposal service.
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