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Instructions for use
Safety instructions
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Safeguarding the environment
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Appliance description
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Supplied with the product
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Control panel
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Preliminary instructions for use
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Preparing vacuum bags and containers
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Machine operation indications
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Cleaning the product
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Troubleshooting guide
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After-sales Service
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KitchenAid front panel in stainless steel
with anti-fingerprint surface finish
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Safety instructions
Important to be read and
observed
Before using the appliance carefully
read these safety instructions.
Keep them nearby close at hand for
future reference.
These instructions are also be
available on website:
docs.‌kichenaid.eu
These instructions and the
appliance itself provide important
safety warnings, to be observed at
all times.
The manufacturer declines any
liability for failure to observe these
safety instructions, for inapropriate
use of the appliance or incorrect
setting of controls.
Safety warnings
Very young (0-3 years) and young
children (3-8 years) shall be kept
away from the appliance unless
continuously supervised.
Children from 8 years old and
above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge can use this
appliance only if they are
supervised or have been given
instructions on safe use and
understand the hazards involved.
Children must not play with the
appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance must not be carried
out by children without supervision.
Permitted use
CAUTION: The appliance is not
intended to be operated by means
of an external timer or separate
remote controlled system.
This appliance is solely for
domestic, not professional use.
Do not use the appliance outdoors.
Do not store explosive or
flammable substances such as
aerosol cans and do not place or
use gasoline or other flammable
materials in or near the appliance: a
fire may break out if the appliance is
inadvertently switched on.
Only use KitchenAid brand bags for
vacuum packaging and purposedesigned KitchenAid containers.
Commercially available bags for
food storage are not suitable for
heat sealing and cannot guarantee
a vacuum for a sufficient period of
time.
Never hang anything heavy on the
handle affixed to the machine
panel.
Installation
The appliance must be handled and
installed by two or more persons.
Use protective gloves to unpack
and install the appliance.
Installation and repairs must be
carried out by a qualified
technician, in compliance with the
manufacturer's instructions and
local safety regulations. Do not
repair or replace any part of the
appliance unless specifically stated
in the user manual.
Children should not perform
installation operations. Keep
children away during installation.
Keep the packaging materials
(plastic bags, polystyrene parts,
etc.) out of reach of children, during
and after the installation.
After unpacking the appliance,
make sure that it has not been
damaged during transport and that
the lid closes perectly. In the event
of problems, contact the dealer or
your nearest After-sales Service.
The appliance must be
disconnected from the power
supply before any installation
operation.
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During installation, make sure the
appliance does not damage the
power cable.
Only activate the appliance when
the installation has been
completed.
Electrical warnings
For installation to comply with
current safety regulations, an
omnipolar switch with minimum
contact gap of 3 mm is required
and the appliance must be earthed.
If the power cable is damaged,
replace with an identical one. The
power cable must only be replaced
by a qualified technician in
compliance with the manufacturer
instruction and current safety
regulations. Contact an authorized
service center.
Check that the voltage on the
rating plate correspods to the
voltage of your home. The rating
plate is located on the left hand
side of the appliance.
If the fitted plug is not suitable for
your socket outlet, contact a
qualified technician.
The power cable must be long
enough to connect the appliance,
once fitted in its housing, to the
main power supply. Do not pull the
power supply cable.
Do not use extension leads,
multiple sockets or adapters.
Do not operate this appliance if it
has a damaged mains cord or plug,
if it is not working properly, or if it
has been damaged or dropped.
Keep the cord away from hot
surfaces.
The electrical components must
not be accessible to the user after
installation.
Do not touch the appliance with
any wet part of the body and do
not operate it when barefoot.
Cleaning and maintenance
Never use steam cleaning
equipment.
Wear protective gloves for cleaning
and maintenance.
The appliance must be
disconnected from the power
supply before any maintenance
operation.
Safeguarding the environment
Disposal of packaging materials
This appliance is marked in compliance with
European Directive 2012/19/EU, Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
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.
The packaging material is 100% recyclable and is
marked with the recycle symbol . The various
parts of the packaging must therefore be disposed
of responsibility and in full compliance with local
authority regulations governing waste disposal.
Scrapping of household
appliances
The symbol on the product or on the
accompanying documentation indicates that it
should not be treated as domestic waste but must
be taken to an appropriate collection center for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
When scrapping the appliance, make it unusable
by cutting off the power cable and removing the
doors and shelves (if present) so that children
cannot easily climb inside and become trapped.
or
This appliance is manufactured with recyclable
reusable materials. Dispose of it in accordance with
local waste disposal regulations.
For further information on the treatment, recovery
and recycling of household electrical appliances,
contact your competent local authority, the
collection service for household waste or the store
where you purchase the appliance.
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Appliance description
1) Pull-out appliance body which includes vacuum
chamber and relative lid;
2) control panel;
3) vacuum chamber lid;
4) vacuum chamber;
5) sealing bar;
6) ON/OFF switch.
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Supplied with the product
Vacuum bag
Control panel
1) Control panel display area
2) Led indicator lights
3) Button for KitchenAid vacuum bags.
4) Button for KitchenAid vacuum containers.
5) Button for halting current cycle.
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Preliminary instructions for use
Before starting up the machine, clean the vacuum chamber thoroughly with a soft, damp cloth. Repeat
several times, rinsing the cloth in clean water each time. Do not use harsh detergents, steel scourers,
scrapers or any abrasive, acidic or aggressive substances which could damage the surfaces of the vacuum
chamber irreparably.
The appliance can vacuum pack food in two different ways:
1. Vacuum packing using KitchenAid bags
KitchenAid bags are suitable for packing non-delicate food products which are not easily crushed, such as
meat, cold cuts, hard cheese, pulses, etc.
The bags are available in three different sizes: 15x25 cm, 20x20 cm and 25x35 cm, and can be purchased
from Ka after-sales service or the website www.KitchenAid.eu
Store the bags in a cool, dry place, away from sources of light and heat.
KitchenAid bags are disposable: after use, discard them, complying with local regulations on the disposal
of plastics.
KitchenAid bags are not suitable for cooking.
2. Vacuum packing using KitchenAid containers (can be purchased at After-sales Service)
KitchenAid vacuum containers are useful for storing delicate foods which easily crushed, and for storing
liquid foodstuffs.
KitchenAid vacuum containers are not suitable for cooking and to be stored in the freezer. For better
performances it's advisable to use the specific cycle for containers only.
Do not try to vacuum pack foods which are already old or nutritionally lacking: you cannot recover quality
which has already been lost.
Only vacuum pack fresh, quality produce.
• Food which has been kept at ambient temperature for an excessive period of time or which has only
just been cooked or prepared, loses its initial moisture and properties (colour, aroma, flavour, etc..).
Consequently, it is best to vacuum pack food which has been chilled at length in the refrigerator until its
temperature reaches +4/+6 °C (standard refrigerator temperature).
• When using vacuum bags for raw and cooked foods, remember to distribute food evenly inside the
bags to facilitate removal of air. In addition, do not overfill the bags since this can interfere with sealing,
resulting in bags which are not airtight. In this case the vacuum would not last: repeat the procedure
with a new bag and check the seal has no openings or damage.
• Fill the bags 2/3 full at most with the food to be packed.
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Preparing vacuum bags and containers
Using KitchenAid vacuum bags
1. Open the drawer fully (until it clicks).
2. Switch the machine on using the switch on the
front right hand side.
3. Select the size of KitchenAid bag best suited to
the dimensions of the food (15x25 or 20x20).
4. Open the lid, making sure the vacuum chamber
is dry. When placing food in the bag, take care
not to get the bag dirty or wet next to the
opening, as this could result in an ineffective
seal.
5. Position the support grille in the machine
compartment as shown, with the bag in the
centre of the grille, again as shown in the figure;
if necessary, angle the grille so that it slopes
slightly, as this will prevent any food spillage
during the vacuum cycle. For large items of
food, it may be necessary to remove the grille in
order to gain additional space inside the vacuum
chamber.
6. Line up the dotted line on the bag with the
sealing bar. Make sure the edges are positioned
on the bar without any wrinkles or folds.
7. Close the lid and hold it down while at the
same time selecting the bag cycle. Keep the lid
pressed down for a few moments. In this way
the lid will remain shut and tight to the seal for
the duration of the cycle.
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A perfect seal is essential in order to maintain
the vacuum conditions in the bag. This can be
identified by a clearly visible seal with no sign of
any burns.
Always check that the seal is on top of or parallel to
the dotted line on the KitchenAid bag.
Moreover, check the effectiveness of the seal: after
sealing, it must not be possible to pull the edges
of the bag apart. If this is not the case, transfer
the food into another bag and repeat the vacuum
packing procedure.
For optimum management of bags and food
contained in them, write the packing date and
contents on the space provided above the seal and
return it to the refrigerator or freezer.
Using KitchenAid vacuum containers (can be
purchased at After-sales Service)
For liquid foods or delicate produce which is
easily crushed, use the special KitchenAid vacuum
containers.
Only ¾ fill the containers.
1. To prepare a vacuum container, place the food
inside and fit the lid on the container.
2. Position the container inside the vacuum
chamber, in the centre of the compartment
located in the base.
3. Close the lid and at the same time select the
vacuum container cycle, holding the machine's
glass lid down for a few moments: in this way
the lid will remain shut and tight to the seal for
the duration of the cycle. At the end of the cycle,
return the container to the refrigerator only.
To open containers, turn the valve on the lid in the
direction indicated by the arrow: this will let air
back into the container and enable the lid to be
removed with ease.
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Machine operation indications
Switching On (pulling the drawer out to working position)
Always pull the drawer out to its full extension so that the
glass lid can open fully.
Switch the machine on using the On switch on the front right
hand side.
The control panel leds light up and a brief acoustic signal
indicates the machine has been switched on. At this point the
machine runs a set-up cycle lasting approximately 2 seconds;
do not press any buttons until set-up has been completed.
Vacuum Cycle for Kitchen Aid bags
At the start of each cycle, a brief acoustic signal is emitted.
The cycle automatically proceeds as follows:
• The air extraction phase is indicated by the flashing of the
function button. This phase lasts approximately 2 minutes
and 30 seconds.
• The heat sealing phase is indicated by the function button
led remaining lit. This phase lasts 9 seconds. This is followed
by a cooling phase lasting approx. 5 seconds.
• During the subsequent exhaust phase all the led indicators
return to their initial state. The exhaust valve remains open
for 20 seconds. During this time, no function can be selected.
• Once the vacuum chamber is decompressed, the lid can be opened and the sealed bag removed.
• At the end of the cycle, a brief acoustic signal is emitted, indicating that the machine is ready to perform
another cycle.
• The total duration of the cycle is about 3 minutes (to reopening of the glass lid)
. In this case, the machine will not
The cycle can be stopped in advance by pressing the button
proceed with sealing and the chamber will be decompressed. Wait for approximately 20 seconds and the
acoustic signal before starting another cycle.
Vacuum cycle for KitchenAid containers
At the start of each cycle, a brief acoustic signal is emitted.
The cycle automatically proceeds as follows:
• The vacuum phase is indicated by the function button led flashing. This phase lasts approximately 45
seconds.
• During the subsequent exhaust phase all the led indicators return to their initial state. The exhaust valve
remains open for 20 seconds. During this time, no function can be selected.
• Once the vacuum chamber is decompressed, the lid can be opened and the vacuum container
removed.
• At the end of the cycle, a brief acoustic signal is emitted, indicating that the machine is ready to perform
another cycle. The chamber is decompressed, enabling the container to be removed.
• The total duration of the cycle is about 1 minute (to reopening of the glass lid)
. The chamber is decompressed and the
The cycle can be stopped in advance by pressing the button
glass lid will lift. Wait for approximately 20 seconds and the acoustic signal before starting another cycle.
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Cleaning the product
Clean the vacuum packing machine with a soft cloth or sponge and neutral detergent.
In order to ensure hygiene and safeguard
the quality of foodstuffs packed, the vacuum
chamber and glass lid must be cleaned after
each use.
Use a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge and
neutral detergent.
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Once a month, clean the sealing bar in order
to remove any residue which could negatively
impact the quality of bag sealing.
To facilitate this procedure, lift the sealing bar
(A) up, removing it from the two pins (B).
Use a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge and
neutral detergent.
After cleaning, fit the bar on the pins (B), lining
up the two holes on the underside of the bar
and make sure it engages securely without
removing the black teflon pipe.
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If you plan not to use the machine for a prolonged period of time, clean it thoroughly.
Before using again, unplug and clean it thoroughly again and restart.
Automatic dehumidification cycle
It is advsable to perform a dehumidifcation cycle, once a week for intensive usage, by close the lid of
the vacuum chamber as normal and keeping it down, press the button for the Kitchen Aid bag cycle for
5 seconds; this cycle will lasts about 20 minutes.
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Troubleshooting guide
Problem solving table
FAULT
All the led indicators on the
control panel flash.
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Overheating.
The led indicator of the STOP
button flashes, accompanied
by an intermittent acoustic
signal
Insufficient vacuum in the
chamber.
Upon switching on, all the led Pump oil replacement
indicators on the control panel reminder.
flash for 3 seconds and a long
acoustic signal is emitted.
The cycle starts (buttons flash) Overheating.
but the pump does not work.
The machine does not switch
on
Insufficient vacuum in bag
The machine does not seal the
bags.
SOLUTION
Switch the machine off and wait for
approximately 15 minutes to allow
cooling and automatic reset of the
thermal overload cutouts.
If the problem persists when the
machine is switched back on again, call
Kitchen Aid after sales service.
• Lid not pressed at start of cycle.
• Lid of vacuum container not
properly fitted.
• Lid seal worn or incorrectly
positioned.
• Switch the machine off and wait for
approximately 15 minutes.
If the problem persists when the
machine is switched back on again, call
the Kitchen Aid after sales service.
Call the Kitchen Aid after sales service.
Switch the machine off and wait for
approximately 15 minutes before
switching back on again.
If the problem persists when the
machine is switched back on again, call
the Kitchen Aid after sales service.
No power supply.
Check electrical connection.
If the problem persists when the
machine is switched back on again, call
the Kitchen Aid after sales service.
1. Irregular or insufficient
1. Position the bag correctly.
seal on bag.
2. Check the state of the teflon
2. Irregular sealing strip
covering.
3. Bag dirty or burst.
3. Change bag.
4. Bag of unsuitable size for 4. Select a bag in which the product
the product contained
does not exceed 2/3 the volume.
inside.
If the problem persists when the
5. Poor pump performance. machine is switched back on again, call
the Kitchen Aid after sales service
1. Dirty contacts.
Release the sealing bar from its two
2. Sealing bar element
pins and, clean the two holes on the
broken.
bar.
3. No power supply.
If the problem persists when the
machine is switched back on again, call
the Kitchen Aid after sales service.
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After-sales Service
Before contacting KitchenAid After-sales
Service:
1. See if you can eliminate the problem on your
own by referring to the "Troubleshooting guide".
2. Turn the appliance off and on again to check if
the problem has been eliminated.
If repair work has to be carried out, contact an
authorized After-sales Service (use of original
spare parts and proper repair is guaranteed).
Failure to comply with these instructions may
compromise the safety and quality of the
product.
If after the above checks the fault persists,
contact your nearest After-sales Service.
Always specify:
• a brief description of the fault;
• the type and exact model of the appliance;
• the service number (number after the word
Service on the rating plate), located on the left
of the appliance, visible when fully opened.
The service number is also indicated on the
guarantee booklet;
• your full address;
• your telephone number.
KitchenAid front panel in stainless steel
with anti-fingerprint surface finish
This vacuum packing machine is designed to be integrated with your kitchen: the front panel can therefore
be fitted by your installer and must have the following standard dimensions (see installation diagrams, not
provided with the product).
595 mm x 455 mm
The KitchenAid front panel, made of stainless steel with an anti-fingerprint surface finish, is available as an
accessory. To order it, contact your After-sales Service.
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