Important Safeguards & Tips
Important Safeguards
For your own safety, always
follow these basic precautions
when using a FreshSaver®
1. Read the Instructions Guide carefully
for operating instructions. Read all
instructions in this manual before use.
2. Do not use appliance on wet or hot
surfaces or outdoors.
3. C
AUTION:To prevent against electric
shock, do not immerse any part of
appliance, power cord or plug in water
or other liquid.
4. To disconnect, unplug FreshSaver®
Charger Adaptor 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 at bottom of page.
6. Use appliance only for its intended use.
Use only the Charger Adapter
supplied with this product.
7. Closely supervise children when using
any electrical appliance. Do not allow
appliance to be used as a toy.
8. 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 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.
9. Keep Charger Adapter, power cord
and handheld appliance away from
heated surfaces.
10. Nickel-cadmium batteries must be
recycled or disposed per national and
local laws and regulations. DO NOT
incinerate batteries or expose to
high temperatures or liquids.
Important Tips
1. Vacuum packaging is NOT a substitute
for the heat process of canning.
Perishables still need to be refrigerated.
2. For best results, use only with
FoodSaver® Brand Vacuum Zipper
Bags and Containers.
3. When vacuum packaging zipper bags,
small amounts of liquids, crumbs or
food particles can be inadvertently
pulled into the Valve, creating a
possible air leak. To prevent this,
follow these tips:
a. For soups, sauces and liquids:
use a container and then place
in refrigerator. Sealing liquid in
Zipper Bags is NOT recommend.
b. F
or powdery or fine-grained foods:
Avoid overfilling bags or use a
container. You can also place a coffee
filter or paper towel on top of the food
beneath valve before vacuum
c. Ensure the zipper is closed securely
and no food debris is trapped in the
zipper. Food trapped in the zipper
can create a leak which may cause
the bag to loose vacuum over time.
4. Reservoir must be in place during
operation. Do not attempt to use
without the Reservoir affixed to the
Vacuum Nozzle.
5. When using containers, remember
to leave one inch of space at top of
For Household Use Only
1 Year Limited 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 for a period of one year from the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects
in material and workmanship. JCS, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of
the product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new or
remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made
with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty. Do NOT attempt to
repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this product. Doing so will void this warranty.
This 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 in any way change the terms and conditions of this warranty.
This 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 and disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than JCS or an
authorized JCS service center. Further, the warranty does not cover: Acts of God, such as fire,
flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.
What are the limits on JCS’s Liability?
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 products 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
exclusions 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.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
In the U.S.A.
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service,
please call 1(800) 777-8042 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.
In Canada
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service,
please call 1(877) 804-5383 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.
Bags and containers: JCS makes no warranty, express or implied, written or oral, including that of
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose with respect to bags and containers.
In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer
Solutions located in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. In Canada, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam
Corporation (Canada) Limited doing business Jarden Consumer Solutions located at 20 B Hereford
Street, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0M1. If you have any other problem or claim in connection with this
product, please write our Consumer Service Department.
Questions? Visit us at to get tips on vacuum sealing and order bags and
containers, or call 1-877-777-8042 (U.S.).
© 2009 Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions. All rights reserved.
Distributed by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, Boca Raton,
Florida 33431.
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Reference Guide
Registering your appliance is quick and easy at
If you register on our website, you will have the opportunity to receive special
bag and accessory introductory offers. Refer to the registration card in the box.
For more usage tips and safety information, please refer to this Reference Guide
or visit our website at
Features of your FreshSaver ® Handheld
Vacuum System
Ergonomic Design
Charger Adaptor
Charge Indicator
“Start” Button
Charger Plug
(Removable for easy cleaning)
Charging Base
(Available in select models)
FoodSaver® Container
Adaptor (included)
For use with all FoodSaver®
Vacuum Storage Containers.
*Compared to unwrapped food.
You are about to enjoy the freshness benefits of FoodSaver® FreshSaver®
Handheld Vacuum System. The #1 Selling Brand of Vacuum Sealing Systems.
For years, the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System has helped millions of
households keep food fresh longer in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry. The
FreshSaver® Handheld Vacuum System is designed to remove air from specially
designed FoodSaver® vacuum zipper bags and containers. The FreshSaver®
Handheld Vacuum System is compact and convenient for everyday use.
Charging Your Handheld Vacuum Appliance: Before using the appliance for the
first time please charge it for at least 24 hours. Failure to do so will reduce the product’s
battery life. Charge Indicator Light remains illuminated when appliance is plugged in.
Guidelines for Vacuum Packaging
Vacuum Packaging &
Food Safety
To preserve foods safely, it is critical
that you maintain low temperatures.
The vacuum packaging process extends
the life of foods by removing most of
the air from sealed zipper bags and
containers, 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:
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.
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,
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.
Care, Cleaning & Troubleshooting
IMPORTANT: Should liquid be collected in the reservoir,
stop vacuuming once liquid fills to the Max fill line.
Sealing FoodSaver® Vacuum Zipper Bag
Step 1
Fill and Seal Bag
Place food in FoodSaver®
Vacuum Zipper Bag. Lay
Zipper Bag flat with green
circle facing upwards press
zipper firmly to start seal.
Slide fingers across zipper
to close bag.
Step 2
Remove Air from Bag
Press FreshSaver™ Vacuum
Sealer over green circle on
bag and press “Start” button.
Step 3
Place bag with food into
refrigerator or pantry.
Sealing FoodSaver® Deli Containers
Food Safety Warning
Use fresh, perishable foods soon after
purchase. Even under proper storage
conditions, foods lose freshness and
nutritive value if they are stored too long.
Food Preparation Tips
Hard Cheeses:
To keep cheese fresh, vacuum package
it after each use.
IMPORTANT: Soft cheeses should
never be vacuum packaged.
Baked Goods:
To vacuum package soft or airy
baked goods, we recommend using
a FoodSaver® Container so they
will hold their shape.
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Fill and Close
With FoodSaver® Deli
Container on flat surface –
Place food in tray. Set lid on
top and apply pressure with both
hands to snap into place to
prepare for vacuum sealing.
Evacuate Air
With the FoodSaver®
Container Adaptor attached,
place the FreshSaver®
Vacuum Nozzle tip over gray
valve on container lid. Press
“Start” Button on unit and
evacuate for 10 seconds.
Attach FoodSaver®
Container Adaptor
to bottom of Vacuum
Nozzle by pushing
into bottom as shown.
Place Container with
food into refrigerator.
*Bags not intended for liquids.
Container Adapter Storage
1. C
onveniently store
Container Adapter on
bottom of Charging
Base as shown.
Vacuum sealer does not start
when ON Button is pressed:
1. E
nsure vacuum sealer is charged.
Vacuum Sealer starts but bag
does not tighten around food:
1. E
nsure zipper is firmly closed.
Slide fingers across entire zipper.
2. Air valve is not on flat surface.
Reposition bag so the Air Valve lies flat
on counter with no food under Air Valve.
Vacuum Nozzle and Air Valve
are not making secure contact:
1. E
nsure Vacuum Nozzle is centered
over the green circle and placed flat on
Air Valve. Apply moderate pressure.
Air was removed from the bag,
but now air has re-entered:
1. E
xamine zipper and valve of bag.
Food debris in zipper or valve may
cause leakage and allow air to enter.
2. S
ometimes moisture or food material
along seal edges of the zipper or
beneath the valve prevents bag from
sealing properly. Wipe the inside of
bag around zipper and beneath value
and attempt to reseal.
3. If you are vacuum packaging sharp
food items, bag may have been
punctured. Use a new bag if there is
a hole. Cover sharp food items with
a soft cushioning material, such as a
paper towel, and reseal.
The FoodSaver® Container
will not vacuum:
1. M
ake sure rubber gasket on inside
of lid is free from food materials.
2. E
xamine rim of container for cracks
or scratches. Any gaps can prevent
containers from vacuuming properly.
If You Need Assistance:
1-877-777-8042 (U.S.)
Care & Cleaning
1. Always unplug appliance before cleaning.
2. Do not immerse appliance in water.
3. A
void using abrasive products or
materials to clean any appliance
components. These cleaners can
scratch the surface and damage
the black foam rubber pads.
4. U
se a mild dish washing soap and a
warm, damp cloth to wipe away food
residue inside or around components.
5. Empty Reservoir after each use.
Wash in warm soapy water. Air dry
before replacing.
To remove Reservoir from
Vacuum Nozzle: while
holding Vacuum Nozzle
with one hand pull clear
Reservoir away from Nozzle.
FoodSaver® Containers
1. T
he Container Base can be safely
washed in the top rack of the
dishwasher. You can also wash both
pieces in warm, soapy water; rinse
well and dry thoroughly.
2. D
o Not attempt to remove gray
rubber sucker.
3. F
oodSaver® Container bases are
top rack dishwasher safe.
4. F
oodSaver® Containers are
microwave safe.
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