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Copyright © 2003 Tilia, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be reproduced or redistributed in any
fashion without the express written consent by Tilia, Inc.
FoodSaver, Tilia and The Original Home Vacuum Packaging System are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Tilia Int'l, Inc. in the United States
and other countries. Tilia, Inc. and Tilia Int'l, Inc. are Jarden companies.
This product is protected by one or more of the following Patents:
U.S.RE 34,929; 4,660,355; 4,941,310; 5,655,357; 6,058,998; 6,256,968;
Canada 1,315,746; and their equivalent international patents.
Second Printing: May 2003
Printed in the United States of America
Item # 18-0009 (5/03)
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Summary of Contents

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    This material may not be reproduced or redistributed in any fashion without the express written consent by Tilia, Inc. FoodSaver, Tilia and The Original Home Vacuum Packaging System are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tilia Int’l, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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    Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Designer Canisters Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Bulk Storage and Square Canisters Vacuum Package Using the FoodSaver Jar Sealer with Mason Jars Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Universal Lids Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers Care and Cleaning Instructions...

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    T H E F O O D S A V E R U S E R M A N U A L The FoodSaver Professional II / Professional II Turbo Manual Seal Button Vacuum Override Button Indicator Lights Sealing Adjustment...

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    FoodSaver Accessories ◗ Vacuum packaging in the FoodSaver Canisters FoodSaver Square Canister is an ◗ There are three styles of FoodSaver excellent way to marinate foods Canisters – Designer, Square and because the Bulk Storage. They are ideal for process opens...

  • Page 5

    Do not attempt to create your own side seams for a FoodSaver Bag. These bags are manufactured with special side seams which are sealed all the way to the outer edge.

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    T H E F O O D S A V E R U S E R M A N U A L How to Make a Custom-Made Bag with FoodSaver Rolls When using FoodSaver Rolls you first need to make a bag. If you are using ready-made FoodSaver bags, go to page 10.

  • Page 7

    IMPORTANT: You will need to pre-freeze foods that have excess liquid or moisture before vacuum packaging in FoodSaver Bags because the liquid can be drawn up into the Vacuum Pump. Do not allow the Vacuum Channel to become filled with liquid.

  • Page 8

    FoodSaver accessories. • Set the Sealing Adjustment Switch to “3” when creating a FoodSaver Bag from a FoodSaver Roll and also for standard vacuum packaging in FoodSaver Bags. • Set the Sealing Adjustment Switch to “4” or “5” for vacuum packaging foods with excess moisture and juices (example: meats, chicken or fish).

  • Page 9

    T H E F O O D S A V E R U S E R M A N U A L How to Use the Manual Seal Button Use the Manual Seal Button when you want to seal a FoodSaver Bag before a complete vacuum has been created. This feature is useful when vacuum packaging fragile items such as bread, baked goods and berries so they don’t get crushed.

  • Page 10

    How to Open FoodSaver Bulk Storage or Square Canisters To open a FoodSaver Bulk Storage or Square Canister, turn the knob on the canister lid so the arrow points to “Open.” This will release the vacuum and allow the lid to be removed.

  • Page 11

    How To Vacuum Package Using the FoodSaver Jar Sealer with Mason Jars Use the FoodSaver Jar Sealer to vacuum package food in Mason jars. There are two sizes of Jar Sealers: the FoodSaver Wide- Mouth Jar Sealer for wide-mouth Mason jars, and the FoodSaver Regular Jar Sealer for regular and standard-mouth Mason jars.

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    How to Open the FoodSaver Universal Lid To open a FoodSaver Universal Lid, turn the knob so the arrow points to “Open.” This will release the vacuum and allow the lid to be removed.

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    T H E F O O D S A V E R U S E R M A N U A L How to Vacuum Package Using FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers FoodSaver Bottle Stoppers are the best way to keep wine, oils and non-carbonated bottled liquids fresh longer. You will keep their delicate taste from going stale by not exposing the liquids to air.

  • Page 14

    All FoodSaver accessories should be washed in warm water using a mild dishwashing soap. Dry thoroughly before using. All FoodSaver Canister bases (but not the lids) may be washed in the dishwasher. Square Canister and Bulk Storage Canister bases (but not the lids) may be used to reheat foods in the microwave.

  • Page 15

    Option 2: If it is not possible to pre- meats and fish for 1-2 hours before freeze, place a folded paper towel vacuum packaging in a FoodSaver between the meat/fish and the end Bag to ensure the retention of juices of the bag.

  • Page 16

    Preparation Guidelines for Fruits: When freezing soft fruits or berries Keep berries fresh longer in the in a FoodSaver Bag, it is best to pre- refrigerator by repackaging them in freeze for 1-2 hours or until solidly a FoodSaver Canister. You can open frozen.

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    FoodSaver Bag Where to Recommended R E PA R E D...

  • Page 18

    NOTE: Placing a box inside a FoodSaver Bag may puncture the bag. Therefore, it is best to use the inner bag in which most powdery foods are generally packaged.

  • Page 19

    Bubbles indicate a leak. If the bag has a leak, you need to use a new bag. If using a custom-sized FoodSaver Bag, check the seal of the bag. There may be a wrinkle in the bag along the seal, which causes leakage and prevents air from being removed.

  • Page 20

    Guide” in this User Manual for guidelines for specific foods. Food items with sharp edges may have punctured the bag. If you find a puncture hole, you will need to use a new FoodSaver Bag. Make sure to protect the bag from puncture holes by wrapping the items in cushioning material such as paper towels, styrofoam, tissue, etc.

  • Page 21

    Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port on the appliance and on the Jar Sealer. The FoodSaver Designer Canister Will Not Vacuum: Make sure the rubber gasket on the lid is free from food materials, crumbs, etc.

  • Page 22

    If you have any questions concerning service of this product, please contact: Tilia, Inc. Toll-Free Consumer P.O. Box 194530 Services Support San Francisco, CA 94119-4530 United States: 1.800.777.5452 www.foodsaver.com Canada: 1.877.804.5383 customerservice@tilia.com Evidence of original purchase is required, so it is important to hold onto your sales receipt or packing slip.

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  • Michaela San Nicolas Jul 17, 2014 04:00:
    Michaela San Nicolas Jul 17, 2014 04:56:
    I own a Food saver machine. I vacuum packed sour-doug bread bought fresh at store with the paper bag. When i opened the bread, it did not go back to the original shape and texture. The paper bag got stuck on the bread. What should i do? I have 2dozen of them to give as gifts from Boudin San Francisco. I need advice to save the bread
  • Michaela San Nicolas Jul 17, 2014 04:56:
    I own a Food saver machine. I vacuum packed sour-doug bread bought fresh at store with the paper bag. When i opened the bread, it did not go back to the original shape and texture. The paper bag got stock on the bread. What should i do? I have 2dozen of them to give as gifts from Boudin San Francisco. I need advice to save the bread
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