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Seal-a-Meal VS230 Reference Manual

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Vacuum Food Sealer
Space Saving Design
TM
Vacuum Food Storage System
Reference Guide
Preserves the taste and
nutritional value of stored foods!
www.seal-a-meal.com
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
VS230

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  • Page 1 Vacuum Food Sealer Space Saving Design Vacuum Food Storage System Reference Guide Preserves the taste and nutritional value of stored foods! www.seal-a-meal.com READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS VS230...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: 1. Read the instructions carefully. 2. Do not use the Vacuum Food Sealer on wet or hot surfaces, or near a heat source. 3. Always use the Vacuum Food Sealer on a level flat surface. 4.
  • Page 3 Your unit includes the following: • Food Sealer • Starter Bag Kit • Accessory Hose By preparing foods and meals in advance and storing with the Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Storage System, you save time and money. FEATURES AND BENEFITS • Integrated Bag Storage and Cutter to make custom sized bags.
  • Page 4 PREPARING YOUR SEAL-A-MEAL VACUUM FOOD STORAGE SYSTEM FOR USE Carefully unpack your Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer and place it on a level surface. Be sure to remove all packing materials from the inside of the machine. Clean all parts according to the CARE AND CLEANING section in this manual before first use.
  • Page 5 HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM SIZED BAGS WITH THE INTEGRATED BAG ROLL 1. Open Lid and place bag roll into roll storage compartment. 2. Lift up Bag Cutter Bar. 3. Pull enough bag material from roll to hold item to be vacuum packaged, plus 3 inches. Lower the Bag Cutter Bar.
  • Page 6 25 minutes before continuing to use your vacuum food sealer. CAUTION: The unit has a cool down period between cycles. Wait 20 seconds before using again. HOW TO VACUUM SEAL WITH SEAL-A-MEAL BAGS 1. Place the items to be sealed into a pre-cut or custom sized bag. Leave at least 3 inches between the contents and the top of the bag to allow for bag contraction.
  • Page 7 HOW TO VACUUM SEAL WITH SEAL-A-MEAL BAGS (CONT.) 4. Change Press to Select the appropriate Seal Level – Choose Moist for foods with high liquid content or Regular for dry foods. 5. To begin the vacuum process, press down firmly on Lid with both hands and hold until the motor starts.
  • Page 8 HOW TO VACUUM SEAL WITH SEAL-A-MEAL ACCESSORIES 1. Attach one end of the Accessory Hose into the Accessory Port. 2. Attach the other end of the Accessory Hose to the Accessory. 3. To begin the vacuum process, press down firmly on Lid with both hands and hold until the motor starts.
  • Page 9 6. Dry all parts thoroughly before you plug in and operate the unit again. Cleaning the Removable Drip Tray The Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Food Sealer is equipped with a Removable Drip Tray to trap any liquid that may be drawn from the bag. The Drip Tray contains antimicrobial protection, which inhibits the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria and keeps the unit cleaner between uses.
  • Page 10 • Portion Control: Separate food into individual portions, write nutritional information on the bag, vacuum seal, and store. • Keep Food Fresh Longer. Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Food Storage System Outperforms Conventional Bags & Wraps Storage Time with Storage Time with Conventional Bags &...
  • Page 11 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM SOLUTION • Make sure the power cord is correctly plugged into the electrical outlet. Nothing happens when I press down • Make sure the power cord is not damaged in any way. on the lid • Make sure the electrical outlet is operative by plugging in another appliance.
  • Page 12 20 minutes. Make 18 servings. SAVORY HERB MIX A flavorful seasoning – and check out www.seal-a-meal.com for more recipe ideas using Savory Herb Mix! 4 Tbsp. salt 2 Tbsp. ground paprika 4 Tbsp. granulated garlic or garlic powder (no salt added) 2 Tbsp.
  • Page 13 For best results, when marinating in a Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Storage Bag, place the food in a Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Storage Bag, fold the bag over and place the unsealed bag inside another Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Storage Bag. Vacuum seal. This helps retain the liquid in the bag.
  • Page 14 3. If you have any questions or comments regarding this unit’s operation or believe any repair is necessary, please write to our Consumer Service Department or visit our website at www.seal-a-meal.com. SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC. DOING BUSINESS AS JARDEN CONSUMER SOLUTIONS...

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  • Rolande Armstrong Jan 09, 2020 02:58:
    I have a Seal a meal VS230 and I loved it, but now it won't seal, the heat bar tape, teflon tape needs to be changed because I have also a Food Saver I bought after the Seal a meal because it didn't work, so I fixed the Food Saver, I changed the gaskets and now it works great, now the Seal a meal I want to fix, I can't find anywhere how to change the teflon tape, I have the tape but how to change it..is there any way you can send me something that shows how to change it please...t​hanks
  • pete Nov 13, 2019 05:42:
    I need the gaskets top and bottom for my vs230
  • Richard Hitz May 22, 2018 12:19:
    I need to order a suction hose for my VS230 Seal a Meal.