When packaging large volumes of meat, fish, or
any food products, we advise the following:
Make sure to properly clean your hands, all utensils and
surfaces to be used for cutting and vacuum packing foods.
Once you've packed perishable foods, refrigerate or freeze
them immediately. Don't leave them sitting at room tempera-
Vacuum packing will increase the shelf life of dry foods. Foods
that have high fat content develop rancidity due to oxygen and
warm temperature. Vacuum packaging extends the shelf life of
foods such as nuts, coconut or cereals. Store in a cool, dark
Vacuum packing will not extend the shelf life of fruits and
vegetables such as bananas, apples, potatoes and root
vegetables unless they are peeled before vacuum packing.
Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage emit
gases when vacuum packed fresh for refrigeration. To prepare
these foods for vacuum packing, blanch and freeze.
MAGIC VAC™ HAS NO POWER
Check that the unit is turned on.
Check to see that the Magic Vac is plugged in. Test electrical
outlet by plugging in another appliance.
Magic Vac™ will shut off automatically if overheated. Allow to
cool down for 15 minutes and try again.
Check power cord and plug for damage. If damaged, do not
use the Magic Vac™.
MAGIC VAC™ DOES NOT PERFORM FIRST SEAL ON THE BAG
Make sure the bag cut from the roll is properly positioned as
described in item 4 of the operating instructions.
MAGIC VAC™ DOES NOT PULL A COMPLETE VACUUM IN BAGS
To seal properly, open end of bag should be resting entirely
inside Vacuum Chamber area.
Check Seal Bar and Gripping Gasket for debris and position.
Wipe clean and smooth them back into place.
Magic Vac™ Bag may have a leak. To test, seal the bag
with some air in it, submerge in water, and apply pressure.
Bubbles indicate a leak. Reseal or use another bag.