Product FAQs

Accessories

Can I use a bottle stopper on a full bottle?

To prevent liquids from being vacuumed into your FoodSaver®, we recommend that the liquid be 1" from the top of the bottle.

How do I remove a bottle stopper?

To remove the FoodSaver® Bottle Stopper, simply twist and pull up on the bottle stopper to release the vacuum.

The FoodSaver® bottle stopper will not vacuum

Check bottle stopper to see if it fits snugly inside bottle. If it is loose, air may enter and prevent it from vacuuming properly. Examine neck of bottle and tip of accessory hose for food materials. Any gaps can prevent bottle from vacuuming properly. Make sure the accessory hose is securely in the accessory port on the appliance and on the bottle stopper. Note: For all accessories, make sure accessory hose is completely inserted into appliance and lid of accessory. Twist gray tab on the accessory hose while inserting to ensure a tight fit.

What are the bottle stoppers used for?

FoodSaver® bottle stoppers are the best way to keep wine, oils and non- carbonated bottled liquids fresh longer. You will keep their delicate taste fresh by minimizing exposure to air.

FoodSaver® bottle stoppers are not to be used with plastic bottles. Also, do not use with any carbonated or sparkling beverages. Carbonation happens under pressure. A vacuum removes this pressure, releasing the bubbles and causing the carbonated or sparkling beverages to become flat.

How do I use the Marinator?

Appliances with Marinate Button

1. Prepare enough of your favorite marinade to fully cover food inside a marinating canister. Always leave at least one inch of space between contents and top of rim.

2. Make sure rubber gasket underneath the lid as well as rim of marinating canister is free from food materials.

3. Insert accessory into Quick Marinator
a. If using the accessory hose with handheld adapter – Remove the bottom portion and insert the tip into the port on the Quick Marinator
b. If using the green or gray port accessory hose – Insert one end of the accessory hose into the accessory port on the Quick Marinator lid. Insert the other end into the accessory port on the FoodSaver® appliance.

4. Make sure lid is firmly attached to Quick Marinator base.

5. Turn the knob on the Quick Marinator so the arrow points to Marinate/Open.

6. Press Marinate button on FoodSaver® appliance.

7. The machine will begin the Quick Marinate Cycle and indicate once process is complete.

 

Appliances without Marinate Button

1. Prepare enough of your favorite marinade to fully cover food inside a marinating canister. Always leave at least one inch of space between contents and top of rim.

2. Make sure rubber gasket underneath the lid as well as rim of marinating canister is free from food materials.

3. Insert accessory into Quick Marinator
a. If using the accessory hose with handheld adapter – Remove the bottom portion and insert the tip into the port on the Quick Marinator b. If using the green or gray port accessory hose – Insert one end of the accessory hose into the accessory port on the Quick Marinator lid. Insert the other end into the accessory port on the FoodSaver® appliance.

4. Make sure lid is firmly attached to Quick Marinator base.

5. Turn the knob on the Quick Marinator so the arrow points to Marinate – Vacuum/Canister

6. Activate the FoodSaver® appliance
a. If there is an Accessory or Canister button, press the Accessory or Canister button
b. If there is no Accessory or Canister button, press the Vac/Seal button

7. Once vacuum is complete, turn the knob on the canister lid so the arrow points to Closed/Store

8. Let meat marinate for a total of 15 to 20 minutes in the refrigerator

9. Once marinating is complete, turn the knob to Marinate/Open to release vacuum and remove the lid

Note

• “Marinate (with V3 – Models) Open” setting is to be used with all appliances that have a marinate button.

• “Marinate (with all other models) Vacuum/Canister” setting is to be used with appliances that do not have a marinate button.

What other kinds of jars, cans and bottles can I use for vacuum packaging?

FoodSaver® universal lids allow you to vacuum package many foods right in their original containers such as thick glass jars and metal cans. This is a great way to store pasta sauce, salsa, applesauce, fancy mustards, gourmet sauces, dessert toppings and coffee.

However, if the container is thin plastic or glass, the draw of the vacuum can make the container implode.