When vacuum-sealing foods, always use food-grade plastic pouches or pouch material suitable for cooking.
Always unplug the machine before cleaning.
Do not immerse the machine or electrical cord (power lead) in water or any other liquid.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads to clean the machine; they will scratch the surface.
Clean the outside of the machine with a soft, damp cloth or sponge, using mild dish soap and warm water.
To clean the inside of the unit, use a paper towel or soft clean cloth to wipe away any food or liquid.
Dampen a soft cloth with mild soapy water and gently wipe clean.
Dry the machine gently, but thoroughly, with a soft, clean cloth.