The Manual Vacuum Pump is our basic accessory for creating vacuum in:
- Status vacuum containers,
- Status vacuum jug,
- bottles sealed with Status vacuum stoppers, and
- other packaging sealed with Status universal vacuum lids.
How is vacuum created?
Vacuum is space without air. We create it by extracting air from packaging, which has been impermeably sealed by a special lid with a vacuum valve. The advantage of vacuum storing is preventing oxidation, which would cause food to degrade. Microorganisms need oxygen to grow and develop. What this means for you is that you will extend your foodstuffs’ shelf-lives in a completely natural way without additives and so reduce the amount of spoiled and discarded food in your household.
Using the manual vacuum pump
Vacuuming with the manual pump is simple, because it requires no batteries or electric outlets. You can use it to vacuum pack all Status accessories.
- Use the manual vacuum pump to vacuum the air from vacuum containers that are storing your fruits and vegetables, flour, coffee, herbs, finished meals or other foodstuffs whose freshness and shelf-life you want to extend and whose nutritional value and aroma you want to preserve. Vacuum pacing also prevents unpleasant odours from spreading in your refrigerator and kitchen.
- Vacuum also preserves the enzymes, vitamins, and minerals in freshly squeezed juices, milk, and other beverages you prepare at home and store in a vacuum jug. The jug, which you’ve vacuum sealed with the manual pump will also keep its contents completely safe from spilling during transport.
- Vacuum pack your cooked meals right in the pot they were cooked in. Our hand vacuum pump and universal vacuum lids will vacuum seal all containers with straight brims. This means fewer dirty dishes, because you can use the same pot to reheat the meal as well.
- Vacuum stoppers preserve the quality of uncorked wine. Use the hand pump to remove the air from your partially emptied bottle to prevent oxidation. Your wine or juice will be just as flavourful in a few days’ time.
Though vacuum postpones the spoiling of food it cannot prevent it, so always keep your foodstuffs in the refrigerator.
Cleaning and maintenance
Manual vacuum pump shouldn’t require cleaning because it doesn’t come into contact with food. Should it still become dirty, use a soft damp cloth to wipe it down.
Do not wash the pump in the dishwasher because this could lead to problems with sliding action. If operation becomes less smooth after years of use, extend the pump fully and lubricate the inner tube with paraffin oil.
The gasket at the bottom of the pump is silicone, other parts are made of high-quality ABS plastic guaranteeing products years of use. Both materials are food-safe.