Here’s what you need to know about the Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set, BPA-Free 8-Piece Nesting Set with Vacuum Seal and Locking Lids:
Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts. Simply press down on the center of the lid and air is forced out through the one-way valve. Requires minimal effort.
Patented valve easily removes excess air so growth of naturally occurring bacteria is greatly reduced, and food stays fresh longer. Also features a release valve that prevents spills, splatters, and bursting when used in microwaves.
Wave pattern on the bottom of each container keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices.
Handy date dial allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator.
BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof, and as transparent as glass. Freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Satisfaction guaranteed.
As a family of four, I really liked how large the biggest container was, and how thick and sturdy each piece was. I am a big fan of locking food containers in general, and the fold-down tabs on these were easy to use and very secure. I feel like they will survive the rough life they will have living in my house as well.
I also liked that they stack down into each other. I have a pie safe full of plastic foods containers and get very flustered with how hard it is to keep organized. For being quite large they don’t take up a ton of space.
With our busy lifestyle, the dial in the date is great for us. Everyone can easily tell how old something is and if it’s still good to eat on the go, or needs to be thrown out. It helps me make quick decisions to about what leftovers are a priority to feed my kids on our mad dash to soccer or martial arts, so we aren’t as wasteful with food.
The containers have a wave pattern in the bottom to keep fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices. These waves are really ripples and are useless for their intended purpose. But I don’t know of any other moderately priced food storage containers that do have waves to channel away water/juices. These waves would have to be much higher than they are to have any effect.
The large container didn’t hold it’s seal for longer than a few seconds. I even tried wetting the rim of the container before sealing as well as the valve. Nothing made the vacuum seal last longer than 20 seconds. The Next 3 sizes down all held a seal longer (from about 20 minutes to an hour), but none of them held the seal until you went to reopen it. I liked the concept of the value and found it easy to press air out of the container, and liked hearing the whistle to know I was actually getting air out, but It simply didn’t work.
Overall they stack, and save space, can be used in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer, so the Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set is ultra-convenient and I will be adding more. Order Today – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JM3VFVE