I wanted to get a vacuum container set to store food for a longer period of time. I like to BBQ, but it's not worth the hassle to do a small quantity at one time. I liked the idea of have a vacuum container that keeps the food fresh longer, so I don't have to freeze the leftovers.
The container set comes with a pump and 4 containers - 20 oz, 1.1 qt, 1.5 qt and a 5 qt container. The set is made from a hard, durable plastic ("highly durable Polycarbonate"). The seals are also a very sturdy silicone. The containers nestle inside of each other to save on storage space. They secure tightly using the 4 tabs on each side of the lid.
These containers do a great job of maintaining a seal. They don't leak air out little-by-little like some containers have a tendency to do. They do what they are intended to do, keep foods fresh longer. The first time I used it, I got a coffee grind in the silicone seal preventing it from sealing. I mention that, so you make sure you keep the seal free of debris. I quickly realized it (and it was obviously not holding a seal), so it wasn't a problem. Also, I recommend disinfecting before each use to help maintain that freshness longer. I suppose it's similar to the principles of canning food. Other than that, these are really straightforward.
I really like this set. I just wish they had a container for storing lunch meat. Having said that, I think this set will be good for keeping snacks, soups, BBQ, lunches, etc. fresher for a longer period of time. I also think this set will be very durable over the long run. Keep the pump in a safe place and I think you would be very happy with this set of containers.
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