Hey folks! I'm excited to be bringing you a review of the Ozeri Instavac Food Storage Set today! What better time than the holiday season too, am I right? Who couldn't use some extra containers for all those wonderful leftovers?!
The Ozeri Instavac Food Storage Set comes with 8 pieces, 4 lids and 4 containers, and are BPA free! As you can see from the pictures, they are clear so you won't have to worry about forgetting which one you put the mashed potatoes in and having to take the lids off of each container until you find them! They are also stain-resistant and waterproof. Plus, one of my favorite aspects of these, is that they are freezer, microwave, AND dishwasher safe!
So now you may be wondering what the big deal is about the Ozeri Instavac containers and what makes them any better than other brands. Short answer: Several things! Let's start with the most obvious: Instead of just being "air tight" like a lot of food storage containers, Ozeri Instavac containers form a vacuum seal, which is even better! Without going into a full blown science lesson, a vacuum is the absense of an atmosphere or "air". Without "air" in the container, there are no particles, gases, chemicals and other things needed for bacteria, fungi, etc. to live and breed.
With that being said, there's not really such a thing as a "perfect vacuum". However, since there is LESS air in the Ozeri Instavac containers than almost any other brand out there, bacteria, fungi, and other nasties are less likely to grow. Moral of my story: Your food stays fresher for MUCH longer!
Speaking of "staying fresh longer technology", each container also has a wave pattern on the bottom to keep fruits and vegetables away from water and juices. Liquids can become a breeding ground for mold and faster food deterioration. No one wants that!
Another great feature of the Ozeri Instavac Food Storage Set is that on the air valve there is also a date dial. It's a simple little knob that rotates easily. Now all you have to remember is to set it when you put your container in the refrigerator or freezer. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather have to remember to do a simple thing like that than rack my brain over how many days that leftover pot roast has been sitting in the fridge!
My husband and I both are loving our Ozeri Instavac containers so far. They couldn't have come at a better time to try out either, since it was right before Thanksgiving! Since it is just the two of us (Myka doesn't eat enough "real people food" to count in this instance.) we almost always have leftovers with any meal, let alone a big Thanksgiving dinner! John prepped some onions and celery 3 or 4 days before Thanksgiving and they were still nice and fresh when we went to mix them in with the stuffing and roast with the turkey.
I almost forgot to mention the different sizes. Starting with the smallest, there is a 3 cup, 6.3, 12.7, and 21 cup container. With such a wide variety of sizes, you're always sure to have one just the right size for your needs. I love when John makes our "granola crack", but it makes an absurdly large batch. The 21 cup container came in handy for storing it this time!
I also thought it would be fun to share with you a couple of videos of how easy it is to use these containers. Just click on the short videos below to see.
To get a good seal, simply make sure the green valve is down and press down on the container to push extra air out. You will know it's sealed properly when the little nubbin pops inward. Simply lift up on the green part to release the seal! (Don't be like me and forget to do that last part then wonder why it's so hard to get the lid off. lol)
Just another example. :)
Be sure to check out their Amazon page HERE to order your own set! Don't forget: These would make great Christmas gifts too!
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