FoodSaver® 2-Pack Deli Containers
From my first experience I love all the Containers
Right from the start and being new to FoodSaver (FS) everything was an experiment. Buying and using lettuce and tomatoes before they turned old/brown was always a challenge. I always disposed of half of every head of lettuce I purchased and could only purchase one tomato at a time. I now purchase pre-shredded lettuce and vacuum seal to and three or four fresh (washed and dried) in my WOW!
A bag of Lettuce can last up to four weeks and tomatoes more than that. I'm still running the experiment.
BTW I finally found the REVIEW and POST inks by accident. They DO NOT SHOW on the form until you drag a mouse over the section then select the appropriate button.
October 6, 2015
Sealing, Design and Usefulness
These are very hard to seal. The lid is just too close to the base to fit well. You must hold it exactly so to get it to seal. Also, many times it will just not seal. Have returned 2 that did not work at all.
The interior has less space as the bottom is curved up taking away any usefulness for a thick sandwich or a loose meat pack from the deli. Further, the top is curved downward and retracts whey you finally achieve a seal. Just not enough interior room to be worth anything.
When you do get a seal, it will last a few days on the counter but not in the fridge. Just loses the seal either way. Short term use only.
December 4, 2014
Great for the deli drawer.
These are just the right size for sliced cheese and deli meats that I like to buy in bulk at the warehouse stores. Then I freeze them in smaller section with parchment paper between them In the gallon ziplock vacuum bag so I can take out just enough for the deli foodsaver container.
Sometimes the sealing gasket comes loose znd it won't seal so you need to be sure the lid is properly secured before vacuum sealing. Also, make sure the tabs are on the same dide when sealing to make opening easier.
One other note: Don't put meat ,and cheese in the same container. The juice ftom the meat will ruin the cheese.
May 28, 2014
I like these containers, but they are the same size as the lunch/leftover containers and are just not big enough for most of the cold cuts I buy.
I have to restack the cheese and there is either too much room on the end (American Cheese) or the cheese doesn't fit without bending it (Swiss/Havarti/etc.) and that ends up breaking it. You can't put a slice of ham, roast beef or turkey in without folding it either. I end up using the resealable vacuum bags instead.
I would rather have something about twice the width and half the depth. But for freshness of the items put inside, they can't be beat.
February 22, 2015
Perfect for keeping deli meats & cheese fresh
This product works great for what it's designed for...keeping a pound of deli meat or cheese fresh longer. Once the item is properly placed inside to fit, properly closed & properly sealed, it works properly to keep deli meats fresh much longer. I find these steps are worth taking to keep from tossing deli meats that spoil quickly, without such a product. Of course, you could use bags, but these much more easily washed & reused. Perfect item, if it takes you more than one use to use up deli meats.
I've been able to use for other appropriately sized or cut items, such as bulk butter & leftovers.
I have never been unable to get a seal with either the handheld or hose attachment on regular unit.
May 25, 2015
Great product once you learn how to use it.
I have been a Food Saver customer for over 20 years and love it! I bought these conainers because I was so tired of throwing away expensive deli meat. They were amazing right after I bought them and at least doubled the life of my deli meat. But then they stopped sealing. I came to the site to warn others, but read the other reviews first. I immediately rinsed the seal on my containers, dried them, and they worked like a charm! Thanks for the tip! I would love to see a guide on the site for how long various items will stay fresh by using the sealer, though. That would be very valuable!
November 1, 2012
Handheld vaccum sealer and Deli Containers
Every RV owner knows the importance of storage space and keeping food safe from insects and mice.
As an rv owner I find that the combination of the Handheld sealer, Deli containers and vaccum zipper bags is a must have.
The handheld unit takes up very little space and works great with the deli containers as well as the zipper bags. When we travel we make sure that all of the dry stored food supplies are sealed in in a Foodsaver containers. This helps avoid problems with insects, mice and the problems caused by humidity. We also use the deli container for all our refrigerated deli items such as cheese, sliced meats and sliced veggies this keeps them fresh longer and odor free throughout the trip.
June 25, 2015
Terrific value and perform flawlessly
I am very pleased with these little containers, they are the perfect size to stack in my deli drawer. I purchased them with hesitation, because of some of the reviews, but I am now convinced that the users didn't know how to check the seals or wash them well enough. If no vacuum is achieved then turn the lid over and make sure the gasket seal is flat within its channel in the lid by running a wet finger around the gasket with some pressure. If your finger is dry the gasket can become dislodged. If vacuum releases on its own remove the lid, wash the gasket with warm soapy water and rinse well. If there is oil or soap residue, a vacuum may be achieved, but not held. This is true for the valve gasket, as well.
December 26, 2012