FoodSaver® 3 Piece Round Canister Set
Too many faults to be rated high
Been using food saver products since 1999. More than half the time the vacuumed bags leak and lose the seal. Have tried all the tricks recommended by Food Saver; paper towel for wet foods, freeze first, etc but still have problems. Every one of my canisters, and I have bought extra have cracked bottoms and will not hold a vacuum. Fill it 1/4 way and vacuum it down. See the air leak into the canister. When it works it is great but success is rare.
Exception is the hard to find individual seal caps that used to be available but can't find any more. They would be great for glass jars and hold a vacuum indefinitely. Fix the container cracking problem!
February 2, 2012
The best reusable FoodSaver accessory
I have two sets of the three Piece Round Canister Sets since they are so helpful. I use them for snack peppers, cherry and campari tomatoes, fresh pineapple spears straw berries, shrimp... Any item that is too large for the shallow containers or would be crushed in a bag.
As "empty-nesters" we can buy the family pack of berries and vegetables, seal them in canisters and they stay fresh for weeks. Strawberries last many times longer and get eaten long before they develop the white mold - something that happened often before we got the canisters.
We do a lot of boating and look forward to using the canisters while on both weekend and longer cruises.
April 25, 2015
I purchased a set of the canisters about a month or so ago. Recently I got another 2 sets. All stayed in their original boxes with original packing until today. My chore today was to organize my pantry and I bought the canisters to help with that. Unfortunately, none of the small or medium sized canisters will seal. Only the largest one from each set would seal properly and was useful. Each got a quick warm water wash & dried thoroughly with a paper towel prior to use. No discernible reason for not sealing. I have tried every hint on this website to no avail. Just bad manufacturing, I guess. Or bad design..... Either way it's not working for me. Very disappointed.
July 12, 2015
Lid sealer for jars
Since I am reading a lot of negative remarks on the plastic containers losing their seal, cracking and so on, you ought to try the Jar lid sealer it does a fantastic job...I have the deli containers and did have trouble with them
holding their seal thought maybe I was doing something wrong as I was a.new user, I have a lot of canning jars so thought I would put them to good use...just now got the set of three canisters wanted to try bananas and berries in them. Hope I am doing them right. So far I like the food saver..I like it to freeze meats and vegetables..
January 28, 2015
Food saver says it all
This whole food saver line has paid for itself in the first month, that I have owned it. I wish I would have purchased it years ago.
I have lost so much food to spoilage and freezer burn, and eaten food that could have been much fresher.
This product should be in everyone's kitchen, unless you just have too much money and can afford to waste food.
I highly recommend the marinator container, the canisters, the freezer bags, every thing works well.
I did make one error in ordering. I wanted to try the mason jar sealer. I thought I needed one for each jar, so I ordered four. It turns out you only need one of each size.
November 19, 2013
Round plastic food containers
Love the product but they crack very quickly on the bottom. Some haven't even been washed and they still cracked. I've actually had to take shipping tape to the bottom in order to keep the seal. I usually keep the same thing in the containers (different kinds of crackers and snacks) so they don't get washed very often and when they do, I wash them by hand. Will still keep using them but wouldn't recommend them to anyone who hasn't purchased this product. Hopefully, I'm not the only one with this problem and you will make some change(?) in how it's made. The bags are a different story. They are fabulous.
May 28, 2014
My husband bought me a food savor machine several years ago and it included two canisters - one being the 3/4 quart. I love Food Savor products, overall, but my canister cracked even before I got to use it. I was washing it by hand and it slipped and fell on my kitchen floor. Now, it useless. When we contacted the company regarding the issue, they did not make any offers to replace it, because in there opinion, the "accident" was my fault. Oh well ... hubby put silicone on the crack, and I still use the canister for other things. Food Savor, please fix the problem with cracking canisters. Thank you! :)
December 13, 2011
I bought these knowing they were risky. There are a ton of reviews online about these cracking. I figured I'd handle them with kid gloves and see what happened.
-I only hand washed them.
-I never refrigerated or froze them.
-I would only run one cycle.
-They were never dropped.
The large and medium size canister both cracked on the bottom. The cracks are so bad that the canisters will actually slightly seal to my counter top. As others have mentioned, it's hard to understand why they don't immediately discontinue and improve this product. I've been satisfied with other Foodsaver products though.
December 16, 2013