FoodSaver® 3 Piece Round Canister Set
I use the large canister to store my freshly ground coffee. Worked well for a year or so but now the seal no longer seals. I have cleaned it really well so that is not the issue. A bit disapointed. The two smaller canisters still work well though. Maybe I will simply have to grind less at a time.
January 28, 2012
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
Products are not the quality the used to be
I had an original Food Saver from when it was owned by the original manufacturer. It was wonderful, lasted for 20 years, never a problem with the bags. It finally gave out and I ran out of the cases of bags I purchased. I have gone through 1 machine every year or 2 since, the bags are awful, the canisters crack after 1-2 weeks of use. I have started using Quart and 1/2 gallon mason jars instead of the canisters with much better success. If another company comes up with. Machine comparable, I will be their first customer.
June 21, 2014
Great Idea - Bad Product
I loved the 8 canisters I purchased. I mostly use them for storage of expensive fresh coffee beans. Over the next 2-3 months 6 of the 8 canisters failed to keep the vacuum seal. Hairline stress cracks develop in the canister bottoms even though the canisters never leave the counter top. Please find a stronger material and you will have an awesome product.
I love the idea.
December 14, 2011
Quality issues hold back a good product
Isn't it interesting that product quality isn't one of the criteria given to rate this product. It's glaring in its absence. I use the bags often to freeze food - no problems. Jar cracked on bottom & leaked. I fixed it with clear silicon gap sealer. Now new cracks propagating on bottom. Will use same method to fix if it leaks again. Clearly a manufacturing flaw that hasn't been adequately addressed and is affecting reputation. Company should just bite the bullet, fix the problem and offer free replacement of cracked jars.
January 26, 2014
I came online to purchase more canisters. After reading the reviews and talking to my son, all his have cracked, I have decided not to purchase more. Mine are still working and I now wonder if the quality has gone down. Am surprised FoodSaver has not addressed the issue and, if they don't plan to, why they continue to sell something that reflects badly on their products.
May 24, 2012
It cracks, but can be repaired
I have tried to post reviews, in the past, on how to fix these canisters, but have been blocked, because the sealant that I recommended was not considered food safe. But, I found a sealant that IS rated as food safe. It is an all-purpose sealant made of 100% silicone, made by DAP, and it states, right on the label, that it is "safe for food contact". If you put a thin layer, on the OUTSIDE of the canister, across the bottom, inside of that circular ridge, it will either prevent the crack from forming, or stop the leaks, if yours is already cracked. It really works! You can probably put the canisters in the dishwasher, although I haven't tried this, yet. It costs only a few dollars. You can buy it at you local DIY store, such as The Home Depot. It doesn't have to be from DAP but, MAKE SURE THAT IT SAYS 100% SILICONE & SAFE FOR FOOD CONTACT!
October 27, 2014
Waste of money. Only works a few times.
I thought this was such a great idea and it perfectly filled a need to save dry goods and keep them fresh, so I purchased a cabinet full of them. (as well as the serving containers that have the same problem). The lids sealed perfectly for the first few uses, but then would lose their seal over a short time and now will not seal at all.
This has been an issue with this product for many years, I don't understand why FoodSaver doesn't either solve the problem or discontinue the items that have this issue.
December 1, 2013
I have had FoodSaver machines for years and, like most of the other writers, I have had one cannister after another crack. The plastic gets very brittle. I would like FoodSaver to correct this problem and offer rebates or discounts to people who experience this problem.
January 20, 2012
cracking bottoms of cannisters
I have 7 cannisters now. I dropped one in the beginning and it split in half so I've always treated them as fragile equipment.
When the first one cracked (after 6 months) I tossed it. When the second and third cracked (after 1 year) I turned them upside down and covered the crack with super glue and let it dry for 48 hours. That sealed the cannister and it's worked for 2 years now. Haven't had another crack and have no idea what caused those two to crack.
My household runs on my vacuum sealer, bags and cannisters. I can't imagine life without it!
August 9, 2013
Works great for me
I was hesitant to buy these canisters after reading the prior reviews, but I am sooo happy I got these. I put my berries in these, and my spinach, and it keeps them fresh for much longer. I may be imagining this, but the strawberries seem to be sweeter after being in the vacuum packed container. As soon as get the berries home, they go straight to canisters. I have used these for only a couple of months, but no cracking or problems.
Honestly, posting a review on this site is a pain in the butt; I am only doing it so others aren't put off by people saying their canisters cracked. So I must really want to convey this message if I am willing to tolerate all the hoops they have you jump through to post a review.
March 22, 2013
Good product-need size options
I have had three food savers and have used the canisters since the first one. I've never had a problem with cracking or losing pressure as indicated in other reviews. I keep baking goods such as powdered sugar, brown sugar, etc, in mine and all keep fresh as new. My only real issue with the canisters is that I can't purchase one or two of the size I want. I don't want a set of three in the sizes offered. I might want two of the mid-size and three of the larger. Since I bake alot, I'd love to have the option to get a larger size for flour or sugar without being forced to get the small and mid-size. It isn't a value if you have to spend more to get what you want while getting items you don't. Someone else mentioned a top that could be stackable - bravo - great suggestion. I keep mine in the pantry and they are very limiting.
I would suggest these as a purchase item for anyone who is looking for containers of various sizes.
January 14, 2012
After several months of use, I started noticing there was no vacuum left when I'd open the container. I started noticing cracks on the bottom of the canisters, like spokes of a wheel when I'd look into the canister at the bottom. Seems the vacuum 'wears down' the construction and weakens it. Once cracks appear then the suction is lost.
December 7, 2011
I received this set as a gift and after filling it with flour and starting the process I heard a loud crack and the bottom had broken out. With all the common problems I would not suggest it until it is corrected. All 3 canisters do not keep their seal more than a few days before needing re-sealed.
January 10, 2012
The large canister is not durable
I was surprised to learn many other users had crack issues with the large canisters. The bottom of mine cracked and would not hold vacuum. I was able to extend the life using some glue but eventually the crack propagated and I had to throw it out.
The small canisters are still working so I'm happy with those. I would interested to know if FS has improved the product to prevent cracking.
April 5, 2012
This could be a great product!
I have used foodsavers for many years and was thrilled when the canisters appeared. However, I have had the cracking situation also. Foodsaver has been great about replacing the canister set - mine has been replaced 3 times after only a maximum of 1 month usage - but it is surely is not convenient. My suggestion would be to use a material like the sandwich containers which I have had for years with abolutely no problems.
February 24, 2012
Product cracks at bottom
I have used Foodsaver and their products for over 18 years. For every set of these cannisters, the 2.5 quart continually cracks on the bottom, sometimes after only one use. I have wasted a lot of money on these defective cannisters. You need to fix this problem. Please get back to me so I can buy them when the problem is fixed.
November 28, 2011
cracks, like everybody else
I received a canister set as a gift 2 weeks ago. After 1 week of use holding coffee beans, the large canister no longer holds vacuum with cracks on the bottom, just like everyone else. I came to this site to see if I could replace it, but I know see that this is a major problem with this product. I cannot recommend the canisters.
January 7, 2012
I received this canister set years ago as a gift. I have been using them ever since. They still look new and work like a charm. I love the clean white tops and the fact that they are clear and you can see what is stored inside.
I would love to see the company come up with tall narrow square containers which would store better in the pantry.
September 3, 2011
Nice idea does not work
Have bought 2 sets of canisters after getting original set with Foodsaver kit. Original set worked fairly well, but the newer sets do not work at all. Have tried them with dry and wet products. They only hold a vacuum for a few minutes. The canisters don't keep the vacuum. The original ones did not have the sharp edges. Foodsaver no longer offers the flat top can sealers. They worked perfectly. Don't buy the canisters
April 23, 2013
They crack and fail to hold a seal
It doesn't matter how careful you are with these they will crack on the bottom from the repeated stress of pressurization and will fail to hold a seal. It is past time for them to be available in glass.
April 6, 2012
Large canister cracking problem
All they have to do is to increase the thickness of the bottom plastic by about an 1/8 of an inch or use a more stress resistant plastic (really simple fix either way). They can't be that cheap not to do this. Or can they?
May 16, 2012
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
This product is terrific
Been reading the negative reviews on the storage canister . I rated these storage canisters as EXCELLENT only because I have 4 sets purchased 10+ years ago. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM OR REPLACED any canister especially the 2.5 gallon. NO CANISTER EVER CRACKED ON ME.. Having these canisters for so many years & being a Foodsaver customer for over 25 years it appears, in todays world, quality has taken a back seat. If its not broken don't fix it! Apparently Foodsaver thinks otherwise. You can't improve on something that doesn't need improvement. I still rate my canisters as excellent & I used them daily.
July 1, 2013
I have had several canisters crack. Out of frustration, I glued the bottoms with E6000. It helps for a while. Sure wish they could be made stronger. Love them when they are not cracked.
July 22, 2012
They quit holding a seal.
We threw away all our Tupperware when we got our first FoodSaver and when they started coming out with Cannisters I bpught multiples of every one of them. After a couple of yeas of careful use, they no longer hold a seal. Noe f them. They were washed by hand, nevermicrowavedor frozen and they still don't work anymore. We Love our FoodSaver, this is our 3rd one. We use it after bulk shopping and every nigh for leftovers. But I can't recommed the Cannisters.
September 11, 2014
Fix those cracks
As mentioned in another review, my containers also crack on the bottom. I did find a solution. I fill the inner ring with epoxy, keeping it bottoms up, pull a vacuum. The epoxy is pulled into the crack. Then wait for the epoxy to cure. So far it works.
December 6, 2011
cracks in the bottom
I bought 2 sets of canisters some time ago and the bottoms of both the large ones have cracked. Do you replace these? I can't afford to keep buying them.
March 30, 2012
I purchased two sets of the canisters. Like other reviews, the bottoms of the larger canisters have cracked. I followed directions correctly. They are useless. Please FoodSaver, do something about the problem or quit selling them. If FoodSaver fixes this problem, FoodSaver should replace canisters that have cracked at no charge.
February 25, 2012
All my smaller canister are OK, my favorite one is a real small one, I put my sour cream container in it and seal it, no mold or anything else goes wrong with it, same when I store brown sugar, it stays very nice, never hardens.
I bought the new sealer and like it a lot, I don't have to hold it down anymore. I seal a lot of meat, that I freeze. They make the best bags out there.
One suggestion, the large canisters crack on the bottom, and you can't seal them. Figure out why this happens.
November 24, 2011