FoodSaver® Rectangular Canister with Bonus Cheese Grater
We bought this because it's one of the larger containers available. That being said, it can understandably take a few more moments than the smaller containers to vacuum. We also really like its durability- it keeps us with us!
The bonus grater is perfect; you can even leave it in the container. And since there's no air exposure, we keep several kinds of cheeses in it at once. They've never lasted so long.
Another great use is for caramel corn. We like to make a big batch, and several days later it's still fresh as the hour it cooled. Any other container and the corn's always stale and lost its crunch in a few hours.
Recommend it? I want a pile of these!
February 6, 2014
Cracks, cracks, everywhere
I have had this for awhile, but I've really only used it once or twice, and there are more cracks in it than I can count. They are not just on the bottom, but all across the sides as well. I've had cracks on the round canisters as well, but only on the bottoms. Although the rectangular one is still holding the seal (I keep the empty canisters partially vacuum sealed, so the the lids won't fall off accidentally), but with so many cracks, I'm afraid that it might shatter when I use it with a full seal. Come on Foodsaver, your sealer is excellent, how about making your canisters hold up better!
June 16, 2014
Don't waste your money.
I bought about 4 of these. We were very careful with them. They were never put in the dishwasher, freezer or microwave. They no longer will hold a seal. I never did understand the grater that came with them, but whatever. I spent sevral hundred dollars on Cannisters and none of them will now hold a seal after a couple of years of use. I'm back to bags and canning jars. at least they're inexpensive and you can freeze them. I emailed Jarden several times about my cannisters and got a stupid response back as if i were using them for the first time that in no way answered my question. They did send me 1 of these for free, but the rest of them we've just trashed. Keep your money and buy wide mouth canning jars.
September 11, 2014
This is easy to use and is a good size
This container works as advertised. It is easy to seal every time and it keeps the seal. I have left bread in it for over a week before opening it,and the vacuum had not diminished in that time. I mainly use it now to keep breads, croissants, rolls and buns fresh. They last 2 to three times longer than in their original bags. I purchased 2 a couple of months ago and they are still working well. One does have a crack in the corner, but I do not know if was physically damaged or is a design flaw. It still holds a vacuum though. I would recommend these and I am getting 2 more.
April 28, 2014
Large volume container
I bought two of these large containers.
I was able to stand 4 large croissants in this container and the other one I put 8 country style ribs in it.
On bit he lids, I had to reopen the lid and try to vacuum the container twice before it would work. The ribs I opened twice and reseated and was very pleased at the freshness.
I was disappointed at the companies choice to use that type of lid. I accidentally tapped the release button trying to put the container on a top refrigerator shelf. Then I had to Reseal the container. I don't like that these can't be stacked.
Do like the flat lid on the smaller deli style containers ability to stack. Also, the small sealing handheld sealer is quicker. These large container take a while to seal.
July 13, 2014
Works even better than I had hoped!
Purchased this in an attempt to make my salads last longer. Trying to eat healthier meals, I started making salads to take to work each day. The problem was that in a day or two, the lettuce was beginning to brown (yes, I used a plastic knife) and the spinach started to wilt. I was throwing out too much food, so I purchased this product in an attempt to make my salad last longer. I have been floored; truly. Sealing my prepared salads in this makes them last a week! The greens are crisp and tasty and I am finally getting to use all of my salad fixings. I have started purchasing more of these for veggies and fruits and I am so happy with the results I have become a huge fan. I don't wash in the dishwasher, and have had no issues at all with sealing. Awesome!
March 29, 2014
I started out using this canister primarily as a marinator. I have had it for a number of years, and it's still in great shape with no cracks or seal failures. Since I received the Quick Marinator for Christmas, I now use my canister as a mini bread box to store enough bread for the week. The canister makes a terrific bread box or cookie jar. I buy in bulk for a small household, and I like to keep out just enough to eat for a week or so and freeze the rest.
January 7, 2015
one of my favorite food saver accessories
Great features: It is simple to use. The top fits easily and the air removal is fast.
It uses space well. I have two of them and they sit side by side on a lower shelf in my refrigerator.
Opening it is a simfple matter of pushing a button.
I keep multiple cheeses and deli meats in each box, separated by a plastic bag or a small piece of wax paper. The food stays perfectly – and much longer than I have ever been used to in the past.'
I am thinking of buying a third one.
December 14, 2014