FoodSaver® 2-Pack Deli Containers
This is the worst of Foodsaver's products I've tried so far. I've been a Foodsaver user for close to 10 years now. I bought these containers to use for keeping deli meat fresh. I put the open package of deli meat into the container and sucked out the air as directed. I checked the seal on the container and it seemed solid. The next day I went to use the deli meat and when I went to release the seal I didn't hear the normal noise of the seal releasing. At first I thought there was some other background noise drowning it out. So I resealed the container and stuck it bake in the refrigerator. I waited about 5 minutes and checked it again. The lid just came right off as if it had never been sealed. I repeated this process 3 or 4 times with both containers and got the same result. I wish I had spent a little more money and got the larger containers that have the push button release. These containers have a thin flap of rubber that you pull up to release. All in all, they're not very good.
May 16, 2014
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
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
Great solution for refrigerated items
I absolutely love these containers. Besides left-overs, I've been using them to extend the life on items that I use a little at a time, like my basil and cilantro. Unlike a bag it doesn't damage leafy items and there's no issue re-sealing it multiple times, whereas with a bag you have to make is extra long so you can cut open and still reseal. I also used it on the guacamole I made and after 3 days it's still perfectly green.
My only complaint is that these containers do not stack well. The tops are slightly rounded and slip off each other easily.
June 17, 2013
Great Product & Time Saver
We have had the Food Saver machine with the roll & qt bags, but we just acquired the canister set, marinate container & the slim hand held saver. We love all the pieces & I have kept the qt size container with cheese for 2 weeks with no problem & I also used another qt container to put 1/2 a head of lettuce in. We used up the first 1/2 & then we tried the one in the container, it was very crisp & we just keep putting it back in for another week. It got a little rusty around the edges, but it never has destroyed the head. We are glad we have these products.
November 4, 2013
Deli Saver is a winner!
The Deli Saver container is a little tricky to use. To get the sealing started, press down on the corners of the lid. Once you hear the timbre of the machine change, you can release.
Once I discovered the "secret" to sealing the Deli Saver, I use them all the time! Lunchmeats, sliced cheeses, even veggies are kept fresher ... longer!
I only wish there were similar containers available that were a bit deeper (for more flexibility in what can be stored in the container).
February 24, 2014
For those having problems getting a seal....
Bought a bunch of these in different sizes and had a hard time getting them to seal. I found that once I ran the lid and the little plastic flap under water...made sure the all corners were pushed down until they clicked...I got a great seal. Only 4 stars cause they should let you know how to troubleshoot these units. Now that I know how, I love them!
April 29, 2012
Vacuum seal doesn't last long enough
These containers work fine with foods that you eat daily or several times a week because you're constantly resealing them. But I wouldn't recommend them for storing foods that you use only once a week or less. I've tried mine for bacon and the vacuum seal never holds. Also, I wouldn't recommend stacking the containers in your fridge because if you slide them in or out, you could hit the flap on the one below, breaking its seal.
December 12, 2011