Make sure rubber gasket on lid is free from food materials. Examine rim of canister for cracks or scratches. Any gaps can prevent canisters from vacuuming properly. Make sure Accessory Hose is securely inserted into Accessory Port on appliance and in port on canister lid or adapter.
When using the Universal Lid, rim of container should be smooth and flat. Ragged edges will prevent lid from vacuuming properly. Make sure rubber gasket underneath lids as well as rim of canisters or containers is free from food materials. Check knob on lid to see if it is closing and opening properly and that there are no food materials caught inside. Make sure Accessory Hose is securely inserted into Accessory Port on appliance and in port on accessory lid. Make sure knob on accessory lid is set to Vacuum. (If your accessory lid has a knob, make sure the knob is set to Vacuum.)
The oil in the coffee (powdered or beans) is being drawn up into the seal area. Place a coffee filter or napkin on top of the coffee before placing the lid on the canister. This will catch the oil and allow for a good seal every time.
There is not a specific canister to vacuum pack bread, but you can use the 6 Quart Bulk Storage Canister. If the loaf of bread is too long, just take some of the slices and place them down inside the canister surrounding the rest of the loaf. However, it has been our experience that if you must vacuum pack the same loaf more than once, it tends to remove the flavor of the bread and can make the bread go flat.
No, the accessory hose is not included with containers. The accessory hose is included with our heat seal FoodSaver®.
The jars and accessories are packaged differently with each appliance. Browse to Products to order canisters and accessories. We sell all of our accessories via our website or you can order by calling Customer Service.
The base of the canisters can all be washed in the dishwasher. The bases should only be placed in the top rack of the dishwasher. The lids should be washed by hand.
The base of the FoodSaver® Deli , Meal, Lunch & Leftover and Snack & Sandwich containers (not the lids) are microwave-safe, but it should only be used to RE-HEAT foods, not to cook them in the microwave. The Designer Canisters are designed for storage only and should not be used to cook or re-heat foods in the microwave.
Yes, the canisters (base and top) are recyclable under the "Other" category. Please follow the recycling guidelines and requirements of your local municipality.
No. Due to the expansion and contraction that occurs when something is frozen then thawed, the canisters or containers will eventually crack and will no longer hold a vacuum.
No. Only FoodSaver® Canisters and Containers would be able to withstand the pressure of the vacuum that is created, and our canisters and containers have a special seal inside of the lid to ensure a complete vacuum/seal. Universal Lids are a good way to vacuum a container other than a canister.
Yes. The FoodSaver® Square Canister is the perfect item for marinating foods. Foods will marinate in minutes when vacuum packaged because the vacuum process opens the pores of the food and absorbs the marinade more quickly. The base of the square canister is microwavable, making it perfect for re-heating foods. You can also marinate in FoodSaver® Bags or FoodSaver® Designer Canisters.
Unfortunately, lids and gaskets are not sold separately.
Jarden Consumer Solutions is diligent in our efforts to ensure that our products are compliant with all industry standards, including the regulations set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada.
In response to your inquiry, none of our FoodSaver® branded bags, rolls or canisters contains Bisphenol A.
We understand your concern and hope that our response helps you in making informed decisions for you and your family.
Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.
You must use the container adaptor to attach your accessory hose.
The deli containers are designed for refrigerator items, such as deli meats and cheeses, that you access everyday. We do not recommend for long term freezer storage.
The Deli Containers can be used for storage of any refrigerator items such as deli meat, cheese, veggies and other snack foods.
The length of time varies depending on the type of food item and the freshness of the item when stored.
Make sure the lid has been snapped closed on all sides. Make sure rubber gasket on lid is free from food materials. Examine rim of container for cracks or scratches. Any gaps can prevent container from vacuuming properly. Make sure Accessory Hose is securely inserted into Accessory Port on appliance and in port on the container adapter.