SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!
Save Food – Save Money – Save Space – Save Time
If you’ve never heard of Ozeri products – you don’t know what you’re missing. We’ve had the pleasure of reviewing one of their green frying pans and a model of their bathroom scales. And, recently, we were invited to review their product – Ozeri INSTAVAC BPA-Free 8-Piece Green Earth Food Storage Container/Nesting Set with Vacuum Seal and Locking Lids
Features Per Ozeri:
- Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts; Simply press down on the lid and air is forced out via the one-way valve
- Patented valve removes excess air to reduce naturally occurring bacteria; It also releases pressure to prevent spills and splatters in microwaves
- Wave pattern on bottom of each container keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices
- Handy date dial allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator
- BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof and as transparent as glass; Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe; Satisfaction guaranteed
We’ve been using the product for a few weeks now and we’ve fallen in love with them….here’s why:
For starters – these storage containers are nested within one another and are BPA free. Considering our cupboard real estate is at a very low – these save us a lot of space! Their lids lock on on all four sides providing a secure seal – we don’t have to worry about how we grab them out of the fridge, as there’s no chance of the covers coming off. They aren’t made of a thin plastic and are of a clear color making it easy to see what the contents consist of.
Add to the above that they are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe – that’s convenience. The lids contain a release valve so that the lid/contents won’t explode in the microwave. Above the valve is a dial where you change the dial to the date you put the contents in the container so that you know how old the food is – eliminating, – “Hmm, I wonder how old this is?” And I think the best feature is that when you push down on the lids – excess air is released from the container. Oh – one other thing we love is that they stack nicely in the fridge!
Let’s focus on the valve
Here’s an up-close and personal of the valve/dial:
When you lift the flip top valve – that releases the cover from the container, and trust me, you will need to do that in order to get the cover off the container should you have removed the air to begin with. And since I am speaking of the valve/dial right now – I will inject that the only complaint about the product that I have – is that the dial is hard to read for my eyes.
Let’s take a look at cleaning
I’m sure you’ve come across way too many containers that when storing anything with a tomato base – the container stains. I was finding myself to be a bit anxious on being able to see for myself if the product stood up to what it says about being stain resistant – so – I decided I was going to test this out right away. I stored spaghetti sauce with meatballs in the container in the fridge for a few days. And for the purpose of this review – I emptied most of the sauce out of the container, so that you could get a clear picture of what the bottom and sides looked like after doing so:
I then washed the container. I washed it by hand (I don’t use a dishwasher) and placed it back in the same place to take the after-shot, for you to see. That greasy laden spaghetti sauce with meatballs came clean – effortlessly! There wasn’t a greasy film left to the container either.
Yes, that is the very same container. I did not have to use anything other than my Ajax dish soap and a dishcloth to wash it. I was impressed!
Where to find
These are priced right too. One can get them on Amazon.com for $24.95 with shipping being free, if you’re a Prime Member. That averages out to $6.24 per container. The Ozeri Instavac containers consist of these four sizes: 21 cups (5.0 liters), 12.7 cups (3.0 liters), 6.3 cups (1.5 liters, and 3 cups (0.7 liters). I have no doubt that these containers will last us a very long time.