Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set Review
By: Erin Lowmaster
Posted: Nov 1st, 2017
The Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set is my new favorite way to store food in my kitchen. Why? Well, the top reason is that these bowls keep what is put inside fresher for far longer with its genius instant vacuum seal. There are no bells and whistles as in any extra parts needed to achieve this seal except the lid for each bowl. These lids also feature a dial so you can set the date of when your food was placed inside of it. No more masking tape and marker or asking every other family member how long the tuna noodle casserole leftovers or whatever else was put in the fridge thanks to Ozeri INSTAVAC.
How do these bowls work? You simply place whatever leftovers, meal, fruit, or vegetables inside place the lid back on, and with the one-way valve on the lid open, gently push down on the lid. The pushing action will release the air into the bowl keeping food fresher longer. It's really that simple. When ready to use you simply remove the lid or if heating it back up, it will release the pressure slowly back through the valve preventing spills and splattery messes all over the inside of the microwave.
These bowls feature a wave pattern on the bottom of each. This pattern serves a purpose in keeping fruit and vegetable elevated from water and juices so they'll last longer. For this very reason, I like using the biggest bowl in the set for salads for my family of five.
The bowls are really easy to use. The lids snap into place with tabs on all four sides. I really like the fact these nest together so well when not in use freeing up important space in my cabinets. Other things I highly value is the fact this set is BPA-free, resists stains, shatterproof, and you can see what's inside. These can be washed in the dishwasher, stored in not just the fridge but freezer too. All bows are 100% microwave safe with the lid off or on!
The set comes in 4 size containers – 21 cups, 12.7 cups, 6.3 cups, and 3 cups. I find myself using the largest for lettuce and the remaining sizes for leftovers and raw fruit and vegetables. I am one that likes to prep ingredients hours ahead of time for a meal but with these, I can prep days ahead knowing the ingredients are going to keep longer.
I've used these for a while now and have noticed no staining, warping, leaking, or issues with the seal. Time will tell on how long these hold up but so far so good!
These bowls are saving us money from purchasing disposable food storage containers and throwing out spoiled food. They are saving us time and freeing up space. I have no issues at all with this set. I recommend it to all families and even for those that are single!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I will receive a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.