Everybody knows that certain foods lasts longer when they’re refrigerated but the same can’t be said for vacuum sealing. That’s partly due to the “confusing” factor wherein people don’t quite understand how the vacuum seal device works and then, once they do, they get all messed up trying to work its mechanism. So before we get to why the Savior Non-Electric Vacuum Food Storage Container is both useful AND practical, let’s tackle what the whole vacuum business is all about.
Vacuum sealing food works on the concept of removing the air from a container (wth food in it obviously). This decreases the aspects of time vs. freshness that ends so badly and increases the time wherein the food can be safely stored for use at a later time. The process also increases the success of marinating the food, because it injects the marinade into the food more forcefully. That’s basically it and it can be seen to be a good thing, especially when what is needed to be kept isn’t some everyday food product (say, an expensive cut of steak or truffles, etc.). That’s not to say it doesn’t have a value for the “ordinary” contents of one’s refrigerator — ground coffee being a good example as are baked goods and vegetables. But enough about that.
Where the whole vacuum sealing business falls flat is in the execution where the device being used requires being plugged in, needs a series of just-so procedures followed in order to get the whole business working. A better solution is a device that is not just simple to use, but not reliant on electricity at all. Savior fulfills all this.
The Savior comes in varying sizes (small/1.5 quarts and large/2.5 quarts) and in three colors(white/brown, white/gray, and white/beige). That takes care of the mundane aspects of size and visual appearance. Making the vacuum seal happen is about as simple as one could hope for — and by simple it means being able to void that seal because you forget to put something inside or some other boneheaded mistake and then redo the seal without any negative consequences. Savior operates free of electricity or batteries — with the lid closed you just twist the handle 3 times and you’re done. Really. Even better is that you’ve increased the time for the food to remain fresh by a factor of eight. For undoing, press against the button on the container’s bottom and again that’s it.
As expected, the Savior is dishwasher safe (minus the sealing mechanism part), resistant to stains, BPA free and easy to clean so it can be used again. The Savior is a tool to help you better prepare food for its eventual consumption. It’s not supposed to call attention to itself, just do its job efficiently and effectively. Which it does. And by being of a stackable design, they can be more easily grouped together to save space in the refrigerator (adopting the New York apartment theme where height is more accessible than width).
The Savior Non-Electric Vacuum Food Storage Container creates its air-tight seal without the benefit of rocket science, is definitely “green” and certainly isn’t going on to be oft-putting to anyone who has wished to be able to use such a device. By making a vacuum sealing container work so simply, Ankomn has provided a service that just about anyone in the kitchen will find beneficial.