I received Good Cooking Vacuum Seal Food”Smart” Canisters in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Coming from Utah, where the climate is dry and food can be left out, to the hot, humid South, were just opening a bag of anything crunchy takes the crunch out, has been challenging. My children really don’t get it so we end of wasting food because it becomes “soggy” or “stale”. My solution lately has been the Good Cooking Vacuum Seal Food “Smart” Canisters.
These battery powered, canisters, operate on C batteries, but do come with an adapter that let’s them operate on AA Batteries. You’ll want to go with the C batteries for optimal use.
When I first received these canisters, my challenge was what to put in them. It wasn’t that I couldn’t think of anything–cocoa, coffee, potato chips, crackers, cheese, brown sugar, snacks–no, there were plenty of options. It was more along the lines of which item would benefit me the most.
In the end, the kiddos took one for their cubed cheese. They put it in the canister, sealed it and placed it, upright, in a small cooler. It was the perfect snack this weekend on their 6.5 hour drive to Grandma and Grandpa’s.
I used the others to put cookies in to keep them moist and fresh–and keep the ants away from them.
The set of canisters comes with a one liter and a 0.8 liter storage container. I appreciate that the lids are interchangeable.
You simply place your food inside the canister, screw on the lid and press the red button. It will create a vacuum seal to keep the freshness in. This smart container also monitors the pressure inside the canister– if the seal is broken or pressure drops, it will automatically vacuum out the air. The latter caught me off guard because I kept hearing a vibration on my counter and could not figure out where it was coming from…who expects their canister to monitor the seal?