Tight Vac 3.8 Liter Storage Container
The Tight Vac 3.8 Liter Storage Container is a partial vacuum-sealed storage container that can keep goods fresher for longer and prevent bug infestations. However, it does not completely vacuum out oxygen and is not entirely smell proof. The container effectively keeps moisture and oxygen out, but it is important to note that it does not eliminate all oxygen. The Vacs are made with strong plastic and should be hand-washed. It is an inexpensive bulk container, but it is important to be aware of its limitations.
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The Tight Vac 3.8 Liter Storage Container is marketed as a partial vacuum-sealed storage container that keeps items fresh for longer periods. However, it’s important to examine the marketing claims and actual functionality. Here’s a breakdown:
Vacuum Sealing: The Tight Vac creates a partial vacuum by removing the same volume of air as the cap, but it is not a complete vacuum. The partial vacuum created can help keep goods fresher for longer and prevent weevil and bug infestations. However, it does not completely vacuum out oxygen, and oxygen will still be present inside the container.
Smell Proof: While the Tightvac system can preserve goods for extended periods by allowing them to breathe and degas, it is not entirely smell proof. Most food items are smell-proof inside the container, but certain products like freshly roasted coffee and medical herbs may release their odor. The 2-way valve allows gas build-up to escape gradually without letting oxygen in. For sticky and smelly substances, it’s recommended to use a strong zip lock bag inside the container to contain the smell and keep the areas where the body and cap meet clean.
Moisture and Oxygen: The Tightvac system effectively keeps moisture and oxygen out of the container as long as the cap remains on. However, it’s important to note that the container does not eliminate all oxygen. The use of the word “vacuum” may lead to the belief that it is an oxygen-free environment, but oxygen will still be present inside the container.
Durability: The Vacs are made with strong NSF and FDA-approved PS #6 plastic, ensuring their durability during shipping and handling. If your Vac arrives damaged, it’s recommended to report it immediately for a replacement.
Cap Fitting: Different sizes and styles of Vacs may have slightly looser or tighter fitting caps. The functionality of the cap is not determined by its tightness, and loose caps function just as effectively. Caps may tighten over time and with regular use.
Cleaning: The Vacs should be hand-washed using mild or natural cleaners. They should not be microwaved or put in the dishwasher. Keeping the interior of the cap and the top of the container clean ensures easy opening and closure.
The Tight Vac 3.8 Liter Storage Container is also made in China. Despite the marketing claims, it still offers value as an inexpensive bulk container, but it’s important to be aware of its limitations and adjust expectations accordingly.
|Dimensions||4 × 4 × 8 in|