A Food Container with a Simple Vacuum Feature

I found this food container when I was looking for my oatmeal. It was almost full when I found it. Its almost empty now. I never know where it came from and I am too lazy to ask.
This container looks like ordinary but it has a special feature that cannot be found in other food bin. It can create a partial vacuum environment. Its only partial cause it will surely crumple in case of complete air absence.
vacuum plastic
The cover has four sealing arm to hold it firmly against container brim. There is a rubber lining underneath. Its purpose is obvious, to prevent air entry and maintain vacuum pressure.
seal rubber lining
The vacuum can be created by pushing the cover slowly downward. The air will exit via one-way valve (the orange color circle). The valve will not permit air entry. Pushing the cover down several times will create a good vacuum.
creating a vacuum
Vacuum pressure can be released by flipping the one-way valve up. A sudden and short whistling sound should be heard. By the way, pressure release is not so important. Just open the container and get the food items.
the vacuum release mechanism
I think this will be good in preserving the crispiness of potato and banana chips! I gonna try it as soon as I consumed the oats.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

3 Replies to “A Food Container with a Simple Vacuum Feature”

  1. In Metro Manila, you can buy this in any Japan Home Daiso Center for 88pesos. I have 3 of these myself and is good for storing fast-moving stuff like oatmeal, cookies, and chips.

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