Product FAQs

General Questions

Are FoodSaver® Canisters dishwasher-safe?

The base of the canisters can all be washed in the dishwasher. The bases should only be placed in the top rack of the dishwasher. The lids should be washed by hand.

Do my containers come with an accessory hose?

No, the accessory hose is not included with containers. The accessory hose is included with our heat seal FoodSaver®.

Are FoodSaver® Canisters microwave-safe?

The base of the FoodSaver® Deli , Meal, Lunch & Leftover and Snack & Sandwich containers (not the lids) are microwave-safe, but it should only be used to RE-HEAT foods, not to cook them in the microwave. The FoodSaver® Canisters are designed for storage only and should not be used to cook or re-heat foods in the microwave.

Is there a FoodSaver® Canister for marinating food?

Yes. The FoodSaver® Square Canister is the perfect item for marinating foods. Foods will marinate in minutes when vacuum packaged because the vacuum process opens the pores of the food and absorbs the marinade more quickly. The base of the square canister is microwavable, making it perfect for re-heating foods. You can also marinate in FoodSaver® Bags or FoodSaver® Canisters.

Are the FoodSaver® Canisters recyclable?

Yes, the canisters (base and top) are recyclable under the "Other" category. Please follow the recycling guidelines and requirements of your local municipality.

I saw jars and canisters advertised with the appliance. Why didn't I receive them?

The jars and accessories are packaged differently with each appliance. Our canisters and accessories are also available on our website.

Are FoodSaver® canisters and containers BPA free?

Jarden Consumer Solutions is diligent in our efforts to ensure that our products are compliant with all industry standards, including the regulations set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada.

In response to your inquiry, none of our FoodSaver® branded bags, rolls or canisters contains Bisphenol A.

We understand your concern and hope that our response helps you in making informed decisions for you and your family.

Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Is there a FoodSaver® Canister that can vacuum package bread?

There is not a specific canister to vacuum pack bread, but you can use the 6 Quart Bulk Storage Canister. If the loaf of bread is too long, just take some of the slices and place them down inside the canister surrounding the rest of the loaf. However, it has been our experience that if you must vacuum pack the same loaf more than once, it tends to remove the flavor of the bread and can make the bread go flat.