Is the Coffeevac V patented system easy to use? How does it work?
Yes - To open simply push the press button on the cap, and pull the cap off. To close, push the press button, no need to pump, push cap down onto the body and with this motion the cap volume of air is eliminated, creating a vacuum seal, it’s that simple! It is also possible to push the cap slowly down without pressing the button. This is the way our one way degassing valve eliminates carbon dioxide buildup. However we always recommend using the button when opening and closing the Coffeevac V.
Is this a vacuum sealed container?
The United States patent office granted us a patent on a vacuum container and degassing valve. Our Vacs create a partial vacuum – The same volume of air as the cap is removed and for human purposes this is enough to keep most goods fresh and edible for long periods of time. For the engineers out there technically speaking there is no vacuum until the cap is pulled upward without pressing the button. Either way the Vacs will keep goods fresher for longer and prevent weevil & bug infestations. This reality is why globally we have sold over 12 million Vacs without advertising. No batteries or electricity required!
Is the Coffeevac V smell proof?
Yes – Most dry goods will remain smell proof inside the Coffeevac V. However our degassing Valve was designed to allow any build up of gas or odors to escape, so if you have a product that omits gas or is particularly strong smelling then this odor will leak out of the degassing valve.
Note: Coffeevac V is not recommended for medical herbs.
Is it moisture and oxygen free?
Yes the Coffeevac V patented system keeps moisture and oxygen out – these elements cannot enter the container unless you decide to take the cap off.
Are the Vacs durable? How long will they last?
Yes the Vacs are made with NSF & FDA approved # 6 plastic, which is very strong and BPA free. There are many Vacs in the USA still being used that are up to10 years old. We also offer a cap replacement policy that makes it very inexpensive to order a new cap. These days shipping methods are very rough, packages being thrown, automated systems dropping huge parcels on top of smaller ones. If your Vac arrives damaged please report this IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIPT for a part or full replacement.
My cap seems loose?
We offer 10 different sizes and 3 styles of Vacs – Solid – Clear and Tint. Often a Solid & Tint Vac will have a slightly looser fitting cap then a clear model. It is a misconception that a tighter fitting cap is working better or holding more of a seal. Loose caps function just as well and will tighten with time and use.
How should I clean the Vacs?
Hand wash only - Use mild or natural cleaners. Do not microwave or put in a dishwasher. Dishwasher temperatures are often to hot and this can cloud plastic and melt parts. Always keep the interior of the cap and the top of the container clean. This will ensure easy open and closure.
What does NSF International certified mean?
Recognized by regulatory agencies at the local, state, federal and international level, NSF International certification demonstrates that a product complies with all food and safety related requirements. NSF conducts yearly manufacturing facility audits and product testing to verify that the product continues to comply with the standards set by the FDA. In our case all packaging claims have been tested. The plastics we use have been tested for food safety and our manufacturing facility has been visited and complies with all NSF standards. Sounds easy? We invest and work on this because we believe in our products. See the complete listings and info at NSF.org.