About NuWave Flavor Lockers
NuWave Flavor Lockers say they will save you money by keeping food fresh up to 10 times longer with their set of vacuum-sealed bags and containers. They claim they are BPA-free and safe for the freezer or dishwasher.
NuWave Flavor Lockers is sold and distributed by Heathware, Inc. a company based in Libertyville, IL. They are not BBB Accredited and have an F rating; there is an alert about the business on the BBB website.
How NuWave Flavor Lockers Work
NuWave Flavor Lockers come as a set of plastic containers and bags, each with a special circular sealing mechanism, in addition to an ordinary latch. It also comes with a hand pump. which is designed to fit the seal. Place food items in the bag or tray, close, and suck out the air with the pump; the bag will collapse around the food like shrink-wrap. They say this airtight seal will keep food fresher longer, help you marinade faster, as well as store in the freezer without freezer burn. They state you can clean them in the dishwasher easily, and that they contain no BPAs, a chemical used in some plastics that may be harmful to children.
Your Order of NuWave Flavor Lockers Includes:
- (1) 0.7-quart Container with Lid
- (1) 1.4-quart Container with Lid
- (1) 2.1-quart Tall Container with Lid
- (1) 3.2-quart Tall Container with Lid
- (1) 2.1-quart Rectangle Container with Lid
- (1) 4.0-quart Rectangle Container with Lid
- (4) Divider Inserts
- (4) 1-quart Storage Bags
- (4) 1-gallon Storage Bags
- (4) 2-gallon Storage Bags
- (3) Zip Clips
- (1) Hand Pump
- (1) 1.6-quart Divided Container with Lid
- (12) Fruit & Veggie Guards
- (3) Fruit & Veggie Guard Containers
- (2) Bottle-Lockers
NuWave Flavor Pricing, Shipping, and Return Policy
To buy the Flavor Locker Storage Set, pay $39.95 at time of purchase, plus $29.95 (non-refundable) S & H for a total of $69.90. For the following 2 months, you will be billed 2 additional payments of $39.95, for a total of $149.80.
You have 90 days to try NuWave Flavor Lockers - if you do not like them, return them (you pay to ship them back) and get your money back, minus the original S & H and “restocking fee”. The website says 1-Year Warranty, but the Terms and Conditions state 6 months.
Bottom Line: Is NuWave Flavor Lockers a Scam?
2 out 2 people found this review helpful
Good product but double charged.
Twice, NuWave have double charged me! Took several days to sort things out, back-passing, disconnected, etc. Too bad, I really liked the product. The only reason I may get my money back is because I am not working and can spend days on the phone. Literally four days of calling so far. Who can afford to take that much time off to make it right? NuWave counts on that! This should be illegal.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
3 out 3 people found this review helpful
I am very satisfied with my Flavor Lockers purchase
The quality of these containers and bags are astounding. Honestly, they are very strong and extremely well made. The bags are of a thick gauge as are the containers. I definitely will be purchasing more as soon as I can. Some reviewers say you must purchase the whole set & not individually, but in my manual I am given each product along with it's own model number. I haven't had the chance to re-order yet, so I really cannot comment on that.
They are really neat, clean and can be organized in many ways. I haven't stored any sauces yet, but they say it won't stain these containers. To be honest, even with using my old tupperware, I never put any type sauces directly into any containers, but with this set, I think I can use the bags for my sauces. In the past, I always place a large sheet of saran wrap in the inside of my container, then pour in. This may sound like much to do, but it's really not, it's a habit & really does work well for me, so just saying
The cover color is a gorgeous teal and the bottoms are crystal clear. The bags are of generous sizes and are white clear, but not transparent, really heavy duty.
The small hand pump is awesome and portable as is even the hand held one is too. Both very compact and can be easily stashed in a cute camp backpack or something. Both work well at vacuuming out the air. Just be sure to read the manual or the quick start chart first. Be sure to keep either tool straight whilst vacuuming so no air can escape along the sides.
There's a cute little bubble that when the air is all out, it collapses in. I am in absolute LOVE with my Flavor Lockers. My bunnies and I are extremely grateful as our fruits and veggies lasted a week without any usual spoilage. Our peeled banana was still yummy fresh after 4 days, it may have lasted longer I don't know because we ate all up by end of week anyway. I guess an even truer test would be to store for a month or so as they say. I've never had that chance yet.
To release there's a strong suction going on & really no way that container cover is coming off unless you release the air yourself. At first, I was afraid to do the instructed push/pull motion on the little rubber button. I thought I may push it in too far, but it's really so easy once you get the feel of it. Kind of pull to the side to release the air, kind of like lifting your butt off to the side to fart! I'm sorry I honestly couldn't think of a better way to explain it. Just keeping it real is all.
My manual does state to periodically check to be sure the cute little bubble did not pop back up. If it did just re-vac again and all should be right as rain. So far my cold cuts have been fine for 8 days now, no pop ups and still fresh.
One problem I did encounter & I really hate to say this, but it was with the Auto Pump. It worked a few times & then nothing. No light ever went back on when in charge position. I honestly don't know if the issue lies within the charger or the auto pump itself, but the company immediately and very courteously apologized and is sending my replacement as we speak. It should arrive within 3 to 8 days.
Other than that, I love it.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
6 out 6 people found this review helpful
I love Flavor Lockers
I love my Flavor Lockers. They work great. I did a test with Strawberries and they lasted 3 times than if they were in any other container. I love the bags, although little handle on the cover breaks easily, but that is no big deal. I do have one complaint.
I want to order more Flavor Lockers without ordering the entire set again. Under parts and accessories, they don't allow you to do that except for one container. I called customer service and they said I had to order Package A which is the containers I want along with bags, another pump, and bottle toppers.
I think if they want to make money, they need to let you order what you want and not what they think you want.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend