The EVAK food storage system consists of glass jars with lids which fit perfectly inside them. Glass containers with airtight lids are obviously already readily available, but the EVAK food storage system goes one stage further ... it lets you suck air out of the jar and away from the food.
You simply pour in the dry foodstuff you want to keep fresh – be it coffee, pasta, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, herbs, etc. – and push the lid down as far as it will go without crushing what's inside. Doing this sucks all of the air out of the jar, leaving the food safe and sound in a sealed vacuum. As an added bonus, the design ensures only glass and stainless steel come into contact with the foodstuff, preventing harsh plastics from shortening its shelf-life.
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Ed Kilduff of Pollen Design developed the EVAK food storage system on the belief that "the longer your food is exposed to air, the faster it loses its flavor." It works thanks to the inclusion of a twin-valve which lets air out as needed but prevents any air sneaking back in and upsetting the food.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised US$88,000, EVAK is now available to buy. Each jar ranges in price from $19.99 to $29.99. The video below shows EVAK in action, with the air being sucked out of jars containing an impressive range of foodstuffs.