Frequent Asked Questions
Are SAVRpaks biodegradable?
Yes, but *technically* we have to say we’re almost there! We’re in the process of getting certified. You can look it up: ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868.
Will the Peel & Stick square work with my existing packaging?
More than likely! We designed it to fit nearly every single type of to-go packaging out there.
Do I have to freeze SAVRpak before use?
Yes. In order for it to work properly, it has to be completely frozen before use.
Since it’s frozen, will SAVRpak make my food cold?
If it does, it’s barely noticeable at all. In fact, we tested the temperature of food that had a SAVRpak and that did not have a SAVRpak and they cooled exactly the same over the same period of time. So as long as your SAVRpak isn’t touching the food, it will only cool it down about 5% and that only happens after 20-25 minutes.
What if I don’t have a freezer?
We may be able to supply you with a small freezer in the future.
Does SAVRpak work with pizza?
Absolutely! In fact, if you have a really big box, you can use two SAVRpaks to tackle the steam.
Do my SAVRpak squares ship frozen?
No, all our products are shipped and stored at ambient room temperature to make it easier for bulk storage and shipping.
Is it microwave safe?
Savrpak is microwave safe for short reheats but we strongly recommend against it. Savrpak works by removing humidity inside the container; microwaving it will release the humidity back onto the food.
WHY / SCIENCE
Why should I use SAVRpak?
Whether you’re a small business, huge chain, or an individual wanting to make a difference, SAVRpak helps you share the absolute best quality food you can with your customers. Even better, when you use SAVRpak, you’re helping to tackle the global issue of food waste. In this era of app delivery, soggy food definitely isn’t something you want to be known for. Since you don’t have a lot of control over your food once it leaves your hands, we think SAVRpak is an easy way to help make sure your food arrives as fresh as it possibly can.
How do I explain how SAVRpak works to my crew?
“We’re using this new technology for all our to-go orders. It’s really easy, doesn’t take much time, and makes sure the food stays fresher longer and doesn’t show up soggy. Just grab a pack, freeze it up, then when it’s time, send out an order—Grab. Peel. Stick.—that’s it.”
How much space should there be between the food and the SAVRpak?
Ideally, there’s a .25” air gap between your food and your SAVRpak. However, if your SAVRpak does touch the food, that’s no problem at all. It still works great and it’s 100% food safe.
How does it trap condensation?
It’s thermodynamics, but in simpler terms: When your food is hot, it creates condensation. When a cold Savrpak is introduced into the container, it exploits the dewpoint temperature and begins to aggressively absorb the excess moisture, thereby preventing the condensation to fall on the food which makes it soggy.
Can I only use it with hot food?
Not at all! SAVRpak works just as well with cold or hot food. Temperature doesn’t matter when condensation is the enemy.
How much longer does it keep food fresh?
The exact amount of time depends on a lot of factors, but if you’re using a fully frozen SAVRpak and there’s enough room for air flow between the food and the pack, you’re looking at about 45 minutes - 1 hour longer of freshness.
How do I use it?
It varies based on what your to-go packaging is like, but it is as simple as it sounds: Peel and stick. Peel the wax paper off, exposing the food safe adhesive. Stick it to the top inside cover of your food container. Put the lid on and seal it up.
How long do they stay frozen when on the line?
1.5 - 2 hours.
What if they melt before we use them?
Easy! Just put them back in the freezer so they can freeze back up before the next shift. Repeat as needed because, as long as they haven’t been used with food, SAVRpak can be re-frozen again and again.
Is it food safe?
SAVRpak is 100% food safe. It works best if it doesn’t touch the food, but if it does, it’s not an issue at all.
How much time does it add to my food prep?
About 6 seconds. Pack your orders just like normal and stick your SAVRpak on at the very end, just before sending out.
How long does SAVRpak work?
While it depends on how much condensation your food creates, on average, SAVRpak easily works through the normal delivery window of 15-45 minutes, aggressively absorbing humidity to keep your food fresh.
CERTIFICATIONS / STATS
How big is the SAVRpak Peel & Stick square?
4” x 4” x .25”
Do you have patents?
Absolutely! We currently have patents in the USA, China, UK, Australia, and India.
Is SAVRpak FDA compliant?
Yes! Our packs are FDA compliant and food-safe.