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Coffee Bean Vac

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Your coffee beans will always be fresh and tasty with the Coffee Bean Vac! This battery-operated, motorized unit is simple to use and creates a powerful vacuum seal in one step.
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Your coffee beans will always be fresh and tasty with the Coffee Bean Vac! This battery-operated, motorized unit is simple to use and creates a powerful vacuum seal in one step.



Cordless and portable, the Coffee Bean Vac is perfect for counter tops, pantries or travel. And it's not just limited to coffee and espresso beans, either! You can also store teas, nuts, chocolate, brown sugar, spices or any other gourmet food that you'd like to keep deliciously fresh.

How the Coffee Bean Vac Works

  • Place coffee or espresso beans inside
  • Close the handle
  • Within 1-2 minutes, the Coffee Bean Vac will vacuum seal in your coffee beans
  • When the seal is complete, the vacuum indicator button will be depressed

Features & Functionality of the Coffee Bean Vac

  • Powerful vacuum seal keeps your java as fresh as can be!
  • The Coffee Bean Vac features a timer so you can set it to automatically reactivate the seal every 12, 24 or 48 hours.
  • The inner container of the unit is removable and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning

Power: Requires 4 AA batteries (not included)

Pros
  • Fresh Beans - The Coffee Bean Vac keeps beans fresh and ready for your morning cup o' joe
  • Self Sealing - You can set your Bean Vac to reseal itself at regular intervals, so you don't need to worry about stale beans
Cons
  • Capacity - Only holds about 1.5 pounds of coffee, so a big bag of beans might not all fit
  • Noise - The Coffee Bean Vac is a little loud, so be prepared to hear it resealing itself
Ease of Use 5
Ease of Care and Maintenance 5
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare? The Coffee Bean Vac holds more coffee than the Airscape, but keeps beans at about the same freshness level.
Tips and Tricks For a better seal, wipe the rim of the Bean Vac if you notice debris.
Model Number ED150
Width 5.5 inches
Depth 6.75 inches
Height 8.25 inches
Manufacturer Exceptional Designs

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Coffee Bean Vac
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A shopper asked: I just purchased this, it works fine. However the vacuum starts working at least 2 times a day wife said, is it normal? If I understand correctly, every vacuum operation will seal the canister till next time I open the lid. Would that be a leak somewhere? Thanks! Alex Dec 21, 2012
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Kenneth M: On my coffee bean vac, you can set the frequency of the vacuum process to 12, 24, or 48 hours (remove the battery cover on the bottom to see the time switch). The 12-hour setting works especially well with home roasted or very freshly roasted store-bought coffee, because these beans give off carbon dioxide (gassing off). The twice-daily schedule helps maintain the vacuum seal. Also, it is really important to wipe the sealing area on the canister and the lid from time to time with a damp cloth. Even a few coffee particles can cause air seepage over the course of 8 to 12 hours.

I hope this helps,
Ken M.
Dec 28, 2012
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Deborah I: There is a setting available on the bottom of the device. Set the time interval for vacuum to the time interval you wish. The automatic setting will turn on the pump and attempt to achieve vacuum whenever it gets below a certain minimum level. The lid can be opened at any time you wish... it's a little snug to open but it will open. The vacuum pump may go on quite often during the first day or two when storing freshly roasted coffee beans... this is due to the off-gassing of the beans as they settle down. Of course, it's important to keep the sealing surface clean. Hope this helps. D. I. Dec 28, 2012
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Thomas L: Sounds to me like it might be your setting. As you may know, on the bottom, next to the batteries, you can set it for 12, 24 or 48 hrs, Off or automatic. Since I make coffee at least once or more a day, setting it on Off means it will suck the air out every time I open it. Obviously it will loose vacuum over time, if it's set for 12 hrs, or automatic, it will activate every now and then. No worry really, I've been using the same batteries for almost a year now. And it really does keep your beans much fresher. Dec 29, 2012
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James M: I had the same issue, I would clean the seal with a damp lint free towel and sometimes that would help but more often not. It is not a strong vacuum seal where you will her the breaking of the seal like a coffee can. I turned mine off as it was just exchanging air though the beans faster then just keeping it closed up. It is a nice container but needs a better seal system and stronger vacuum pump.

Hope this answers your question.
Jim
Dec 28, 2012
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Brandt D: I don't know if this has changed in the later Coffee Bean Vacs, but mine has a timer switch that controls how often the Vac re-seals itself. There is a switch on the bottom of the unit that can be set to 24 hours, 12 hours, 6 hours, or off. The selection controls how often (after the initial seal) the unit runs the motor.

There is no vacuum sensor that senses if the seal has been broken and then re-seals it; it's just a timer switch.
Dec 28, 2012
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Stephen P: I have had two of these and they will invariably lose some vacuum over time. Make sure you keep the rim free of debris and wipe the top seal as well. This will maximize the time it keeps the seal.
There is a switch on the bottom that gives you the option of having the vacuum reseal every 12 or 24 hours or to turn it off so it will only operate when you lift and reset the level. Good luck!
Dec 28, 2012
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Stuart L: My vac canister does the same thing - I think it's not possible for the seal to remain perfectly tight forever, so the suction mechanism has to employ from time tp time to restore the vacuum. If it occurs too frequently, though, you might want to check the seal on the lid. If bits of coffee bean or other debris are on the rim they can create an imperfect seal, Just clean it well. Dec 29, 2012
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Jill C: Something is causing it to respond and It very well could be a leak. I have found that if the magnetic arm (with the round label) isn't securely mashed to the container (or if it gets bumped) it will go through the process of expelling the air. I moved mine to a spot on the shelf where it doesnt get moved and that eliminated the issue for me.

Hope this helps
Dec 29, 2012
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Bruce G: I have owned my coffee bean vac for over a year and have never had a problem. My vac comes on during the day two or three times depends on how full it is. This is normal as it is sucking any air that gets into the vac keeping your beans fresh and ready for making coffee. This is a great way to keep your beans fresh. Enjoy the vac and not to worry its working just fine. Dec 29, 2012
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Rickie C: I would expect that the beans are releasing gas which is a normal thing. There might be a leak in your seal but I would think a leaking seal would cause the vacuum to activate more than twice a day given the small volume of the canister. Dec 28, 2012
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Armando O: You have It set every 12 hours that is normal. That is normal operation Dec 28, 2012
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Jim D asked: how many lbs or oz does it hold? Jan 19, 2012
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CR J: Hello Jim,

If I could change one thing about the coffee bean vac it would be that it holds a full pound of coffee, it's close but not quite. Maybe a smaller bean? BUT having used it now I would buy it again. It works! It has a removable container that lets us fill the bean hopper on our super automatic in seconds. The little button on top of the lid is also a nice touch, at a glance it tells you beans are in a vacuum. If you have kids in school they can use it for their science projects too. I can't imagine life without coffee!

Jordan
Jan 20, 2012
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Dax P: I don't know the exact oz/lb amount, but it easily holds an entire regular-sized bag (not Costco sized) of beans plus a few more cups. It holds about 1/2 a huge Costco bag of beans. Jan 20, 2012
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Christopher S: A good 1lbs worth. Nice container, I use for my fresh roasted beans. Jan 24, 2012
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Andrew K: I'm not sure exactly how much, but does hold more than 1 lb. Jan 20, 2012
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thomas S: I buy a pound of whole beans at a time and it fits right in. Jan 20, 2012
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barinthus asked: How do you remove the filter to clean it? Lately my unit havent been vaccuming out the air so I figured maybe the filter in the lid needs to be clean but I can't figure out how to open the filter covering without risking breaking my fingernails. And yes I cleaned the rims but it didn't resolve the problem. May 12, 2013
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Stephen P: I doubt you will break a nail; I just "hook" my nail on the rim of the cover by going to the base and just pulling my finger up until it catches. Mine just pops off; no glue or tight pressure fit. Otherwise, use the edge of a pocket or small paring knife. Also, there is a filter under the inner contain; just lift that out and there is a similar filter setup.

I had a problem like yours; I pulled out the filters and cleaned them,(no sign of dirt or residue) but it turned out that after a year, my Coffee Vac just crapped out!! It sounded like it meant well, but the vacuum was just kaput! I was going to send it back, but never did and just ordered a new one; after 1 year, still chugging away!
May 14, 2013
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Beuford D: Not sure, one thing I ran into was that I needed to set the timer for a shorter time interval. If you are saying that even the very first time it doesn't create a vacuum - that seems like something else. Jun 13, 2013
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Veronica D: When my unit no longer held the vacuum I simply changed the batteries. This solved the issue immediately. May 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: How much does this Coffee bean vac hold? Jan 12, 2012
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thomas S: I put in my bagged whole beans (1 pound) - I just put the bag right in the Coffee Bean Vac and it fits just fine. Probably if I spilled the beans (no pun intended) in there - about a 1.5 pounds would fit? Feb 19, 2012
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Jill C: It holds approximately 1-1/2 packages of Starbucks beans. I love how fresh it keeps the beans...worth the money Jan 20, 2012
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Tom B: A total of 22 ounces will fit; you can insert two small bags of coffee beans in this unit Feb 10, 2012
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Joe S asked: how can I get a replacement gasket? May 22, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: I would try contacting Bean Vac: 866-713-1678 May 29, 2012
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A shopper asked: What are the dimentions of the thing?? Mar 7, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: The Coffee Bean Vac is 8.25"H x 5.5"W x 6.75"D. Mar 7, 2012
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A shopper asked: I was wondering what the actual vacuum specs were for the containers?

Maxwell
Dec 2, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Coffee Bean Vac

What it Covers:

Coffee Bean Vac

Length: 1 Year
Who Supports the Warranty: Bean Vac
Warranty Contact Information: 866-713-1678
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? No

coffee bean vac

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I found the fresh coffee you get that dosen't have a prolong life to it stays fresher longer. I've used my canister since I've received it. It does scare you the first time you hear it ticking and wonder where its coming from! It does what its meant to do "keep coffee fresh" Love it!

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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Tick tick ticking

(Posted on 4/27/12)

This is a good product for fresh coffee

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45
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I like this container as it works well as long as you keep the gasket clean. I wish it had a larger capacity as it is not big enough to hold 2.2 lbs of beans.

Pros:
Easy To Use

Cons:
Small capacity

(Posted on 6/9/11)

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE SATISFIED....

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I PURCHASED TWO UNITS....ONE WAS TO BE A GIFT. AFTER READING REVIEWS SCATTERED OVER THE NET, THE ONLY DRAW BACK PEOPLE HAD WAS WITH IT USING BATTERIES. SO, TO FIX THIS, I PURCHASED TWO 6VDC WALL TYPE TRANSFORMERS AND ATTACHED TO THE UNITS. WELL, ONE UNIT WORKED - THE 2ND. ONE WOULD NOT SHUT OFF. I CALLED THE FACTORY AND THE LADY TOLD ME SHE FELT IT WAS THE IC CHIP THAT HAD NOT BEEN PROGRAMMED AND SHE WOULD SEND A NEW UNIT TO ME FOR FREE! GREAT MARKS FOR FACTORY -EXCEPT- ONE SMALL NO,NO...SHE DIDN'T TELL ME SHE ONLY DID RETURNS, ETC. ONE DAY A WEEK....SO I WAITED A WEEK WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO MY UNIT.
THIS IS WHY I GIVE IT A 4 MARK..... NO AC POWER.
THE UNIT WHEN WORKING DOES GREAT AND THE COFFEE IS LIKE RIGHT OUT OF THE BAG. I BELIEVE YOU WILL BE PLEASED AND KNOW THAT YOU CAN CHANGE TO AC VERY EASY.

Pros:
Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 4/12/11)

Great!

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55
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Performs as described and seems to work great! Coffee appears to be fresher than using just a bag/double bag etc.

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(Posted on 3/28/11)

Freshest Coffee Ever!

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55
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Easy to use & the keeps the coffee really fresh.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste

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(Posted on 3/3/11)

Works fine. I can hear it every 12 hour

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55
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Works good. I can hear it working every 12 hours

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(Posted on 2/27/11)

Great

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55
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Great

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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Noisy

(Posted on 2/26/11)

Great

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55
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Works great. Easy to use. No brainer

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 12/8/10)

Holds 1.5 pounds

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45
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Please note that this container holds about 1.5 pounds of coffee, not the 2 pounds mentioned in the video or the 2.2 pounds stated in another review.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 10/4/10)

really works

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55
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on our 2nd one, expect about 5 yrs. out of the pump

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 8/3/10)

Fresh Beans fresher

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45
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2.2lb bag of coffee, keeps beans fresh, for unused potion, via another bean vac. Don't know if it's the battery or what, I bought 2, one keeps unused beans, other for daily use, daily use one will act up once in a long while, where the air is removed, then later check, you'll see the valve up, which means air got it again. Just lifting the handle and making sure it goes thru the process of removing all air inside, (valve at the time going down further the the jug surface) then all is fine. Overall, a very good product.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 6/25/10)

Frees up valuable refrigerator space!

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55
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The coffee bean vac has worked great and is easy to use. I checked five stars, but I am still waiting to see how it goes through batteries. (I've had it a couple of weeks and it is still going strong on the first set.) I set the bean vac to pump the air down once every 24 hours - which seems to work fine. The unit is a bit noisy when it pumps the air down, but that only happens for about a minute after you close the lid. The 1.5 lbs. capacity lets me dump in a standard one pound bag easily. I used to store my whole beans in an airtight can in the refrigerator taking up valuable space. Now the beans stay in the bean vac on the counter, and they stay just as fresh - if not fresher. So far, I'm very happy with the bean vac.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste

Cons:
Noisy

(Posted on 5/15/10)

Nice product

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55
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Great way to keep your coffee fresh longer. Easy to use.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 4/29/10)

Fun and functional

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55
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This is a great product. This thing really works.
I like having it on my counter next to my grinder. I use my scoop for just enough beans for the days shot; so, it is opened every day. Fun!!
I wonder how long the batteries will last? One month and counting.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 4/10/10)

Pretty cool gadget.

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It's pretty idiot proof...put beans in, close lid and it sucks air out. Easy to open, easy to close and automatically pumps air out. So easy a caveman can do it.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 3/24/10)

This machine sucks air well!

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55
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Use to keep beans fresh.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 3/21/10)

fresh beans

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It came free with our cappuccino machine and I thought oh-boy their getting rid of stuff that doesn't sell. Boy was I wrong! It really works! Jordan

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 3/20/10)

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