Monday, October 2, 2017

Silicone Stretch Fresh Food Covers

I report a problem: 

I buy containers, and the containers live longer than the lids. The lids crack.

I do have to say that we use glass containers all the time for lunches, and left overs. We both work full time, Travis and I do not go out to eat a lot, nor do we eat box meals. This cracking issue happened soon after getting the containers.

I haven't ran the lids through the dishwasher, or put them in the microwave. They are all gently hand washed. This cracking issue has happened with 2 different brands.

Do you have this problem?


I report a solution: 

Silicone Stretch Fresh Food Covers fit on containers well. You can get them on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071965HPH for $16.99 on sale for $8.99. They not are about to crack, or break. These lids can withstand heat and cold. The silicone is medical grade, BPA free, and approved by the FDA. 


Sizes:

  • 2.6" - Good for jelly jar sized mason jars. We use this size for juice and smoothies. If there is extra juice I could put it in this jar size, and pop the silicone lid or a metal lid on it. 
  • 3.5" - This is great for most mugs. I could see making coffee the night before, adding it into a mug to put in the refrigerator, and having ice coffee in the morning. It would also work great for homemade chicken broth, syrup, or chocolate syrup. 
  • 4.3" - Kid snack sized bowls don't always come with lids. I'd love to have snacks prepared in the refrigerator ready for them to eat after school. Now we can do that.
  • 5.5" - If it were up to me I would have gotten 6 of this size alone. We use this size for our lunches all the time. For soup I need better lids than what our containers came with. It probably would also fit your standard soup/salad bowl.
  • 6.3" - Close to the 5.5", so a pretty standard size for a soup/salad bowl. These lids stretch, so it works great for the 5.5" bowl, just not as tight. It would also be wonderful for my smallest mixing bowl.
  • 7.9" - A medium sized mixing bowl, or my largest glass storage container. 
I do wish there was options for your choice of sizes. Maybe a choice between 3 buying options. Even the prices could vary. I can't see me using the biggest 2 and the smallest 1 as much as the others. The 5.5" I could use about 4 of them.

On the Amazon website they have a picture of a rectangle lid. This isn't even in the set. I think the picture should fit what's being purchased. Not everyone reads. Many are visual.

Hangers:

There are different tabs on the lids. This helps to slide them on, slide them off, and one tab has a hole in it for hanging it. I'm not so sure I'll hang them.



Safe:
  • Dishwasher safe 
  • Freezer safe
  • Microwave safe

I could see me putting them in the cold, but I usually just put a paper towel over my containers in the microwave. They are kind of floppy for the dishwasher. Drying them is a bit awkward. I took them outside, and just flung the water off of them. 

Overall I'm happy with these lids! 

What size would you use the most? Do you have problems with original lids cracking like I do?

Disclaimer: I got these lids for a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. This company didn't influence my review. I only review products I think will fit my family, or my readers.

5 comments:

indah nuria Savitri said...

I do have some containers which live much longer than their lids. Its super annoying indeed, Alissa...but good thing you have the solution

~ Noelle said...

I wish there was a better way to store /organize lids and storage dishes

Theresa Mahoney said...

My lids don't crack, they just get lost. These would be a great replacement for them.

mail4rosey said...

I do have a problem with lids cracking sometimes. It's a problem for sure, if I don't have another of the same size in the house. I'd definitely consider getting extras for just in case, and you're right, the soup bowl lids have to be stronger than what usually comes with a container. I used to have a thermos, but at this point, we don't have one in the house.

Ai Sakura said...

Ooo these are handy!! My lids don't really crack.. but I have a problem of losing them too fast haha

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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