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If you’ve been trying to make sustainable swaps during lockdown, you’ll already have noticed that some things are easier than other.
For example, swapping an aerosol deodorant over to a more natural, roll-on equivalent is as easy as a trip to the supermarket, but when it comes to food storage things can get a little trickier.
Yes, we can decant leftovers into glass jars and tubs to store away, but that creates lots of extra mess and - let’s face it - takes time and patience that we don’t always have.
But, if you’re determined to cut down on the amount of clingfilm that you use then we do have a clever alternative: the DigHealth Silicone Stretch Lids.
These versatile, stretchy reusable lids fit every bowl, glassware, jar, food can, watermelon (round, square, odd-shaped), cantaloupe or other fruits and vegetables (even an avocado) to make sure that it stays fresh and untouched while in storage.
Why we love them:
What’s not to love about a reusable lid that can be stretched over anything and everything and then just popped into the dishwasher when ready?
Not only can you use the lids to safely store food, they are also microwave-proof and so can be used to heat up leftovers or meals with little effort.
Plus, they mean that we needn’t keep buying clingfilm which is better for the planet and better for our purse strings in the long-run!
How they work:
The silicone stretch lids have tabs around the outside which can be slightly adjusted once in place to get a proper seal.
The silicone is nonporous and food doesn't stick to it, so silicone stretch lids are generally easy to clean and are dishwasher safe.
What the reviews say:
With almost 5,000 Amazon reviews, it’s clear that the silicone lids have become a staple in kitchens up and down the UK.
“I'm trying to reduce my plastic usage so these seemed to be a godsend. They are durable, versatile and have completely replaced cling film in my kitchen. They can go in the dishwasher but are also very easy to hand wash. Definitely recommend!”
“These silicone lids stretch a lot. They can be used on all sorts of shapes, not just round items. Very useful, and don't have to use cling film so much.”
“Good value and good for the environment. Hopefully will be able to stop using cling film entirely. I liked that the pack included two different colours of each size which means I can use one colour purely for meat products. I’ve only used the smallest lid so far to cover a ramekin I found the product very easy to use and would recommend.”
“I bought these at first for myself, and ended buying some more for family as they thought it was a great alternative to tupperware or cling films waste! Good price, good quality, easy to wash (dishwasher safe) and fits most my pots!”
“Never tried these before but heard a lot of how easy it is to use them. I have replaced the foil and everything else and now only use these for everything. Everything stays fresh, no smell in the fridge at all and the sizes are perfect as you can stretch them out even when there is already 12 sizes coming with it. So you can literally use these for anything you want.”