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Reusable Stretch Lid Set

(3 customer reviews)

$19.99

If you are a big user of cling wrap in your kitchen, you will absolutely love our reusable stretch lids. They will make life in the kitchen so easy when you are packing up your food or drink, because our reusable lid set comes with 6 sizes that will fit almost every bowl, plate, jar and container. They even fit over fruit! It is a stress-free transition from kicking cling wrap out of your life for good once you have these reusable stretch lids. Read More

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Description

Description

There are many awesome benefits about having our reusable stretch lids in your life. Firstly, they are heat proof, so they can be heated up in the microwave or oven up to 200 degrees Celsius along with your food. Imagine not having to clean the microwave after you reheat your food every time.

We understand that it takes you a couple extra seconds to clean them after each use. But the reusable lids are dishwasher safe, and think about how much cling wrap you will save over a couple of decades if you grab a set of these now. Our reusable stretch lids are really durable, so with proper care they could last you many years. Just keep them away from knives!

Our reusable stretch lids come in 6 various sizes (written below) that not only fit around round objects, they can fit over square, oval and rectangles too. They are air tight so they will keep food super fresh.

Whether you have a left over meal from when your kids weren’t hungry, a half cut open orange from work or an open tin where you didn’t use all of the ingredients. Our reusable stretch lids are suitable for many occasions.

Specs – Packaging & Dimensions

Sizes – the maximum the silicone lid can stretch to (descending):

  1. 23cm
  2. 19cm
  3. 16cm
  4. 13cm
  5. 10cm
  6. 6cm

Weight (per set): 200 grams

Colour: Clear/transparent

Ideas to use the reusable stretch lids?

These stretchy lids can fit over almost anything, including:

Tin cans
Jars
Half cut fruit
Bowls
Plates
Coffee cups
Glasses
Containers
Drink Bottles

Benefits

The best part about our reusable stretch lid sets?
Our vegan friendly silicone contains NO:

  • BPA
  • Phthalates
  • Plastic
  • Fillers

FAQs

How far can I stretch the reusable lids?

Check out our sizing chart above for the 6 different lids. These are the maximum centimetre the lids will stretch to without damaging the silicone.

How do I clean the reusable stretch lids?

These reusable stretch lids are very easy to clean, either in the dishwasher or by hand in some hot, soapy water. Any stubborn stains can be reduced by our DIY chemical-free cleaning method below. (Link to Instructions)

What if my bowls and plates are not a round shape?

The best thing about our reusable silicone lids is that they are super stretchy and can fit over many shaped objects, such as squares, rectangles and ovals. The little tags around the lid are for easy gripping when pulling the lid tight around the utensil.

How hot can I heat the reusable stretch lids up to?

We didn’t exactly put one in the microwave and heated it until it melted, but heating up your food up to 10 minutes with the reusable lid would be no problem at all.
Our suppliers recommend heating the lid no further than 200 degrees Celsius.

Instructions + disposal

How to use your reusable stretch lids

Now you have taken your next step towards a waste free household and reducing your use of disposable cling wrap. Once you have opened up your 6 new silicone stretch lids out of the recycled cardboard packaging, give them a quick wash to rinse off any dust that might have attracted to the silicone. Next, we recommend coating your new bags with some light cooking oil to prevent future stains and smells from any colourful foods. Then dry all water and oil residue off.

To place the reusable lid over a bowl, plate or any large object, firstly make sure the outside is completely dry. Place one side of the lid over one side of the object until firmly in place. Next, stretch the other end of the reusable lid over the opposite end, while still placing pressure on the first side to stop the lid from slipping off. Once both sides of the reusable stretch lid are over the object, use the little pull tags around the lid to ensure the lid is evenly spread out and won’t come off. The reusable stretch lid should be tight and secure around the object, if you are struggling for the lid to stretch over the object’s edge or the lid is too baggy, you may need to change lid sizes for that object.

Cleaning Instructions

Our reusable stretch lids can either be hand washed in some hot soapy water or washed in the dishwasher (away from knives). The best way to dry your reusable stretch lids, is to place them over a glass in the drying rack, or peg them on your washing line.

Removing stains and mould

Colourful foods can sometimes leave colourful stains on the silicone stretch lids, because silicone’s chemical structure likes to stick to things! Foods like beetroot, turmeric and red curries are some of the culprits that like to stain everything. Mould also likes to make an appearance when your left overs get forgotten about at the back of the fridge... We are all guilty of this from time to time! But no fear, the reusable stretch lids can easily be cleaned and sanitised.

We recommend using a little chemical free DIY recipe to remove any stubborn stains or mould:

  • 1 tea spoon of bicarb soda
  • 1 tea spoon of white vinegar
  • Boiling water
  • Fresh lemon juice (to remove the vinegar/bicarb smell and cut through grease)

Soak the bag with equal parts bicarb soda and vinegar, and add boiling water with some freshly squeezed lemon juice for approximately 1 hour. Then thoroughly wash the lids out with soapy hot water and a sponge. Dry as per usual.

Why are our reusable stretch lids better for the environment?

From the assessment titled "Plastic Protective Packaging Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking- Global Market Insights 2018-2028" there are predictions that the plastic protective packaging market might surpass 9 million tonnes in 2019, with a higher demand for more environmentally friendly packaging. Plastic cling wrap in particular is projected to lock in at 3 million tonnes worth of sales of the LDEP resin-based stretch wrap in 2019.

That is a hell of a lot of cling wrap! 3 million tonne of plastic that will last a lifetime, but will just be used once.  But not only is switching to reusable lid covers more environmentally friendly, it feels better in your wallet too.

Let’s do the math!

1 roll of standard brand cling wrap at the grocery store costs an average of $4.50
Let’s say you go through 1 roll every 3 months. That is $18 per year.
For 10 years that is $180

1 set of reusable stretch lids cost you $20, but you are probably going to need 2 because unless you live by yourself, you are going to use them a lot!
They will easily last 10 years with proper care, so that’s $40

$180 – 40 = $140 saved from switching to reusable stretch lids

 

Looking for eco-friendly food storage as well? Check out our reusable ziplock bags made from food grade silicone. They make great freezer bags for leftovers, snacks and sandwiches. Plus, you can heat them up in the microwave and oven!

5/5 (1 Review)

Additional information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 2 cm

3 reviews for Reusable Stretch Lid Set

  1. Anna Stone

    These are great. So much better than glad wrap. They seem to fit over most bowls and plates in my kitchen, except the giant serving plates. But I can’t really fit those in the fridge anyway so I just store leftovers in something smaller now. Just make sure the lids are dry when you use them or they are harder to put on

  2. Alyssa

    My favourite product!! The lids fit over circle and square shaped bowls easily. I love using the smaller lid on top of smoothies when I can’t finish them.

  3. Ash

    I don’t think I’ll ever go back to plastic wrap! These lids are great and come with a great size range so they can pretty much fit over anything. Because they’re stretchy they can fit on oddly angled things too which is a lifesaver. I use the smaller one on my avocados. Also great for microwaving too. Would recommend 🙂

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