Do you ever get tired of buying plastic wrap? Maybe when you pull out the plastic wrap from its box it constantly sticks to itself and then you get frustrated trying to pull it apart and wind up throwing it away and getting a new piece? Not that that has ever happened to me before…That is where these silicone stretch lids food covers by EcoLifeMate come in.
They don’t have to be that particular brand they all have the same purpose, a reusable cover that keeps your food fresh. Who doesn’t like reusability?
I was excited to get my hands on them and give them a test run. In general, I really like using silicone products. I use my silicone baking mats ALL the time. I also have all kinds of silicone molds that I use as well as silicone storage bags.
Things I look for when reviewing kitchen products
For this review, I wanted to answer a few questions. Is it easy to wash? Does it perform as expected, meaning will it created a tight seal and keep my food fresh? Ease of use, exactly how easy is it to use? Is it safe to use? And finally, would I recommend this product or a similar product to people? Still with me? Alright, let’s get started with these silicone stretch lids review.
Why Silicone Stretch Lids?
First why these silicone lids? Is there actually a need for them? The idea here is that they will significantly reduce the need to buy plastic wrap. They will also reduce the amount of waste that you have because you can use them over and over again.
Which in the long run will save you time and money, I love that. Any time I can save time and money, sign me up! These lids boast a lifetime warranty, you can’t say that about the plastic wrap.
What you get
With this particular brand, I wound up getting 12 lids with 2 of each different size ranging from XS to XXL. To give you some real-world sizing measurements, from small can sizes to salad bowl sizes. More specifically 2.6 inches to 8.3 inches non-stretched diameters.
For the most part, the sizes are a nice broad range that will fit the majority of my bowls and containers. I will point out that these are versatile you can put them on square and rectangle containers as well, which is a bonus!
Silicone Stretch Lids are easy to clean
The box states that these food covers are easy to clean. All you need to do is use some hot soapy water and wash them, or throw them in the dishwasher because yeah, they are dishwasher safe.
I will be honest I don’t use my dishwasher that often, I normally hand wash everything. When put to the test, yep they are super easy to clean, as most silicone products are.
How does it perform?
Okay, time to put it to the test. When using these lids I noticed they are fairly easy to use as long as you pick the appropriate size of container with the lid. That makes sense to me.
If you try and stretch a tiny lid over a large bowl, of course you will have trouble. It does take a bit of practice to get the technique down for putting the lids on but very easy to learn.
They have these little tabs around the edges of the lids that make it easier to stretch them over bowls and other containers. Also, they are thick making them tear-proof.
The last thing you want is to have them tearing on you. I thought the best way to test it was with a bowl of water. Just how tight would that seal be?
I was impressed at how tight the seal got. Holding it upside down resulted in no water spilling out. I even shook the heck out of it putting a good amount of force on it and no water came out.
The demonstration looks reall cool in the video I made. You couldn’t do that with plastic wrap. The seal wouldn’t be that great and it would leak like crazy if you tried to put it upside down and shake it.
Another thing I noticed was the little grooves on the outside of the lid make it really easy to hold the bowl. Another thing I noticed is even if you don’t put the lid on perfectly it still creates a nice seal for you. Kudos to you little silicone stretch lid you worked as intended.
Are silicone covers safe?
Are these silicone food covers safe to use? They are FDA approved and are made from BPA free food grade silicone.
They can be used in the dishwasher as I mentioned, can be used in the microwave, and even in the freezer. Whenever buying products like these you do want to make sure they are FDA approved and made from BPA free materials.
If those things are not noted in the description on Amazon or wherever you purchase them, I would be leary of them.
*Also, I have conducted a thorough “stretch test” on these lids. When you give them a really good stretch they should remain clear, and not turn white and cloudy looking. The white cloudy-looking stuff is the other chemicals added to the silicone. These lids indeed stay clear.
Last thoughts and recommendation
That brings us to the conclusion of this review. I am impressed with these silicone stretch lids food covers. They are easy to use, easy to clean, safe to use and work as intended.
And I like how they can be used in the microwave, in the freezer, and even be placed in the dishwasher. Since I have owned them I have had the same roll of plastic wrap.
I still use plastic wrap, but not very often anymore. Two thumbs up for this product and 5 out of 5 stars. I think you will be happy if you decide to owns these.
Where are silicone covers sold?
You can purchase them on Amazon.
Silicone Stretch Lids Food Covers
Check out my review video for the Silicone Stretch Lids Food Covers
Have any experience using these? Drop me a comment and let me know.
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