Supplier: Litter Free Living
REVIEW: Bowl covers
Price: $24.50 for a set of 3 different sizes
The products were provided to Eco Parents Australia to review. This is not a paid review. The opinions are those of Eco Parents Australia.
With young ones in the house you can spoon out a serving of yoghurt into a bowl only to discover that in fact ‘Yes I would like some yoghurt please’ turns out to be ‘no thanks, I don’t want yoghurt at the moment’. No need to transfer the contents into a plastic container and then find a lid, then wash the bowl. On goes a bowl cover. Easy, quick and less washing up.
These nifty covers are sold as bowl covers. But really, they work on many other things, not just bowls.
I’ve used them over plates of food. To keep the flies off while it cools a bit for the kids to eat or to pop into the fridge to eat later (after the kids are in bed or the next day as leftovers). Hubby makes pancakes every Sunday (a great sugar free recipe) and occasionally makes the mix up on a Saturday night. He then puts the large cover on the mixing bowl and puts the whole thing in the fridge. Then he can just ladle the pancake mixture straight into the pan. We also use a stick blender and make all sorts of sauces, smoothies, soups and things directly in the mixer jug. The small cover fits beautifully which means the jug can go right in the fridge for portioning at a later time.
The covers are simple. They provide a wonderful alternative to plastic wrap or plastic bags. I love having a free drawer where plastic wrap, baking paper and foil wrap used to go. They certainly help to reduce landfill. What’s not to like about that?
- Cover bowls, plates, and other containers.
- Fits over round bowls/plates with a diameter of 13cm up to 30cms.
- Can also cover fruit such as mangos, apples, melon.
- Keeps food fresh.
- Provides an insect barrier.
- Looks much prettier than plastic wrap.
- Food safe fabric is waterproof, non-toxic, phthalate free, BPA free and PVC free.
- Patterns include funky flowers (blue) and dusty pink (flowers).
- Set includes three covers – small, medium and large.
- Requires minimal storage space.
- Can be used in the fridge, pantry or freezer.
- Each cover has a tag that can be used to write on a name.
You cannot see through the covers so you can sometimes forget what goodies are underneath.
The covers can be hand washed, popped into the dishwasher or even in a laundry load (up to 40 degrees). I always hang any items with a waterproof layer like the bowl covers (and cloth nappy covers) inside in the shade. I find keeping them out of the direct sunlight also keeps the elastic in shape for longer. I peg mine to a cake rake that hangs on a rack above my kitchen sink. Any drips fall directly into the sink. Litter Free Living say they can be line dried or put in the dryer on a low heat, although I did not try this. They also recommend not to use detergents which may contain bleach.
The bowl covers are nestled in each other a pack quite flat. They can be posted in an envelope if it is the only item ordered. The packaging consists of a piece of string and a safety pin through the tag on each cover, and a small product guide.
Kylie Etheridge is a qualified primary school teacher. Now she is a stay at home mum to three of her own children. She has seen her fair share of packaging and single use items used in lunch boxes. In 2013 Kylie started to make snack pockets herself. Friends and family encouraged her to set up shop. Eco Parents reviewed some of her early products and we are still using them regularly.
With recent rebranding, Kylie now has a range of products on offer under the label Litter Free Living. With items suitable for both kids and adult lunch bags, there are also products that help households minimise reliance on single-use plastic wrap in the kitchen.
The Litter Free Living website includes tips on converting to a greener lunchbox and even offers fundraising opportunities. Litter Free Living is an Australian owned and operated company that manufacture their designs ethically in China. All products are handmade.
Closed midnight 2 April 2015. Congratulations to Meredith Dunnell. We hope these work a treat on your sourdough starter.