Be honest. How many plastic lids are stashed away in your kitchen? No, seriously…how many? Go ahead and check that black hole of a cupboard down there and find out. We'll wait…
Was the number up over 20? Over 30? More? Now the second question is…could you even guess at which containers actually fit half of those lids? Probably not.
And if you use plastic wrap or aluminum foil…well, you're not much better off. In fact, most U.S. households spend over $200 a year on wraps and foils. They then become part of the nearly 37 billion square feet of unnecessary waste Americans cast off every year.
Time to straighten up and become part of the solution. The UniLid wants to send all those other coverings to the trash permanently — and they're just resourceful enough that it could happen.
Funded through nearly $1.4 million in pledges via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the UniLid is a durable, reusable silicone material that stretches over any bowl, plate, dish or other kitchen container. The set comes in five sizes, ranging from an extra-small 2.5-incher to the extra large 8-inch cover.
Each lid is created to wrap itself over a wide variety of sizes, shapes and materials. Not only does it cover your food, the UniLid's contoured design actually creates an airtight, non-spill seal to preserve its freshness and flavor.
Whether it's leftovers in random Tupperware, the remains of a pot with pasta sauce, or even a half-finished can of soda, you can slap a UniLid on it and it's ready to go in the fridge for later. You can even pull one over a half sliced fruit and keep the rest moist and juicy.
And if you aren't sure when you put a UniLid on something, the handy, rotating Day of the Week dial on every UniLid will help you keep track of when that food was covered — and when it should get tossed.
Made from 100 percent food-safe, BPA free and FDA approved material, each UniLid is also microwave-safe and dishwasher safe.
With a set of UniLids, you can start tossing out all those old plastic lids and clearing out cupboard space for good. Right now, you can get three full sets including all five sizes, 15 UniLids in all, for $10 off the regular price, down to just $39.99.
Prices are subject to change.