Why Food52’s Airtight Silicone Lids Are The Most Versatile And Beloved Tool In My Kitchen

Why Food52’s Airtight Silicone Lids Are The Most Versatile And Beloved Tool In My Kitchen

From making food storage a snap to simplifying cooking on the stove, these lids *literally* have you covered.

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They come in a pack of five varied sizes that are prepared to take on almost any task. They’re heat-safe to 550 degrees, are BPA- and BPS-free, can be used in the freezer and the microwave, and are dishwasher-safe, so no matter the job, they’re up for it.


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They also fit inside one another, making them super easy to store!

The lids are perfect to use on the stove. I know at my house, it can feel impossible to find the matching lid to every pot and pan, and some don’t even have one to begin with, so these come majorly in handy for stove-top coving in a pinch.


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If you’re looking for the perfect substitute for plastic wrap, these lids were made for you. I use them to cover half-empty cans, bowls of dough, containers of leftovers, or anything else that needs to be nestled safely in the fridge.


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The lids are *seriously* airtight. I can pick up a heavy bowl of cookie dough with just the handle from this light lid! This means they’re great for tasks that require a true seal, like letting bread dough rise overnight.


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I’m not the only one who loves these lids. Check out some of these promising reviews!

“Now, instead of using plastic wrap, I can use these lids to put over the bowl as my dough rises. We can heat leftovers in the microwave, or store them with these on top. My teenager keeps commenting on how useful these lids are and how eco-friendly. Highly, highly recommend them.” —Cate

“These have come in handy way more than I thought. Helps with covering food prep, when reheating in the microwave, and storing leftovers. Since we have been working from home my husband loves the small lids for his coffee cup.” —Sarah

“I make no-knead bread regularly and there is a 12–18 hour rise in a bowl. I had been using plastic wrap to cover it overnight and prevent drying, so got these to reduce my use of plastic. They work very well and form a suction, so no air gets in. Just what I was looking for.” —annieobo

I cannot sing the praises of these well-designed wonders enough. They’re one of those items that make you say “How did I ever live without this?” Need to cover a pot to make water boil faster? They’re there. Need to cover something before putting it in the microwave? You guessed it, they’re there.


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Get a set of five for yourself from Food52 for $40. For their versatility, easy clean-up, and plain usefulness, I say they’re well worth it.


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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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