Reusable Silicone Lids

Lékué Reusable Silicone Lids from 6,95

What are silicone lids?

Silicone lids are an environmentally friendly alternative to cling film and aluminium foil. You put the fresh food cover on a bowl, jar, can or directly on a piece of fruit or vegetable to ensure that it stays fresh longer and you can store it longer. You can reuse silicone lids over and over again, saving you a lot of waste. The lids ensure that you can store food and drinks airtight, so that in addition to less plastic waste, you also ensure less food waste. And that is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet.

Silicone lids: not to be confused with plastic

Silicone is sometimes confused with plastic, but silicone is without a doubt a lot healthier for your body than plastic. Plastic is made from petroleum and often contains chemicals, such as Bisphenol A (BPA), that can be harmful to your health. Substitutes for BPA in products labeled as BPA-free are often just as harmful (or even more harmful) than BPA itself. All silicone lids at Zo Zero are made of food-safe silicone without toxic chemicals such as BPA.

Also for the environment, silicone is not the same as plastic. Silicone is made of silica and oxygen, which is a lot more sustainable than plastic and therefore better for our oceans. Silicone is a virtually unbreakable material and can withstand extreme temperature changes without melting, cracking or otherwise breaking down. Therefore, there is a much smaller risk of small microparticles (as is the case with microplastics) ending up in the environment.

Finally, silicone lids can be used much longer than a comparable piece of plastic. And if you are still not convinced; silicone is odour and stain resistant, it is hygienic and hypoallergenic and has no open pores for bacteria to grow in. Silicone is therefore the perfect material for lids that you can use for decades.

How do silicone fresh food lids work?

Silicone freshness lids are very simple to use. You can easily place a cut piece of fruit or vegetables in the silicone lid or you can easily pull the lid over a bowl or pan. Try to get as much air out from under the lid as possible by lifting the edge of the lid and pressing the center of the lid down with your palm.

It is recommended to always keep cut vegetables and fruit in the refrigerator, so that they can be kept as long as possible. Even products, such as tomatoes and lemons, that you might normally keep outside of the refrigerator, are best kept in the refrigerator once they have been cut.

In addition, silicone lids are easy to clean. You can simply put the silicone lids in the dishwasher or rinse them under the tap. A big advantage of silicone lids is that they hardly absorb odours. If your sliicone lid has taken up an unpleasant odor, it is best to 'bake the odour out of the silicone'. Place your silicone lid in the oven for 20 minutes and the heat will make sure the nasty odours disappear.

What different types of silicone lids are there?

At Zo Zero you will find silicone lids from the brands Food HuggersLekué in different shapes and sizes. The smallest Food Hugger is for small items from 3.5 to 5.5 cm and the largest freshness lid by Lékué for large items from 26 to 30 cm. The different sizes overlap so that there is always a lid that suits your situation. There is even a silicone lid in the shape of an avocado!

What can I use silicone fresh food covers for?

Silicone lids are so multifunctional, that you might want to ask yourself what you can't use silicone lids for. Here are a few tips:

  • Use them for sliced fruits and vegetables
  • Use them to cover pots, pans, trays and open cans
  • Use them to cover a drink that has not been finished, with the right lid the fizz even stays in your drink
  • Use them under your salt and pepper grinder
  • Use them to put your cooking spoon or spatula on while cooking so that your countertop doesn't get dirty
  • Use them under a bottle of wine so you don't get circles on your table
  • Use them as a small unbreakable container for nuts or other small snacks

What are the advantages of silicone lids?

  • You create less waste!
  • You prevent food waste because your food stays fresh longer
  • In the long run you will be cheaper, because you will never have to buy plastic and aluminium foil again
  • Silicone lids are easier to use because they don't stick to themselves
  • They are dishwasher safe so easy to clean

Which silicone lids will you not find at Zo Zero?

The design of Food Huggers is patented and that is why we only sell the original Food Huggers silicone lids. You will not find silicone lids like those from Food Huggers from other brands at Zo Zero.

The complete range at Zo Zero

Silicone lids are the perfect way to keep fruits and vegetables fresh, but not the only way. At Zo Zero you will also find reusable vegan food wraps and other products such as Stasher Bags, Vejibags and stainless steel containers to store and carry food.

In addition to sustainable food containers, you will find much more sustainable kitchen items at Zo Zero. And if you also want to make the rest of your home more sustainable, check out our sustainable home products or our sustainable care products.