At first glance Mr Lid looks just like the disposable kind of Tupperware containers you buy at the local supermarket. But a closer look reveals that they’ve got their lids attached right to them, so you don’t have to go fishing for it in a sea of different plastic tops. So if this has ever happened to you, and you’re always searching for a top to your container, you probably wondered what it’s like to actually own a set of these. Does it really make everything as easy as it looks?
There are several different ways to store your food these days. You can go with plastic wrap or aluminum foil over an ordinary bowl, or you can use disposable containers like Gladware, or you may even have a set or Tupperware. But all of these have their various drawbacks, and what you really need is a way to keep your food airtight, but also easy to get to, and have everything stack nicely in your refrigerator. There will ultimately be one container system to rule them all, and when you find the one that works for you, you’ll be able to simplify your life by getting rid of everything else.
Mr Lid says that you’ll never lose a lid, because it’s attached right to the container itself. They also say that it is BPA free, that it is microwavable and dishwasher safe, and that it is made out of top quality plastic. They also say that it creates a 100% airtight seal so that your food stays free of bacteria and stays fresher longer. We don’t recommend eating food that is more than two days old, but if this can keep your food fresher for those two days, that would be great, and would make for a lot of savings over having to prepare and buy a new meal the next day.
The hype is that this is just food storage, so it’s perhaps not the biggest problem in the world, but if you don’t have a good way of storing your leftovers, or packing lunches, then you could be wasting money in the form of spoiled food, or by buying your lunch at work or sending your kids to school with lunch money instead of packing their lunch. Saving money is big on everyone’s list these days, and it’s no surprise that this is becoming a hit.
Mr Lid is $36 for a 20 piece set, which puts it at a little bit more than the disposable kinds you find in the store next to the sandwich bags, either by Rubbermaid or Glad. This is pushing $2 a piece, but since you are meant to use them again and again you shouldn’t have to buy them until you lose them.
This should represent a reduction in the time spent looking for a container lid. This will vary from person to person, and the frustration level will also vary, but overall this should give you a slight upgrade in your quality of life, and make the entire process of storing and reheating your food a little easier. If it causes you to not have to make as many meals because you’re able to salvage more perfectly good leftovers, it really could be a reduction in your commitment level in the kitchen.
There’s not much to dislike about the Mr Lid system. It’s got everything you’d want in a set of containers, and the lids work great and are always ready for use. It helps with keeping your cabinets organized too, since you don’t have to worry about all of the lids going everywhere and falling behind dishes so you can’t get to them. It’s pretty effective at keeping out the air and moisture from the container, and the way it stacks onto itself makes it really easy to store and keep everything tidy.
One Word: Plastics
The guy from The Graduate had it right. There was a big future in plastics, and they seem to be just getting started with the things they can do with them. As technology improves overall, plastic will keep getting better and better. They’ll be able to make it stronger, make it safer, and make it so you can do just about anything with it. Making something that is microwavable and dishwasher safe, but is still safe enough to store food is pretty impressive. Cheaper plastic will melt and change its shape when exposed to high heat levels like those.
Final Mr Lid Review
Mr Lid is a good buy if you are fed up with all of the different containers and their corresponding lids. This system insures that you’ll always have a container in the size that you need it, and you won’t have any wasted time or effort trying to find the lid that goes with it. It’s made of a higher quality material than the disposable ones you find in the store, and it’s got a better price than the higher end manufacturers like Tupperware.
If you don’t already have a good system in place for storing your leftovers, or bringing your lunch to work or packing it for your kids, this is a great one to go with. It will insure that your child always brings back the full set home from school, and will be one less hassle you have in your life.
Official Website: Mr. Lid