Cover Blubber is going to kill your plastic wrap and save your food #Food#Shopping#plastic bags#storage May 23 2014 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Cover Blubber Have you guys seen Cover Blubber yet? It's this awesome reusable super-stretchy rubber wrapping material, intended to cover food and keep it fresh inside your refrigerator or freezer. In short: It's an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap. These seemed too good to be true, but I checked out some of the Amazon reviews, and they are legit: You can get this set of 4 on Amazon. These are soooo handy! My favorite use for these is to protect fruits and veggies. I use the small one to cover items like half a lemon, or the medium for when I used half a tomato, and they worked fantastic! The only negative I would say is that you can't put them in the dishwasher but it seriously takes five seconds to clean these so it wasn't too big of a deal to me. It's worth not wasting ziplock bags that are used for two days and thrown away. –kattichic I only bought one of these to try it and I am impressed. I used part of an avocado, covered it with Cover Blubber and didn't use more until several days later. The avocado was perfectly fresh and not darkened. I use a little more and put it back for another couple of days and it was just as fresh still when I got it out and used the rest. I'm here today to buy more and I think I will plan to tuck one into bridal shower gifts and Christmas stockings for adult children and maybe even make Easter baskets just to spread these around. –Nancy Photo courtesy of ThinkGeek So what do y'all think? Are you gonna ditch your Ziploc bags and plastic wrap, and go full Blubber at home? If I wasn't actually afraid of purchasing food with an expiration date, I would totally rock these babies! UPDATE: I bought 'em, I love 'em, I use 'em all the time. 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They look really soft and stretchy :3 It would work out for me if they did because Saran wrap doesn't stretch out and stay for me 😐 1 agrees Reply Ooh, Amazon just added a photo of it being used over a square-shaped thing! 2 agree Reply Ooh, neat! I'm in the process of making re-usable snack bags to reduce my Ziploc usage. These are definitely worth checking out; I've passed up most of the department store options because they're rigid. I'll be back in a few weeks with my findings! 1 agrees Reply I've been waiting for a product such as this. I'm definitely going to buy some. 1 agrees Reply MAN, that's so cool; I'm getting this. I know I'll spend the first few days walking around the house, trying to find things to put it on, but eventually it'll get used properly…. 13 agree Reply I will be buying these *today.* And, i see them making great presents for people who have everything or eco-minded friends. 2 agree Reply Hm, I'll have to bookmark these for the Great Tupperware Replacement of 2014 when I finally pull the trigger on getting glass storage containers. Upgrade all the storage! 7 agree Reply Those look like a great idea! Right now we're using up the last of our normal plastic wrap then we are switching to a compostable kind. I really like living in a city that collects compostable waste and turns it into compost for city parks. 4 agree Reply Holy shit, what is this witchcraft? I need these, like right now. 12 agree Reply I am a big fan of Food Hugger, too 🙂 These look great also because they can conform to other shapes, whereas FoodHuggers are mainly circular. Great way to minimize waste! Reply If they ever make an alternative that isn't rubber, I'll be all over that. Meanwhile, I'm gonna sit here and miss my pineapple eating days while cursing my horrible latex allergy. 4 agree Reply Have you tried the Abeego Food Storage Flats? It's my favourite way to store fruit without plastic. http://abeego.com/ Reply "Pineapple has been known to eat Abeego, it is best stored in dish topped with a Flat." – http://abeego.com/pages/explore-abeego-care-tips Not that it isn't an interesting product. Which is why I'm reading the page! And it sounds like it can still work out. 2 agree Reply Wow. I love these and need them now. As soon as I get some free money in the budget! 3 agree Reply These look great! i'm excited to try them out. 1 agrees Reply Megan, I am right there with you: "If I wasn't actually afraid of purchasing food with an expiration date . . ." These things look so cool, it makes me wish I did buy real food so I could use them! 1 agrees Reply *fist bump* Reply Can we talk more about this being afraid to purchase food with expiration dates? (Only if you don't mind going into further deatil.) I'm curious why and what could help. I've got some weird food safety issues, but I also love eating veggies. So after 1 week, I freeze what I didn't use for veggie stock or throw it in the compost. It isn't always the most cost effective, but if a recipe calls for 2 potatoes, I only buy 2 potatoes (also don't keep potatoes in the fridge). Reply Oh I don't mind going into detail. For me, it's totally not food safety issue, it's an anxiety issue. I don't like buying things that dictate when I need to want to eat them. If I buy milk, or fruits or veggies, it then begins this countdown of time in which I NEED to consume these things, or I just wasted my damn money. And because I'm such a stubborn asshole, I end up being like "Hey, fuck you, food. I'll eat you when I want. You can't tell me what to do." But oh yes, it can. And thus I generally avoid purchasing food with an expiration date. Cruel little dictators they are. 20 agree Reply Food that expires is real food. 18 agree Reply And the rest is IMAGINARY! 16 agree Yeah. It's annoying when food gets moldy, stale, spoiled, fermented, or otherwise icky. But, the fact that those foods break down makes me feel better about eating them, because at least they're not full of preservatives! That being said, food often ends up in the freezer for future use, and fruits that are kinda icky but not totally spoiled get mixed in yogurt or get baked into muffins. 4 agree Hence the inspiration for the first (and second) cooking challenge! 1 agrees Hahaha, I see! I have to have a PLAN for everything I buy, otherwise I do get a little bit like that too. 3 agree Reply I feel like this with buying milk. I don't drink milk, so I only ever buy it if I need it for a recipe, and then I'm like, "Crap, what do I do with this leftover milk?!?" My "plan" with fruits and veggies is to get stuff that is easily snackable in raw form. The less preparation it requires – beyond maybe some basic cutting – the easier for me to grab and consume it before it goes rotten. 4 agree @Alissa, you can totally freeze milk! Just make sure to mix it well when you defrost it for your next baking adventure! 2 agree With regard to milk and other dairy products, if you buy the organic kind, they typically have a much, much later expiration. I don't know why that is, but at least at my grocery, the organic milk lasts for like a month. It's more expensive up front, but less expensive long-term if you don't drink it that often. 🙂 I dunno if that would still put too much strain on your anxiety or not, but if not, it might be worth a shot. 2 agree Reply Most national brands of organic milk are ultra-pasteurized, which makes them last a whole lot longer. However, it also means that you can't use them to make cheese or yogurt. If you don't plan on making those and you like the taste of ultra-pasteurized milk then buying this type is a great way to make it last longer. I'm wondering what is food without an expiration date? Rice, pasta… what else? 1 agrees Reply SUGAR 3 agree I will need to get these at some point. But I'd have to get several sets. I hate plastic wrap, and when we wrap veggies in aluminum foil, it's sometimes hard to tell what we have in the crisper. 4 agree Reply I mostly just want them because they look like colorful condoms for fruit. Maybe I've been working in public health for too long? 30 agree Reply In theory these are amazing, super practical, a great invention but, I…just…er…my eyes are squicked out by the texture already and I don't have them in my hand. They look like those jelly rubber bouncy balls that get all dusty and gray germy when kids smack them against the wall, that I just can't help but think I would hate how they feel in my hand! Maybe if it was made from another material I wouldn't feel like this! 5 agree Reply Okay, yes, this. I was really hoping someone had used them before and was like "No, they don't collect dust or hair OR bad feelings!" I don't know what material could possibly work for this purpose that wouldn't be squicky, but I'm really excited to see what the future brings us. TECHNOLOGY. 3 agree Reply As ever not available in the uk yet and some of the reviews are good, some aren't. But…. will definitely add this to pinterest to look at at a later date. 3 agree Reply I am super intrigued! My first concern, though: if I use them on an onion, will they be onion-tainted for the rest of time? 2 agree Reply As someone who's seriously mind-blown and excited by the prospect of this product–especially to use for the "always using a sandwich bag to keep the partial onion in the fridge" situation, I'm thinking, if/when I buy these, I'll just dedicate one for onion storage. 4 agree Reply Partial onions are a perfect excuse to own one of those pretty gasket-lidded jars that otherwise sit around looking domestic-chic yet dusty. 1 agrees Reply These are cool. Really cool. I work week on week off so I am away from home A LOT. Food storage is an issue for me. I may just have to purchase some fruit frangers! 1 agrees Reply Amazon shopping in particular hardly ever ships to Australia. No fruit frangers for me 🙁 2 agree Reply Why do these types of otherwise very cool items, have to made in such hateful colors. Why not clear, or pale translucent colors. Good grief everything is ugly. 4 agree Reply These are awesome! They seem like such a great alternative to plastic bags, and I'm intrigued by the possibility that they may help food last longer as I'm horrible at eating things before they spoil, which leads me to feeling really guilty for being wasteful and hence not buying many fruits and veggies. Would love to change that. Also I personally love the colors! They'll go great in the bright kitchen I'm planning. =) Reply These are now also available in The Netherlands, at the Bijenkorf! Go waste-free alternatives 🙂 Reply But are they BPA-free?? 3 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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