Friday, January 30, 2009

Shower Caps in the Kitchen

In trying to rid our house of unnecessary plastic and disposable items, we no longer buy plastic wrap. Most of the time, this is no big deal. I use a lot of unbleached recycled waxed paper and parchment paper, both of which I reuse until they basically disintegrate before I put them in the compost pile.

But sometimes you just need something a bit more airtight.

Shower caps are the perfect solution.

They are a bit sturdier than plastic wrap without that irritating static cling factor, making them easily hand-washable, and the elastic band helps them seal against a number of sizes and shapes.
They are my favorite for popping over a bowl of rising bread.

My husband goes on a number of business trips a year, and I always remind him to bring home the complimentary shower caps for me to use in the kitchen...

So save some disposable plastic and cover things the old fashioned way.

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  1. That is a brilliant idea... I have sooooo many shower caps for when I dye my hair, I could have totally used it to cover my rising bread... next time:)

  2. great idea! years ago, my aunt purchased some shower cap-type things made for the kitchen in different sizes, and they are so great.

    i didn't know hotels even supplied them anymore...i'll have to keep my eyes open.