Bowl Covers Making a Comeback

When I was shopping at Big Lots Thursday (heh, they have some cute things), I ran across packages of these bowl covers in the housewares aisle.

My mother used to have these bowl covers in a jadeite green color and they were all the rage in the 1940’s and 1950’s, so I picked up a package to give them a try.

Now, they say they are washable over and over again, but I would say you could probably only wash these a few times since they would probably melt in the dishwasher and they aren’t that heavy of a plastic. They have an elastic band running along the edge so that may be a place for germs to congregate.

For $1.00 you get 6 covers in various sizes. Look like little shower caps don’t they?

I tried one out on a bowl of pasta salad and it worked out great. These have a cute cherry design on them so they coordinated perfectly with my little cherry patterned bowl.

Wonder if these will make a comeback and will be the next great gotta have “green” product. They would save a lot of tin foil and plastic wrap from the dump!

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  1. says

    Hi Pam,
    Those little gems seemed to crop up from time to time and I too spotted them the other day and thought ‘I need to get some of those one of these days’. Sure not the sturdy type from the 50s but appealing all the same.

  2. says

    Hi Pam,

    I LOVE these bowl covers!! I have had a hard time finding them lately, so thank you for this tip! I worked at for the Big Lots company for 10 years….it is one of my all time favorite stores!!

    I am going to go there tomorrow and get me some of these cute bowl covers!!


  3. Anonymous says

    Even greener is to cover the bowl with a plate… dinner plate for big bowls, saucer for smaller bowls. Makes them stackable too!

    While the package says “washable” it doesn’t say “dishwasher safe”. I think it means I can wash by hand in the sink – phooey!

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