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Shaker Thumbs is your opportunity to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to a product or service you have used and that you'd recommend to other Shakers or warn them away from.

Today I'm giving a big thumbs-up to this set of five silicone lids, for use in the microwave, oven, fridge, and/or freezer:

image of multicolored lids with icons indicating they are BPA free, reusable, microwave safe, oven safe, freezer safe, dishwasher safe, and FDA approved

I got my set from an Amazon vendor where the set is currently out of stock, but if you do a search for "Set of 5 Silicone Lids," you should get some options. I've seen them range in price from about $10 to $15. I purchased mine for $9.99.

Iain and I have been using them for two months now, and I adore them. We both use them any time we microwave anything; I decided to store them on top of the microwave, so it would be easy to form a habit, and that worked really well.

I've also used them in lieu of cling wrap when I need to refrigerate something in an open bowl, and they're terrific for that, too. They keep things at least as well as cling wrap, and maybe better.

We've got an old dishwasher that tends to leave anything silicone or plastic coated in white residue, so they're a hand-wash item in our house, but I tested them in the dishwasher just to see if they held up, and they sure did. The only place I haven't yet tried them is the oven.

They're pretty nifty, and if you're someone who has seen them and wondered if they'd be useful, I can tell you that they've been very useful at Shakes Manor. We've definitely gotten more than ten bucks use out of them already, just in two months.

Anyway! Give us your thumbs-up or thumbs-down in comments!

[Just to be abundantly clear, I am not affiliated in any way with Amazon, nor am I receiving any form of payment from them.]

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