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Reusable covering for doughs

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108 breads

Reusable covering for doughs

With a history of covering every dough with plastic wrap, an unsustainable practice, I have mended my ways. I ordered a cover from a company that makes bee's wrap (scroll down on the linked page). The covering, basically a cloth treated with bee's wax and jojoba oil, does the same job as plastic wrap or a plastic bag, but cleans easily and - no irony here - you get to support a small business in Vermont that brings to mind a cross between a hippy house and Santa's workshop.

Click here to go directly to the bee's wrap company site. No elves, I promise, just Vermont moms.

P.S. "Baking equipment" seemed to be the most appropriate forum on freshloaf to make this recommendation.

PetraR's picture
PetraR

I use a plastic Shower cap that I got from the Hotel we last stayed in, it does the job and costs nothing.

Antilope's picture
Antilope

Where did those shower caps come from?

So all of those packages of shower caps have been on some hotel maids cleaning cart. I'm sure they don't wash their hands or change their rubber gloves between tasks. They scrub the toilets and clean all of the bathroom surfaces as they go from room to room to room. Wet used towels are picked up with those same gloves. Then the wastebasket is emptied. They then use the same gloves worn while scrubbing the toilet to neatly place the shower caps on the bathroom counter. Not to mention all of the water flicks all over the cart from the wet toilet brush. The same cart with the supply of shower caps in a bin or open box.
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The shower cap is also most likely not made from food grade plastic.
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No that's okay, I think I will get my elastic bowl covers from the supermarket.

PetraR's picture
PetraR

The Shower caps are individually packed , they do not come into contact with anyone or anything until you open them.

They are just thin see through plastic caps.

I am sure the carrier bags from Supermarket some people use have been touched by many more people and they might not washed their hands...

The Shower caps are just fine:) My family and I are still alive  well and happy and I use those all the time.;)

 

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dabrownman

on your head is way to good to cover your bread bread and why Lucy tries to utilize used trash can liners to cover her bread.  So far, i can't see how it is worse for the wear in any way.:-)

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tchism

The plastic bags in the markets that you put fruits or veggies in works well too.

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Mini Oven

or another bowl inverted over the top.  Sometimes a large plate works and I use shower caps too and reuse them.  A wet towel works, got lots of dry ones that are easy enough to get wet and wring out.  Also most dough buckets have lids.  

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108 breads

I think the shower cap is a good idea, but I actually save those to use for showering when I travel, though I seldom end up using them. I've used another bowl and the dough got a little dry. I know there are cute, inexpensive reusable lids as well. I'm sure the Vermont lady would appreciate any business she can get and her wrap works well.