One of the subtle signs you have become an adult is that you own and actively use leftover containers. Bonus adult points if you went out and bought them. But the trade-off is that you’ll spend way too much time trying to find the lid… unless, of course, you have Bowltopper.
The idea is, of course, right there in the name. It’s a lid for any bowl you happen to own. Yes, any bowl; it’s not some sort of “food storage system” or some other annoying “concept” you have to deal with (I’ve bought a lot of Tupperware and the like, OK?) Just use the bowls you own. But how? With suction, of course!
The surprise of all this is how effective and easy to use this thing is. Just throw it on the bowl, push it down, and you’ll discover it’s got a tight vacuum seal. The Bowltopper team claims you can even lift the lid by its included handle and carry the bowl around, a claim we’ll be slightly skeptical of until we try it for ourselves.
So, how do you know what you’ve actually put into these containers in the first place? The handle and surrounding plastic are transparent for easy viewing.
The appeal of all this, beyond the fact that you can seal up any bowl you own, now, is that you’ll be able to keep food fresher for longer. And, in turn, being able to actually eat the food you make before it spoils will save you money, especially if you’ve got to extend your food budget. And you can get in on the ground floor for this particular product, as it’s currently on IndieGoGo, in XL, large, original, and mini. They start at around $10, although multipacks of Bowltoppers in different sizes are available as well.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.