As Seen On TV: Smart Lidz

Thanksgiving usually means lots of leftovers, and if you're tired and simply want to cover your dishes without having to break out the Tupperware, aluminum foil and saran wrap, you might be interested in Smart Lidz.

Smart Lidz promise a vacuum seal on just about any type of container, but would they seal the deal in our As Seen on TV test?

When you order Smart Lidz, you get four of them: two medium, one small and a large. The Smart Lidz will supposedly work on metal containers, plastic containers, ceramic and glass.

You just take one of the Lidz, put it on top, and press and that creates a vacuum seal. I tested it with soup and it's holding and the liquid is not coming out. That's pretty impressive.

We poured a little milk in a plastic bowl, put a Smart Lidz on it, and it held tightly.

Next, we tested a metal bowl with yogurt in it, yogurt since it’s a little heavier than milk and soup. The Smart Lidz seems to be a pretty good fit over the metal mixing bowl.

So how long will it keep things fresh? The manufacturer says you can put strawberries in a bowl and two weeks later they'll remain fresh, as opposed to around five days of freshness with saran wrap.

We put some strawberries in a bowl and sealed it with Smart Lidz. Two weeks later, the vacuum seal is gone and the strawberries are moldy and bruised.

So what happened? The Smart Lidz, which are supposed to have a vacuum seal, apparently forgot about the immutable laws of physics and how the cold contracts. The vacuum seal vanished once this bowl was exposed to the cold, and it wasn't just the strawberries.

I decided to test some other leftovers with the Smart Lidz. I put hard boiled eggs in a bowl and sealed them with Smart Lidz, but a week later, the vacuum seal is gone. The same thing happened with leftover soup.

The Smart Lidz were very impressive with the liquid when you would turn it over and none would leak out, but once you put something in the refrigerator, the vacuum seal on everything I tested vanished. So, if you're thinking about putting your Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge using the Smart Lidz, you'd be a real turkey. The Smart Lidz, in my opinion, get the big drumstick down.

The Smart Lidz wouldn't be bad if you're taking a salad or some tortilla chips to a party and you wanted to keep them fresh and don't want them to spill, as long as you’re talking room temperature.

Smart Lidz cost about $10, plus shipping and handling.

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