and then there were none…

click on image to see larger view of Saran quick-covers™ container

bread dough hat This is the last of the bread dough hats in my stash that I thought would never be depleted. I was positive that the turkey jar was a magic jar that would never be empty.

Alas, it appears I was wrong. I’ve clapped my hands and chanted incantations and waved a chopstick in front of it (that has to be as good as a wand, doesn’t it?) But it’s just a turkey. Not magic at all! Woe is me!!!

On the weekend, we rode our bikes all over town in search of Saran Quick Covers. We went to Loblaws, IGA, Dominion, Canadian Tire, Honest Ed’s, Home Hardware, the Korean Supermarket, a discount store….

empty turkey jar We even went to Whole Foods. Oh my!!! So many nice looking things but darn, I left my chequebook at home…. (What is the opposite of “slumming”? Might it be “chic-ing”??)


The turkey is empty!!! What am I going to do?

I googled Saran quick covers and see that they might still be available from Saran Canada (although the hats are not on their products list). I have e-mailed Saran and am anxiously awaiting their response.

 
edit 6 April 2006 @ 23:51 EDT read the followup here: …and they lived happily ever after

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  • bing

    On the US Saran site’s FAQ section http://www.saranbrands.com/faq.asp#19, I found this ominous statement:

    Q: Can I still buy Saran ™ QuickCovers™ Lids?

    A: Saran ™ QuickCovers™ Lids are no longer being manufactured, and are not available for purchase.

    I wonder why not. But it looks like there are some being sold on ebay.

  • ejm

    I saw that they were being sold on ebay too. But the price is rather high, especially when the shipping price is added in. I love to use quickcovers but not that much….

    I also saw that The Added Touch sells a package of 6 different sizes of a similar thing. But I only want the large size – I don’t really want an assortment.

  • ejm

    Rats!! I just got a reply from the SC Johnson Consumer Relationship Centre assuring me that my “interest in SARAN(tm) QuickCovers(tm) Lids will be shared with the appropriate people in [the] company”. The representative also wrote:

    SC Johnson has decided to stop producing this product. Although there may be product still available in stores, it will become increasingly difficult to find as inventory is depleted.

    No kidding!! I’ve pretty much given up on any Toronto stores having it.

    If only I could think of where to find a store still in operation that has dust-laden shelves and virtually no custom….

  • kathy l

    I want them back, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Kathy Lautenschlager

    Some of the dollar stores sell them, Kathy. They aren’t quite as durable as the QuickCovers but they work pretty well.
     
    If you really want them back, there is a contact link on the top right corner of http://www.saranbrands.com/faq.asp -ejm

  • Jackie

    Tons of bowl covers available on my ebay site (Jackies-Bowl-Covers).

    Thank you for the tip, Jackie. -ejm

  • Toni Aiello

    Can I still puschase Saran disposable cutting sheets?

    I have no idea, Toni; you’ll have to contact Saran. (I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of disposable cutting sheets. I must say that they sound a bit wasteful to me.) -ejm

  • Donna Lisa

    I loved the Quick Covers too. I not only used them for covering leftovers in the frig, but I used them to warm food in the microwave. They created a steam effect and the food warmed more quickly and more evenly. They especially worked good for steaming hot dog and hamburger buns.

    I would wash them and reuse them several times before I disposed of them.

    They really were great, weren’t they? I suspect that Quick Covers’ washability and reusability is the main reason that Saran stopped making them. Once you have a box of them, you don’t really need to replace them (unless they get burned or the elastic wears out….) -ejm

  • Julie Myhra

    I love your Saran Disposable Cutting Sheets and have been looking all over for them – I am hoping you must have a few in a back room – would like to have as many package as possible – probably about 10 pkg would be great – or let me know where in my area I can purchase these cutting Boards.
    Thank you – Julie Myhra

    All the best in your search for Saran Disposable Cutting Sheets. I’m afraid I cannot help you with this as I do not have any affiliation with Saran. You may have better luck in your search if you contact Saran directly. There is a contact link on the top right corner of http://www.saranbrands.com/faq.asp
     
    You could also try ebay. -ejm