I too found that the elastic has perished and is loose so I am copying my pop up laundry bags and I am attaching loops to the top edge and toggle buttons to the bottom on both sides to solve this
Published 30 06 2014
A note from the team: Thank you for placing your review. We're sorry to hear the elastics have perished and we'll be in touch shortly.
Elastic versus clips!”
I have also found that the elastic is often no longer elastic! I have made my own band from stronger/wider elastic but I wonder if providing 2 or three spring 'paper clips' instead would hold the cover together. I would also like to see a smaller version. Judy
Published 16 04 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review.We've passed on the suggestions to the buyer.
Prep for tables and keeping that one stray fly off!”
by Ms Delaney
These really have been a good product in my home. There always seems to be that one fly that pops up from somewhere. What I really like about these is they collapse and don't take up valuable cupboard space - slip them down the side of the cupboard and you don't know they are there until you need them and they wipe clean too! I have people asking me to get them some!
Published 17 10 2012
Like other people I have found the fact that the elastic loses its elasticity a bit of a nuisance. However, apart from that I find these covers amazing and have bought several - at least 10. I use them daily and all are in use when I'm baking (bread most days). I was a bit annoyed with myself when I managed to get gravy on a couple but took a chance and put them in the dishwasher - result: perfectly clean and hygienic covers once more. Please try it if yours are looking a bit used. I will probably buy more as I do use them so much and, one day, might think about replacing the elastic.
Published 27 08 2012
A note from the team: Thanks for taking the time to write your review. As the food cover isn't design to go in a dishwasher this is something we couldn't recommend. For best results wipe clean with a warm, damp cloth.
Very pleased with product”
by Anne Marie Deans
Have large and small cover. I agree with observations of the previous reviewers. I find product extremely useful and reliable, far superior to other food covers. The large one folds perfectly when not in use, small one pops up and elastic is loosening. This is the only negative thing I can say about this product.
Published 25 02 2012
Good for The Gambia!”
We suffer from 'little people' (ants no bigger than a pinhead) in The Gambia! The 'pop-up' food covers are marvellous, as the little people cannot get inside. I agree about the elastic, but I solved that one - because of the permanent dust here, I have always kept the food covers in their bags, hence they stay flat when not in use! Thank you Lakeland.
Published 23 01 2012
Small-er Pop-up Food Cover”
I bought one of each of the small and large Pop-up Food Covers in the summer. I was surprised to find the "small" one was 12 inches in diameter. I could really use one of diameter 8 or 9 inches. Then I'd have room on my kitchen counter for other things! Since we don't entertain I am not sure when I'll use the large (15-inch) one.
Published 01 11 2011
A note from the team: Thanks for your review. I've passed your suggestion for a smaller cover on to our buying team
This food cover is very handy as it's easy to store. However, the elastic band that keeps it together, is no longer elastic and is now too loose. I've tied a knot in the end of it so that it will still keep the food cover flat, but it was easier to wrap it around when it was elastic. Lakeland of course are refunding me.
Published 04 08 2011