Thinking caps.

I was working away in the kitchen doing this and that, baking, cooking and cooling food for the freezer.

As I covered a bowl, I thought of my blogging friends….. wondering if they were out of their showers for the day.

Now what brought that to my mind?

At this stage regular readers will know I can have some very strange ideas. Today it was shower caps.

Do you have a shower cap? Is it clean?

I bought a pack of three shower caps the other day in one of the local budget shops that seem to be sprouting across the land. The budget shops and not the shower caps!

These handy shower caps never made it past the kitchen. I washed and dried them and left them to air for a day or two. Now I have a new use for them:

Shower caps to cover bowls

Shower caps to cover bowls



The shower caps make great covers for bowls while hot ingredients are cooling, or perhaps bread or pizza dough is raising. Flies may look, but not get near the food.



Do you have a second life for a gadget in the kitchen or other part of the house?

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34 thoughts on “Thinking caps.

  1. jo(e)

    Ha! I didn’t know that anyone still made shower caps. I remember them from my childhood, but that was back in the 1960s. That’s a clever use for them! Very eco-friendly too.

  2. bikehikebabe66

    That’s a great idea for using in the kitchen!

    I used to make shower caps with plastic + elastic. Stiff 🙁 Now I have a big supply from travel–hotels.

    Once a doctor told me my itchy ears were caused by water that got in my ears. I made tiny shower caps for my ears. He thought that was funny.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    BHB, You should patent those ear covers. A very creative solution to the ear problem.

  4. wisewebwoman

    I’ll add to this: punch a few holes in one and you can heat the bowl in the microwave without splatter AND, these caps go in the washing machine with a bit of bleach 😀


  5. cedar51

    i use disposable chop sticks for all kinds of things in art as well as dispoable plastic steak type knives – tea towels as portab/e bibs/dinner napkins – i suppose that is reverse of your shower caps – kitchen to other world

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Yes, I keep a pair of disposable chop sticks in my kitchen drawer and they do come in useful at times. I notice that Elly often uses then for stir frying.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      I am the opposite and it takes an age to dry my hair. I may have shower caps but never use one in the shower and I always wash my hair.

  6. Maxi

    Now that’s a WOW idea, GM. Thanks, I’ll be usin’ it.

    My otp twin, your blog has disappeared from my Reader. Sooo, I have to remember to look you up. Forgive me for being absent so much.
    blessings ~ maxi

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Maxi, it has been so long since I blogged it is no wonder I slipped through the net. One of these days I’ll get back into my regular routine. I do miss it.

  7. jay53

    What a great idea!! I have some of those old-fashioned cotton crochet, beaded, bowl covers. You can make them out of old net curtains, too!


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