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When I had two cats, I used to give them a tin of cat food between then, unfortunately, I only have one cat now and while I didn’t want to move to pouches, I was concerned about the smell of leaving a half opened tin of Whiskas out or the food drying out. I used to use foil to cover the tin up but found this a bit of a nightmare in the mornings (as I always never seem to have enough time) so 9 times out of 10, I would either end up giving Bruno too much to eat or throwing half a tin of food away.
These are just a really simple product, to use they just pop on top of the opened tin and it keeps the food fresh. They are supplied in a pack of three, one red, one blue and one orange, they have a raised image on the paw print on the top and a scalloped edge which provides extra grip when I am removing the lids from the cans.
I don’t think these are suitable for dishwashers (although to be honest, I am not sure I would put them in mine), I find that just washing with warm soapy water works.
Although I mainly use Whiskas, I find that when I have purchased different brands, the lids still fit perfectly.
Overall, these has made my life a lot easier, as soon as I have fed Bruno, I just get one of these out, pop it on top of the tin and place in the cupboard. I now don’t have to worry about any nasty smells escaping and his food keeps nice and fresh. I would recommend and give these 5 out of 5 stars.
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I bought these can covers about six months ago. I feed my cats a predominantly wet diet and I mainly feed bozita cans. These are approximately 400g which means that often an open tin lasts a day or so. I was covering the cans with tinfoil but this was a bit of a hassle so when I saw these on Zooplus I decided to order some. I actually got these for free through the Zooplus reward scheme but they retail at around £1 usually for 3 normal sized can covers. You can also get slightly larger can covers which I imagine would be good for dog food tins.
The can covers come in three colours and one of each come in the pack. There are one of each red, blue and yellow. They have a sort of paw print design with a scalloped edge to make it easy to pull the cover off of the can.
The covers are made of a flexible plastic and they are smooth to touch. They are easy to put on a can and they fit standard cans really well. They simply clip onto the top of the can and keep the contents air tight so the food stays fresher for longer.
I find the covers work really well. They are easy to use and they are much quicker than using tinfoil. They keep the food fresh and moist and I find that it means the cats are just as happy to eat the last bits in the tin as they were the first.
I really like these can covers and think that they represent excellent value for money. They are a very low price and they do the job perfectly. The colours are nice and they are easy to quickly rinse off too. Recommended.
Regular readers of my reviews, particularly back in 2011/12, will be aware that I have a cat. My cat isn't the healthiest little girl despite only being two and because of this I spend lots of my time trying to coax her in to eating more wet and dry food as well as drink regularly to keep her strength up. This does seem to work mainly but I find that she gets bored easily of the same food so I like to have a couple of cans open at any one time to keep the variety high for her.
My cat has wet food several times a day and because of this I like to buy the big 400g tins of Whiskas partly so I can save money and partly because my cat seems to love these more than any other brand that I've tried in the past two years - and believe me I've tried a lot!
As I don't like wasting food, whether it be human or pet, and I like to keep my fridge smelling clean and fresh I use these Trixie can covers. I paid about £1.25 for these can covers bizarrely in my local fish supplies store...! They are trying to branch out in to other pet products slowly and perhaps figured these would be a good idea - which they are. I used to have some similar ones before but I think I gave them a friend for her new kitten and then I didn't buy anymore so for ages I was using tin foil which isn't as effective or as budget friendly. These can covers are ideal for cat food cans and they fit the 400g cans perfectly. These can covers are in pink, yellow and blue and I tend to use these to co-ordinate cans of cat food in the fridge so pink for salmon, yellow for chicken and blue for others. This is ideal as it fits in well with the Whiskas branding colours for different flavours and means I can pick up the can I need without even reading the can again. There is a little dog on the front of each lid cover but this doesn't effect their use at all and there is a little tabbed area with four small tabs that makes it easy to remove the can covers when I need to.
These can covers are very simple to use. They fit over the cans snugly and I cannot smell any cat food now in my fridge at all. These covers feel safe and secure when in place and when I pick up the can I do not have to worry about the cover falling off until I pull it off.
These can covers give me confidence that my cats food is kept clean and hygienic while in the fridge and that my fridge isn't full of nasty bacteria from open food. I am able to avoid wasting pet food and also ensure that my cat has a nice variety to keep her appetite high at all times.
When it comes to cleaning these I just drop them in soapy water to soak with my other washing up and then run a sponge over them. They do not warp in warm soapy water but hot water should be avoided and they are simple enough to just leave to dry naturally on my draining board before using them again. I like to wash them each time a can of food is finished just to ensure that they are clean and hygienic at all times and this only takes a couple of minutes a few times a week.
These are lasting really well for such a low price and they enable me to cover up my cats food which is what I wanted them for. You could use them for other cans of course but personally I wouldn't want to because I've used them for pet fod! I am rating these 5/5 and I would definitely recommend them.
I have two cats that mainly eat wet food. Sometimes when I feed them, there will be a little food left over in the can. I used to put it into the fridge but found the smell would rather put me off my own food every time I opened the fridge door. For a short while, I put the half used cans in a cupboard, but I did worry about the food perhaps spoiling in there, so I'd end up tossing out part used cans.
A few months ago whilst in the pet shop picking up other bits and bobs I needed, I saw these, and decided they were just the ticket. There were two different packs available, one that had 2 10cm diameter covers, designed for larger 800g packs of pet food, and a pack of 3 7cm diameter ones, designed for standard 400g food cans. I picked up a pack of three, and at just £1.10 per pack, I wasn't too worried about the potential expense if they didn't do the job.
As you can see in the image above, there are three different coloured lids- a yellow one, a pink one, and a blue one. Other than the difference in colour, they all feature the same design, a cartoonish running puppy, in the centre of a circular lid with a little handle on one side that make the overall shape something like that of a paw.
These fit snugly and easily onto food cans, and feel very secure. You can flip the can upside down and know that the lid isn't going to come off. They've allowed me to keep my open pet food in the fridge without any nasty smells, and of course they keep the remaining pet food sealed hygienically.
They're also very easy to clean - a quick wash in warm soapy water and they are ready to be used again. Please be careful that your water is not too hot - I have found that very HOT water can cause the lids to lose shape a little and lose some of their tightness.
I've had these lids around 4 months now. One was regrettably ruined by me with water that was too hot - it still covered the can but didn't have as tight a seal. The other two work just as well as they ever did, sealing just as tightly. They've suffered a little cosmetically, with a few small scratches and some dulling of the plastic, but I didn't buy them for their looks so I can't really complain!
Overall, I'm giving these 4 stars - I'm taking one off for not having them in a cat design (or at least not in my local pet shop).
I bought these around 2 years ago when I only had one cat Bailey. He eats tinned food and one tin would last him roughly a day and a half. Not having any kind of lids on the tins, the cupboard would begin to smell of cat food and he would more often than not, open the cupboard and help himself during the day. We bought another cat Alfie and because they have different tastes in tinned food, we have to have two different tins on the go at one time. Due to this these tin lids are a life saver, they not only keep the odour of cat food at bay, they also preserve the cat food itself. The smell from a tin of cat food when it has been open in warm weather leaves a lot to be desired.
Due to buying these over two years ago I cannot remember how much I paid for them, I do however remember buying them from Sainsbury's and no matter what I paid for them; they have lasted two years, and that is defiantly worth the money spent. They are plastic tin covers that fit easily over the top of cat food tins. They flip off easily and are easily washable with hot water and washing up liquid. These would work equally as well for tins such as beans etc if you haven't used a whole tin. I have a pink one and a blue one which have survived incredibly well, the blue one has a little split on the side but still works well enough, the red one has no damage at all.
I have two dogs that only eat dried food as they are sick with wet food so I never gave keeping wet food fresh a second thought until that is the hot weather we got in march.
Towards the end of last year we acquired a lovely pussy cat called Jet and she likes to eat wet food which when we got her in the winter time was no problem and we would put her a bowl of dried and a bowl of wet food down and just leave it through the day so she could eat it when she pleased however when it got hot we discovered the remains of the tin started to smell by the next day so I ordered some of these from Amazon. The lids are available in a couple of different sizes, I bought the ones for the 400g tins as this is what I buy Jet and a pack of three cost me just over £3 which I thought was great value.
Now I would imagine some of you are thinking well why not just put the remainder of the tin of cat food in the fridge but I simply cannot stand the smell of cat or dog food and it makes me feel sick so although I do put the food in the fridge to keep it fresh I do so with one of these lids on it.
The covers for the cans are made of flexible coloured plastic and they are easy to fit onto the top of the tin, they keep the smell of the food contained brilliantly which means I am then happy to have the tin in the fridge and know that I am giving my little cat fresh meat and there is no chance that it has gone off. I think these are really great they are cheap, easy to use, easy to clean and keeps the smell at bay what more could you want really. The covers have a picture on them of a dog running with it's tongue hanging out and there are four little semi circles of plastic attached to the main cover so that you have a littler leverage for getting them back off the tin.
My German Shorthaired Pointer is an extremely finicky eater when it comes to dog food, she'll happily chase and eat flies, on occasion she's even snaffled up guinea pig poos come cage clean out day yet give her a dry dog biscuit and she'll turn her nose up at them and look at us as if to say "you expect me to eat this muck?" We've tried ignoring her demands, thinking that she'd eat them when she was hungry enough; but no, even after an entire day she hadn't touched a morsel and instead was splayed out on the living room floor with the expression on her face that she was indeed starving to death and that obviously the little fat roll round her middle was a figment of our imagination. Me and my mum just couldn't help it and when she gave us the full power of her puppy dog eyes we admitted defeat and gave her a bowl of leftover Sunday dinner, complete with a couple of roast potatoes and lashings of gravy which she then tucked into with relish.
Obviously we know human food isn't too good for doggies and eventually we came across a way that made her food that bit more palatable, we started buying tinned dog food (the stuff that comes in jelly with an odour that makes you gag but nevertheless, pooches seem to love it) and would mix in thoroughly half a tin with her biscuits. At first she tried to be cunning and would just lick the jelly off the biscuits before depositing them on to the carpet but inevitably some of the taste from the tinned mulch had transferred onto the biscuits and so she begrudgingly began to eat them too - result! Whilst that has seemed to help solve the problem of her pickyness something we didn't like was having tins of open dog food just lying about; having it on the counter didn't seem particularly hygienic yet neither did we want it reeking out the fridge, we were also concerned about the meat spoiling and going off.
Whilst browsing through zooplus one day I came across these tin covers by Trixie and thought what a nifty yet simple idea they were. There are 2 sizes available, 7cm diameter for normal 200g and 400g cans and 10cm diameter for 800g cans. You get 3 covers in the 7cm set and 2 covers in the 10cm diameter set and seeing as they only cost 89p and 99p respectively I bought a set of each, just to be on the safe side. The covers themselves are made from plastic that can easily be wiped clean and once popped onto a tin it was clear to see or rather, smell that the nasty odour from the meat was locked inside. A tin lasts us 2 days as she only gets fed once a day and the contents of the tin stayed fresh, we were able to store it in the fridge with the knowledge that it wouldn't transfer anything to our other foods. The covers are a really handy thing to have around, simple to use and great value for money - definitely recommended.
Practical plastic food cannister cover from Trixie to seal open food containers - keeps your pet's food fresher for longer.