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Why I Started Keeping a Plastic Baggie on My Kitchen Counter at All Times

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I pleasure myself on the truth that I’ve by no means dropped my cellphone in a bathroom or spilled espresso on it. (My poor laptop computer is one other story. RIP, Lisa’s MacBook!) And I are inclined to do the whole lot in my energy to maintain up these bragging rights.

However as somebody who cooks lots, following recipes (from Kitchn!) on my cellphone, it’s not at all times simple to maintain my cellphone protected. Which is the place this plastic bag is available in.

I oddly acquired the concept whereas treating myself to a manicure years in the past. The place I wish to go to makes use of these superior plastic gloves which are crammed with lotion and heated. The gloves are placed on between submitting and cuticle chopping, and the primary time I went there, the technician confirmed me that I may nonetheless navigate on my cellphone whereas I sat there — even with the gloves on. My thoughts was blown!

If I may nonetheless use the contact display screen with gloves on, I guess the cellphone would work by way of a plastic zip-top baggie. I completed my manicure and ran dwelling to offer it a strive (fastidiously as a result of my nails had been positively nonetheless moist!). It labored! After all it did. Even the fingerprint unlocking function labored!

(Picture credit score: Studio Firma/Stocksy)

That night time, I made marinara sauce and didn’t fear in any respect about splatters or spills. I merely slipped my cellphone into the bag, zipped it up, and wrapped the surplus plastic across the again. (I’d present you a pic however my cellphone is, properly, an important a part of the trick and I don’t have one other digital camera in the intervening time.)

On the finish of the cooking session, I simply take the cellphone out and set the bag apart. This manner, I’m not being wasteful; I can hold reusing my “cellphone bag” each time I wish to shield my cellphone whereas cooking. I’ve additionally particularly been liking this tip today, as I don’t get to clean my phone that usually and, with the coronavirus prime of thoughts, I like sealing up the cellphone, washing my palms, after which cooking with out having to fret about issues.

Whereas I haven’t had any full submerging spills, the bag has saved my cellphone from drops of olive oil, dustings of flour, globs of almond butter I didn’t notice had been on my fingers, and extra. It’s not tremendous glamorous, however hey, neither is getting a brand new iPhone.

Have you ever tried this? How else do you retain your cellphone protected within the kitchen?

Lisa Freedman

Lifestyle Director

Lisa Freedman is the Life-style Director at The Kitchn. She has by no means met a cheese or a washi tape she did not like. She lives in New York state along with her husband and their pup, Millie.

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