Today we’d love to present you a really simple and smart idea that allows you to keep a meal or snack fresh for your family . The PlateTopper is essentially a large suction cup with a central plastic container to store food that was invented by Michael Tseng. With a simple downward press, the suction creates an airtight seal over a plate of food. It’s a concept that transforms your dinner plates into airtight food storage containers ( if you can’t imagine how the PlateTopper works don’t worry, we have a video below ). After a few seconds of using the product, it becomes clear that the PlateTopper is faster and easier to use than tinfoil and plastic wrap. For busy parents, the invention is perfect for storing a plate of dinner or an after-school snack. It’s also great for storing leftovers and then re-heating them in the microwave.  As you’d expect, the PlateTopper is also dishwasher safe.

The fact that the PlateTopper is reusable should appeal to the eco-friendly crowd who don’t want to toss tinfoil or plastic wrap. The product is also 100% BPA-free, and remarkably, it’s assembled without glue or adhesives. The PlateTopper Universal Food Lid hits the market this month, offering an easy-to-use and eco-friendly alternative to wasteful plastic wrap and tinfoil. With the support of Kickstarter, Michael Tseng finally has a platform to test the market. He’s aiming to raise $12,000 worth of pre-orders for the PlateTopper before the start of manufacturing, which is slated to begin in November 2011. For more information on how to pre-order the PlateTopper, visit Kickstarter or to learn more, visit Finally here is a video that presents the PlateTopper in more detail …take a look and tell us what do you think about this simple but innovative idea.