I am the queen of destroying, losing and otherwise maiming iPhones which is a real problem because I love having my phone close at hand when I’m tinkering in the kitchen. They are so handy for looking things up, using a cooking app, listening to a podcast or monitoring calls and emails. Unfortunately there are just so many ways to destroy a phone in the kitchen, especially while cooking alongside a little chef with just as much of a tendency to spill as mom.
Here’s a quick, no-special-equipment-needed and totally low-tech remedy. Just pop your phone or iPad into a zip lock bag, seal it closed and you’ve got a pretty effective buffer against messy hands and whatever spillage may come your way. The touch screen and sound will work perfectly (I think I watched an entire season of Mad Men through a ziplock bag). I’ve found this is also a handy trick in other situations where iphones and unfriendly substances might meet. While feeding grabby, covered-with-food babies or in the garden when you’re up to your elbows in dirt just to name a few.
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