Dear Lifehacker, I love cling wrap and used it almost every day, but it’s near impossible to get a clean sheet out without it folding onto itself and becoming unusable. Do you have any tips when it comes to glad wrapping food and not letting it stick to itself? Thanks, Annoyed Lunch Maker
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Cling wrap folding in on itself is indeed a persistent kitchen annoyance. Here are a few tactics to consider:
- Use kitchen scissors to cut it after rolling it out, rather than the built-in serrated edge. Since this means you don’t have to grab one edge, the odds of it folding in drop.
- As we pointed out recently, popping your cling wrap in the freezer can make it easier to handle and less likely to stick to itself.
- Cling wrap isn’t always the best solution. If you’re merely wrapping a sandwich, for instance, a medium-sized freezer bag can be just as effective and won’t suffer from sticking to itself. Using a permanent container is much less wasteful.
If readers have other suggestions to help, we’d love to hear them in the comments.
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