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January 31st, 2003

I Hate Plastic Wrap

I’ve gotta say, they’ve improved the usability of a lot of every day items over the years, but one item that sucks as much today as it did the day it was invented still exists: plastic wrap.

No matter how much care and effort you put into tearing a piece of it off and using it to wrap up food (or whatever), it never works. Never. Even the expensive stuff, Cling Wrap, rarely clings… and when it does, it clings to itself as soon as you tear the piece out of the box. Honestly, when trying to wrap up a bowl, I get better results using wax paper and a rubber band. Of course, aluminum foil is the best alternative to plastic wrap.

The big question, though, is how they actually get Cling Wrap to work as advertised on the commercial. I know if I ever tried to seal up a bowl of fruit with plastic wrap and then turned it over, I’d have a lot of fruit on my floor.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Friday January 31, 2003 -- 12:59:25 am
Whatever happened to those plastic wraps that had elastic? They came in different colors, and looked like a hair net for your food.

Other than that, plastic wrap is a severe pain in the ass.

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday January 31, 2003 -- 8:44:16 am
Tupperware is my friend.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday January 31, 2003 -- 9:17:06 am
Dave -- Ah, yes, I forgot about those. I haven't seen an ad for them in ages...

FROM: kristy
DATE: Friday January 31, 2003 -- 12:40:24 pm
you gotta go with the new Reynold's Non-stick foil. It really doesn't stick to lasagna etc. as promised.

FROM: The Lizard
DATE: Monday February 3, 2003 -- 8:04:17 pm
Plastic Wrap can work well if you wet the end that you want to stick. I found this out while washing dishes and putting food sticks better if it's a little wet first!

FROM: cling free
DATE: Sunday February 16, 2003 -- 8:10:37 pm
store your plastic wrap in the freezer (or it might be the refrigerator, i can't remember). anyhow, that keeps the plastic wrap from clinging to itself when you're trying to apply it to a bowl.

FROM: Wycked [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday February 18, 2003 -- 3:17:43 pm
I'd say those Saran Quick Covers (the ones with the elastic) look more like condoms than hairnets.

Fruit salad sleeps around!

FROM: brian
DATE: Sunday October 19, 2003 -- 2:20:52 am
you guys suck

FROM: gary
DATE: Sunday October 19, 2003 -- 2:22:14 am
i totally agree with your suggestions about plastic cling wrap
it is totally unsatisfactory and i am not impressed with the world situation

FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday October 19, 2003 -- 2:05:04 pm
I do enjoy how the same person will post something, and then negate it himself. It's "clever."

FROM: ~Hi~
DATE: Monday December 15, 2003 -- 6:55:11 pm
How does it work

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday December 16, 2003 -- 4:03:32 pm
Pixie dust.

FROM: mugsy [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday December 17, 2003 -- 8:22:20 pm
i think that this plastic wrap is awsome i used it in my project i am working on im in 8 th grade i use it to cook also. Thanx

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday December 17, 2003 -- 9:33:53 pm
Man, Google's hiring young these days!

FROM: mokeo
DATE: Thursday March 4, 2004 -- 9:59:31 pm
Final Fantasy X!!!!!!!!!!

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday March 5, 2004 -- 4:10:33 pm
I'm trying to figure out what that has to do with plastic wrap. Anyone?

FROM: Todd
DATE: Saturday March 13, 2004 -- 12:51:52 am
Restaurant grade plastic wrap blows the most, everytime oil prices go up the stuff gets thinner and thinner. They keep adding fancy cutters to it and the end result is a tattered box that doesn't support the roll. Towards the end of the roll the stuff runs and it takes 5 minutes to fix. Nobody dislikes this crap more thanI!!

FROM: Hallie
DATE: Saturday April 10, 2004 -- 12:55:58 pm
wow like who has the time to sit around and talk about lettuce anymore. what r u guys bums? i just want to know how plastic wraps work for a school project

FROM: Jamie
DATE: Tuesday September 14, 2004 -- 1:10:43 pm
Plastic wrap (cling wrap) is a polyethylene plastic that is covered in a film, most of the time it is polyisobutylene, this film is of low density and sticks well to itself and metal, along with other materials. This is why cling wrap is sticky to itself and certain things.

FROM: bye
DATE: Tuesday November 16, 2004 -- 3:50:38 pm
plastic wrap sucks bigtime

FROM: coolio
DATE: Tuesday November 16, 2004 -- 3:52:01 pm
Which keeps food colder though

FROM: babi PpinkZz
DATE: Friday January 14, 2005 -- 2:55:03 pm
hi... i wanna know what wrap will keep food colder? plastic wrap or aluminum wrap please help me, cuz my opinion is its the aluminum but i wannna noe your opinion thanx bi bi bi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FROM: babi PpinkZz
DATE: Friday January 14, 2005 -- 2:56:54 pm
this is my email address:

FROM: banananut4u
DATE: Friday January 28, 2005 -- 8:39:17 am
um, the only reason that i am on this lame website at all is because of a school project. you are all freaks!!! get a life and stop submiting random things to this web site... about saran wrap? why do you care

now im gunna write you a folk tale

once apon a time there was a corn bread and we wrapeed it in saran wrap

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday January 28, 2005 -- 5:39:28 pm

Please also submit your big, impressive word, polyisobutylene, here.

You also get extra credit for using your big, impressive word correctly in a sentence. I only hope it's a real word.

FROM: daniel
DATE: Sunday January 30, 2005 -- 7:11:52 pm
i hae plastic wrap so much!!!! it really does suck
every time i put it on my bowl and turn it over,everythings on the damn floor
screw plastic wrap!!!!
this is coming from a fifth grader,by the way

DATE: Sunday January 30, 2005 -- 7:13:15 pm
plastic wrap can just got to hell! ALUMINUM FOIL IS WAY BETTER THAN THAT DAMN PLASTIC WRAP!!!!!

FROM: adam
DATE: Sunday January 30, 2005 -- 7:30:01 pm
u all hate plastic wrap?! WELL,F**K YOU ALL!

FROM: daniel
DATE: Thursday March 17, 2005 -- 10:02:08 pm
fuck you,adam,cause aluminum foil is way better.! besides,its not like i hate plastic wrap

FROM: jai jai
DATE: Monday June 6, 2005 -- 9:10:48 pm
you guys are so immature its just paper duh

FROM: Tobi
DATE: Sunday September 25, 2005 -- 10:27:37 pm
WOW! alot of people dont got a life

FROM: Rockstar
DATE: Friday October 14, 2005 -- 1:26:49 pm
you guys really need to get a life...I mean really to talk about how you dont like saran wrap...jesus christ go outside make some friends and tell them how you dont like saran wrap...actually they probably wont give a shit either

FROM: dave
DATE: Monday December 19, 2005 -- 9:49:35 am
clings to nothing

FROM: hctib
DATE: Tuesday January 24, 2006 -- 11:50:25 pm
u all are fucking nerds. haha. i came on cuz of my project at school and i was googling it to find a debate about plastic wraps????? hahahahahaha! what losers! go get a fucking life nerds!

FROM: ape
DATE: Wednesday January 25, 2006 -- 4:01:15 pm
please help me find my beloved saran wrap quick covers... where oh where did they go? the joy they brought to my mundane life is irreplacable. did they stop making them? are they really really off the market? how do we bring them back?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday January 25, 2006 -- 5:47:26 pm
Wow, Ryan, this Ping really went to crap, didn't it?

FROM: tammy
DATE: Thursday February 9, 2006 -- 4:55:52 pm
yes I use saran quick wraps for my bird food that has to be cooked and taken out of the fridge twice daily and I wanted to buy more but where

I heard they were not selling

gee I just saw them on the shelves a bit ago

FROM: William Shakespeare
DATE: Monday February 20, 2006 -- 11:58:03 pm
Saran wrap, oh saran wrap, how I love thee.
Your gentle touch, your perfect stickiness.
The clear, transluscent spectacle of your surface.
I sigh in an endless desire to stroke thee,
gently tear thee,
and save thy vegetables and perishable groceries.

DATE: Tuesday February 21, 2006 -- 5:13:48 pm
you ever plastic wrap a car? just use 4 or 5 rolles and wrap the car so that the drivers cant open thier doors!

FROM: nic
DATE: Wednesday April 5, 2006 -- 2:56:23 pm
don't plastic wrap a car, it can melt in place

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday April 5, 2006 -- 6:39:31 pm
I just want to know how one acquires that knowledge. Seriously. I'm worried here.

sam January 1, 2007, 10:56 pm

F**k u plastic wrap! go to hell. you don’t even stick to anything.wat a bitch

Ryan January 1, 2007, 11:19 pm

^^^^ Best comment of the year, so far.

sam January 6, 2007, 12:38 am

i dont get it.

sam January 6, 2007, 12:42 am

aluminum foil is much better than plastic wrap.
plastic wrap SUX!
go to hell

Tyler Durden June 14, 2007, 4:02 am

Plastic wrap is better than it used to be. Until about a decade ago, we used Polyvinyl Chloride as the main plastic wrap, and soon we realized that a material that turns into chloroform, benzene and dioxin isn’t a very good thing to wrap our food in. Now it’s polyethylene, of the low density, which is great, no significant risk to your health despite the fact that it lasts an estimated thousand or so years and slowly breaks apart into little, aerosol pieces of the plastic itself, and the phthalates used to make it soft (which are pleasantly carcinogenic) and since the most direct route of entry to you body is the double-celled lining of your lungs I would agree that plastic wrap sucks.

jackie July 2, 2007, 1:54 am

Go to EBAY if you are looking for Saran Quick covers. Seller name Thatgirljd

Catherine January 29, 2010, 2:54 am

I HATE Saran Cling Plus. Right on the box it says “designed with you in mind” …I wonder who their design team had in mind. Certainly not me! It doesn’t tear properly. It only sticks to itself. I wonder if they ever read the comments about their product.

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