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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

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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