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January 17th, 2004

Glad Press ‘n Seal

I’m not a big fan of cling wrap and similar products because they just don’t seem to work very well. But I’ve got to say that I very much like the new Glad Press ‘n Seal, an alternative to cling wrap worth investigating. It uses a slightly different kind of plastic that manages not to stick to itself when you pull it off the roll but clings wonderfully around the container you’re wrapping. I guess this is what they are referring to with the godawfully-named “Griptex technology.”

Has anyone else tried this wonderful modern invention?

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday January 17, 2004 -- 12:02:06 pm
"Gripex"? Man, that is really....REALLY bad. Good thing the product actually works...well, cause that name sucks. ;)



FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday January 17, 2004 -- 4:36:49 pm
When we first saw the commercial for this, my hubby just shrugged as they've been using something very similar in the lab for years, called "parafilm". Apparently they've improved on the concept considerably for commercial use, as the lab stuff doesn't seal as well. In fact, if it really works, he'll be buying it for the lab.

I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Question: can you use it to steam things in a microwave, as you would plastic wrap?



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday January 17, 2004 -- 11:35:39 pm
Cat -- I believe so, though it says it's "not for use in conventional ovens." Double check their site to make sure, though.



FROM: Paula Powell
DATE: Sunday February 8, 2004 -- 10:24:18 am
I think your Glad Press and Seal is terrible. It does not work. I wasted my money.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday February 8, 2004 -- 11:12:15 am
Thanks, Paula - we'll pass it on to our R&D department.

How's AOL?



FROM: mary
DATE: Monday May 24, 2004 -- 6:52:10 pm
i'm amazed that parents across the nation are not protesting against the glad press'n seal commercials that show the product used to make an airtight barrier joyfully placed around children's and adult faces.



FROM: mike
DATE: Wednesday October 27, 2004 -- 10:07:35 pm
It clearly works very well for me. It is important to keep the label side up when you apply it.



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday October 29, 2004 -- 11:33:21 am
I've used it. I don't think it's an improvement over conventional cellophane cling plastic wrap when used to seal a glass container for two reasons: 1) It just plain doesn't stick as well, and I think this is because it's not stretchy so you don't get a friction hold; 2) if you break the seal, you have to move it to a new position because the press n' seal is only good for one good stick (this is also in the instructions).

However, I was quite take with the nice odd shaped resealable plastic bag I was able to make that held seven freshly grilled chicked breasts in the refrigerator. I didn't have to keep them on a plate, didn't have to use a big zipper seal bag (which only work half the time anyway and would be more expensive), and the press n' seal, when stuck to itself reseals nicely.

It'll have a place in my drawer, but it won't replace the usual plastic wrap.



FROM: Hala
DATE: Tuesday November 23, 2004 -- 3:10:57 am
I would like to know more about this Griptex technology. What is the material used? Does it harm the food in any way?



FROM: Hala
DATE: Tuesday November 23, 2004 -- 3:11:11 am
I would like to know more about this Griptex technology. What is the material used? Does it harm the food in any way?



FROM: Daisy
DATE: Tuesday November 23, 2004 -- 3:23:13 am
I would also like to know about the Griptex technology. What makes the plastic seal?



FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday November 23, 2004 -- 11:15:11 am
I would also like to know abo...

Hey, wait a minute!



FROM: ken
DATE: Tuesday November 23, 2004 -- 1:37:17 pm
the press n seal worked great for me, it stays sticking there and is easy to apply, but costs much more than saran wrap.



FROM: Rachael
DATE: Tuesday February 22, 2005 -- 7:28:44 pm
I am using the Press 'n Seal for my science fair and so I'll be experiencing that. I'm using it aganist Saran Cling Plus to see whether or not the brands are doing what they say they can! I'll get back to you around March-April to share the results!! I'll keep you guys posted on my results i'm doing. Thank you 4 your time!!!
Always,



FROM: Rachael
DATE: Tuesday February 22, 2005 -- 7:28:55 pm
I am using the Press 'n Seal for my science fair and so I'll be experiencing that. I'm using it aganist Saran Cling Plus to see whether or not the brands are doing what they say they can! I'll get back to you around March-April to share the results!! I'll keep you guys posted on my results i'm doing. Thank you 4 your time!!!
Always,
Rachael



FROM: YO
DATE: Tuesday February 22, 2005 -- 7:30:08 pm
Yo wuts ^








FROM: Joseph
DATE: Wednesday February 23, 2005 -- 4:12:23 pm
I just made a great big bag that I've used to store cooked spaghetti noodles. I have now used my Press n' Seal twice since I've bought it some time this past summer.



FROM: jim
DATE: Saturday March 5, 2005 -- 3:51:26 pm
What kind of glue is griptex? The most requested and best quality plastic wrap in America is Stretch-Tite. It is also less than half the cost of Press & Seal You can find Stretch-Tite at Smart & Final Stores and Trader Joe's. Also online at:www.stretchtite.com



FROM: Mike Brophy [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday May 1, 2005 -- 5:10:38 am
If you want to know how Press'n Seal works, just go to the web link. The patent description is verbose, but in summary there are little protrusions on the film which act as standoffs to prevent the adhesive film (and it is adhesive) from prematurely sticking to itself or to anything else until you press on the film. When you press on the film, the little protrusions collapse thus putting the adhesive film in contact with the target surface.



Barbara February 11, 2007, 7:12 pm

Strectch-tite is the BEST. I was introduced to this product several years ago.
I can longer find this product in either Stop & Shop or Shaws Market in Rhode Island or Seekonk, MA. However, I can now pouchase this product at East Side Market Place in Rhode Island.

I am so happy, because this is the only plastic product that actually works!!
I have given Stretch-tite as a gift to some of my family and friends. It really works.

MeMeMe May 24, 2007, 12:05 pm

Isn’t it just like companies to invent another item contributing to the global warming issue. EVERYone that uses this product “tosses it in the trash and no mess”. What a bunch of crap! The USA is nothing but a toss away society who cares nothing of but themselves. How many centuries will it take before that plastic disintegrates? How many poor animals will find those packages filled with food garbage and injest it? Can’t we think beyond our noses? Just how long do you think we can continue to pollute this world until it vomits it all back in our faces? The Earth is continuing to show us signs of revolt yet big businesses create more products that will create MORE garbage. You have kids? Grandkids? Ha! Well, they will not live a long, happy and healthy life, I am afraid and sorry to inform you. They will burn up by the heat of our sun, drown by our hurricanes and rivers due to ignorance of no one but who looks at you in the mirror. They will grow up hating you for what you have done to this Earth. Most of you fall victim to this throw away fad and those big companies are laughing all the way to the bank. How sad. How very very sad.

Dick Hourigan January 10, 2016, 12:30 pm

Press and Seal works very well at room temperature. But take a bowl of food out of the refrigerator, remove some food, and try to reseal it. Not so good. I find if I hold it in place with my hands and my body that I can warm the rim of the bowl enough that it will reseal. Thus, it seems to be temperature sensitive.

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