Why You Shouldn’t Keep Plastic Wrap in a Drawer

If you’ve used plastic wrap before, chances are you’ve struggled with the universal problem: it might be too sticky. Here you are, trying to stick it to the bowl or pan, but the wrap seems to be a lot more interested in sticking to itself. Since you’re never supposed to wrap leftovers in aluminum foil, you’re stuck wrestling with the thin sheets of plastic. If you’re thinking of switching brands, don’t bother. It’s not your brand, but it could be where you’re storing it. If you happen to keep it in a kitchen drawer, don’t. Instead, store it in your freezer. That’s because the cold air in the freezer makes the plastic wrap much easier to handle. By freezing the plastic wrap, the molecular structure of it changes, causing the surface to weaken chemical bonds and eliminating some of the static electricity that makes it cling to itself. Once out of the freezer, it only takes a minute or so for the stickiness to return, so it will be up to the challenge of locking in whatever you have in your bowl or pan. If you don’t have a big freezer, just pop the plastic wrap inside about 10-15 minutes before you need it. Now that you know the secret to storing your plastic wrap, be sure to use the tabs on the sides of the box to help control the roll in order to keep from pulling out half the plastic wrap in one go.