Did You Know That Plastic Wrap Should Be Stored in the Freezer?

Plastic wrapped food
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If you’re like most people, you probably keep the plastic wrap in a drawer. You’re also probably already used to it clinging on itself if you make the tiniest mistake while packing up the food. Did you know that there’s a way to make it way easier to handle? As we recently found out, it’s actually best to keep the plastic wrap in the freezer! Here’s the science behind it.

While it may take you a while to get used to grabbing the wrap from the freezer instead of your usual drawer, it will make the job easier and faster. When kept in a cold place, the plastic will temporarily lose its stickiness. Don’t worry, it will still cling to anything you want it to, but the annoying static electricity will be removed thanks to the coolness.

The way plastic wrap is made makes it change in a different climate, which your freezer definitely is.

If you try this hack, you’ll see that it gets a lot easier to unroll and use the plastic wrap. Once you wrap the dish and it warms up a bit, it will return to its old sticky state. The added benefit is some extra space in your kitchen cabinets!