NOT ROCKETRY: Saran Wrap -- does anyone know where I can find some that works??

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  1. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:59 PM #1

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    I have given up my search. Once maybe 5+ years ago had one roll that actually stuck to a plate or bowl when you wrapped it. Could pull it and stretch it tight--wonderful! Since then have tried many brands, all I get is plastic that doesn't stay in place (and no, I don't want to waste it by wrapping it full 360 around a plate so it will stick to itself). My latest roll is regular Saran wrap--doesn't work worth a crap. Any suggestions?
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  3. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:09 PM #3

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    I am usually storing plates like above. Tupperware/Rubbermaid options are pretty weak and take up a lot of space. And to be honest, if I cook a nice meal, I don't want to eat it off of plastic.
     
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    Here is what I have now.
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    The Saran wrap of today is not like it was when I was kid...

    Probably has something to do with saving the earth...

    Hence, Tupperware is our choice for leftovers...

    We move the food back to ceramic plates before re-heating...
     
  6. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:22 PM #6

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    Press and seal is beefier stuff, but sticks to most things other than some plastics.
     
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    Oh, I hate dirty dishes! :(

    I just thought, like original Krylon, someone would know where to get the (old) real stuff.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:24 PM #8

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    Never heard of that.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:27 PM #9

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    Unfortunately Saran wrap is no longer made from saran resin or polyvinylidene chloride due to its toxicity when it is burned. The replacement plastic doesn't work as well.
     
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    Where here is the problem...
     
  11. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:29 PM #11

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    I bought a roll of Kirkland Stretch-tite from Costco about 1 1/2 to 2 years ago. It's just now starting to run out.
    Comes with a cutter blade. I think it's more for commercial use, like restaurants.
    12 in. wide by 3000 ft. long.
    Great for heating left overs in the microwave.
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    So instead of using the old stuff, we now have nearly indestructible plastic from Tupperware that will take millennia to decompose.
     
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    Hmm... That stuff seems to have high ratings.
     
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    I have a few pounds of raw saran powder, but nothing usable as plastic film.
     
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    Kirkland Stretch-Tite will probably be the closest.
    I use this and have used “cling wrap” from commercial restaurant supplies. I went back to the Kirkland brand.
     
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    Tupperware is the old stuff - invented 1946...

    Saran wrap didn't show up until 1949...
     
  17. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:38 PM #17

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    I'm sorry, I wasn't making that comparison. I was comparing the old Saran wrap formula to the new.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:49 PM #18

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    One more vote for the Kirkland product.
     
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    Same here. Kirkland for the win!
     
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    There was a segment on this last week on Cook's Country (or whatever the PBS cookingg show is now called). A lot of the cling films now have an adhesive added to helpthem stick. Press N Seal is a combination of heavier plastic film (heavier than Saran wrap) with an adhesive. Works well.
     
  21. Mar 28, 2020 at 5:21 PM #21

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    Except it leaves a very difficult to remove waxy film on the dishes.
     

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