We all have several different packs of plastic wrap open at the same time. It’s a great product to have around the kitchen, but isn’t it just the worst when it starts to cling to itself and become unusable? Here’s an interesting trick that might just solve your problem.
If you have the room, store your plastic wrap in the freezer. The cold temperature alters the polyethylene at the molecular level, which helps to remove the stickiness.
If you’re thinking, “Isn’t plastic wrap supposed to be sticky?” you’re not wrong. The freezer only temporarily alters the plastic wrap. You have enough time to rip off a piece and get back to cooking before it goes back to being ultra-clingy.
Carolyn Forte of the Good Housekeeping Institute gave this trick two thumbs up.
“The plastic wrap was a lot easier to unroll and use. It doesn’t stick to itself when it’s cold, but still works to cover up a dish. As it warms up, it goes back to being sticky, but it’s definitely easier to handle when cold.”
If you don’t have enough freezer space for the plastic wrap, try putting it in the freezer for 15 minutes before using it.