Last updated on November 23rd, 2016
Over the years I’ve spent countless dollars on Glad Cling Wrap. Such a waste! It mostly sticks to itself. The flimsy “cutting blade” on the box is woefully inadequate for clean tearing.
Furthermore, the sticky button on the side of the box does a very poor job of holding the film in place. Nine times out of ten you end up with a roll of plastic, and no starting point from which to pull.
spent wasted countless dollars on Saran Wrap. In my experience, it behaves as miserably as the Glad version.
So what’s a cook to do?
I finally broke down and visited Ginsberg’s — a restaurant supply store in Hudson, New York. Ginsberg’s sells the kinds of merchandise that caterers and restaurants use. For instance, they sell commercial quality cling film!
This commercial wrap is a joy to use. It comes in a big box that sits securely on the counter. It has a very sharp, sturdy, no-fail cutting blade. It’s width — 18 inches — is ample enough for even my largest mixing bowls and baking dishes. Saran and Glad wraps are less than 12 inches wide.
And shall we do a little price comparison? A 200-foot-long roll of the typical supermarket wrap costs about $5.00 a box. The commercial version cost me $13.00. But that’s for two thousand feet! For the average cook, that’s probably enough cling film to last a lifetime.
Purity Food Film does exactly what it’s supposed to do. In other words, it adheres tightly to glass, aluminum, stainless steel, and ceramic.
Folks, this is not a paid advertisement for Purity. I simply wanted to let you know that if, like me, you are fed up with inferior cling wraps, a superior alternative is available to you. Just visit your local restaurant supply store, and purchase a box of commercial-grade film. To find a store near you, just Google “restaurant supply” and the name of your town.
I hope my take-down of Saran and Glad didn’t upset you too much. For all I know, you might serve on the board of one of these companies.
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