We’ve all been there. In a rush to seal off a plate of food or wrapping up a sandwich for school lunches, and your cling wrap winds up in a big old sticky tangle.
Well now a US mum’s genius hack for getting your cling wrap right every single time is taking social media by storm, and we couldn’t love it more!
The trick? Storing the cling wrap in the freezer! That’s right, apparently the simple hack works because the cold temperature from the freezer temporarily stops the wrap from sticking to itself.
And the technique even has the thumbs up from experts!
‘The adhesion between pieces of plastic may be driven by the molecules in the surface rearranging themselves to form weak chemical bonds,’ Dr. Chad Orzel, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Union College told Today Food.
‘And the lower temperature may inhibit that process a bit.’
The hack has also received the nod of approval from The Good Housekeeping Institute, who gave the technique a whirl.
‘The plastic wrap was a lot easier to unroll and use,’ Carolyn Forte, Director of Cleaning Appliances & Textiles Lab, told Delish. ‘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.’
Will you give it a go?