The Secret Revealed!

Solving the mystery of making those dratted rolls of clear plastic wrap (and/or aluminum foil) work for you.
I've been using this in the studio (mostly to cover paint) and in the kitchen (mostly to cover foods) for more years than I care to remember. 

Great stuff, but sometimes it can be a pain. You know, like when you are in the middle of doing something and you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The dratted roll always comes out at the wrong time.

Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, "Press here to lock end". Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place.

Check the ends of that box!

How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

Heavens! Am I the only person that didn't know about this?


Susan said...

No Karin, you are not the only person who didn't know about the tab on the box. Thanks to you, I will now not have to suffer from the dang things popping out of the box. I had no idea it was there.

Over at "RaisinToast"

Anonymous said...

I just looked and noticed that these tabs are on BOTH ends of the box (Reynolds aluminum foil, in this case.) I had to use the sharp end of a closed pair of scissors to get the things to push in, though. But ther really work! Who knew?