Why You Should Store Plastic Wrap in the Freezer
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Why You Should Store Plastic Wrap in the Freezer

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Scenario: You brashly pull out a foot of plastic wrap (gotta make sure those leftovers are wrapped real good). Within seconds, it sticks to itself and you’ve got to start all over.

But wait, this quick trick may just come to the rescue: storing plastic wrap in the freezer.

The theory goes that plastic wrap is “sticky” because its molecules constantly rearrange themselves to form weak plastic bonds. Cool air inhibits that process—and additionally cuts back pesky static electricity.

To put the trick to the test, we stashed a roll in the freezer overnight, then wrapped up a plate of leftover breakfast frittata. The Saran wrap didn’t go rogue and cling to itself once but regained its stickiness within a minute and stuck to the plate. Bingo.

In celebration, we’re officially tossing out that bag of frozen peas to free up some space.

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