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Lindylou23 Thu 04-Jul-19 11:13:39

Does anyone have a problem with cling film? It does not matter which one I buy, it is so good it clings to itself ๐Ÿค”,I can only manage to tear off about 4 inches wide. Any recommendations please

Septimia Thu 04-Jul-19 11:26:07

I have exactly the same problem. I'm giving it up - it's bad for the environment anyway.

Maybelle Thu 04-Jul-19 11:27:15

Not just me fighting it then !
Don't use very often but struggle every time to unroll what is needed and usually lay it out on the work top, cutting it with a sharp knife.

EllanVannin Thu 04-Jul-19 11:31:01

I gave up with this stuff a long time ago as I used to end up throwing it away pretty well as soon as it was opened.
What a fool of an invention. I mainly use foil.

Charleygirl5 Thu 04-Jul-19 11:33:06

I have not bought any for ages for the same reason- a waste of money.

Elegran Thu 04-Jul-19 11:37:19

Have you tried Lakeland Plastic's dispenser? It does really work -
and they also have film that is perforated every 30 cm ready for tearing - I've not tried that but it sounds good, going by the reviews.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 04-Jul-19 11:48:41

Tend to use containers whenever possible as I am cutting down on single use plastic.

There is an eco friendly alternative made from beeswax- washable and reusable- (I am not connected to company just interested in eco friendly products)

annodomini Thu 04-Jul-19 11:58:53

I have their dispenser, though it may not be the most up-to-date one. It's had the same roll of film in it for years! I use it straight from the dispenser and cut it off when the receptacle is covered. So no wastage. I also use containers where possible. If the cling film is still clean, I can put it in the recycling bin.

Grannyknot Thu 04-Jul-19 14:28:26

grannygravy I make my own beeswax wraps from organic cotton. Method is on YouTube and materials from Amazon. They're terrific. I've forgotten about the horrors of clingwrap since I switched. Food wrapped in beeswax wraps lasts better too.

Daddima Thu 04-Jul-19 14:32:06

My friend keeps hers in the fridge, and says that stops this happening

GrandadShaggy Thu 04-Jul-19 14:36:45

My wife has a cling film sort of machiney thing which I have seen her use very successfully smile

Keeper1 Thu 04-Jul-19 14:44:18

I have lost count of the rolls of cling film that end up in such a tangle it is impossible use. I probably should try a dispenser but now try to use containers.

Lazigirl Thu 04-Jul-19 14:45:49

Perforated sheets are much easier and M&S do them also. I like those reusable plastic flowery "hats" that you can get to cover containers in the fridge.

M0nica Thu 04-Jul-19 15:13:18

Unrole a small length and pres it gently along the back of a kitchen worktop. Unrole the roll to the length you want resting it on the worktop as you go. Cut off carefully at the point you want. If the item is sandwiches, cake or anything not needing further wrapping put that in the middle and pack it edge by edge. If putting on the top of a bowl, put it beside the bowl and lift up carefully by one side, one hand per corner and place over bowl.

I do not use much snapwrap as I put things in plastic containers, but for somethings (like my boat shaped glass bowl with the sides higher at the ends than in the middle), there is no substitution for snapwrap, mob caps and grease proof (bees wax or any other wax) do not flex sufficiently

Ellianne Thu 04-Jul-19 15:18:37

We use the one in the Bacofoil dispenser. It does a clean cut all the way along so you don't get the puckering.

Parsley3 Thu 04-Jul-19 15:31:29

Have recently thrown a fat roll of it out as I could only get a strip the width of a ribbon from it no matter what I did. I am looking for eco friendly alternatives as I am actively replacing plastics wherever practical.

kittylester Thu 04-Jul-19 15:44:59

Has anyone used this stretchy lids that pop up on the computer? They look good.

Gonegirl Thu 04-Jul-19 15:49:18

I've sent for a pack from these people

Probably not the cheapest, I know you can buy it on Amazon, but these look good and sounds as if they will last.

PamelaJ1 Thu 04-Jul-19 15:51:27

Kitty, I got some from Ikea, they come in a pack of 3๐Ÿ˜‰!
I also bought some flat lid things that stick on top of bowls, they sort of form a vacuum. Seem to work anyway.

Gonegirl Thu 04-Jul-19 15:52:58

Sorry. That wasn't actually in answer to kitty's question. It was just general replacement of cling film.

Gonegirl Thu 04-Jul-19 15:54:12

Mind you, a plate on top works pretty well.

kittylester Thu 04-Jul-19 17:07:49

A plate on top of a bowl invites something else being out on top of it - this is usually finely balanced and inevitably leads to spillage which, in turn, leads to having to clean the fridge!!!

kittylester Thu 04-Jul-19 17:08:34

Pamela, thank you!

KatyK Thu 04-Jul-19 17:14:46

I put this tip on the household tips thread a while ago. Do you press in the tabs on the end of the box? This enables the film to rip neatly and smoothly. I only recently found this out and I'm almost 70. Apologies if you are already doing this

grannyqueenie Thu 04-Jul-19 17:20:20

kitty my dil has those silicon stretchy things, I noticed them when we visited a couple of weeks ago. She bought them very cheaply from that well known A source, and they seem very effective!