No one likes to waste food, and that’s why many of us wrap up our leftovers to keep them fresh until the next meal time comes around. The problem with this, however, is that unwrapping plastic wrap and foil can be a huge, hassle-filled pain. The makers of the Wraptastic aim to fix this issue by offering a simple-yet-elegant dispenser. But does it really get the job done.
What is the Wraptastic?
The Wraptastic acts as a dispenser for all kinds of kitchen-related wraps. This includes most brands of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, wax paper and parchment paper. Each dispenser is white in color and can hold rolls of up to 200 feet in length. The device works similarly to the cardboard dispensers that most types of wrap are packaged in, but instead of cardboard, each is made of a durable plastic.
The added weight and spring-loaded dispenser mechanism allow the device to dispense wrap without bunching, butchering or ruining the wrap like a cardboard dispenser is prone to do. When the desired amount of wrap is pulled out, simply tapping the top of the device will cut the wrap from the roll quickly and easily.
Using and loading the Wraptastic dispenser is fairly straightforward. For starters, one should remove the store-bought roll of aluminum foil or plastic wrap from its cardboard packaging. This packaging can then be thrown away or recycled. With the roll in hand, the spring-loaded dispenser mechanism can be removed from the device and placed inside the roll. The roll can then be placed inside the Wraptastic. At this point the product is ready to use.
Instead of pulling out the wrap and yanking it over an exposed edge, however, the top can be tapped down over the wrap. This pressure allows the hidden edge to cut through the wrap cleanly. Each order of the product is currently covered by a 30-day money back guarantee and includes a bonus of a 50-foot roll of plastic wrap and a 25-foot roll of aluminum foil.
Features and Benefits
Convenience is truly the best feature that the Wraptastic offers its customers. Rather than dealing with the hassle and waste that comes with using a cardboard plastic wrap or foil dispenser, customers can quickly and cleanly cut sheets of wrap in whatever size they desire. This is mainly accomplished thanks to the additional heft that this device offers compared to a flimsy cardboard dispenser.
Instead of having to hold the box down, for instance, this dispenser sits on its own on your counter top. This makes it extremely simple to grab the end of the roll and pull without having to worry about the dispenser going all over the place. This leads to less bunching, less ruined wrap and an overall quicker wrapping experience.
The hidden cutting edge is the other big feature of the device that really sets the Wraptastic apart. It isn’t uncommon to cut yourself on the exposed edge of the cardboard packaging that most rolls of foil or wrap come in, but that isn’t an issue with this product. With the cutting edge safely tucked behind a wall of plastic, the device only cuts what it is supposed to. This is definitely a good thing seeing as how the included blade on this product is much sharper and better suited for cutting wrap than the cheap strips of metal included on basic cardboard packaging. This leads to cleaner, faster cuts on whatever wrap or foil you’re using. Overall, the whole product provides a much better experience in the kitchen when it comes to wrapping up your food.
Issues and Concerns
While it’s easy to pinpoint that benefits that the Wraptastic offers, it isn’t without a few small issues. One such issue is that the product currently only dispenses one type of a wrap at a time. This means that if you want to dispense both foil and plastic wrap, you’ll have to either buy a second dispenser or switch-out between uses. Reloading is fast, however, so this isn’t that disconcerting. Another small peeve is that that it only comes in white, but this isn’t likely to be an issue for most people.
If you find yourself frequently wrapping up your food, the Wraptastic will definitely be useful in your kitchen. It’s not only faster and more convenient than the cardboard dispensers, but it’s also safer to use thanks to its hidden cutting edge. It has a few minor issues, but they are nothing compared to the overall time you’ll save by using it.
- Can dispense plastic wrap, aluminum foil and more
- Uses a hidden edge to minimize potential cutting dangers
- Quick and easy to refill
- Eliminates the hassle of bunched-up or butchered wrap
- Fits rolls of standard width and up to 200 feet in length
- Only dispenses one type of wrap at a time
- Only available in one color and style