say I’m not a believer in single use kitchen cooking devices, is
a giant understatement as I refuse to buy such things as an omelet cooker, a panini
press, a George Foreman Grill, a hamburger cooker – you get the point, believing instead that I can use my good set
of pans instead – Bev did sneak in a seldom used rice cooker on me.
Don’t get me wrong, we do have plenty of
kitchen gadgets, just not many for cooking – we do have a regular pressure
cooker and a slow cooker as they can do things that are difficult or impossible
to do in regular pots and pans. I’m not
throwing off on those of you who have these items, but they are not for me, in
some part because we don’t have a place to store them. I say this to say I'm reluctant to add gadgets to the kitchen.
there is one non-cooking gadget we recently bought that is quickly rising to
the ranks of a necessity. Since we cook
a lot and don’t always have containers for storage, we often use plastic wrap
to cover containers. If you use it, you
have likely had it refuse to tear on the non-sharp serrated box edge, or fold
back on itself into an impenetrable wad as you try to manage it with one hand.
One morning, while watching the Barefoot Contessa, Ina commented on her
Stretch-tite Wrap n Snap 7500 plastic wrap dispenser and despite my reservations, Bev urged me to buy one. I was not convinced it would work any better
than wrap from a box and it would not fit in the drawer where the box goes but after some research and Ina's recommendation, I ordered one from Amazon along with a large roll of plastic wrap.
This link is a 45 second You Tube video showing how it works and ours functions as shown.
about six months, we love this thing and since we use it every day and often
several times, it now has its own spot on the kitchen island. I believe the three things that I like are
that it cuts cleanly every time, the new end is easy to get for the next use,
and it leaves both hands free to deal with the plastic rather than using one of
my hands to hold the box.
the thing the other night to cover a couple of two quart measuring cups full of
homemade chicken broth and thought “this thing works so good, I should blog
about it.” So if you’re tired of
struggling with the plastic wrap, they are $20-25 at Walmart and Amazon plus a large
roll of wrap.
Disclaimer: I have no sponsors nor do I allow advertising on my blog and I will receive nothing for this post - I just wanted you to know about this thing.
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