This i s a reputable brand, which one would expect to live up to its reputation. However, this wrap has not produced a cling at all. This is disappointing because i can get the same product for much cheaper that does the same thing. I wish i could send a picture of the plastic wrap i tried to us from my left over veggies, but i don't know how to upload a picture onto my computer. Basically, from now on I will use a generic brand since they all seem to work the same.
st. louis, mo
Not even usable.
I find this product only sticks to itself. Just as easy to put a paper towel over the top of a plate. Thats all it does is lay there. Does not cling to anything that I have tried it on. I remember other products or this past procuct perhaps used to cling to everything. No longer. Waste of money outright.
township of clinton MI
Holds in place and works well
I have used plastic wraps such as Glad Cling Wrap for years around my kitchen, but I used it without paying it much attention. A few years ago I started paying more attention to it, when I had to use it for an unconventional reason. While on dialysis I had to use a numbing cream on my arm, then wrap in plastic wrap so that the cream would not rub off. I bought the Glad Cling Wrap because I needed something that would hold really well, and I thought it would be the best. Using it so often I got very annoyed first of all just getting it out of the package. It did not break away very easily on the perforated edge of the box. Once I had the amount I needed, it wanted to cling to itself, before I had it in place where I needed it. Of course I was working with one hand at that point. Once I had it wrapped around my arm, it did stay in place, and it was almost as if it were glued together to itself. It really does cling together well. I know most people would not use this product for this purpose, however, if it will cling so well wrapped around my arm on a 70 mile trip 3 days a week for a year, it will cling even better when you wrap up food for storage, which I do use it for also.
Glad Cling Wrap
Although not a huge cling wrap user there are times that this product comes in handy. This product has a medium thickness. I find many of the store brands thinner almost to the point that you can put your fingers through it easily and they tear hard when trying to get a piece due to the poor design of the box. Glad is thicker and tends to tear less. It also can come loose if not stretched well though. I find that it sticks better to glass containers as opposed to plastic but will stick to itself well if you don't wad it up too thick. Another plus is that many times Glad will put out regular manufacturer coupons that when used with a sale can help cut the cost of this product drastically. I use this product mostly to wrap partially eaten onions prior to putting in the refrigerator to help prevent odors. Many times I will wrap food items individually in glad wrap prior to putting in freezer bags and freezing. A good example is fish fillets. This allows me to remove individual fillets from the freezer to reduce food waste and it also helps to prevent freezer burn.
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I normally like Glad products, but after using Glad Cling Wrap the other day, I don't think I will purchase it again. I like a cling wrap that sticks to the container you are trying to cover, and this does not happen with this cling wrap. It seems to move around when you're trying to cover a container. Also, when I put it in the refrigerator, no matter how careful I am, it seems to slide off by the time I am ready to take the container out of the refrigerator.
This doesn't tear easily, but it does not really hold onto the container you are trying to cover too well. It seems to slide off easily, no matter how careful you are to not touch the cling wrap.
The design of the container is good to tear apart the cling wrap, but the cling wrap itself does not have the best design. It is really hard to get it to stay on the container you are trying to cover. It tends to slide off with any minor movement of the container.
Great product and sealer!
We love Glad Cling Wrap at my house! We wrap all our baked goods in it! I can trust that they will stay fresh! We also wrap onions in it. I love that it clings securely to whatever I stick it to. I hate regular plastic wrap! I wish this product was a little cheaper, but it is worth the money, as your food stays fresher when it's wrapped in Glad cling wrap. This is also good to wrap up polymer clay with!
Ease of Cleaning
I never clean it, I just throw it away after I use it!
It's nice and thick, and long-lasting.
Glad Cling Wrap
Until recently, I always purchased a store brand version of Cling Wrap. But what I didn't like about store brands is redeemed with Glad Cling Wrap. Firstly, I could never get the serrated tear to work properly on the cheaper brands whereas with Glad, the product tears with precision. On the store brands the film would rip perpendicular to the serrated blade and then I would find it difficult to find the corner so I would pull the cling film and the cut would get longer and longer making it even worse. With Glad, this has never happened. I hated the way with store brands, it never actually stuck to the food bowl, therefore leaving air gaps which is never good for the growth of bacteria. With Glad, it sticks perfectly every time. In light of these extra attributes, it is more expensive than the store brands but Glad places coupons in the Sunday newspapers fairly regularly and with that in mind, I think with store brands, you're wasting your money!
Glad Cling Wrap - Comes in Handy
Plastic wrap is one of those things that I don't use everyday, but the times I do need it, I am very glad to have it. Glad's Cling Wrap comes in really handy and works well. Usually I just use it to cover dishes (that I can't find lids to) holding leftovers in the refrigerator, although we have pulled this out for an art project or two as well.
Glad's plastic wrap clings pretty well, except for on plastic. Why is that? I am not sure, but since I am almost always using Corningware or glass, this is rarely an issue for me. It will stick to itself, especially if you don't apply it properly. If this does happen, you can usually pull it apart, but it can be tough! The trick is to attach the cling wrap to one end of the dish that you are covering. Once that end is secured, then you stretch it over the rest of the dish tightly, securing it as you go so that it doesn't fall into your dish. Then once it is attached to the dish, you cut it using the serrated edge on the box.
This is always in my kitchen drawer!
Hmmm. Well, At Least I Can Paint With It!
When it comes to plastic wrap, I don't tend to use it as much as I do zip bags because quite frankly, it is usually such a hassle that I don't bother with it. It usually sticks well to itself, but not to other things like bowls, boxes, trays, or anything else that I might want to use it on.
Glad Cling Wrap is one of the more frustrating of the plastic wraps that we have used in our household. The wrap itself is very sticky to itself, but it does not tend to stick to anything else. That makes is useful in some ways, such as wrapping an item by covering it in several layers of wrap that sticks to itself for freezing or refrigerator use, or to keep things from drying out in the air.
I have not really had great luck with the box either. For some reason, the Glad Cling Wrap box is always around the house somewhere- without the roll of cling wrap in it. I have found it at the bottom of the stairs, in the closet, under the couch, and even stuck in a winter boot, but the roll of Cling Wrap is never in there. Why? Because the box does not hold it inside! It is always falling out.
Ease of Cleaning
I am not sure that cleaning really applies to this product. It is meant to use and throw away.
I am evaluating on a combination of two things- the ability of the wrap to stick to things other than itself and the box itself. That box is the most horrible box I have ever seen for a roll of kitchen wrap. It falls apart and does not keep the rolls inside at all. To cut a piece of wrap if you are lucky enough to find the box to stick the roll into, it is so frustrating that it is easier to get a pair of shears and cut it yourself.
I rate this as satisfactory due to the fact that it does cling to itself making it useful for wrapping up items in several layers of plastic wrap. I have used plastic wrap that does not stick to ANYTHING at all so this at least sticks to itself. Due to the frustrating nature of the box, cutter, and wrap itself sticking to other stuff, I have found a good use for it. I take a piece of stiff paper and put a piece of plastic wrap over top of it and crunch it up. Then after adjusting it carefully, I use it to faux paint small walls and areas. It works well and makes for some interesting patterns.
Check the width. I just purchased a box that is only 11-5/8" wide and it is not quite adequate for wrapping a sandwich. The ends are just a little to short to stay folded under. I just emailed them to ask if they have recently decreased the width. The box is 1/2" or more larger than necessary for the wrap so they want us to think it's wider. I'll be comparing plastic wraps now and appreciate the tip on Reynolds wrap in another review here.