Am I the only mom who’s constantly running out of sandwich bags and plastic wrap? Probably not. By packing lunches and storing leftovers for 6 people in my family, I cannot keep them on hand. So when Liz suggested I purchase a set of Etee reusable food wraps after their Facebook ads flooded my feed, I was all in.
After all, anything that makes after-dinner cleanup easier and more eco-friendly is worth a try, in my opinion. But, do Etee reusable food wraps really work, compared with plastic wrap? Here’s what I found.
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What makes Etee reusable food wraps different is that they’re made from organic muslin coated with beeswax, tree resin and some other things that helps them hold their shape when folded, to keep your food fresh.
In fact, the fabric is breathable and antimicrobial, which means you can safely use it to store produce, cheese, sandwiches or even liquid — provided it’s in a cup, obviously. Each three-pack comes with three different sizes of wrap, whether you’re wrapping a small jar of leftover applesauce from feeding a baby, a wedge of cheese, or covering a large bowl, a leftover slice of pizza, or a big piece of cut fruit like a melon.
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To give it a try, I wrapped a half head of cauliflower leftover from lunch last week in my Etee food wrap. It’s now five days later, and the verdict: It looks just as fresh as the other half head of cauliflower that’s been wrapped in plastic wrap. I’ll happily cook it for dinner tonight.
In other words, if you want a more eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap, Etee will absolutely do the job.
Just know that if you want it to stick to the sides of a bowl or container the way plastic wrap might (for example, if you’re storing a liquid that could spill), you have to make sure you “activate” it first by rolling it in your hands; that basically warms the wax that’s in the fabric to make it pliable.
As for cleaning the wrap for reuse, all you have to do is wash the Etee wrap and hang it to dry. It will be good to go.
In my experience, the only thing that make the Etee wrap less effective over time, is microwaving or freezing it for extended periods.
From a practical standpoint, I like that I’m not covering my food with whatever toxins or chemicals are in plastic wrap. (No judgments; just all thing being equal, this makes me feel a little better.) It’s It’s also a good feeling not to be contributing unnecessary waste to the environment like I have with all those extra sandwich bags I used to use to wrap my leftovers in.
As for school lunches, you could definitely use it. Just be sure you have the kind of kid who will bring it back home — while it can save you a lot of money on disposable plastic wrap over time, Etee wraps definitely aren’t cheap.
You can find your own Etee reusable food wraps from our affiliate Amazon, or keep an eye out on Facebook, of course! They’re $17.95 for a pack of 3, with bulk discounts for three or six sets of them.
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well, this is third revue i checked out. rachel ray was not impressed, including her absurd comment about it not being pretty enough. anyone who is paying the smallest amount of attention must know that we are burying ourselves in the shit! or i wish it WAS shit it would decompose! but giving up plastic is giving up so much time and convenience it is astounding! and not just in the kitchen! when was the last time you brought your canvas tent with you? or wooden picnic table? etc. your cars, everything. so perhaps the inconvenience of these food wraps is a sacrifice we all better start engaging into our lives! p.s. like your site. first timer. adalante, mujeres!!!
Thanks Deb, welcome! Can’t speak for Rachel Ray. But we do trust our own writers entirely. -Eds
VERY WELL said Deb.