Beyond Food Covering, Use The Cling Wrap In This Way

Plastic wrap is kept hidden in practically every kitchen drawer and is mostly used for, well, wrapping stuff. It adheres mostly to itself, keeps food fresh, and now has a handy sliding cutter so you don't have to rip and tear at it until you give up and choose a food storage container in its place. So, plastic wrap can be your worst nightmare or it can become a game-changing hack for quick cleanup methods, baking techniques, and even some science-related fun. 

Plastic wrap can eliminate other kinds of trash, including food waste, and save time in a variety of ways by streamlining kitchen operations. Simply by enhancing our home storage methods and keeping food fresh longer, which is where plastic wrap can be handy, we can reduce food waste. But using plastic wrap may be done in a variety of inventive ways in addition to cutting down on waste. 

Keep Fruits fresh and ripe 

Even though overripe bananas are the tastiest and best option for banana bread baking, putting plastic wrap around the stems is an easy technique to keep them fresher longer. This approach can decrease food waste, ultimately result in financial savings, and let's face it, sadness. Similar to the idea above, after being chopped, avocados, another fruit that produces ethylene, can be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap to delay browning. 

Prevent freezer burn 

It's challenging to completely remove the air from freezer bags when keeping food, which frequently leads to freezer burn. When air comes in contact with something that is trying to freeze, it dehydrates and results in freezer burn. Before placing the food in a freezer bag or plastic container, try wrapping it in plastic wrap to prevent food waste. This is a fantastic tip for leftovers, meats, and ice cream. When storing leftovers, wrap the container in plastic wrap first, followed by aluminium foil, or place it in a freezer-safe bag. For freezing soups, leave ½ inch of empty space at the top of the container because liquids expand as they freeze. After that, gently press down on the cling wrap before covering the container with the lid. 

Fill a piping bag quickly 

Work wiser rather than harder. The next time you use a piping bag, lay out a piece of plastic wrap, spread icing straight on it, and then coil it up like a burrito before putting it all into the bag. Push it down to the bottom to rapidly fill the piping bag and minimise mess (the icing won't pour over the top when you start piping it this way). Another approach is to lay three rows of icing in various colours across the plastic wrap. When you begin pipping, you will have a swirl of colour for the top of the cupcakes because you will have rolled it up. 

Place in measuring cups 

Before adding any oil or other difficult-to-measure ingredients, such as nut butter, honey, or cream cheese, line your dry measuring cups with plastic wrap. When you're using one dry measuring cup for several ingredients in a recipe, it's also useful. When you need the same amount of flour, you end up with a caked mess because sticky or slick components stick to the measuring cup's surface. You can avoid buildup and needing to wash the measuring cup while cooking by lining the cups. 

Poach an egg 

With the help of plastic wrap, you may quickly and effortlessly make flawlessly poached eggs. Plastic wrap should be used to line a cup, bowl, or ramekin, leaving a good amount of overhang. After breaking an egg into it, gather the plastic wrap, twist it, and tie it off to form a small pouch. To ensure a properly cooked egg, place the bag in boiling water for 4 minutes. With this innovative method, you may effectively poach an egg in under 5 minutes. Once it is cooked, gently cut or rip the plastic wrap to prevent breaking it.