5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Plastic Wrap

More than just a way to keep food fresh, plastic wrap has many uses

Use plastic wrap to make life easier in and out of the kitchen.

Protect Soups, Gravies, and Sauces. Avoid the dreaded cold soup (or gravy or sauce) skin or film by placing plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the soup.


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No More Freezer Burn. Protect ice cream in the freezer by wrapping open containers in plastic wrap and then placing the container top back on.


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Aid in Rolling Sticky Dough. Place the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap (or parchment paper) and roll out the dough to desired thickness. Remove one of the sheets of plastic wrap and use the other to invert the dough into the pie mold. No more dough sticking to your work surface.


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Impromptu Container Top. Cover a container with plastic wrap so that there is an overhang over all of the edges. Twist and pull a long piece of plastic wrap tight to make a rope, and then tie the rope around the outside of the container, creating a seal.


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Goody Bags. Forgot to pick up plastic baggies to create goody bags? Fill a few squares of plastic wrap with candy or other treats and tie with a festive bow.


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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.