TikTok Storage Hack to prevent plastic film from sticking to itself

  • TikTok user, nurse Tara (@officialtiktoknurse) shared a trick she learned to prevent a roll of plastic wrap from sticking to itself.
  • She said she was shocked when her aunt told her that her plastic wrap should be kept in the freezer.
  • Nurse Tara gathered some of the plastic wrap in her fist after removing it from the freezer, then was able to easily pull it apart, demonstrating the temporary loss of grip.
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It’s quite common for home cooks to store plastic wrap in a drawer or cabinet near aluminum foil, parchment paper, and plastic sandwich bags. But it turns out that the clear film can also be stored in the freezer – and it could actually be better that way.

TikTok user Nurse Tara (@officialtiktoknurse) posted a video showing subscribers what happens when you use plastic wrap after keeping it cold.

At the time of writing, the video had 2.2 million views. You can watch it here:

Tara said in the video that her aunt was the one who told her about this helpful tip after seeing her struggling with plastic wrap while putting away her meal prep.

The TikTok nurse said, “She said,” You know Saran paper is supposed to go in the freezer, right? “”

After pulling out her freshly frozen roll of plastic wrap, Tara holds it up to show viewers that it’s really cold. “It’s for non-believers,” she said. “See, it’s cold? “

Then, after trying to destroy it by crumpling her fist a bit, she easily pulls apart the usually sticky wrapper. “It wouldn’t have unfolded so easily if I hadn’t put it in the freezer,” she said.

TikTok plastic wrap

The part Tara hasn’t shown her followers is whether it’s still sticky enough to wrap around a container or piece of food.

Krista Torres from BuzzFeed wrote about his hack trial. She reported that the cling film was still functional.

“It was super easy to pull off and stuck well to a bowl,” Torres wrote.

This isn’t a new hack, although Tara’s video popularized it. Today food has destroyed science behind this cooking phenomenon in 2018, signaling that the loss of adhesion after freezing is temporary due to molecular changes in the plastic that occur at colder temperatures.

This theory was proven by Carolyn Forte from the Good Housekeeping Institute, who, after testing the trick, reported that “as it heats up, it gets sticky again.”

Bryce K. Locke