Item: Bee's Wrap
Price: $14.00 - $17.00 for sets of three; $12:00 for XL bread wrap
Overall Impression: This is a fantastic alternative to plastic wrap!
Many people I know would like to get away from plastic wrap in their kitchen but this is hard to do: plastic wrap is just so convenient and there aren't any good substitutes on the market. Until now. Bee's Wrap is a fantastic new, organic, reusable product that will replace many of plastic wrap's uses. Read on for the details!
Characteristics and Specs: Bee's Wrap is made from organic muslin infused with beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. The coating makes the fabric airtight, waterproof, flexible, and just sticky enough to behave like plastic wrap. It comes in four sizes: small (7"x8") medium (10"x11"), large (13"x14"), and bread (17" x23").
Favorite details: Bee's Wrap was invented by Sarah Kaeck, a stay at home mom of three who grows and produces much of what her family eats on their Vermont farm. In searching for an alternative to plastic wrap, Sarah invented Bee's Wrap which has grown into a viable small business, allowing Sarah to hire local women to help.
Potential problems: Can't be used with meat.
Splurge-worthy? They may seem a little spendy at first, but these wraps will save you money over time in not buying plastic wrap. Plus, they really work in keep food fresh!
Good for small kitchens? Yes! Bee's Wrap can be folded and placed in a drawer or in a basket on the counter.
I've been testing a sample of Bee's Wraps in my kitchen for a couple of weeks now and I must say I'm quite impressed. The wraps really work to cover jars and bowls for leftover storage. The wax coating softens under the heat from my hand, so I just pinched around the rim to create a very tight seal. I've also used them to wrap cheese, sandwiches, a half of a lemon, and to make a little pouch to store nuts. So far so good!
The wraps are fairly stiff when new, and soften a bit as they crease with use. They can be cleaned by rinsing in cool water and hung to dry which they do quickly. The beeswax and jojoba oil have antibacterial properties which helps to keep the food fresh and allows the wraps to be used over and over. Since they cannot be washed in hot water or sterilized, they are not recommended for meat.
Find It! Bee's Wrap, $14.00 - $17.00 for sets of three; $12:00 for XL bread wrap at Bee's Wrap
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