The Modern Convenience You Don’t Know About

To save Velveeta and not have that darker yellow hard stuff on the end, one should wrap it using plastic wrap.

However, if you are like me, you will end up looking like the photo more often than not.

Aluminum foil and plastic wrap have the most user unfriendly boxes ever! 

Until today.

Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there?  I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too.  I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! 

Why didn’t I know this?



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The Modern Convenience You Don’t Know About — 5 Comments

  1. Ben and I have a roll of tinfoil (as we call it) that we bought when we were dating. We’ve been married eight years.

    I always have a tough time with Saran wrap. It totally ends up sticking to itself and everything except the dish I’m trying to cover. We are big fans of Tupperware and Ziploc because they are idiot friendly.

    I never knew about the little tab either. Perhaps it was introduced in the eight years since we bought the tinfoil (I think I’ve had the Saran wrap for about six years).

    Gretchen’s last blog post..Mad At China.

  2. @Gretchen: We call it tinfoil too… I have not personally verified the assertion that the tab exists. And I have not checked yet.
    This may be an Urban Legend.

  3. @Krista: welcome to the club. It’s probably been there for ages and nobody noticed – OR (conspiracy theory) they like the fact that we waste so much. 🙂