Will This Wraptastic Review Prove That This Product Lives Up to Its Claims?
Whether you’ve seen the Wraptastic on one of the many infomercials on television throughout the day, found it online or in stores, you probably wonder whether or not it works as well as it states. Well, I’m about to answer some of those burning questions you have because I was recently given the opportunity to review the Wraptastic and provide my honest feedback. Keep reading to find out how my experience with this product went and if I’ll deem it a hit or miss.
Wraptastic Review – What is a Wraptastic?
The Wraptastic is a fairly small kitchen gadget that is made specifically for holding and cutting such kitchen staples as saran wrap, aluminum foil and wax paper. The device, itself, is made of a durable plastic body which houses your choice of kitchen wrap. The idea behind this kitchen gadget is that when you place your kitchen wrap into it, you can simply press down on the top while wrapping to cleanly and evenly cut whatever wrap you choose to use with it. So essentially, it makes your food wrapping easier and you end up using less wrap because of it.
Using the Wraptastic
I chose to use aluminum foil with mine simply because that’s what I generally have the most trouble with when wrapping. It always tears funny on me, which often forces me to have to grab another piece to cover the dish that I was trying to wrap. I even took a picture of the wrap that I put into the Wraptastic so that you can see exactly what I’m talking about.
Now, getting the actual roll into the Wraptastic was a little confusing and even somewhat difficult at first due to the spring loaded inserts that you place into each end of your wrap roll of choice. These are somewhat difficult to insert, but I quickly figured out that you have to twist them into the end of the roll when inserting. After I got the first one in, it took all of about 2 seconds to get the second one in. After that, it seemed that the cutting would be simple. Just pull out the amount that I wanted to use, then cut. It looked as if it would be simple enough; however, I did experience a little stiffness after cutting. I’m not sure if this was due to the size of the roll or if it was due to the product itself, but it did cut the foil straight and clean.
As you can see, the cut was straight and clean. It didn’t tear the foil diagonally, like I often do when pulling it off the roll myself. I imagine that this will result in saving me a fair amount of money over time on my wraps. The stiffness? Well, I suppose it’s not so frustrating that I can’t deal with it. Because the device is mainly plastic, I might try greasing it a little bit to see if it helps to loosen it up a bit. I’ll be sure to update this post with the results after I try it.
Where Can You Purchase Wraptastic?
This kitchen tool can be purchased directly from the Wraptastic website for $10.99 plus $6.99 shipping and handling. If you want to pay $6.99 additional shipping, you can get a second one for just the shipping cost. You can also find it on Amazon.com, eBay.com, TaylorGifts.com, HSN.com and several other online venues for right around the same price.
Is the Wraptastic Recommended?
The Wraptastic does perform as claimed, but I don’t think that it’s as easy to use as they make it look on TV. Again, this could be due to the size of the roll of foil that I chose to use with it, but it seems like it would be a lot easier to use if there were a slot that the wrap could be easily accessed through where you didn’t have to lift the lid of the device to access it. Maybe I’m just picky. The device does cut the foil cleanly, leaving you with a nice, even cut. My only real complaint is the stiffness of the device when trying to pull the foil out to cut and when trying to lift the lid after the cut to get the wrap that I cut out of the device. Overall, I believe that it would save me money over time, but I think this still has a few kinks that need to be worked out before it performs perfectly.