Monday, April 05, 2010

I had NO idea! Did YOU?

Store brand plastic wrap

See on the side of the box there?
Where it says "Push 'N Lock Tab"?
Even has nice, big arrows pointing there!

Did you know that when you actually do that "push 'n lock tab" thing, it actually prevents the roll of plastic wrap from jumping out of the dang box???

Did you know those very same "instructions" are on the ends of other roll type boxes?
Like aluminum foil???

Have you ANY idea how silly I felt when I found these "instructions" after nearly 40 years of cooking???

Just goes to show...
I'm still not too old to learn somethin' new!

Tell the truth now...
Did you know?

xoxo,
Cindy
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37 comments:

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I just found out a couple of months ago! I felt silly too!

Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

nope, but thanks for letting us know! By the way love the new blog look!

- Wendy

Mrs. M -- (Mosaics From Home) said...

Too funny!!

~Mrs. M

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Actually I did know but I only learned it about a year ago... & yes we are never too old to learn new things are we?

Tonya said...

I am now going to check mine girl
!!

Mrs. T said...

You're not alone! Honestly, I just heard about it a few months ago, and I still forget to do it half the time, lol!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

um....

Mari said...

Never knew either. Hmmmm, guess I ought to go take a look. Thanks for the heads up. But then, how many times has the roll left the box?

Faith said...

I thought the proper procedure was to squeeze the box till your knuckles turned white and it was crushed beyond all recognition...?

Shows how much I knew! LOL

You officially have the brains, my darling sister!

~Faith

Donna said...

Yep, I read that on the box a couple of years ago! Since wrap lasts us so long, we write little notes on a new roll, describing what is going on the day that we opened up the new roll. It's funny to look back at the notes!

Janie B said...

It's news to me! Thanks for the enlightenment.

Cheryl said...

I need to take a look also. Finally getting a chance to look at your posts, your little grandbaby is so sweet!
I know what you mean by only God holding marriages together. The year we got married there was four of us couples in our church that were married, all within six months of each other and we are the only ones still married. I feel so blessed that God gave me the husband he did, and how He has blessed our marriage.

Alice said...

OK, I ran off to go take a look--I'm happy to report, I'm not crazy! My plastic wrap doesn't have the side tabs because it feeds the wrap through the top. Parchment paper roll does not have side tabs, wax paper does not have side tabs either. Aluminum foil does have tabs and I never knew about the side tabs.

Alice

Anke said...

Just recently learned about that myself... Guess better late than never...

Karen @ Mignardise said...

I had no idea. Thanks for pointing it out!

Lynn said...

I didn't know this either! I learn something new every day!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.. Come back anytime!

Have a great evening!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Bonjour Madame said...

I had no idea, but I'm about to go fix this situation on all of my rolls in the kitchen. Thanks!

Heather said...

NO, I didn't know, but now I do! Thanks for sharing....cause don't you HATE that when it flies out as you are trying to cut the edge.

Like the birdie up top...yipppee for spring!

Heather

Maria said...

Hi Cindy!
Ok, I didn't know that either!
... I'm going to go look at mine!

Be right back...

Store brand wax paper didn't have it...
Reynolds wrap had the tabs... the 30' roll worked great...
my 80' roll stuck, so I put the tabs back.
I ususally buy Stretch Tite {sp} but I ended up with Saran this time... no tabs though...
What a great idea though, Cindy! I never knew this... after all these years!
Happy Easter dear ♥
Maria

A Big Bowl Of Cherries said...

I found this out only a few months ago myself! Sometimes I still forget, and just today my friend had a tangle with mine because I hadn't "pushed and locked" the box :)

Angela said...

I called my mom last winter with this revelation. I felt soooo smart. Her response? Who raised you?? LOLOLOL She said they had always had this on the ends of allllll the boxes. So much for me being the smart daughter.

Canyon Girl said...

I just went and checked my aluminum foil and sure enough, there they were. While it may never be too late to learn something new, for me it is definitely too late to squeeze them to make them work!!

But thanks, that was great!

Jane said...

Well I have to admit that I didn't know...but apparently I wasn't alone based on all of the comments above :-)
I learned something new today...thanks!
Jane

Lindah said...

I'm afraid I've got even more years of cooking under my belt and did not know about it until last year. Great idea, thought I. Until I tried it. It locked the roll all right. Locked it so good I couldn't even get the roll to move! Ignorance is bliss!

Vickie said...

Wow, what a dummy I feel like! I never looked at the end of the box!

KathyB. said...

Boy am I going to feel silly if I find those instructions on the end of my box of plastic wrap, you mean there is a way to keep the roll from bouncing out of the box as i try to cut the section of wrap out?

Our Treasured Home said...

A friend shared this with me several months ago. You knew? They really should make a commercial about this.

Victoria said...

I did know this, but only because a kindly woman at the store told me about a year ago. A VERY helpful tip, and now you're the kindly woman who's telling others! :)

Mary said...

A sense of humor makes life so much more enjoyable :-). I love your blog. I found you by accident but will be back often. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Suzanne Marie said...

Wow! You are so right, 59 years old and never knew it either!!! Thanks for the tip. And "THANK YOU" 19 times from the whole family for the wonderful Spinach Strata recipe! It was a hit at Easter brunch and so easy peasy, just like you said! Love your blog! Thanks again!!!!!
Suzanne Marie

Sue said...

Oh, my goodness! This is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time...and I desperatly needed a good laugh! Have you adjusted all of your other boxes yet?! Thanks, Cindy! Many blessings to you! ~Sue~

Sandra said...

Yeah, I knew but, generally, forget to use it anyway as it's just not that hard to tear the wrap. I don't use that much wrap anyway but I use a lot of plastic containers.
Funny post though, thanks for the giggles.

Tracie said...

Cindy,
Sadly, I did notice those instructions and for years have wondered what it was for! I always hate when the roll jumps the box and lands on the floor right in the middle of a frantic food wrapping activity!
Hey, I haven't seen my blog on your blog roll and yet you are still on my follower list? Just wondering because it used to be there... lol

Fresh Local and Best said...

I'm going to have to make sure that I buy a brand that has this feature!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I hosted a family in my small Manhattan apartment this past week, and I was trying to figure out how to make budget meals for two growing teenage boys. This meal would have fit the bill!

Julie'smusings said...

Well, so it does! Never spotted that before either, you're not alone!

Patty said...

I used my foil after reading this. It does make it easier. Seems lots of us didn't know this! Thanks for sharing.