The Plastic Wrap Gadget Ina Garten Can't Get Enough Of

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Anyone who has ever tried to use a box of plastic wrap to preserve their food leftovers knows it can be a struggle. Between the flimsy cardboard box, the surprisingly sharp metal cutter, and the plastic wrap's tendency to cling to itself, the process can often be frustrating. That is why chef Ina Garten swears by a special gadget to make the process a snap. While speaking with the New York Times, the celebrity cook listed some of her favorite kitchen tools that included the Stretch-Tite Wrap'n Snap 7500. 

The device is a specially designed dispenser for plastic wrap that cuts sheets to the perfect size by simply lowering its lid. "I use this all the time," Garten said while demonstrating the tool. "Instead of fighting with that box ... it's just great." When the video was posted at the height of the pandemic, She Knows reported that Garten's tip caused the Wrap'n Snap to sell out across Amazon and other retailers because fans were so eager to try it for themselves.

How the Stretch-Tite Wrap'n Snap 7500 works

The Wrap'n Snap 7500 is once again available on Amazon where it has received rave reviews from customers. The device is sleekly designed and keeps its blade inside the plastic casing so it can be kept out on a counter without being intrusive, though at only 14 inches long and 4.75 inches high, it is also fairly easy to store in a cabinet or deep drawer. Although it is designed to use small to medium-sized rolls of Stretch-Tite brand plastic wrap, users on Amazon have reported that any roll of plastic wrap that measures about 12 inches in length should fit nicely in the Wrap'n Snap's cradle. 

Simply pull the roll out of your chosen brand's box, set it in the machine, get the roll started and feed it into the machine like a tape dispenser, and you're done. The device will allow you to easily unroll the plastic wrap in the exact amount you need until it runs out. If you're a cook who regularly finds yourself with leftovers or enjoys doing meal prep, it might be worth taking Garten's suggestion and making this $40 investment to save yourself some stress.