Congratulations, you ordered some Beeswax Food Wraps, your first step to reducing the amount of disposable plastic wrap you may use. So the next step is to start using them, but how do you use Beeswax Food Wraps?
Beeswax Food Wraps can be used instead of plastic wrap for most times in your kitchen; fruits and vegetables, leftovers, bread and baked goods, cheese. You can use them directly onto food items or use them to seal off a bowl or tray.
Do Not use for:
Beeswax does have a few restrictions, do not use it directly on raw meats of raw fish as the liquids will stain the cotton fabric. The other restriction is items that are still hot, any high heat might melt the wax more than desired. After your food cools down to room temperature, you should be good.
Before you use your Beeswax Food Wraps, activate the wax. This is simple: cringle the wrap into a ball in your hands, hold for a sec to warm it up, then pull it apart! You are ready to go! Moving the beeswax around and warming it up slightly makes the wax tackier, more able to hold to itself or to a bowl.
Directly on Food:
This is great to save fruits and vegetables, cheeses, or baked goods. You can just place the food item in the cloth, fold the wrap over and twist the ends together.
Cover a Bowl:
When you just receive a new set of wraps they will be very tacky, this will fade after a few washes. Thereafter you will use the heat of your hands to activate the wax to stick to itself. Place your Beeswax wraps over a bowl or tray, fold the ends over and fold the ends overlapping onto itself. Hold with your hands for a second or two warmings the wax. As the wraps cool they will hold their new shape firmly.
Make a Sandwich Pocket:
You can fold the wraps into a pocket or an envelope, perfect for sandwiches or snacks. These pouches are also great for candies or nuts.
Want to impress your host by bringing food over as a gift for friends and family! Use the Beeswax Food Wraps as a decorative wrapping paper for your dishes, add some string as an accent. Watch out, your host might be more interested in the Beeswax Food wraps then your culinary treat!
Check out our other article for more in-depth instruction of washing but simply hand wash with cold water and soap, let air dry. How To Wash and Store Your Beeswax Wraps
Beeswax Food Wraps are unique and different from plastic wrap; they do have some limitations. But they can replace 90% of your need for disposable plastic wrap. Our Beeswraps will last well over a year of regular use. Replacing up to 24 boxes of plastic wrap in a typical American household!
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