Can You Freeze Plastic Wrap?

Last updated on August 26th, 2022 at 01:09 am

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Let’s talk about plastic wrap. The layer of plastic is great to cover leftover dishes with or wrap desserts in. It seals and protects them from the elements of air, light, and heat so they don’t go stale or bad as fast. 

So, if you have leftovers and are wanting to save them for later, you may decide to freeze them. To keep them good for longer and prevent freezer burn you wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. 

But, are you supposed to freeze the plastic wrap?

You can freeze plastic wrap. Foods wrapped in plastic wrap have less of a chance of getting freezer burn when put into the freezer. Plastic wrap can even be stored in the freezer making it easier to use.

Plastic wrap is clingy and sticky and if you’re like me, you end up tearing off a few pieces and tossing them into the trash until you get one that isn’t clinging together making it unusable. It can be a challenging time just getting some plastic wrap to cover your leftover dishes with. 

If you are like me, what if I told you that there is a way you can keep this from happening? And it’s by freezing the plastic wrap. 

Cold temperatures help static to be, well, not so staticy. So, if you keep your roll of plastic wrap in the freezer, it will be easier to rip off a piece without it clinging all together in an irritating bunch. 

So, if you have room to store plastic wrap in the freezer, try it out and see if it helps it to be easier to use. 

Now, as far as freezing food wrapped in plastic wrap, well, this is what it was designed for. The layer of plastic protects food from outside elements such as air, light, and heat, which could cause it to spoil faster. By sealing plastic wrap around food it will last longer. 

You can freeze food that has been wrapped in plastic wrap. So, plastic wrap can be frozen and for good reasons. If you are wrapping food in it, it can be frozen, or if you are storing it to make it a little easier to handle, it can be frozen as well. 

Is Plastic Wrap Good For Freezing?

Plastic wrap is good to wrap food in that you are saving for later. Or you can cover the top of those dishes of leftover food in the clingy wrap to seal it up for storage. 

Plastic wrap helps protect the food from spoiling faster so your leftovers stay good for lunch the next day, But is plastic wrap good for freezing?

Plastic wrap is good for freezing. It will help to protect food from freezer burn. If you are freezing food it is good to use several layers of plastic wrap around it or to wrap the food in plastic wrap and then place it into a freezer safe or airtight container.

Plastic wrap is a great thing to use to keep foods fresh for longer. When you store food in the freezer, you should always package it in an airtight way. Plastic wrap is perfect for this. 

While you may need to put the wrapped food in a freezer bag or airtight container to protect it from the cold temperatures even more, it is a good preventative measure against freezer burn. You will need to make sure you are wrapping the food correctly in plastic wrap. 

Squeeze all of the air out of the package to preserve moisture and keep the food fresh. Wrap the food as tightly as possible and in a couple of layers for safe-keeping. 

So, yes, you can freeze plastic wrap and the clingy stuff is good for freezing.

Can Saran/Glad Cling Wrap Go In The Freezer?

So, plastic wrap is good for freezing food in. It will keep it airtight and fresher for longer. Earlier I mentioned storing the whole roll of plastic wrap in the freezer. Can Saran Wrap or Glad Cling Wrap go in the freezer and be stored there until you want to use it?

Saran/Glad Cling Wrap can go in the freezer until you want to use it. Because it is so clingy and sticky, it is good to store plastic wrap in the freezer because the longer it is stored there, the easier it becomes to use. 

It may sound strange but if you have room in your freezer to store a roll of plastic wrap, you should! Plastic wrap can get annoying and stick together whenever you try to cut off a piece to wrap some food in. 

I know, it happens to me all of the time. 

To prevent this, store your plastic wrap in the freezer. One of the reasons freezing plastic wrap makes it easier to use is because the cool air cuts back on the static. Another reason is that the polyethylene and other adhesive that make up the plastic wrap change when they are exposed to a different climate. 

So the cold temperature makes the plastic wrap less clingy and easier to handle whenever you want to wrap food. So yes, Saran Wrap and Glad Cling Wrap can go in the freezer. Both to wrap food as well just to store it.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, you can freeze plastic wrap. You can freeze plastic wrap to help prevent freezer burn on food and to keep it fresh for longer. Make sure you wrap the food tightly and eliminate as much air as possible so the food will stay good. 

Any plastic wrap is good for freezing and you can freeze any kind such as Saran Wrap and Glad Cling Wrap.

You can also freeze the roll of plastic wrap to help it not to be as clingy and sticky whenever you are trying to cut off a piece. Freezing breaks down static along with changing some of the adhesiveness of the wrap so, the longer it is stored in the freezer, the easier it will be to use. 

Because of these reasons, freezing plastic wrap may just make your life a little easier.

Hannah R.

Hey, I'm Hannah and I'm the founder of Get Eatin'.

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