Cookbook:Plastic Wrap

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A film of plastic wrap is being used to cover a small bowl containing food.
Using plastic wrap to seal an open bowl

Plastic wrap, also known as cling film, Saran wrap, or food wrap, is a thin plastic film that can be used in food preparation.


Plastic wrap has many uses in food preparation. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Wrapping or covering dough to protect it from the environment.
  • Sealing open containers of food.
  • Placing on the surface of a pudding or custard to prevent a skin from forming.

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