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Don't Buy It, Until We Try It: Wraptastic

When you tear off a piece of plastic wrap, it usually gets all tangled up and makes one big mess. Well, there may be an easier way. In this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," I tried out the Wraptastic.

When you go to reach for the plastic wrap, it ends up being one big tangled up mess. When it's time to wrap up the food, well, you don't have too much to work with. Well, this may work a little bit better for you. It's called the Wraptastic. All you have to do is pull, press, and wrap.

Seems easy, right? But, will it really help you wrap up your fresh food in a flash? Well, "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It."

"We bake everything throughout the evening and into the early morning," said Sweet and Flour Chef/Owner Shanda Cool. "Then, we wrap them to make sure they stay fresh for breakfast and lunch."

While Cool is happy with her current system at the bakery, she is always looking to get the job done in a shorter period of time.

"I'm curious to see how it works. Let's try it out," said Cool.

The Wraptastic sells for about $10 and promises to cut plastic wrap safely and easily. But, there was a little assembly required.

Cool said, "We got some spring-like attachments of some sort."

After reading over the instructions…

"It looks like I'm supposed to put the spiked part of the tube here."

Once we had it set up and loaded with plastic wrap, it was finally time to try it out.

"Pull to the desired length, close the lid, and cut wrap by pressing firmly on both sides," said Cool. "That's not really easy, you know, if I have to do this."

While we didn't have such good luck with the plastic wrap, we're going to try out some foil. Just pull, press, and wrap.

"It was a little easier to use with foil, but foil is easier to tear anyway. I think it wasn't easy enough to warrant taking out your plastic wrap and then, putting the little attachments on and using the Wraptastic. I didn't think it was worth it," said Cool.

This is not a very durable product. We only used the Wraptastic for a short period of time and it's already starting to fall apart. It didn't make life in the kitchen any easier. It actually took more time than just using regular plastic wrap. Not exactly what they advertise on TV.

So, this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs down.

If there are any "As Seen on TV" products you would like to test out, contact me via email at afox@kmot.com or send me a message on Facebook.

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