Did You Know This About Aluminum Foil Rolls?

From my friends Vic and Jeff at Victorian Heart Shoppe.

Happy Thanksgiving, Here's a great holiday baking/cooking tip that even we at our progressive age did not know:

I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself. Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box? You know when you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time.

Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, Press here to lock end. Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

Sure enough, we had the "lock ends" feature on our generic wrap.

I'm sharing this with my friends. I hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this.

Vic & Jeff

Well, I had to go straight to the kitchen and checkout all my rolls of foil and Saran Wrap! Sure enough they all have them!

I also would like to know how long it has been there? Anyone know?


Sweetwater Designs said...

what? all these years of putting up with minor frustrations that add to your hugely frustrating day! and this didn't have to be one of Thats a bit of handy trivia, I'll check it out :)

dandyapple said...

Shut up! That roll always flies out at me. I am off to check it out Thanks! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!

Joan said...

Amazing the things you find out! I've actually known about this one for awhile--I remember coming home from college and running around my mom's kitchen like a mad woman doing this to all the saran and foil rolls!!

kim* said...

hm i will now go in the kitchen and press every roll we have. lol

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

so I read this on your blog and had to check it out myself...sure was there on almost all of them.....except some off brand wrap. Thanks for the helped tremendously yesterday

Duni said...

Thanks for sharing this! There's always something new to learn every day!

aliceinparis said...

That is too funny! All these years we've been messing about with unruly rolls and the answer was there all along! you should make a Youtube video:))

Rachel said...

That's so funny! I didn't know that either. I'll have to go check it out!

dianem said...

I had no idea that was there!