What's the Deal with Bee's Wrap?
The Internet can't get enough of this eco-friendly food wrap.
If you clicked on this story, there’s a good chance you’re just as intrigued by Bee’s Wrap as we are. Honestly, it’s everywhere — and we mean everywhere. It’s all over social media, on foodie blogs and probably inside your best friend’s kitchen cabinets. And now everyone’s trying to find the best D.I.Y. bee’s wrap recipe other there. But what is it?
Made with fabric (usually organic cotton) and beeswax, Bee’s Wrap is pegged as a brilliant way to store your food. Not only is it significantly more sustainable than plastic wrap, but you can also use it over and over again. Pretty cool, huh?
Well, it depends.
For anyone who is committed to adopting an environmentally conscious and waste-free lifestyle, Bee’s Wrap is a no-brainer. Each wrap can reportedly last for up to a year, so you can get some serious bang for your buck. Washable, reusable and compostable, these wraps are made with eco-friendly materials and are completely biodegradable.
That being said, you might notice some pitfalls. For starters, the wraps are high-maintenance. A pack of Bee’s Wrap comes with very specific directions to wash in cool water and air dry; however, some Amazon customers have claimed they’ve followed the directions only to have their wrap curl up or (gasp!) shed. Many reviewers also claim that Bee’s Wrap doesn’t cling as well as plastic wrap or aluminum foil, but we’ll admit that’s a hard act for an eco-friendly alternative to follow.
Perhaps the question isn’t whether or not you should buy Bee’s Wrap, but what type of food you should use it with. Nuts, fruits and vegetables and breads are a great place to start, plus many people say Bee’s Wrap holds nicely over bowls and casserole dishes. The one thing you should definitely avoid, however, is meat. Yes, you’ll obviously wash your wrap, but the mere thought of cross-contaminating a slab of raw steak or chicken with other food is enough to make us cringe. Some people lament over having to lug around their Bee’s Wrap after they devour their lunch al desko, but we see no problem with stowing it in a backpack or lunch bag to wrap your sandwich the next day.
Bottom Line: Bee's Wrap probably deserves a spot in your kitchen, but use it wisely. It isn’t great for everything, so don’t kiss your roll of plastic wrap or aluminum foil goodbye anytime soon; but despite its flaws (all products have ‘em!), if you’re looking to make your kitchen a greener place, this is a good way to start.