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Old 06-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Wraptastic - As Seen On TV

So a few months ago DH saw the tv ad for this thing and said "Come in here and look at this ... You need that!"

He does that a lot so I don't normally get to excited.

But this did intrigue me since I am always wrestling with the plastic wrap - not as stupid and dumb as those (where in the world do they find these people) women in their ad.

I told him when it shows up in the local store I will get one and try it.

Wednesday we were grocery shopping and he saw it. I'm about 4 aisles over and I hear his voice saying "It's finally here .. how many do you want" No way was I going to answer from 4 aisle over ! He eventually found me and had 4 of them LOL I told him let's get 1 and try it. It was $9.99 so I figured it wouldn't be that big a loss if it didn't work, plus I could bring it back.

Well it works great ! I put some rubber feet on the bottom so it wouldn't slide on my countertop but I tell ya .. this is so much easier than the box the plastic wrap comes in. It cuts nice and clean and quick.

And it fits in the drawer I keep the wraps in and it's a shallow drawer.

I really like it and I will go back and get another for the foil.

DH loves it as he always has about 20' of plastic wrap out by the time he's done trying to tear it.

Time will tell how long the blade lasts, but I'm happy with this thing for now.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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I been wonderin' about that contraption. Can you use it with regular plastic wrap and foil or do you have to purchase wrap and foil specifically for that device?
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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I been wonderin' about that contraption. Can you use it with regular plastic wrap and foil or do you have to purchase wrap and foil specifically for that device?
I had some Glad wrap and put it in there and it works great.

It doesn't say anything about using their own stuff.

The only thing I'm not sure about is how large a roll you can put in there. The one extra roll I have in my cupboard is 200' and it looks to me like there is extra room after that so I would think at least 250' rolls would fit.

Mine did not come with their complimentary rolls because I didn't buy it from TV .. frankly it's not worth it.

I bought something from TV once and what they charge for shipping and handling is almost the same price as the item. So I wait .. those things show up in stores all over the place.

Another one we purchased is that pocket hose. It's pretty cool. We got it in the store during the winter months. We've been using it for about 2 months now and it still shrinks up. It doesn't shrink up like they show in the ad but it's still small. And it's light.

But it really doesn't make watering any more fun like the ad promises LOL

We did get a 2nd one and now we can reach completely around our house front and back. Even with 2 of them it takes up much less space than one regular hose and it is much lighter.

The only downside is that it only come one size - I think it's 1/2".
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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I bought the one made by Stetch Tite The reviews for the TV one turned me off. I too do have the problems with the legs not adhereing to the counter top. But there is a spot in the middle where I can grab the wrap with one hand and hold the container with the other. I did place some water on the feet and that helped some. I need to experiment and find a better solution to that problem. Perhaps placing it on a wet cloth.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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I bought a large roll of plastic wrap at Costco and it came with this little cutter that goes in the box and cuts the plastic wrap very nicely.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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So a few months ago DH saw the tv ad for this thing and said "Come in here and look at this ... You need that!"

He does that a lot so I don't normally get to excited.

But this did intrigue me since I am always wrestling with the plastic wrap - not as stupid and dumb as those (where in the world do they find these people) women in their ad.

I told him when it shows up in the local store I will get one and try it.

Wednesday we were grocery shopping and he saw it. I'm about 4 aisles over and I hear his voice saying "It's finally here .. how many do you want" No way was I going to answer from 4 aisle over ! He eventually found me and had 4 of them LOL I told him let's get 1 and try it. It was $9.99 so I figured it wouldn't be that big a loss if it didn't work, plus I could bring it back.

Well it works great ! I put some rubber feet on the bottom so it wouldn't slide on my countertop but I tell ya .. this is so much easier than the box the plastic wrap comes in. It cuts nice and clean and quick.

And it fits in the drawer I keep the wraps in and it's a shallow drawer.

I really like it and I will go back and get another for the foil.

DH loves it as he always has about 20' of plastic wrap out by the time he's done trying to tear it.

Time will tell how long the blade lasts, but I'm happy with this thing for now.
Sounds good, but I wonder why it's gotten mostly bad reviews on Amazon?
Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Wraptastic
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:32 PM   #7
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Well ya know people will yell when they are unhappy and not so much when they are happy. If you look for any kind of review you will see more negatives than positives. I am guilty of contributing that way ... I tend to forget to go give a postivie review when I purchase something.

I finally picked up a 2nd one at Walgreens this morning. I was going to use it for my foil. I have a 25' roll of Reynolds Wrap. The special plugs will not fit into the tube

So now I'm not sure what size roll I need to get to make it work for foil.

I am still extremely happy with it for the plastic wrap though. And DH loves it as he can get his own plastic wrap and it doesn't get all tangled up.

I still say thumbs up - for the plastic wrap anyway !
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Well ya know people will yell when they are unhappy and not so much when they are happy. If you look for any kind of review you will see more negatives than positives. I am guilty of contributing that way ... I tend to forget to go give a postivie review when I purchase something.

I finally picked up a 2nd one at Walgreens this morning. I was going to use it for my foil. I have a 25' roll of Reynolds Wrap. The special plugs will not fit into the tube

So now I'm not sure what size roll I need to get to make it work for foil.

I am still extremely happy with it for the plastic wrap though. And DH loves it as he can get his own plastic wrap and it doesn't get all tangled up.

I still say thumbs up - for the plastic wrap anyway !
This would definitely be worth it for me for the plastic wrap alone if it can stop the tangling and twisting and folding over - it's sooo frustrating.
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I bought the Stretch Tite one and it works perfect every time. A little birdie is sending me some rubber feet for it so it will sit where it is supposed to. That is the only problem. The feet do not stick to the counter top. `

Would I recommend it? Yes, I also like the fact that it locks so you don't get cut on the blade if you go to get something else in the drawer or even pick the cutter up. A good safety feature to have.
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I bought the Stretch Tite one and it works perfect every time. A little birdie is sending me some rubber feet for it so it will sit where it is supposed to. That is the only problem. The feet do not stick to the counter top. `

Would I recommend it? Yes, I also like the fact that it locks so you don't get cut on the blade if you go to get something else in the drawer or even pick the cutter up. A good safety feature to have.
That one sounds good too. Isn't that the one made for Costco? Unfortunately, I don't belong to Costco.
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