Our Top 8 Ways to use your Beeswax Wraps
New to Beeswax or Plant wax wraps and not sure how to use them? Or not sure what you would use them for?
Or perhaps you have some of our wax wraps already and want some inspiration for new ways to use them.
Our reusable Beeswax and Plant wax wraps can be used in so many different ways. Here are our top 8 ways to use our wax wraps.
Use our Beeswax wraps to keep your cheese fresher for longer.
This for most people is the number one use for our wax wraps. The large wrap in the Kitchen Pack is ideal for that big chunk of cheddar. The medium for the wedge of Stilton and the small wrap for that special cheese you treat yourself to occasionally!
If you buy your cheese from a deli counter, ask them to wrap your cheese straight into your Beeswax wrap. Or once the cheese packaging is open, transfer it to a wax wrap.
The super sticky nature of our wraps creates a tight seal to stop your cheese from drying out. Your cheese will stay fresh and no need for clingfilm!
2. Cover a bowl, plate or jug
Leftovers? Then use one of our wax wraps to cover your bowl, plate or jug.
This is what we use our wraps at home for every day. If we make too much salad, the bowl is covered, popped in the fridge and then its fresh for us the next day.
Purposefully make too much pancake batter and you have a great excuse to use a Beeswax wrap to cover the jug and have pancakes for breakfast the next day!
If you have lots of different sized bowls, the Kitchen Pack would be your ideal choice. But take a look at our Super Sized Kitchen Packs for large bowls and plates.
Whether it's a trusty cheese and pickle sandwich or a ciabatta filled with roasted vegetables and hummus, use your Beeswax or Plant wax Sandwich Wrap instead of clingfilm or tinfoil to keep your lunch fresh and secure.
Our Sandwich Wrap with the added button and twine gives you extra sandwich security. So you can make your lunch, wrap it up and throw it in your bag or rucksack for work, school or a walk up a mountain!
Our fabric range includes some great choices for kids to help you turn their school lunch boxes into plastic free zones.
4. Take out CAKE!!!
CAKE!!!! Is there anyone out there who is able to resist a scone, flapjack, brownie or lemon drizzle sat on the counter of your favourite cafe, deli or farmshop? If there is, then you are stronger than us!
Keep a Beeswax wrap in your bag so when you do give in to temptation you can feel a bit more virtuous by using your wrap to wrap your cake in. Your reusable wrap beats even a paper bag or compostable box in terms of being eco friendly.
Team that with a reusable coffee cup for your drink and I'm sure then the calories don't count...!
5. Fruit and Vegetables
Want to ditch clingfilm? But also want to stop that avocado and apple half from going brown. Or carrot sticks from drying out and curling up. Need to keep half an onion fresh for dinner tomorrow?
Make the switch and use Beeswax wraps to keep your fruit and veg fresh. The tight seal you create with the wax wrap will keep the air out and your food fresh.
6. Make a pouch
With a little origami magic you can fold yourself a pouch and use your Beeswax wrap to take snacks to work or on a day out. We use the small and medium sized wraps in the Kitchen Pack for carrot sticks and nuts or my favourite, strawberries and brownies!
The Sandwich wraps also make awesome pouches. We take them to our local Zero Waste shop to use as produce bags for our dried foods. They are perfect for chickpeas, popping corn, rice and nuts. So much easier then carrying bulky tupperware and heavy glass jars.
To see how to make a pouch from a Sandwich Wrap watch this YouTube video.
7. For freezing food
Yes! Beeswax wraps can be used in the freezer. Wrap your bread, brownies, lemon slices for your G+T's. Create a tight seal using the warmth of your hands and then place them in the freezer for up to a month.
When you take them out of the freezer, let the wraps warm up slightly to soften the wax. Once they are at room temperature, the wrap will be ready to use again.
Just so you know, the brownies we freeze are ready to be eaten in the time it takes to make a posh coffee! Mass make, freeze in your wraps and you'll never run out of cake again!
8. Keep bread fresh
We have found the perfect plastic free way to keep your bread fresh. Use one of our Sandwich wraps to cover the cut end of your loaf and then pop the loaf in one of our organic cotton bread bags.
A Which report in 2019 found that the best way to keep loaves fresh were to keep them in a bag rather than a bread bin. Even after one day the difference between the bags and the bins was noticeable.
Add a Beeswax wrap into the equation and the bag option really is your best choice! This bag and wrap combo will also take up a lot less space in your kitchen. We have a great deal too, take a look and choose your combo!
So, there are our top 8 ways to use your Beeswax or Plant wax wraps. The list goes on and on and if you follow us on Social Media you'll keep getting new inspiration.
What NOT to use your wraps for...
1. Raw meat and fish. The wraps needs to be washed in cold soapy water. Heat will melt the wax. So avoid raw meat and fish. If your wrap does come into contact with mouldy food, you can revitalise them in the oven following the instructions here.
2.Hot food and containers. The heat from the food or bowl will likely melt the wax, so let your food cool down first.
3.The wraps should not be used in the microwave. Again because of the heat and risk of fire.
How to store your wax wraps
When you are not using your wraps, you can store them a number of ways. We keep ours in a drawer in the kitchen where we used to keep the clingfilm and tinfoil.
Some people roll them up and keep them in a tall jar on the counter. Or fold them and keep them in a cotton or paper bag in the cupboard.
How do wax wraps work?
Place your wrap over your bowl and use the warmth of your hands to soften the wax and secure it to the sides of the bowl. For sandwiches, cheese and other food items, fold the corners in and use the warmth of your hands to mould to shape.
For the Sandwich Wraps, use the twine for extra sandwich security. The seal then holds as the wrap cools.