Does the Wraptastic Really Work?

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Does Wraptastic work?Wraptastic is a seemingly handy device that will help you avoid all of the perils and pitfalls of wrapping foods the old way. It replaces the box that comes with plastic wrap, aluminum foil, wax paper, and others and apparently takes away the hassle. But how well does it work when used in the real world?

Even though there’s some exaggeration used in the infomercial about how hard it is to wrap up leftovers and other food items, they did get it pretty close to the truth. Between cutting yourself on the sharp edge of the box, and having the Saran wrap bunch up and cling to itself, it can become a part of the clean-up process that you dread. If it really could unroll evenly and cut the sheet with just the press of a button, it should be a staple in most homes.

The Claim
The makers of Wraptastic claim that all you have to do is pull the wrap to your desired length, press down on the unit, and wrap up your item of choice. They say it won’t cut your finger because the blade it uses is hidden between two plastic slats. They also say that it’s easy to change out rolls because it’s spring loaded, so you can switch from plastic, to foil, to wax paper and not skip a beat. And because it has rubber feet it won’t go sliding around on you when you’re trying to pull out the sheet to your desired length.

The Hype
This has an infomercial to show all of its features, and while it’s not entirely over-the-top, it does embellish a bit on how hard it is to use regular wraps. We all can relate to struggling with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, but not to the point where it looks like a circus act. Other than that, there isn’t too much hype involved, and this product does address a real problem that millions of people can relate to.

The Cost
The total cost comes to $25 and this gets you a package of 2 Wraptastic units, and they come with a roll of plastic wrap and foil so you can load each one up and be ready to go without having to switch out rolls for different jobs. Even though this has a 30 day guarantee, since the price of the unit is less than the price of shipping, you probably won’t end up returning it. It’s one of those deals where you’re taking a bit of a gamble on it, so you may want to wait until you can find it in local retail stores like Bed Bath & Beyond or in an As Seen on TV shop at the mall.

The Commitment
The major pitch here is that his is going to reduce the time it takes you to wrap up food, whether it’s leftovers from dinner, or a food dish that you’re taking to a party. Gone are the times when you’ll make a mess of things because of your wrapping tools. If it works just like it’s shown to in its promo video this really would ease up some of the unpleasant tasks in the kitchen, made more unpleasant by not having a reliable way to dispense the wraps needed to keep foods fresh.

The Wraptastic should work because it doesn’t have a lot of movable parts, it’s not battery powered, and it’s not overly complicated. It’s usually these types of products that end up performing as expected because there isn’t a lot that can go wrong with them. There’s also little room for user error. The only area it might falter on is being able to use any brand of plastic wrap or aluminum foil. There are some brands that are better than others, and you’ll probably end up getting better results if you use the brands that have thicker foil and sturdier wrap.

Final Wraptastic Review

The Wraptastic is getting our initial Thumbs Up rating because it’s attempting to solve a genuine problem that many of us have experienced. If you can’t wait to find it in stores, perhaps you can gift the bonus wrapper and keep one for yourself to defray the cost. You don’t really need two of them since one of the features is that it’s easy to swap out rolls. While we’re leaning to it working, there is a chance your experience will vary, and it won’t live up to expectations.

Our Recommendation
We suggest finding this locally, but there may be quite a wait before it ends up being available offline. This would allow you to pay for the item itself and not all of the shipping and handling charges. It would also let you buy just one of them. It it doesn’t work you can simply take it back to the store and get your money back. If you cannot find it locally, or would rather buy something similar online, take a look at the Stretch-tite Wrap’N Snap Dispenser.

What do you think? Does Wraptastic work or not?

56 Customer Reviews on “Does the Wraptastic Really Work?

  1. Found this today at Dollar Tree so thought I’d try it. Only out $1 if it’s cr@p, right? So far so good with testing it. I’m going to use it for plastic wrap which I think would be the best use for it. It definitely cuts and I like that the blade is hidden so it is safer. I think it could be a bit heavier or weighted down as it did slide a bit when pulling with 2 hands. I might put some non skidding stuff on the feet to see if that helps with that.

  2. You can get it at the dollar tree for one dollar if you really want to try it. The stonewave for over twelve dollars, you can get there also for one dollar. I went to mine in phoenixville pa.

  3. What do we do with the long piece of plastic arm that is spose to be used inside the wraptastic? It doesn’t stay in place when we pull out the plastic and the plastic goes back onto the roll of plastic when means we have to lift the cover of the wraptastic again to put in place to cut the plastic again.

    Leroy Bosworth

  4. Any thing that bearded idiot sells is junk. Don’t even waste your time watching any thing this yahoo tries to sell you. It’s all junk.

  5. The feet on Wraptastic are slick and slide all over the place on any surface. I contacted customer service and they sent the same feet covers as I had so that was useless. One customer service lady told me to get Velcro to keep it in place! I don’t know how they keep it in place on the infomercial but that’s not what they sent me!! Don’t waste your money!!

  6. This product is a joke. DO NOT BUY IT! It looks like it is magic as they pull the plastic wrap out and wrap their item. YOU WOULD HAVE TO PLACE THIS IN WET CEMENT AND LET IT DRY to work like the infomercial. Oh yeah, once you get it and decide for yourself that it is a piece of crap, it cost more to send it back than you paid for it.

    I will never buy any more of these “As Seen on TV” products. They never are what is promised.

  7. The diameter of the cardboard tubes in all major brands of plastic-wrap I have tried is too large to fit the string-loaded end plugs. As a result the entire plug on each end slides way into the cardboard tube rendering the spring system useless. I have been unable to find a manufacturer’s site for them to ask for replacements. Does anyone have a phone number for them?

  8. I bought a Wraptastic at Wal-Mart recently. I read the poorly written instructions very carefully, assembled the device and tried it out with Glad Wrap. It did a terrible job of keeping the loose end from snapping back and clinging to the roll. I had to pick it loose every time I used it. Second, it didn’t cut very well. I had to pull hard to separate the “cut” material from the cutting area of the device. I was disgusted and threw it in the trash container. Then, I read some positive reviews. These could be false reviews written by the manufacturer. .I decided to give it another try. It didn’t cut plastic wrap any better and the blade guard kept falling off. Finally the blade guard broke during normal use and the lid kept popping out of the rear hinges. Generally, I now consider the Wraptastic to be a cheaply made, poorly designed piece of non-functioning junk. I am just going to throw it away and write it off as a bad investment. I do not recommend that anyone waste their money.

  9. What a scam!!!! You all need to be reported for misleading the public!!!! I will tell all my friends not to waste their money on a product that should be taken OFF the market! Shame on you!!!!

  10. What a joke on how great your product is!!!!! I feel that you all are misleading the public! You can’t even cut the wrap off because it slides all over the counter. I wish I never bought your product and will tell all my friends don’t waste your money on a dud!!!!!!!

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