Caring For Your Wrap
As we like to tell everybody, our eco-friendly wraps can be used again, and again and again with proper care. In fact, they can easily last up to 12 months with the right amount of TLC.
There are a few things to keep in mind while taking care of your wrap, which is hand made with 100% cotton fabric, natural beeswax, pure organic coconut oil.
HOW TO MAINTAIN
All materials used to make your Wrappini are natural, so intensely pigmented or dense foods may contribute to the personality of your wrap (e.g., creases, lines, marks, stains).
You can minimise stains and marks by cleaning your Wrappini shortly after food is removed.
Avoid prolonged contact with oily or greasy foods.
HOW TO CLEAN
For best results and longevity, hand-wash your wrap in cold water with dish soap regularly.
We recommend biodegradable, alcohol-free soap as beeswax is soluble in alcohol. Check the ingredient list of your dish soap, if alcohol is in the first five ingredients listed, it is too harsh for your Wrappini.
It's only in cold water that the beeswax coating will be stiff enough to provide a stable surface for cleaning.
The wraps are washed like a plate, not a piece of fabric.
They can handle a light scrub with a soft dishcloth or sponge.
Do not let them soak for a prolonged period.
Dry your freshly washed wrap with a towel for immediate use or place over a dish rack to air dry.
Do not wring out, stretch or unnecessarily bend your wrap.
And most importantly, remember that your Wrappini is not suitable for the dishwasher or washing machine!
HOW TO STORE
We store our Wrappinis in a flat dry space, for example, the kitchen draw where you keep your tea towels, placements or cooking aids like aluminium foil.
For a larger Medio or Gordo Wrappini, it's perfectly okay to fold and bend it for easier storage.
While a Wrappini will never melt, it's best to keep it away from direct heat and light.
HOW TO REVIVE
If your Wrappini has been getting a lot of use and has started looking a bit bedraggled, there’s an easy way to give it a makeover. You can do this easily yourself at home with simple household items.
- An oven
- Oven tray
- Sheet of baking paper
- Grated beeswax (optional)
- Gloves / tweezers (optional)
- Paint brush or similar implement
- A place to hang or lie your wrap
- Pre-heat your oven to a low heat, around 100°C (we are looking to re-heat, not bake!)
- Just place a sheet of baking paper on the oven tray and your Wrappini on top of that (if it's a Gordo wrap, okay to fold it in half)
- If you Wrappini is in a particularly bad state and some of the beeswax coating has worn off; you can sprinkle a little bit of freshly grated wax onto the affected areas
- Now put the tray in the oven for about 60 seconds, or until the wax has re-melted
- Now take the tray out and place it on a flat, stable table
- If you added new wax, quickly use a paintbrush to spread the wax out evenly
- Now carefully – super hot! – pick up your wrap by its corners (consider wearing thin gloves or using tweezers)
- Now simply hang it up on a clothesline to dry
- After another minute your Wrappini will be completely cool and as good as new again!
And hey presto, it's as easy as that to show your Wrappini some tender loving care and extend its life-space by another year. Happy wrapping!