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Old 14.07.2011, 20:23
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Saran wrap?

Hey folks

First time I've ever done a search on the EF and come up with zilch. Anyone know where to get saran wrap or a similar-quality product in Switzerland? This clingy stuff you get in Coop (Frischhaltefolie) is just about as worthless as the day is long!

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Old 14.07.2011, 20:28
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Re: Saran wrap?

Migros has it: http://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do/.../Search/Saran/
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Re: Saran wrap?

The supermarkets own variety is too flimsy.
Toppits Glad is very much better and equates with Saran.
It is in a yellow pack.
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Old 14.07.2011, 20:36
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Re: Saran wrap?

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Walmart store brand ("Sam's Choice") used to be the one to beat back home. Better than Saran for sure. Then some ____ went and cost-cut it and now it bears a horrifying resemblance to the Swiss product. Don't get me started.

My pet theory is that it doesn't exist here because the Swiss don't really do leftovers. Even largeish families I know will cook about what they need for that meal, eat till it's gone and then stop. I have personally witnessed this in a house with three teenage boys. Where I'm from, you would cook enough for a small army, in forlorn hopes of having a little left over to stick back in the fridge for next-day after-school snacks.

It all fits, doesn't it - dinky refrigerators, inadequate saran wrap, no casserole tradition to speak of...

(I'll be happy to be proven wrong though, about the saran wrap.)
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Thanks Meisie, Ceppych - much appreciated!

Edit: and MN for the rant. ;-)
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Old 14.07.2011, 20:50
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It all fits, doesn't it - dinky refrigerators, inadequate saran wrap, no casserole tradition to speak of...
My fridge is so small, I can keep about 4 bottles of wine and a litre of milk in it so...who has room for leftovers?

It is a pity about the lack of hot dish culture around here. I'd love to bake one myself, but my pyrex is too big for the oven in our apartment. I've often wondered why fridges and ovens are so freakin' small in the EU...I mean, it doesn't cost more to make a bigger pan of lasagna and live for a week on the leftovers.

And I asked once at a restaurant to have the leftovers wrapped to go and you'd have thought I asked for the moon....
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Old 14.07.2011, 20:53
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My pet theory is that it doesn't exist here because the Swiss don't really do leftovers. Even largeish families I know will cook about what they need for that meal, eat till it's gone and then stop. I have personally witnessed this in a house with three teenage boys. Where I'm from, you would cook enough for a small army, in forlorn hopes of having a little left over to stick back in the fridge for next-day after-school snacks.
We always did this back in the U.K. when I was young. We basically do the same now.

There's hardly any waste this way.

I'm always amazed at how big U.S. fridges are and by how many 'left-overs' they contain.

Back on topic. "Tangan no. 11 at Migros" is the one that comes off the roll easily.
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We always did this back in the U.K. when I was young. We basically do the same now.

There's hardly any waste this way.

I'm always amazed at how big U.S. fridges are and by how many 'left-overs' they contain.
You'd be surprised how little waste there is in my (big-for-Swiss, small-for-US) fridge. Or how little there was in my mother's. If cleanliness is next to godliness, godliness was next to "not wasting food." Anything that might reasonably be eaten in the next three or four days went in the fridge (where I assure you it did get eaten) and anything that probably wouldn't be went in the freezer.

The way I learned to cook, leftovers have a purpose. They're not spare odds and ends, they're parts of future meals. If you're refrigerating good food only to throw it out five days later, you're doing it wrong.

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Back on topic. "Tangan no. 11 at Migros" is the one that comes off the roll easily.
Yep. And off everything else easily too, I'm sorry to report.

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When I saran-wrap something I expect it to stay saran-wrapped if you please. I certainly don't expect to need a rubber band round it.
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(I'll be happy to be proven wrong though, about the saran wrap.)
Wait, your husband should be on his way....

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Re: Saran wrap?

Coop Prix Guarantee (white with pink lettering) - surprisingly, is better than more expensive brands.
It's not too sticky and clingy, and quite strong - so minimal waste.
Doesn't cling to plastic plates or bowls too well, though.
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Re: Saran wrap?

I find Lidl cling film the best. It sticks to everything other than itself like cling film should. The Coop one I got once and never again. The Migros one seems to be too thin and doesn't tear right.

Plastic containers are easier for me for leftovers and opened cheese and sandwich meat packs though, but I do have a GE Profile :-)
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My fridge is so small, I can keep about 4 bottles of wine and a litre of milk in it so...who has room for leftovers?

It is a pity about the lack of hot dish culture around here. I'd love to bake one myself, but my pyrex is too big for the oven in our apartment. I've often wondered why fridges and ovens are so freakin' small in the EU...I mean, it doesn't cost more to make a bigger pan of lasagna and live for a week on the leftovers.

And I asked once at a restaurant to have the leftovers wrapped to go and you'd have thought I asked for the moon....
1. They don't eat....they taste delicately
2. The hostess of the house is still expected to go to market every day
3. Doggy bags are a big no no....

.... and you know what ? In a few years you'll think that it's just normal
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Back on topic. "Tangan no. 11 at Migros" is the one that comes off the roll easily.
I did mean to say Tangan no.10. as that's the thicker one.

Anyway, now I noticed it even says Saran premium on the box as well.

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