How to care for your beeswax food wraps?

March 23, 2021

How to care for your beeswax food wraps?

How to care for your beeswax food wraps?

Bee Green Wraps can last up to a year depending on care and use.

For wraps that are used heavily expect less. Taking good care of your wrap will extend its life.

Protect wraps from heat sources such as the oven, microwave, dishwasher, prolonged full sun on a hot day – or anything hot enough to melt wax. Beeswax melts at around 62-62°C, but it begins to soften before getting to that temperature.

Not recommended for raw meat, liquids or foods that are still hot. Some staining may occur when they come in contact with brightly coloured foods such as beetroot.

After each use wash your wraps in cold water with a mild detergent. To remove dried on food don’t pick it off, but leave the wrap to soak for a few minutes in cold water until the food is soft enough to wash away.

After washing rinse, and lay somewhere flat, or drape over something to dry. Once dry, fold your wraps and store somewhere handy so they are ready to go next time you need them.

If using the wraps to make a bag/pouch, don’t tear the bag open, rather unfold it as it was folded to reduce un-necessary wear.

Bee Green Wraps have a naturally pleasant smell of beeswax. If they smell bad (like off food) this may mean they haven’t been cleaned adequately or the integrity of the wax has been breached and it has reached the end of its life.

Washing thoroughly with detergent and drying should be enough, however, Bee Green Wraps can be sanitised with sanitising solutions that are designed to come in contact with food prep surfaces and storage containers. Although this is not recommended for everyday use, it is useful if you think your wrap may be contaminated in some way. Just remember the saying “when in doubt, throw it out”.

Beeswax never goes bad itself, but overtime with use, the protective wax coating on your wrap will be worn away. When your Bee Green Wrap has reached the end of its life you can dig a hole in your backyard and bury it – unlike plastic it will return to the earth without a trace.





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