When I ran out of plastic wrap last week, my heart sank, for I knew I had a hard road ahead of me. Sure, you can get plastic wrap just about anywhere. In fact, in my densely populated neighborhood, there are no fewer than three stores within a block of my house that all sell the stuff. But they don't have my plastic wrap, a brand I love so much that I actually brought that last box with me when I moved to California.
You probably think I'm crazy; aren't all plastic wraps the same? I'm here to tell you they're not, because Stretch-Tite plastic wrap is leagues ahead of everything else on the market. In fact, I would go so far as to say it's awesome. I don't say this lightly. (And no, they're not paying me to write this.) Not only is Stretch-Tite stretchier than other plastic wraps, but it's somehow stickier, too. It does what it's supposed to do, and it does so perfectly.
Here's the problem: it's really hard to find. I tried at least five bodegas, grocery stores, and drug stores and still came up empty handed. Finally I got discouraged and I grudgingly bought a box of "premium" plastic wrap from a big-name national brand. I gave it a whirl at home, and all I can say is "premium, schmemium." The clear square flitted and slid on the rim of the bowl I was covering, totally unwilling to stick. This would not do.
So I hit the pavement again with renewed vigor. I tried the supermarket in an adjacent neighborhood and hit gold: there on the shelf was the cheery yellow box with its understated blue sans serif type. Score! I'm all set with my new box. But now I wonder if I should have stocked up. You know, just to be safe.
Am I crazy, or do you have a kitchen obsession of your own? Fess up!