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Australian consumer expert CHOICE reveals the best and worst cling wraps

REVEALED: The best and worst cling wraps after popular brands were ranked based on on stickiness, ease of use and microwave heating

  • A consumer expert has revealed the best and worst cling wraps on the market
  • Wraps were rated based on stickiness, heating, ease of opening and dispensing
  • Of the 23 products tested, Glad was the clear winner in the cling wrap ratings


A consumer expert has rounded up the best and worst cling wraps after putting popular supermarket brands to the test.

CHOICE’s kitchen queen Fiona Mair, from Sydney, offered her verdict after she rated the food wraps based on stickiness, microwave heating, packaging, ease of opening and dispensing.

Of the 23 products tested, Glad brand was the clear winner in the cling wrap ratings after its products took out the top three spots.

A consumer expert has rounded up the best and worst cling wraps after putting popular supermarket brands to the test

The best and worst cling wraps 

The top performing cling wraps:

1. Glad Wrap: $5.50 – 90m (81%)

2. Glad Wrap with Ezy-Cutter Bar: $9.95 – 150m (81%)

3. Glad to be Green 50% Plant Based Cling Wrap: $5 – 50m (79%)

4. Goliath Cling Wrap: $1.39 – 60m (78%)

5. Multix Plant Based Cling Wrap: $2 – 20m (78%)

The worst performing cling wraps:

1. Sugar Wrap Eco Clingwrap 100% Compostable: $5.50 – 30m (65%)

2. Bio Tuff Compostable Cling Wrap: $15.90 – 30m (65%)

3. Black & Gold Cling Wrap: $1.50 – 30m (66%)

4. Ecoduz Compostable Cling Wrap: $20 – 100m (67%)

5. Compostic 100% Home Compostable Cling Wrap: $4.50 – 30m (68%)

During the trial, Fiona looked at the packaging design to check ease of opening and dispensing, as well as how ‘neat’ the cut was from each product.

She checked each wrap’s stickiness by resealing different cookware materials, ranging from plastic and glass to ceramic and stainless steel.

The expert also looked at how the cling wraps reacted with heat by reheating food in the microwave to see whether it would shrink or break.

Glad Wrap ($5.50) and Glad Wrap with Ezy-Cutter Bar ($9.95) both scored a stellar 81 per cent, followed by Glad to be Green 50% Plant Based Cling Wrap ($5) with 79 per cent.

Aldi’s exclusively owned brand Goliath Cling Wrap ($1.39) and Multix Plant Based Cling Wrap ($3) rounded out the top five with 78 per cent.

Aldi's exclusively owned brand Goliath Cling Wrap ($1.39)

Black & Gold Cling Wrap ($1.10)

Aldi’s exclusively owned brand Goliath Cling Wrap ($1.39) was named in the top five ratings – while IGA’s Black & Gold Cling Wrap ($1.50) received one of the lowest scores of just 66%

Sugar Wrap Eco Clingwrap 100% Compostable ($5.50)

Ecoduz Compostable Cling Wrap ($20)

Sugar Wrap Eco Clingwrap 100% Compostable ($5.50) and Ecoduz Compostable Cling Wrap ($20) were among some of the products named the ‘worst’ in the test

While Sugar Wrap Eco Clingwrap 100% Compostable ($5.50) performed well in the adherence and microwave heating categories, Fiona said the product scored the second lowest marks for easy of use.

The product received an overall score of just 65 per cent, along with Bio Tuff Compostable Cling Wrap ($15.90).

Other worst performers included IGA’s Black & Gold Cling Wrap ($1.50), Ecoduz Compostable Cling Wrap ($20) and Compostic 100% Home Compostable Cling Wrap ($6.50).

‘I had high hopes for the eco-friendly cling wraps,’ Fiona said.

‘They all performed as well as some of the regular cling wraps when it came to sealing and heating.

‘However, when it came to ease of use such as opening, dispensing, cutting and condition of packaging, it was a big disappointment.’



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