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Pack and cover
The right size of your beeskin beeswax wrap
4 different sizes – because you always have different sized vessels. Finally, no annoying search for the right lid anymore:
Our smallest beeskin beeswax in s – 15x15cm can be used well to cover small bowls, glasses or a small jug. Or for a portion of vegetables to go, a few cookies, half an avocado or a small piece of cheese.
Our medium size in m – 25x25cm is enough for a small cereal bowl or a cake plate. Or for half a mango, a honeydew melon, fresh herbs or the sandwich to take to school.
beeskin beeswax wrap in L – 35x35cm fit very well for normal plates or bowls. Or: the big sandwich, the watermelon or smaller breads and rolls.
beeskin beeswax XL – the extra large, long cloth for oblong bowls, baking trays and casserole dishes or oblong foods such as baguette, leek or rhubarb.
Simply lay your beeskin beeswax wrap over a plate, bowl or glass and wrap it over the edges. Thanks to the warmth of your hands, the beeskin cloth will gently adhere to smooth surfaces and to itself, similar to plastic film. (only that it does not stick so annoyingly to itself so you end up throwing away a piece of all tangled up plastic foil before even wrapping anything). In the refrigerator, the beeskin beeswax wrap stiffens and retains its shape. Just exactly like a plastic lid. At room temperature, your beeskin beeswax wrap softens again. But do not worry: it still sticks and will stay where you intend it to be.
How to wrap your lettuce:
Take your berries to go
and keep your cucumber fresh:
Store your nuts in a little envelope and take them on the go:
Cheese stays fresh for longer,
and the wine that goes with the cheese stays fresh too:
Wrap the salami
as well as the bread
even your herbs won’t dry out:
beeskin beeswax wraps should NOT come into direct contact with raw meat, fish and pineapple. This is simply because you can not wash the wraps hot, which is very important with steak tartare, raw chicken breast and raw meat or raw fish. Just put raw meat in a bowl and then cover the bowl with your beeskin. Cold cuts such as cooked ham, smoked ham, salami etc. you can wrap. After usage wash it off as described below.
Greasy or oily foods can cause beeswax to dissolve. The smell and/or the taste of beeswax and resin could to transfer to the food. This is causes no harm, because all ingredients are themselves considered food (honey is sold with honeycomb, jojoba oil is included in toothpaste and there is the Greek wine Retsina which is flavored by added resin) – it can taste a bit strange at best. So just give it a try. Alternatively, you can put the food in a jar and then cover it with beeskin.
For example, if you want to cover a can of dog food, we recommend to dedicate one and the same wrap to your four-legged friend. Also for onions and garlic, which are in direct contact with the cloth, it is advisable to reserve a cloth only for this purpose (so you dont end up with onion-flavoured apple. Although some might like it….)
Run your beeskin beeswax wrap under cold water only, and run your fingers over your wrap to remove any excess, as if rinsing a plate. Don’t wash or rub your wrap vigorously with a rough sponge or brush. You may use the soft side of a sponge, gently, and we recommend you use an eco-friendly dish soap with no “alcohol“ within the first 4 ingredients. Alcohol will dissolve the beeswax and tree resin. After having cleaned your beeskin, pat it dry with a kitchen towel or let it air-dry. Don’t set your beeskin beeswax on a radiator since your wrap is not particularly fond of heat. Also, your beeskin beeswax wrap does not fancy being wrung or twisted in any way and dislikes your dishwasher and microwave oven.
When not in use, you can store your beeskin beeswax wraps in a drawer, or in a big glass jar, which we find more elegant.
Watch how to here:
Use beeskin beeswax wraps as you would use cling film. In addition, it is a great companion at the picnic, at school or at work. Because beeskin beeswax wraps are stronger than clingfilm you can use them as well as a portable plate (practically on car trips). And if you do not want to use your cloth anymore after about 1 year (and good care) it is suitable as a grill or fireplace lighter.
Have a look at our gallery how we use beeskin beeswax wraps ourselves.
Store your dry beeskins in a drawer, cupboard or, as we prefer, in a big glass jar. (but make sure to keep it away from heat)
Buy beeskin beeswax wraps now in a pack and save.