Wrap fresh food, unwrap fresh food. It’s that simple. Abeego food wrap is your low-maintenance kitchen tool to reduce food waste.
Like sharpening your favorite knife or oiling your best cutting board, keeping Abeego in tip-top shape requires a bit of TLC.
Our top two tips for long-lasting Abeego? Wash & buff. Let’s dig in.
While less is more when it comes to washing Abeego, here are some moments when you should give your wraps a good scrub-a-dub-dub (always in COLD water and with eco-friendly soap)
- When you open your fresh box of Abeego & are welcome by the sweet smell of beeswax. Washing your wraps before saving your first food is always a good idea.
- If there is food or juice residue on your Abeego, wash them up to provide a clean slate for your next food.
Abeego Founder, Toni Desrosiers, gives her Abeego food wrap a polish every month or so - it works out the wrinkles & creates a high sheen with better adhesiveness.
Here’s how to buff your wraps: Place your Abeego on a clean surface, grab a soft & lint-free cloth and give it a vigorous buff. Do this after a cold water wash, not after a heat.
Here are some instances in which you may want to give your Abeego some friction:
- Again, when you pull out a fresh set of Abeego from the store. Give ‘em a quick buff and start your food-saving journey out shiny & fresh!
If you find 'bloom' on your Abeego. (Hooray - bloom is a great thing!)
Let's talk more about bloom. Does the surface of your Abeego feel extra soft lately? Is it not sticking quite as expected? Perhaps you’ve noticed a light powdery coating on the surface of your wrap? This is beeswax bloom!
Bloom is a sign of high-quality, 100% pure beeswax and is a totally natural occurrence. It refers to the whitish cast that takes over the outside of beeswax products (go ahead, check the candles in your house!) and is simply a matter of the softer oils of the beeswax rising to the outside surface. You know when your chocolate bar gets a similar chalky-looking coating? That’s bloom, too!
All it needs is a good buff and your wrap will be ‘reactivated’ & bloomless.
Take care of your Abeego and it will take care of the food that takes care of you. It’s the circle of life.
SHOP ABEEGO & KEEP FOOD ALIVE
It is with deep respect and gratitude that we create, build and operate our business in the communities of Southern Vancouver Island, which as a business we acknowledge is located within the ancestral and unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) (Esquimalt and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia'new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.