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jodann 03-03-2009 11:25 AM

Was this something you were supposed to learn from your Mom????
I can't believe it's been there all the time.

I had to go into the kitchen & check this out for myself. Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box? You know when you try to pull some foil out & the roll comes out of the box.

Then you have to put the roll back in the box & start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time. Well, I'd like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box & for some reason I turned it, & looked at the end of the box.

Written on the end it said, Press here to lock end. Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this litttle locking tab been there?

I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil & it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran Wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

I'm sharing this with my friends & hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this.

I know you're going to go & check your boxes, so go ahead!!

CD 03-03-2009 11:36 AM

It was news to me. Now I have to go look. Thanks

BigSkyBob 03-03-2009 11:54 AM

Who says you don't learn something new everyday. Thanks for the tip. My Mom didn't know this either lol.

bsavage 03-03-2009 12:01 PM

WOW! I had no idea! And, yes, I just went and checked mine and sure enough, they have the tabs. It does seem like something Momma should have taught me!

Brenda, of...

Dick & Pat 03-03-2009 01:37 PM

Well I'll be darned

rjf7g 03-03-2009 03:18 PM

I'll have to check when I get up from here...just used aluminum foil tonight and the roll came out of the box. Obviously if the box as a tab it is not deployed YET.

historyljc 03-03-2009 05:42 PM

You mean I don't have to chase it across the floor anymore. Now the cat's not going to have any fun at all.

Rick Long 03-03-2009 05:54 PM

I ran down.. ok, walked kinda fast.. and checked ours.. sure enough TABS but ours were already pushed in.. so I asked my daughter-in-law and she said she's always known.. learned it from her mom, so the tabs have been around for awhile.

rjf7g 03-03-2009 06:07 PM

I decided to report back...ancient Safeway brand aluminum foil I have doesn't have tabs.

tmar10 03-03-2009 06:43 PM

It only took me 48 years to figure it out...I guess mom figured her son had enough education to figure it out long ago. Sorry mom.

dieselclacker 03-03-2009 07:11 PM

Thanks for the info, I'll pass it along to the chief cook and bottle washer.


FLYTYER 03-04-2009 04:35 AM

Ok you smart guys are making some of us look dumb.

But I have to ask, if theses tabs are so important to keep that roll in the box, why does the factory provide the tabs and NOT deploy them for us...why should I have to do it?

dieselclacker 03-04-2009 04:50 AM

Flytyer, the tabs aren't factory deployed because the cat wouldn't have the roll to chase across the room when it falls out of the box.


FLYTYER 03-04-2009 05:04 AM

I forgot about the cat

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