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jodann 03-03-2009 10:25 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 10:36 AM

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

BigSkyBob 03-03-2009 10:54 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 11:01 AM

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 12:37 PM

Well I'll be darned https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/sign0142.gif

rjf7g 03-03-2009 02:18 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 04:42 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 04:54 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 05:07 PM

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

tmar10 03-03-2009 05:43 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. https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...n_confused.gif

dieselclacker 03-03-2009 06:11 PM

Thanks for the info, I'll pass it along to the chief cook and bottle washer. https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

Dieselclacker

FLYTYER 03-04-2009 03:35 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 03:50 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. https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/biggrinbandit.gif

Dieselclacker

FLYTYER 03-04-2009 04:04 AM

I forgot about the cat https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...n_rolleyes.gif

DriVer 03-04-2009 04:08 AM

Well how about that! I have tabs as well, 2 of them. Learning something new everyday is fun!

Wayne M 03-04-2009 06:05 AM

Okay! I checked our roll and decided to push the tabs in. Almost tore the end of the box off. Not usable now with tab in. Perforation seems to be a little stiff. I think I'll just tell DW about the tabs and leave it to her. Don't know what is going to happen when she finds the box with the end torn!!! Must be a trick to it.

Hmmm! Maybe I can slip the new roll out of the new box into the old undisturbed box.

Lynnvt 03-04-2009 08:17 AM

Quote:

dieselclacker
Where do you wrap your leftovers that the cat is chasing the roll all over the floor. I'm afraid my floor isn't clean enough for food consumption...

Glenn and Kathy 03-05-2009 12:11 PM

I had to go check this out. Fond the tabs, but nothing on the box said what they were or what to do with them. However with the knowledge gained here I knew exactly what to do, so I pressed on the tab, nothing happened. I pressed harder, nothing Well that ain't right. So now I really pressed on it. Now I have to explain to Kathy why the Aluminum foil box is crushed on one end. Oh, bye the way, the roll still pulls out when you try to use it.

Glenn

bdpreece 03-05-2009 03:18 PM

Our cheap wrap from the dollar store has the tabs.

EngineerMike 04-05-2009 12:52 PM

I just showed the tabs to my wife, and told her to quit complaining that I'm wasting time on iRV2!!

Wife: "Are you kidding me?"


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