Wraptastic Dispenser

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

wraptasticAbout a year and a half ago, a reader named Donna told me of some neat plastic dispensers for foil, plastic wrap and waxed paper.  The ones she had were called WrapMaster and there were some slightly different ones sold on Amazon.  A number of readers bought them and loved them as a way to get the cardboard boxes off the boat . . . and then they were all discontinued or chronically “not in stock.”  I couldn’t find a replacement product anywhere.

And then a couple of nights ago, I saw a TV ad for Wraptastic — it looked like a very similar product and I was excited to think that there might be a good replacement.  And so I started doing some research . . . first on the Wraptastic site, which makes you think this is fantastic (and much less expensive than the WrapMaster units).

But then I turned to reviews on Amazon . . . and the story there isn’t so pretty.  And so I DO NOT recommend this product!

First off, there are 31 1-star reviews out of 43.  YIKES!  That’s about the lowest I’ve seen for any product!  Basically, people have problems that many rolls don’t fit, the cutting blades don’t work well, it won’t stay put, with plastic wrap the cut end gets “lost” on the roll, and so on.  Additionally, there have been numerous problems with incorrect charges and also problems in returning the units (note that many of the reviews are people who did not order through Amazon but directly from the company’s web site and thus don’t have Amazon’s help in straightening out the problems).  To be fair, there are a few people who love the unit.  However, with so many having problems, I wouldn’t buy it.

** NOT RECOMMENDED **

If you know of a wrap dispenser that (a) works, (b) isn’t huge, (c) accepts standard rolls (not special proprietary ones) and (d) is in stock, please leave a note (and hopefully a link) in the comments.

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Comments

  1. Michelle Beatty on Facebook says:

    🙁

  2. I love the original Wrapmaster set,now out of stock,bought the Leifheit set for my home and found it a waste of money,it only holds small rolls and cuts poorly.

  3. Elizabeth Aristeguieta on Facebook says:

    Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Gloria Rooney says:

    I bought the original higher priced ones on the recommendation of my marina neighor and they are great! Sounds like the cost reduced version lost the recipe for the other properties that made it a best seller, even at the higher price.

  5. Debbie P. says:

    I’ve had a Tupperware waxed paper and foil roll dispenser for over 20 years and it works great. Tupperware may still sell them. – just found this listing on eBay…

    Tupperware ALMOND Wax Waxed Paper, Foil, Plastic Saran Wrap 12” Roll Dispenser

    And, the photos look just like the one I have. It holds 2 normal sized rolls – I have a roll waxed paper and a roll of aluminum foil in mine. I’ve not tried Saran Wrap in mine.

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