SuperBee Wax Wrap FAQs
How do I use my SuperBee Wax Wraps?
It is best to use a Wax Wrap that’s much larger than the objects or food you’re wrapping. For example, a small Wax Wrap should completely cover the open half of a sliced onion or lime to be effective. When wrapping over bowls or plates, the wraps should fit down at least half way past the edge.
What are SuperBee Wax Wraps made of?
Our Wax Wraps are handmade with love from cotton fabric, beeswax, organic coconut oil and tree resin.
What's so great about beeswax anyway?
Unlike plastic, beeswax is a natural, nontoxic substance. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties helping keep things clean and reducing risks of contamination. Beeswax is also waterproof, yet still breathable, protecting your food from getting wet or wilted while locking in moisture, flavour and freshness.
How do I wash SuperBee Wax Wraps?
Just like a plate, wipe Wax Wraps down with a sponge or cloth, using a bit of warm water and eco-friendly detergent. Rinse off and leave to dry.
How long can I use my Wax Wraps?
Wax Wraps can be used up to 12 months. It depends on how much you use them, and how well you take care of them. If they come into contact with hot surfaces or water over 60°C or 140°F the wax will melt and affect the durability of the product.
Where should I store my Wax Wraps?
You can store them in a drawer with your tea towels or make an extra shelf for them. We generally prefer a closed dry space and keep ours in a small basket.
My Wax Wrap has a lot of creases and marks on it even when I wash it - what can I do?
1. Grab an old cookie sheet (warm wax can be messy and difficult to clean up so use a pan you don’t care about), put down a silicon baking mat and lay your Wax Wrap on top. Simply heat it in a 140°C oven keeping the door open and watch your wrap as the wax warms up. Once it has re-melted, carefully take it out by its corners and hang it up quickly before the wax dries – your wrap will look shiny and new! If the wax has worn off in places, you can sprinkle some grated wax on the cotton, but be sure to add it sparingly.
2. Place a sheet of parchment paper down on your ironing board to cover your board, then place the Wax Wrap on top covered by another large piece of parchment paper. Again, hot wax is incredibly sticky and can seep out the sides, so you want the pieces of parchment paper to completely cover your workspace. Heat your iron to a medium heat and press over the Wax Wrap. Voila – good as new! If you are careful you can store and reuse the parchment paper the next time you want to freshen up your wraps. Just keep the waxed sides together and be careful of the mess.
Why aren't the fabric edges straight?
We use a zigzag edge for extra cling. As for the occasional wonky edge, we try our best at SuperBee to make every Wax Wrap the best it can be, however our products are literally hand-made and unique.
Do the Wax Wraps smell?
You’ll notice a pleasant beeswax scent when you first open your new Wax Wraps but this does not affect your food and will lessen over time.
Can you wrap eggs and meat?
To protect ourselves, the answer to this is no. Our beeswax wraps cannot be washed with 100°C. Anything more than 60°C will melt the beeswax.