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You’re Using Aluminum Foil Wrong

Using Aluminum Foil Wrong

Don’t say Jewish Press only showing pretty snow pictures. Here information you can use you didn’t know even existed.

Why have they been keeping this from us?

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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111 Responses to “You’re Using Aluminum Foil Wrong”

  1. Thank you! I’ve got several feet of foil from Thanksgiving when the roll got away from me and ended up rolling out on my kitchen floor. I’m still trying to figure out how I can salvage it. : )

  2. Nathan Rosenshein says:

    entertaining and educational video…..

  3. Sonia Morris says:

    It works!! I can’t believe that I didn’t know.

  4. i never do that that is slavery do what is told to do what you thinkk we are all brain damaged little people.khalistan zindabad

  5. TY I didn’t know either lollollol!!!!

  6. Avi Ibrahim Balser says:

    This is new? What's next, a video to tell you to put your socks on BEFORE your shoes?

  7. Thanks , learnt something today.

  8. Thanks, we learned something else תודה למדנו עוד משהו Ευχαριστώ, μάθαμε κάτι άλλο

  9. who knew….I never noticed this before…thanks!

  10. Great! Never knew. No more cuts!! Too funny.

  11. Rosa Enoch says:

    en español por favor….

  12. Bella Wolman says:

    I never noticed those tabs on the side.
    Thank you. I just followed your instructions and I plan to try it out

  13. Gil Gilman says:

    uhh….? was that humor?

  14. Gil Gilman says:

    Personally I shape mine into a cone and place it atop my head so Yori can't read my thoughts…

  15. Gina Carter says:

    LOL…I am guilty.

  16. Tosha Stafford says:

    lol i never knew that i guess ill half to start making sure i do that lol

  17. Leigh Talley McGee says:

    Good to know

  18. Very embarrassing. I am 64 yrs. old and never knew this. Might know someone from Israel would be the one to educate us…….

  19. Thank you! This is great news! Now I can do this the right way.

  20. never knew this……….oy

  21. Henry Wolkowicz says:

    thank you!

  22. Vicky Rosenberg says:

    he's right! I never noticed those tabby things on the sides!

  23. Lynne Bomar Halleran says:

    Oh my gosh – how have we not known this all of these years??? Awesome – thank you!

  24. Cheryl Emerson says:

    Never saw those flaps in my life!

  25. Cheryl Emerson says:

    Never saw those flaps in my life!

  26. Jo Ann Horowitz says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  27. Nancy Bloomfield says:

    That's funny ! Now I know !!! Thanks

  28. Jennifer Sweet says:

    i was doing it wrong! thank you…

  29. Kals Kinikini says:

    Dang Nance this whole time using those things & I never knew there was those tabs lol crazy

  30. I have never looked for them. Now I will! :)

  31. Shifra Bader says:

    I did it wrong alllll my life!!! Hahahaha… this is so funny!

  32. Dorothy Tiano Melvin says:

    Who didn't know this?

  33. Miya Otake says:

    Thanks for sharing! I did not know that!! Although I was told that shiny and reflective side should be facing down. Not up when you put it in the oven.

  34. Dorothy Tiano Melvin says:

    Wait. Apparently many people didn't know this!

  35. Maggie R. Fulker says:

    Yup Knew that …but did you also know a crumbled up piece of Alu foil makes a good pot scrubber?

  36. Keith Umsted says:


  37. Pam Hessee Paxson says:

    No I didn't know there were tabs on the ends! But let me tell you something else that you are doing wrong! After opening and pressing the tabs in take the lid and put the front flap on the inside of the cutting strip and bring the foil (etc.) up in between the flap and cutting strip. It Not only will it stay in place from you side tab but it will cut without wrinkling it up and cuts nice and even!!.

  38. Renie Price says:

    Amazing !! I've been using these things for 40 years and never noticed them …….lol

  39. I tried to push the tabs in and they are very hard to do.. maybe the cheaper bargain brand doesn't work as well as Reynolds.

  40. Yori, this is a great tip — I thought this was a joke title, but it's real! Thanks for noticing!

  41. Pete says:

    Who knew? The Renolyds Wrap is harder to push in.

  42. Thanks for the information . Great video

  43. I have not been pushing in and locking it in! Great info! Thanks!

  44. Jeanne DiStefano Drummond says:

    Thank you for that useful tidbit of information!! And NO… I also never noticed the "lock roll" punch outs.

  45. Beth Carter says:

    I've never done this and can't believe it's so simple. Thank you for the helpful info. That's too funny.

  46. Deb Moore says:

    thank you!

  47. How does anyone not know this…

  48. wow you can learn something new everyday i did not know there was tabs on the side never really paid that much attention thank you

  49. William Hay says:

    I am the cook if my house and I never even noticed that option. And I was in the rest business 17 years! Too funny LOL!

  50. Never knew that. Thanks for helping all of us through this because it was a real pain.

  51. Anyone who has worked in a restaurant prep knows that, the industrial ones have it so the domestic ones would have to.

  52. Jho Gabe Bukiks Perez says:

    Oooohhhhh… so that's how u do it..lol!

  53. Don Bianco says:

    Never noticed them! Thanks for the tip!

  54. Wow I'm feeling a little behind-the-times but so glad that I've seen this video! I also had no idea about that handy little feature. Thanks!

  55. Jodi Goldstein Saladino says:

    No- they don't show him pushing in the slots because it is impossible to do without destroying the box!

  56. Shayna Amy Hunt says:

    Who'd have thunk it!?!? LOL awesome!!!

  57. Diane Bruske says:

    Reminds me of the Woody Allen movie "Sleeper" when they remove him from the deep freeze and he's covered with aluminum foil : )

  58. Ken Magier says:

    I've used the tabs for along time. But this guy is hilarious!

  59. Heather Wise Sadowski says:

    We pushed our tabs in upon seeing this! Lol

  60. Lee Gordon says:

    HOW did I not know this?!?

  61. Betsy Mendlovits says:

    That's stupid! And whoever doesn't do it that way is

  62. Susan Desaritz says:


  63. Heather A C Fergus says:

    those are not on all boxes….only on the dearer brands.

  64. Rebecca Creasey says:

    i put my glad wrap in the fridge and it sticks to bowls and that better,,,

  65. Heather A C Fergus says:

    running a damp hand around the to of the bowl also makes it stick.

  66. Mark Rostron says:

    The manufacturers don't make this obvious, do they I'd never noticed those tabs. ! Thanks for sharing.

  67. I actually discovered this a couple of years ago, but before then . . . bad news!

  68. wow no I never knew that guess it is true you learn something new everyday of your life thank you x

  69. Mark Knott says:

    Never knew! Thanks

  70. You would think it would say on the box!

  71. I never knew this and use both wraps all the time

  72. Ri DeCarlo says:

    LOL ^ Laughing with Jodi! :)

  73. Robbi Ellis says:


  74. Jean Travisano Philip says:

    I have NEVER seen that before! It was informative and funny! I went and took care of business right after watching your video! Great job!

  75. Its like the greatest discovery.

  76. Wow Jean I never knew that thanks

  77. Jill Sevelow says:

    Oh, my gosh! How long have I been cooking and saving food without knowing this?! Thank you!

  78. This is awesome but why aren't there instructions on the box?

  79. I usually take mine out and flip it so the foil hangs over not under…saves me a step!

  80. Yea, I been using it wrong. Lol

  81. I am nearly 70 —- I have never paid attention to this! Wait till it rub it in to my wife what superior kitchen technology I posses! Wahooo!

  82. Dean Paul says:

    I never knew this! AMAZING!

  83. James Eric Bell says:

    Who knew?

  84. Jinay Thurman Read says:

    Never knew it!! Genius!

  85. Sue Allen says:

    I'm embarrassed to admit I never knew that! How simple, huh?

  86. Jean Travisano Philip says:

    I never knew those little tabs were on the side! It made me laugh…..thinking how many times I've used them and never noticed!

  87. Danielle Rundquist says:

    Shut it! I did not know this…

  88. Courtney Clark-Lamberson says:

    I totally do this! I felt like a dummy when I noticed the holes on the end of the roll. :)

  89. Thanks for the great tip!

  90. Shelley Lagasse Lpn says:

    I've always used those tabs. Since I was a kid they've been there. So, maybe curiosity doesn't kill the cat after all?

  91. Yisrael Rice says:

    My life will never be the same. Thank you.

  92. DoodleBug Roberts says:

    another idea is to put a rod thought the hole with an appropriate rode rode and wahlah a working spool

  93. thanks. Was using wrong! Got it now.

  94. wow thank you for showing me that . I never knew that .

  95. Muriel Green says:

    Saw this the other day , can you believe we were all clueless ??

  96. Jeff Strader says:

    I actually never noticed the push in tabs at the ends of the boxes…..LOL

  97. Wow! I'm 50 years old, have never been without either product, and NEVER knew this trick! So funny! Thank you

  98. Peggy Newman says:

    One frustration fixed…………..thank you. I feel like a dummy.

  99. Daniel L Silliman says:

    See how easy it is for the federal government to put things over on the public, id most of us did not know this!

  100. Kathryn Falk says:

    Never knew about this –thanks

  101. Tom Nguyen says:

    Hold on just a friggin moment here…you're 50??!!

  102. Deb Thomas says:

    Yep…I feel stupid now…lol Thank you!

  103. Hahahaha! Yup! Don't feel a day past 49… Hahahahaha!

  104. Jeff Hempel says:

    Had to go check… Yep

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