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REVEALED: The best and worst cling film after popular brands are ranked by stickiness, ease of use, and microwave heating

  • A consumer expert has revealed the best and worst cling film on the market
  • Wraps were rated based on stickiness, heating, ease of opening and dispensing
  • Of the 23 products tested, Glad was the clear winner in the cling film ratings










A consumer expert has collected the best and worst cling film after putting popular supermarket brands to the test.

CHOISESydney’s kitchen queen Fiona Mair made her judgment after assessing food packaging for stickiness, microwave heating, packaging, ease of opening and dispensing.

Of the 23 products tested, the Glad brand was the clear winner in the cling film ratings after its products reached the top three.

A consumer expert has collected the best and worst cling film after putting popular supermarket brands to the test

The best and worst cling films

The best performing household towels:

1. Happy Cover: $5.50 – 90 million (81%)

2. Smooth Wrap with Ezy-Cutter Bar: $9.95 – 150m (81%)

3. Happy to be Green 50% Vegetable Cling Wrap: $5 – 50m (79%)

4. Goliath Cling Wrap: $1.39 – 60 million (78%)

5. Multix Vegetable Cling Wrap: $2 – 20m (78%)

The worst performing household towels:

1. Sugar Wrap Eco Clingwrap 100% Compostable: $5.50 – 30m (65%)

2. Bio Tuff Compostable Cling Film: $15.90 – 30m (65%)

3. Black & Gold Shawl: $1.50 – 30 million (66%)

4. Ecoduz compostable cling film: $20-100 million (67%)

5. Compostable 100% Compostable Cling Film: $4.50 – 30m (68%)

During the trial, Fiona looked at the packaging design to check the ease of opening and dispensing, as well as how ‘neat’ the cut of each product was.

She checked the stickiness of each wrap by resealing a variety of cookware ranging from plastic and glass to ceramic and stainless steel.

The expert also looked at how the cling film reacted to heat by heating food in the microwave to see if it would shrink or break.

Glad Wrap ($5.50) and Glad Wrap with Ezy-Cutter Bar ($9.95) both scored an amazing 81 percent, followed by Glad to be Green 50% Plant Based Cling Wrap ($5) at 79 percent.

Aldi’s exclusive brand Goliath Cling Wrap ($1.39) and Multix Plant Based Cling Wrap ($3) rounded out the top five with 78 percent.

Aldi's Exclusive Brand Goliath Cling Wrap ($1.39)

Black and Gold Adhesive Tape ($1.10)

Aldi’s exclusive brand Goliath Cling Wrap ($1.39) was named in the top five of reviews – while IGA’s Black & Gold Cling Wrap ($1.50) received one of the lowest scores at just 66%

Sugar Wrap Eco Clingwrap 100% Compostable ($5.50)

Ecoduz Compostable Cling Film ($20)

Sugar Wrap Eco Clingwrap 100% Compostable ($5.50) and Ecoduz Compostable Cling Wrap ($20) were among some of the products named the “worst” in the test

While Sugar Wrap Eco Clingwrap 100% Compostable ($5.50) performed well in the bonding and microwave heating categories, Fiona said the product scored the second lowest for ease of use.

The product received an overall score of just 65 percent, along with Bio Tuff Compostable Cling Wrap ($15.90).

Other worst performers were IGA’s Black & Gold Cling Wrap ($1.50), Ecoduz Compostable Cling Wrap ($20), and Compostic 100% Home Compostable Cling Wrap ($6.50).

“I had high hopes for the eco-friendly cling film,” Fiona said.

‘They all performed as well as some of the regular household films when it came to sealing and heating.

‘But in terms of ease of use such as opening, dosing, cutting and condition of the packaging, that was a huge disappointment.’

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