Wash your Agreena 3-in-1 Wrap in warm soapy water or for a quick fix pop them in the washing machine with your usual eco laundry liquid.
The vigorous action of the machine works a treat with Agreena. (be careful of zips or buttons that may cut Agreena in the wash cycle).
After baking with Agreena, or should you over time feel that Agreena's stickiness is not what it used to be, a soak in an oxygen bleach. Even a boil in a saucepan of boiling water on the stovetop will get through any build-up. Finish with a cycle in the washing machine and you should be back on track.
Agreena does not perform well in dishwashers. It tends to be flung around and end up a soggy mess on the bottom somewhere. These guys are better going into a hot machine wash in the same way
as tea-towels or napkins might.
This is unusual but not unheard of. My very first suggestion is to change to a different laundry detergent. I can assure you that most people do not experience any leftover detergent smell or residue in their Agreena Wraps and this simply comes down to the type of detergent or powder used. Hypo allergenic and natural
detergents tend to have less scent.
As for the smell that is lingering in your wraps I would suggest that you either; Soak overnight in an oxygen bleach or washing soda and rinse thoroughly or place the wraps in a jar of white vinegar and shake vigorously for 1 minute before rinsing thoroughly.
The Combo Pack contains 2 x 20cm x 20xcm and 2 x 30cm x 30cm sheets
The Bakers Pack contains 2 x 30cm x 45 cm sheets
They are all made of the same material, the only difference are the sizes.
We introduced the Bakers pack as there was an overwhelming response requesting larger sheets just for baking that fit most standard baking trays.
This is also a great option as some foods will stain Agreena during
cooking, while this does not compromise Agreenas effectiveness, it can appear a
little unsightly for wrapping and sealing.
It may work to have clean and green Agreena's for wrapping and sealing and some hard-working Bakers sheets for baking.
Some foods will stain your baking sheets, this is unavoidable however it will not affect Agreena's performance. Should you have a greasy build-up, try a soak in Napisan or an oxygen bleach, even popping your Agreena in a pot of boiling water in a saucepan on the stovetop is helpful too.
This is a personal and ever growing space of innovation. Pop them in a container in a drawer, stuck flat against an internal cupboard or splashback or back on their backing sheet rolled up.
Agreena acts much the same as foil in the oven. Food will be allowed to brown without burning and will remain lovely and retain moisture.
What happens with Agreena in the oven if temperatures exceed the recommended level? Will it melt, break down or will something leak from the silicone into the food? In other words, does only material change happen or will the material transform potentially dangerous for health?
Answer: The silicone actually tolerates temperatures up to 380 degrees celsius (super hot) at which point they will blacken, smoke and may alight. The product burns in exactly the same manner as you see paper burn because silicone, although similar looking to plastic, is clean and inert and therefore it does not melt, create toxic fumes or change composition. What starts inert, ends inert. If you ever get a broken piece I would encourage you to burn it and see for yourself.
Can Agreena be used in gas oven too? - Absolutely
While Agreena is strong enough to suit most applications and can tolerate temperatures of -40 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit it is also delicate in that it requires a little more care so just treat your Agreena wrap gently until it cools down. Unfortunately, we would not recommend using Agreena on the BBQ to avoid naked flames and unregulated temperatures.
Yes, Agreena can go in pressure cookers.
Agreena is happy to go in the freezer. The wrap itself will not freeze however it will protect your food in the freezer.
Yes! Wrap your sandwich and cook it in a flat sandwich press and no clean up afterwards. You might like to know that it can also go in the freezer, oven, microwave, dehydrators, air fryers and in boiling water. Just no naked flame or unregulated temperatures.
Agreena is Safe to use in the oven, microwave, fridge and freezer
The Agreena 3in1 Wraps are the most versatile, non-toxic and planet friendly wraps in the world. Wrap, seal and bake then simply wash and reuse, over and over again.
Absolutely! Agreena can be cut into any shape and size
that suits your purpose without compromising the integrity of the material. Just remember that bigger is better!
Our silicone is created using the platinum curing process. This, together with the highest quality raw material ensures that the sheet is stable, inert and pure, which is why the medical and infant industries utilise the same processes for their manufacturing. Not all silicone is created equal. It is also completely inert so that it will not leach chemicals into the environment at any temperatures as most plastics and synthetic rubbers do. Re-usables are definitely the solution to the single use land fill problem.
Our Agreena wraps are proudly Australian owned and made in China by a family owned factory that surpasses all modern ethical and safe manufacturing standards. We have been very closely involved with our factory and have spent much time there developing the Agreena product since 2017.
We wanted to create a solution to single-use food films, not another
product that would eventually end up in a landfill for millennia and are proud of our Return2Recycle program.
Our silicone wraps are shredded and added to other used rubberised
products to become a crumble/composite that is used in roadbases and sports surfaces. They are unfortunately unable to be reconstituted into silicone for continued use. It is not re-extruded and undergoes no chemical transformations.
We send envelopes to anyone who requests them through our site for the
return of old or damaged wraps and are happy to receive any silicone products that they can fit into them.
This questions is one that leaves one weighing up the pros and cons of every product both eco and conventional.
Silicone definitely does have an environmental impact during production as does the cotton and wax in beeswax wraps, stainless steel used for straws and lunch boxes and the list goes on. This, unfortunately, is the cost of our modern lives when we are not living as close to the land as traditional people. Even such acknowledged solutions as solar panels and batteries come with their own price exacted on our planet.
Where we are coming from similar to such industries as solar and other eco products our aim being to reduce the impact on our planet by having items that are multiple use and non toxic when used and when disposed of. It is not only a less-waste solution it is also a less-production solution too.
So to simply answer your question, there is most definitely an impact on earth for the production of silicone. This is minimised if it is replacing single use options as well as offering a waste free alternative and/or recycling option post-use.
Thankyou for considering these issues. It is brave and important to be looking directly at the impact of our conventional way of life and to pursue alternative solutions moving forward.
We don't have a warranty with Agreena as its time frame can vary depending upon on its use, being how many times it used, how it is cared for and which applications it is mainly used for. Baking does reduce Agreena's life expectancy more so than just wrapping and sealing.
Some people have Agreena for years, others commonly get to around the 12-month mark. The measure is that Agreena should have replaced many rolls of single use food films in it's working life.
This is a frequently asked question that actually feels like a positive move forward in that people are becoming more aware of unnecessary packaging and greenwashing!
The bad news is that the sheets are a critical part of the manufacturing process in that this is the film or base layer upon which the silicone is applied in liquid form then rolled and baked. There is simply no alternative method available or devisable to avoid this.
The good news is that we have managed to have this done on a PET1 backing sheet which means that it is recyclable through our normal council curb-side recycling program. These backing sheets are 'not' considered soft plastic, despite it appearing to be quite thin.
We are proud to be able to claim and prove that we are doing everything possible to ensure that our impact on the environment, while not negligible, is minimal and continues to provide a much better alternative to current products and manufacturing practice.
Please remember that we are here to support you in every way and with any questions that you or your customers may have....and there will be a lot! Be prepared for it, as with anything new, it takes a bit of getting used to before it is the norm.