I've been strategically holding onto this post until just the right time)
One roll this size costs about $16 at the warehouse clubs and will last, on average, for more than three years of generous use. And I do mean generous; I’m not frugal with this stuff. I have learned from catering that wrapping once over the top of the bowl is just not enough, especially if the dish will be transported or frozen. I don’t transport much food, but I do freeze a lot of food, both raw and cooked. I pull out a length of film, set my dish in the middle, then bring the film over to the top. I double-wrap everything that will be transported or frozen when I use this film, .
The food service film clings to dishes and pans (and itself) without fail. A lot of small-roll plastic wraps I’ve tried just don’t stick and end up being a waste of money.
The one drawback is finding a place to store such a big roll. Before we moved to this house, I had to keep it on top of the fridge. It wasn’t very attractive, but I was willing to pay that price to have it handy. Here, we just happen to have a cabinet that’s ideal for keeping it handy, yet out view.
A tip for using this film: Some boxes come with a slide-across cutter. If yours doesn't, pull out the length of film you need, grasp the film at both sides near the cutting blade, then pull down and toward the center with both hands. Works like a charm.
Food service film works for me.