The process of generating WETH is simple – you send your ETH to a smart contract that then provides WETH in return. This means that all WETH created is backed up completely by ETH reserves. Your ETH is locked in the smart contract and can be exchanged back at any time for WETH. When your ETH is returned, the contract burns the supplied WETH.
To wrap Ether, you can interact directly with the WETH smart contract, so that it takes your ETH and credits your wallet with WETH at a 1:1 ratio (you still have to pay for transaction fees). Converting back requires another smart contract interaction, but the process is pretty much the same.
However, it’s much easier to swap another token for WETH using a crypto exchange. Let’s see how you can swap your ETH for WETH using the Uniswap DEX or directly through your Metamask wallet.