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The cassettes are very easy to fit into your Tommee Tippee Sangenic nappy bin. The cassette simply slots into place at the top of the bin. You then pull a bit of the film through the bottom of the lid and twist the film round the hook which is on the underside of the lid. This ties up one end of the film for you so that the nappies stay locks inside the antibacterial film.
The film does a great job at locking away any odors from the nappies. The biggest win regarding this product for me is the convenience of living in a flat, as it locks away the odors I can leave the nappies building up in the bin until it's full, generally about 4 days. Much more convenient than being out to the
bin a few times per day.
One cassette will likely last you around 7 - 10 days if your child is doing somewhere in the region of 8 - 12 nappies per day like our little one.
The cassette are available from all the big supermarkets and also places like Mothercare and Mama's and Papa's. Generally the cassettes come in a two pack and cost in the region of £9.99. I personally think this is good value for money as I have found this to be an excellent product and would only use nappy sacks if I was on the move.
This is a review of the Tommee Tippee Sangenic Compatible Cassette which we buy to fit our nappy wrapper bins - I've reviewed it recently if you want to read my views on it. It's a bit like when you buy a cheap printer and then commit to a life time of buying expensive ink cartridge refills that cost more than the printer in the first place!
What are they?
The cassettes are a refill which sit inside the neck of the bin and dispense a long tube of thin plastic which you place used nappies inside. You twist the neck of the bin to seal each nappy in to a sausage link inside the bin and eventually the plastic wrapper runs out and you need to refill.
The refill is a thick plastic circle with a hollow inside that is full of the wrapper and it sits inside the neck of the bin. It is very easy to fit and provided you tie a knot at the bottom of the tube and hook it inside the lid, you're good to go.
We always stock up on boxes of three cassettes at the supermarket when they are on offer and pay between £10 and £12 for all three. However, in reviewing this item and price checking online I notice Amazon are selling six cassettes for £15 with free postage which is much better value.
These are a necessary accessory if you have the nappy wrapper bin and you will find them a lot more expensive than the cheap nappy bags you can buy (which last a lot longer too!). However, in our case, we have a bin in our baby's room and don't want it smelling of used nappies and the nappy wrapper bin keeps all smells locked in so it works for us. The refills last us around 10 days usually before we need to change it and it can be annoying when the refill runs out when the bin is half empty but you can just put a new one in without emptying it if you wish.
As the collar is plastic, I hoped our recycling people would take it with the green box but they left it behind so it's not an item that they recognise as being recyclable. It seems a shame and I have wracked my brains for a use for them but have not thought of anything they would be good for so far when empty.
I do think these are expensive for what they are and it is much better to bulk buy them than purchase as a single item. They are a necessary part to keeping the bin going and work well on smelly nappies.