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Brand: Asda / Product Type: Bin Liner

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      31.07.2012 18:26

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      Would recommend to family and friends

      I brought this bin the other day as mine had broke and it does the job as a bin should. It comes in a grey/ silver colour and it sits well in the kitchen. It is made out of plastic and has an easy removable top to change your bin liners.

      If you are looking for a simple everyday bin then i would recommend this to you, this one is a great capacity at 40 litres and it came at a great price as i brought mine for around £8 and normally for that price it can feel and look abit cheap but in this case.

      The only thing i would say as a disadvantage for this bin that its easily scratched as i found out a day after purchasing, my little one went to put something in the bin but scratched the top of it very easily by accident.

      Overall good realiable everyday kitchen bin.

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      14.05.2012 09:27
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      Cheap but does the job

      When I was in the process of setting up my new home I had a set budget in mind for what I wanted to spend in each of my rooms and a list of essential things that I needed to buy. When it came to the equipment I had to buy for my kitchen I quickly realised that there were savings to be made by buying Supermarket branded items on a fair few things, I'm quite fortunate in that I have a fully fitted kitchen with more storage space than I could ever use and have a long cupboard which I decided would be the ideal place to house my kitchen bin and because it was never going to be on show I didn't have to worry about buying anything too fancy. I saw the plastic bin under review here in Asda when I was out shopping one day and quickly decided to buy it, it was only £7.00, had a 40 litre capacity and seemed ideal for what I needed, so what's it like 6 months on?

      The bin could never be mistaken for being anything expensive, it looks cheap, feels cheap but is sturdy and does exactly what you'd want a bin to do. It comes in 2 sections, a solid bin part below an upper, removable top with a lift-up lid and mine, as mentioned, has a 40 litre capacity although other smaller sizes were available at the time but were disregarded as I figured they'd be too small for me. Mine is grey in colour which seems to be the only choice available but is a nice shade of grey (or 'silver' as Asda describe it as being but to me it's grey) that would suit a modern environment if left out where it could be seen although I have mine tucked away in a cupboard so it's not in the way. The top fits squarely in place although can slip from time to time if not positioned correctly although I don't think this a fault as such with the bin as this can be a common problem that other bins can have too and the lid lifts up drops down without issue which is the most important part as it's this function which is used on a regular basis.

      It's nicely designed as far as a bins go and holds a swing bin liner with ease although I wouldn't recommend using the cheaper swing bin liners that you can buy in this one as they're prone to stretching and splitting, the dearer liners are the better choice as they seem to fit easily without ripping and are a better size. Because mine isn't out on show I don't bother with swing bin liners and simply add a black bag in mine as I find them to be larger in size and rarely tear and I'm not worried about the excess overhang as I find them easier to tie up once full. When empty the bin is rather lightweight, the plastic construction isn't too heavy that it make it cumbersome so moving the bin around shouldn't be a problem for anyone and again this is down to cheap quality of the plastic used which probably explains its inexpensive pricetag.

      It's not a 'status' bin, it lacks the sheen or quality of the ones that cost double or more but for a purely practical thing it's fine for what it is and having used mine daily for over 6 months I have no concerns about its long-term durability or everyday practical use. It's an ideal starter bin for anyone setting up a new home and have dozens of things that need buying at the same time and it will certainly put you on until you decide that you want to upgrade or renew for something that looks a little better, alternatively it's fine as it is for those on a tight budget and don't really care about how their kitchen bin looks, it is after all, just a bin and there are far better things to spend more money on should you want something flashy in your home. Either way there's very little to complain about with this bin from Asda and I'm as pleased as anyone can be about a bin with mine and have no criticisms with it whatsoever. It's worth mentioning that it cleans easily too, a quick wipe over with a cloth or kitchen wipe removes any traces of dirt or splashed on food and it serves its purpose well, for the £7.00 I paid for mine I think it made for a fine purchase and I'd have no hesitation in recommending it to other people so long as they are aware that it's never going to be mistaken for anything too posh or upper-end.

      Looking at Asda's website for an up to date price for this review I've noticed that the bin is now available for just £4.00 which makes it even more of a bargain and for that price it's a no-brainer as far as I'm concerned. It holds rubbish and has a removable lid, what more could anyone expect for 4 quid? if you're on the look out for something new or just need a new bin to put you on then this one from Asda should certainly be considered and it gets my full recommendation here.

      Thanks for reading my review.

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        18.04.2012 12:20
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        A good bin

        The lid on my kitchen bin was becoming loose and falling in the bin, with two dogs who are often in the kitchen I had to buy a new bin rather quick as they kept pulling all the rubbish onto thwe floor. I also had to be aware of size as the bin sits next to the back door so if slightly too big the door catches.

        I found the bin in Asda and thought it would go perfectly as in the kitchen the floor and benches are black and white marbled so has bits of grey in them. The bin cost us £8 which is a pretty decent price when you compare to branded bins, you can pay up to £40, the bin is a 40 litre bin which is big enough to have a couple of days of household waste in so doesn't have to be emptied too often.

        The bin is in two parts and made of a medium grey coloured plastic, the plastic is pretty sturdy and the bin is strong enough for purpose. The bin has a rectangular base and tapers out a little wider towards the top, the lid fits on top of the bin and is completely removeable which makes it easy for cleaning. The lid has a flip top part for you to use to place your rubbish in the bin making it easy to use although it is also easy for myu dog to lift the lid which is not so good. As the lid lifts up the back of it lowers into the bin a little meaning if the bin is full it can get caught on your rubbish and make the lid dirty.

        I find this bin is a good size and doesn't need emptying too often, the bin is strong and sturdy so does the job well and being plastic it is easy to clean. I find a standard sized black bag is the correct size for the bin but the usual kitcyhen bin bags are a little too small to reach around the top of the bin and I found they were stretched too far so would often split. The bin does the job I need and I am pleased with it, I would have liked a bin to open with my foot for added hygiene but unfortunately that wouldn't fit in the space I have.

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        20.03.2012 10:55
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        a good, basic bin

        Asda have quite a substantial range of household items and have a large section dedicated to bits and pieces for the kitchen.


        ~Asda Plastic Bin~

        Asda offer quite a few different bins. This specific design of bin is available in a 15l and 40l size. I have the 40l size which measures 55 x 36 x 30cm. The bin is silver/grey in colour and is made from polypropylene. The bin features a lid which can be lifted up allowing you to put rubbish in. The lid can be fully removed.
        This bin is available instore and from www.asda.com. The 40l is currently priced at £7.00. The 15l is £5.00.


        ~My Thoughts~

        When we moved into our current flat around 18 months ago, I went to Asda and Tesco to pick up the essential bits and pieces for my kitchen. We have moved so many times and I always replace certain items when we move. I bought this 40l bin and I'm sure I only paid £5-6 at the time. £7.00 is a decent price considering some of the fancier bins are priced upwards of £10.00.

        The bin itself is very basic and is used several times a day. The plastic is quite thick and sturdy yet the bin is incredibly lightweight. Our bin is still in excellent condition considering how much it has been used over 18 months. It isn't fancy and if you have a modern, fancy kitchen, I would go for a stainless steel type bin. We have a regular, council fitted kitchen so this one looks fine.

        The bin is the perfect size to be stored in a cupboard out of sight but for convenience, we have our bin under an unused worktop and can comfortably open the lid fully without having to move the bin. The lid also remains open until I close it over which is great when scraping left over food in.

        For a family of 3, this bin is the perfect size. We empty ours daily as I hate having any smelly food or other household items in my kitchen for too long. We personally use supermarket or pound shop bought bin bags for our bin. I find the small, scented bags too small for this bin so bin bags are a more appropriate choice. Regular sized bin bags fit neatly into the bin. Due to the wide top of this bin, I occasionally have to 'stretch' a bag a little to cover each side of the bin. Removing the full bin bag is very easy and it is a case of lifting the lid and pulling the bag out.

        I spray the bin with a little cleaner after I remove each bag and this keeps the bin smelling a little fresher than it would smell like otherwise. Once a week (sometimes twice), I fill the bin up with hot, soapy water (I use the shower hose) and give it a wipe out. The bin cleans up nicely and any smells are removed. It is easy enough to spray and wipe off any food marks which appear on the bin.

        ~Conclusion~

        This bin has served us well. It isn't as fancy or hygenic (no foot lever to open the lid) but it does its job and is very cheap. The bin is durable and has suffered no cracks or staining in the time it has been in our home. The lid always closes neatly allowing food smells to remain at a minimum. I can highly recommend this bin.

        Thanks for reading :)

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