Product Type: Tesco Cutlery
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Tesco Value Plastic Cutlery
Member Name: dkm1981
Tesco Value Plastic Cutlery
Advantages: Cheap, good quality
Disadvantages: Bag not resealable
I bought this Tesco Value Cutlery pack for a family barbeque I had a couple of weeks ago. Being that there are only two of us in our household, we don't have an abundance of extra knives and forks, so we had to get something and this was the cheapest and easiest option.
They definitely are cheap, that's for certain. The pack contains 24 pieces - eight knives, eight forks and eight spoons - and will cost you a measly 45p. This works out less than 2p per item and makes me wonder just how they can make them so cheaply, the mind boggles. You can also buy the knives, forks and spoons separately in 24 packs for the same price, so if you only wanted one of them this is ideal. We found that we had loads of spoons left over, so I probably should have done this myself.
So for this price, they have to be pretty useless don't they? Well no actually. They are really good, much sturdier than other disposable cutlery I've used in the past. They didn't bend or snap like I'd worried they would, even when used to cut the slightly 'ahem' overcooked 'ahem' sausages that formed part of the meal. The knives were pretty sharp as well for plastic ones, so no problem cutting up food. Having said that, they certainly weren't sharp enough to cause any damage, so no worries about giving them to children to use.
They are a good size as well, actually just shorter than normal cutlery. I have often found that cheaper versions are smaller, but no so with these. They are designed too so that they fit in your hand nicely and are comfortable to use. They are all white and they don't come in any other colour, so maybe not so good for if you are wanting them to match a theme.
One problem I found with them is that they come in a simple plastic bag which isn't resealable so storing them if you don't use them all in one go is a bit of a nuisance. We have plastic cutlery all over our normal cutlery draw and they tend to get a bit battered and bruised amongst the other items. I think it would have been much handier if the bag was resealable, but it is only a minor issue.
Overall I would highly recommend these for parties and the like as they are good value for money, nice and sturdy and they do the job very well.
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