“ Brand: Tesco: / Type: Food Saver „
I have a few items in the Tesco Klip Fresh range, including the rounded 1.5 litre clip down plastic bowl with lid and a set of square shaped plastic Klip Fresh containers which I use for keeping leftovers in the fridge. I do love this range and I think it compare very favourably to the more expensive but very similar items that Lakeland make. My Klip Fresh Spaghetti Foodsaver is an item I use a fair amount and though it's labeled specifically as a spaghetti food storage item, I have also personally used this to keep and store dried pasta shapes and it does a great job at keeping it fresh as the container is perfectly airtight.
Alongside the rest of the Klip Fresh Tesco range, the spaghetti holder isn't expensive and cost less that £5 when I bought it a few years back. It's not an item I envisage having to replace any time soon as we eat spaghetti possibly once a fortnight and it's not like it's used on a daily basis such as my plastic cereal containers are.
The storage container is tall and slim and is slighter taller than the actual strands of spaghetti, which means that there is a little bit of room at the top which makes it easy to clip down the lid without snapping any off. The lid closed firmly ad securely with four small clips and it's also easy to open up again without having to struggle with it or breaking your fingernails in the process.
The container is see through and semi-transparent though I always think it has a slightly dark tint to it. It's not a problem as far as being able to see the contents of the spaghetti inside is concerned and exactly how much is left. I generally have about two packets of spaghetti inside at any one time, though I think at a maximum it would probably hold about three packs. The picture depicts the spaghetti holder as having small knobbly feet, when in actual fact it has a perfectly smooth bottom. Te plastic is strong and sturdy though quite lightweight at the same time.
The label tells you that this is dishwasher safe though personally speaking I have only ever washed it by hand. It's also suitable for home freezing (why?) and microwaving (again, why?) I would have no need at all to place this item in either a microwave or a freezer, though I suppose it's useful to know that you can if you want to! The lid fits really well. It's very secure and completely airtight and I have never found it to be poor quality in this respect.
I have my spaghetti holder right at the back of the cupboard on the second shelf down and though it's a tall object, it can be placed neatly at the back of the cupboard, out of eyesight and it's much better than keeping the packets of spaghetti floating around inside the kitchen cupboards.
It's plain, it's simple in design but it's actually a really useful item to have in the kitchen. As I say, I have also used it from time to time to store dried pasta shapes and on one occasion I was also using it to store dried fruits when I took them all from their individual packets and placed them all inside this one container.
Whether it's spaghetti or something else you are intending to store inside this container, you can be sure it'll do a great job at keeping the contents fresh and help them to last longer.
I give this five out of five stairs and I highly recommend it.
The majority of my storage jars come from either Tesco or Ikea. Most of them aren't particularly fancy but I really don't think that they need to be when they are just used for storing food and most of them are hidden out of the way in cupboards.
Spaghetti is something which I am not bothered about going off as it is dry but there is nothing worse than opening a packet and putting the opened packet back in the cupboard and then the next time you go in to the cupboard seeing spaghetti lying all over it. For some reason no matter how careful I think I am it always gets everywhere.
Because of this a spaghetti holder is a must. The Klip one from Tesco is just the right height for Spaghetti. I had bought another previously in a different shop which looked as though it was designed for spaghetti but when I got it home it was just a cm short. I have no idea what this must be used for then but this one is just ideal and the spaghetti fits perfectly with a little bit of space on the top so that it doesn't bend and snap when the lid is on.
I would estimate that this would hold at least three packets of spaghetti at a time. I have only ever had two in the jar but these fit with loads of room left over so I am sure that I could have got another packet in if I had wanted to.
It is also made of see through plastic so that I always know when I am running out and needing to replenish.
The lid fits perfectly on the container and it seems really tight and secure when it is on and doesn't seem to have any even tiny gaps in it to let in air (or insects) so you know your pasta is going to last for ages in this.
The only thing which I don't like about this but is common in all these plastic containers including the ones I have for my cereal is that they seem to be an absolute dust magnet. Luckily they are easily washed and can either go in the dishwasher or else you can just wash it in the sink.
That's pretty much all there is to say about this container. At the end of the day it is just a plastic container for storing spaghetti but it is a good one and I have had no complaints with it other than it attracting dust. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for this but it was pretty cheap and I think it was only a couple of pounds so it isn't an expensive purchase but one most households will probably need.
Klip Fresh Spaghetti Foodsaver
As with the majority of people (I assume), I like to keep my food securely sealed to keep it fresher for longer and just to keep my kitchen cabinet's in some sort of order and really the easiest way I have found to do this is by owning and using a range of Tupperware containers.
Now, from experience I have learned that not all Tupperware containers are equal. Some are good and some can be quite low in quality, I've also learned to avoid the cheapest storage containers because it can ultimately be a bit of a false economy. If it's possible to have a favourite range of storage items then I stand by the Klip Fresh range, so far I have found they've been the most reliable and even with constant use they still function well.
As I mentioned I like the Klip Fresh range and I own quite a few different storage boxes in various shapes and sizes but one of my most used (because I love pasta) is the Klip fresh spaghetti container. Practically, the Klip fresh holder is just less than 30 centimetres tall and fits without problem into my pretty average kitchen cabinets. But it certainly is worth bearing in mind that this is quite a tall storage container and if you have more shelves or smaller units then it might not easily fit into your cupboards. The container also fits quite a lot and I find I can easily fit two 500 gram packets of spaghetti in the container without a problem. We have two of these containers just for spaghetti as I find it a great way to keep my normal pasta separate from my mother in laws wheat and gluten free pasta, which is important because she has Coealiac's disease and muddling them up could make her very ill.
But you can store so much more than just spaghetti in the container, I also use one of these containers to hold my rice and keep it out of the way. I find that my cupboards look much tidier and more functional with everything having a place and it's also far easier to keep track of how much you have left of everything because of the clear nature of the plastic.
If I am honest this isn't the most attractive storage item in my kitchen. Personally I adore the glass storage jars but these Klip fresh containers are much more functional and easy to use. In fact, the whole Klip fresh range is very good quality and this spaghetti storage item is no different. It seals shut securely and quickly, with the small locks snapping easily in place, it really is one of the main reasons why I would rather pay a little more and buy something so much easier to use. We own quite a bit of Tupperware and I dread having to seal shut some of the rubber rimmed boxes that always have one corner that doesn't want to shut into place.
As with all the Klip fresh container range the spaghetti saver is dishwasher safe, microwave safe and freezer safe. I can completely testify to it being dishwasher safe because I've had it in my dishwasher on more than one occasion and its always came out looking just as it went in. And although I haven't used this specific form of Klip fresh container in the freezer I have used differently shaped containers from the same range to store soup, or chilli in the freezer without incident.
I purchased three of these containers from Tesco last year, all for around £5 if memory serves me and they have been in constant use ever since. Therefore, from me the Klip fresh container gets the full five out of five stars, it is nothing special in design or use but it does come in handy for if not every day at least weekly use.
The Klip fresh spaghetti container is not the most adventurous of kitchen items that I own but it does come in handy and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
I've had a couple of these Klip Fresh Spaghetti Holders that I bought from Tesco for a couple of years now. I use one container for its originally designed purpose - to store spaghetti in. And I use the other container for a quirky yet useful purpose - to store my cupcake cases in.
I can't remember how much I paid for these, but do I know that it wouldn't have been much, probably in the region of £3 to £4 each. As I said mine are a couple of years old now, and they're still in really good condition, they've lasted really well.
They are essentially just tall clear plastic food storage containers, primarily designed to hold spaghetti due to their tall thin shape. Obviously though like I've done you could find other uses for them as well. Due to their shape I'm not sure how many other uses there would be, but I've found one so there may well be others too.
I like that the containers are a clear plastic which then enables me to see through and see at a glance how much spaghetti I have left, or in the case of my cupcake cases which designs and colours I have, or need to replace. The lids on the containers are clear too, and they fit really snuggly and securely onto the containers themselves with three plastic klip locks on each lid, there's also a rubber seal in the lids which helps to achieve the snug and secure fit. I'm sure that over time the two lids and the two containers have been interchanged, and I've had no problems at all, both lids fit either container perfectly.
These are actually dishwasher safe, freezer safe, and microwave safe. I do put mine in the dishwasher from time to time and I've had no problems doing so. I can honestly say that I've not used them in either the freezer or the microwave. I actually have no idea whatsoever why you would even need to put a spaghetti holder in the freezer! And I certainly can't even imagine it fitting in the microwave!
These are quite tall containers at 28cm and so they don't fit on most cupboard shelves, I'm lucky in that I have a tall cupboard above my built in microwave and oven and so that's where I store these. I guess that you could always lay them down in a drawer or on a shelf if you didn't have cupboard space tall enough to stand them, or maybe even just have them out on the worktop. I personally wouldn't have them out on display on the worktop as they are not fancy holders at all, they are just basic plastic storage containers, but then again I'm fussy about what I'll have out on display in my kitchen!
So the container that I store spaghetti in: I buy the 500g packets of spaghetti and the contents of these will easily fit in with room to spare. I normally then buy another packet when I've got about 100g or so of the old packet left. I can then fit the contents of the new packet in the container along with the leftovers from the last packet.
And the container that I store my cupcake cases in; it's the perfect width to store cupcake cases, they all just stack inside one another and slot into the spaghetti holder, and actually look quite funky with all the colours and designs stacked up and on show. The only slight drawback is that if I want to use one of the colours or designs that's at the bottom of the spaghetti holder then I have to empty all the others out first to get the ones at the bottom. I don't mind though as it's a much better storage system than I had before, which actually was all the cupcake cases just flung untidily into a drawer!
Klip Fresh Spaghetti Foodsaver
I have a bit of a phobia of bugs in pasta, I have heard a lot of horror stories about the grain pests or grain weevils as they are known that can infest your stock cupboards, particularly if your rice and pastas are stored in a warm environment such as a pantry or kitchen cupboard. This is the reason that I decided to buy a whole load of plastic air tight tupperware like containers. Obviously without splitting the spaghetti pasta in two I had to get a longer design to fit the dry spaghetti pasta in and luckily came across one in Tesco.
The spaghetti foodsaver is sold as seen in the picture. There is no extra packaging or frills with this product. There is a simple branded paper insert in the container that explains that it is an air tight spaghetti holder. The container is made of a tough, durable plastic material that is typical of these kind of products. The plastic is quite thick and ever so slightly flexible in that if you knocked it off your kitchen counter it wouldn't shatter or split like a thinner or cheaper plastic material, which is perfect for me being a bit of a clumsy person.
The spaghetti container is tall and thin shaped and stands upright so as not to take up too much space in your kitchen cupboards, although this may be too tall for some kitchen shelves. The approximate dimensions are 30 cm height, 14 cm diameter at the top and 10 cm diameter at the base.
As the products name suggests this plastic container has a clip on and off lid. There are four small clips spaced evenly around the lid at the top of thr tub. These are very easy to clip on and off but firm enough that you know the spaghetti is safe and sealed inside. Both the clips and lid has a dark coloured rubber seal around them that helps to keep the container air tight.
One thing I do not like about these clips on this type of container is that they seem to attract dirt underneath and staining from being washed up and being an off white colour does not help this problem either! I would much prefer a coloured spaghetti holder for my kitchen, although it sits in the cupboard 98% of the time it really isnt the most impressive or exciting spaghetti holder I have ever seen, but it is practical.
Saying that one advantage of the slightly see through design of this is that you can see how much spaghetti pasta you have left. This product holds 1.3 litres of spaghetti, which is great for me as I generally buy 500 - 1000 gram packets at a time. However if you are a bulk buyer you may find this too small.
Dishwasher safe - although might mark and look distressed after a few washes
I bought my spaghetti holder a good few months ago from in-store at Tesco for around £4, they are currently priced at the rather expensive tag of £7.32, which I think is pretty overpriced for what it is. However you can get similiar if not the same design in other supermarkets and high street shops.
I like a neat kitchen so I don't take advantage of all the (many) containers you can get that store whilst also displaying everything from sugar to tea bags to lentils, and instead store such ingredients away in cupboards. The exception is a spaghetti holder which I always have standing on the work surface, not least because it wouldn't fit in a cupboard without removing a shelf. As my old one got broken before I moved away, I needed a new one on my return.
My old one was pretty but impractical as it was glass, hence it breaking. But what I liked about it was that it was see-through, so I could always see how much I had left without having to remove the lid. My new one needed to combine these two things, so a see through plastic was the option I went for. It's harder than you might think to find one with these attributes, but Tesco sells this one online or instore for under £5 and it fitted the bill perfectly. It is branded as Go Cook but it appears to be a Tesco own product from the labeling.
This is a traditionally shaped spaghetti holder, so tall and thin. The plastic is tinted so it's see through but not entirely clear, though I have no trouble seeing the amount I have left. I'm not entirely sure how much pasta it will hold, but I just bought a 1kg packet and that all goes in with some room spare. I prefer not to over fill spaghetti holders as it makes it harder to get a bit out, but even with a full kilo in, there's room to scoop your hand around a serving or two.
The lid is a locking one with 4 bits to click down, and once in place it's firmly secured. Dry pasta, I find, stays fresh enough anyway even in semi-open packets in cupboards, so it's not the air-tightness I need the lid for, it's to keep out any kitchen debris that comes when I am cooking / splattering / burning things. For this reason I was ready to balance the lid on top and not fuss about clicking it down, but it is really easy to lock and unlock (not painful or difficult like some brands can be) so I invariably do fasten the lid properly after use. The lid still seals well, with no evidence of wear and tear, and I expect it to last a long time as most locking tupperwear tends to.
Unlike what you may think from the picture above, this item has a smooth, flat base and no feet. It is light and liable to fall over when empty (and being plastic this doesn't matter) but once it has pasta in it becomes much more steady and firm.
This is marketed as a spaghetti foodsaver, but could be used for other things too. It is suitable for use in the freezer and microwave, neither of which you'd need for plain, dry spaghetti, and it's also dishwasher safe though for dry pasta I don't think regular washing is really warranted, and I am more likely to wipe off the outside than worry about cleaning the inside. I guess the reason they put all these claims on the label is because the company makes other shapes too, with the same plastic and locking mechanisms, and those will be designed for use in the microwave etc.
This is a simple, plain food container, but it is fit for purpose, cheap and robust. If this was the first one I'd bought, I probably wouldn't be on my second. As it is, I don't expect to need a third ever.