Product Type: Tesco gadgets
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Simple design but a brilliant idea
Klip Fresh Spaghetti Foodsaver
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Klip Fresh Spaghetti Foodsaver
Date: 02/02/13, updated on 02/02/13 (35 review reads)
Advantages: Versatile, completely airtight, durable, well made, good design, inexpensive
Disadvantages: None at all
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.
Summary: Great quality and not a great price