Product Type: Asda in Homeware
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Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Member Name: katyj10
Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Advantages: Cheap and plentiful
Disadvantages: Not the best quality
This is a review of Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks which I picked up during the weekly shop as we get through quite a lot of bin bags in our household having nappy waste that sometimes needs 'double bagging' to combat bad smells in the bin which is only collected once a fortnight.
The black bags come on a roll which you use to tear off the first bag and so on. Each bag is thin black plastic with no frills so no handles or any extras you may get with more expensive bin bags.
Aside from bagging up clothes and other black bag uses like putting things in the loft, my main use for these bags is for the two big bins we have in the house, one in the kitchen which mainly has food waste in it and empty but smelly cat food sachets and secondly the bin in our baby's bedroom that will have the nappy bin emptied in to it every three days or so (then it goes straight outside). Both bins have pungent contents which we rely on the black bin bag to keep contained on their journey to the outside bin.
I don't like paying a lot for bin bags, as they are just holding rubbish, and usually pick them up when out and about but don't shop for them anywhere in particular as I just want a basic bag. I have noticed that if you pay around the pound mark in other shops you don't get as many as you do with the Smart Price Asda bin bags. I think what you gain in quantity though, you lose in quality as these are quite possibly the cheapest and thinnest bags I have ever used. I don't expect a lot for the price paid but I really hate it when the bag rips and the contents fall out and it is a bit of a false economy to use two bags just in case, you might as well pay for better quality bags in the first place!
The bags are priced £1.09 but you do get 45 bags for this which is slightly better value than the Tesco equivalent bags which are £1 for 40 bags, to be fair there's not a lot in it but you do have to keep your eye on these prices as they switch around a lot and you can soon find yourself paying more without realising the prices have gone up. There is also the quality of bag to take in to account!
I think these bags are just about OK for the money but they are not the best bin bags I have used, when comparing with other shop's own ranges. I would buy them again if I had run out but to be honest I would prefer to use an alternative brand that is less likely to rip than these. They do the job but only just. I would definitely not use them for storing or transporting things and think their final destination is definitely the dustbin!
Summary: Not my first (or second) choice
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