Product Type: Asda in Homeware
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Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Advantages: Work well & good value..
Disadvantages: None for me!
I regularly do my household's grocery shopping in Asda, or shop online at their website (www.asda.com). It was really only a matter of time before I got around to trying out their own branded "Asda Smartprice" bin bags - a product which I finally got around to purchasing a few months back. I think I had been rather reluctant to purchase these particular rubbish bags as I have had poor experiences with budget branded bin bags in the past, and I prefer to buy something of a higher quality to cope with my household waste.
I eventually gave in, however, and this review discusses my experiences of using the "Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks." As @ the time of writing (December 2012), the roll of Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks costs £1.09 from Asda. This is around the price I paid, but I do believe the price fluctuates slightly from time to time, which might be worth bearing in mind. The roll contains 45 individual rubbish sacks, so I do think the purchase price reflects reasonable value for money.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with Asda's various brands, the "Smartprice" brand is their cheapest brand, and is aimed at providing 'value' goods for those consumers (like me!) who often need to shop on a budget. I have tried and tested various items from the Asda Smartprice range in the past and have discovered some excellent finds, although I must admit that some items have been rather poor too.
Anyway, the Smartprice Refuse Sacks are black in colour and are provided together in a compact but thick roll, which is common practice with most brands of Refuse sacks or Bin Bags that I buy on a regular basis. The sacks are attached together of course, so you need to 'unwind' the roll slightly and 'tear' off the sack at the end, which is rather easy to do, thanks to the perforated sections at the end of each bag which joins them together on the roll. I have used cheaply-branded rubbish bags in the past and have found that these perforated sections are rather poor in that they cause the bag to rip or tear when one of the rubbish bags is torn from the roll. A ripped rubbish bag is of course rather useless, and this fault is a significant flaw I have found with other brands of 'budget' bags I have bought before. Thankfully, this has never happened with the Asda Smartprice bags.
The bags are quite long, and certainly long enough to fit neatly inside a 'standard' kitchen bin that is fairly high. My own kitchen bin is smaller, so the size is no real issue for me anyway. The Asda bags have no tie handles attached at the top, so it is necessary to leave a little room in your filled bag so that you can easily tie a knot at the top. I have never experienced any difficulty with doing this.
It is fair to say that the bags are not the thickest I have ever used, and it is true that more robust sacks are probably more useful to many consumers. For my own purposes, however, I have found that the Asda Smartprice Sacks cope very well with the storage and disposal of my household waste, and I don't recall them ever splitting or bursting open during use, which again, is something I have experienced with other brands of budget rubbish bags. I have found that the Asda bags are more than able to cope with everyday household waste, but they don't cope as well with other, heavier items.
For example, during a recent clear out, my husband managed to fill three of the rubbish sacks with unwanted goods, including books and CDS which we intended to donate to our local charity shop. It soon became apparent that the enclosed items were too heavy and robust for the thin material used in the Smartprice Sacks. I do think this is to be expected, however, as such items are generally much heavier than the average households' general waste, so I won't be deducting any marks from the product rating score for this result. I feel the Asda Sacks are more than able to cope with everyday waste, and as this is their intended purpose, I do feel that this is how they should be judged.
In summary, I am more than happy with the performance of the Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks and feel they have coped very well with my households' waste. They have never split, torn or ripped during use and I have already repurchased the bags as a result of my positive findings. I feel they are a good quality household item and offer good value for money too and they come with my full recommendation, as a result of my findings.
Summary: Good value bin bags..