“ Brand: Others / Product Type: Household Cleaner „
We've been using this High School Musical 3 kitchen roll for a couple of weeks now because the cheap shop round the corner is selling the packs of 2 rolls for 69p and that's proper cheap for this brand, especially with it being Disney as their stuff is usually well overpriced.
The kitchen roll is proper colourful and looks wicked hanging up in the kitchen, it's not covered in pics of Zac Efron thank god but the wrapper will deffo appeal to the younger types because it's got pics of all the stars printed on it.
The kitchen roll soaks spills up good and is quite strong so it's mega easy to clean up with a couple of sheets. We use loads of kitchen roll in our house because it's easy to use when either of my little sisters knock something over or spill drinks, this one is also a very soft kitchen roll so it's kind to wipe my 2 year old sisters face and nose with it when I need to.
The sheets are quite thick and that makes this kitchen roll seem proper good quality, and like it should be more expensive than it is. I usually only use one sheet and that's enough for most normal sized spills, but the other day when I knocked a full glass of squash over I still only had to use 3 sheets to clear the whole sticky mess up.
The kitchen roll is quite strong and doesn't rip easily, it's not like Bounty and can't be wrung out between moppings but I don't think I'd ever bother doing that anyway because if I wanted to use something I could wring out then I'd use a dish cloth!!! lol
I'm impressed with this kitchen roll and think it's a wicked price in the shop by me, if you can find it that cheap then I say go for it but don't be mad and pay over the odds for it just because it shows your kids fave characters on the packet. It's good kitchen roll yeah, but not worth spending too much on.
In Poundland last week I noticed they were selling two packs of High School Musical kitchen roll for £1, this worked out at four rolls so a very good saving considering this kitchen roll is usually priced at £1.99 for two rolls.
I only know of High School Musical because my ten year old granddaughter was very much a fan recently, although her interest seems to have waned rather in recent months. I have not seen the films although recognise the characters on the wrapper.
This kitchen roll looks great on my kitchen roll holder, it's brightly coloured and has a very modern design. The rolls are of average thickness and I have found them to be ideal for cleaning up various spills around the house.
They're not actually as absorbent as other kitchen roll I have used in the past, although to be honest I wasn't expecting such a gimmicky product to excel in it's cleaning abilities. It's a good enough kitchen roll for most things, it's just that I seem to need more sheets than usual for some jobs simply because it doesn't mop up liquids as well as other brands.
A good example is the area around my kitchen sink, my hot tap has sprung a bit of a leak and when the tap is running a little water will accumulate around the base of the tap. Ordinarily one sheet of kitchen roll would mop up this water, but when using the High School Musical kitchen roll I always have to use two sheets for the same job.
They are stronger than I thought they would be. Just yesterday I gave my cooker hob a good clean and I was surprised at how much scrubbing these kitchen rolls stood up to. When using two sheets at a time I was very impressed that my fingers didn't rip through the paper and it made my job of cleaning a greasy cooker much easier.
One good thing about these is because the kitchen rolls are decorated so nicely they are ideal for use as napkins, it was my granddaughter's 13th birthday on Monday and her mum used these on the buffet table. I also plan to use individual sheets of the kitchen roll when I have my BBQ party (weather permitting!) on Sunday as I think the theme will appeal to the youngsters who are due to attend.
As a student, I spend a lot of time in the supermarket, looking for a bargain. Although I am a fan of High School Musical, I am 26 years old, and would not pay over the odds for kitchen roll just because it has a picture of Zac Efron on the packaging. So when I saw that this particular product was being offered in Tesco at half price, I decided to take advantage of the deal and buy a couple of packs. Of course, I could have bought a Tesco own brand for 30p, but sometimes you have to pay a little bit more for good quality, and that's what I did.
Of course, the presence of the High School Musical actors and logo makes no difference to the quality of the kitchen roll, but it's a decent roll that does its job - it doesn't break up when you are using it, and it lasts a decent amount of time. And it's a bit of fun to have Zac Efron sitting in your kitchen.
The only reason I bought this is because I got a pack in Tesco for half price at 87p. I got a coupon for Asda that was giving me 50p off this as well, but haven't looked for it in Asda.
I don't have any kids in the house, but due to working in television and I remember the horrendous sunday afternoon a few years ago when Disney was due to broadcast high School Musical 1 for the premier on the Disney channel, and at last minute they pulled the broadcast and by then it was to late to change the tv schedule, For 2 hours I had to deal with angry parents who said their kids were crying because HSM wasn't on as it was promised. I helpfully passed on Disney's phone number - they only work mondays-fridays, and was told on more than I occassion "why can't you answer why it's not on. It's your fault" Eh no, it was Disney that cancelled it actually!
My niece and nephew are well into the HSM scene, and I think it can appeal from young kids to teenagers. Anytime they are at the house all I hear is them singing "We're all in this together bla bla bla".
Anyway, i'm meant to be review Kitchen Rolls? Back to that.
These rolls are manufactured by Thirst Pockets, so they are white studded paper with the circle bits on it that are meant to catch any spills and lock it inside. The paper is quite strong and although I don't generally have to mop up spills and that, these did come in handy last night when my Chihuahua was sick in a bit white foamy, undigested meat incident. I ripped off 3 bits of Kitchen Roll, as the mound was bigger than her head and still expandind and this took care of it no problem and I didn't get a wet hand - yea.
The outer wrapping is nice and bright with pictures of the main characters, lots of red and black colours and the Disney brand up the corner.
The rolls are alright, but I think I would have expected a bit more on the Rolls. The only printing on the rolls is High School Musical and then the odd red and blue stars scattered over the roll. Considering this can cost nearly £2 for the pack when right price, but then again parents will buy this to amuse their kids and the kids will ask for it in the supermarkets anyway, so they know they will get the money.
I use normal Thirst pockets often as a kitchen Roll, so it wouldn't bother me to buy this for the offer, but I have no interest when it is right price.
I know these kitchen towels are quite tacky and many will wonder what sort of a person would buy such a tacky branded item and I have to admit that its me. Nor have I bought just the one pack but stock up on them when they are on offer.
My daughter is completely high school musical obsessed and is determined to marry Troy Bolton and hsm 1, 2 and now 3 are playing pretty much on a loop on our TV until my daughter goes to bed so as soon as I saw these I popped them in the trolley. The first time I paid £1.99 for the two kitchen rolls which would normally have given me a nervous breakdown but I knew as a one off it would be worth it to see the look on her face.
When we unpacked the shopping she recognized the branding straight away as there were pictures of Troy, Gabriella, Chad and Sharpay on the outside and she started screeching high school musical at the top of her voice. Next morning as we prepared her break for school she insisted in taking in a sheet of kitchen roll with it and has continued to do so on a daily basis. Apparently she's the coolest girl in P1 for having this.
While I hadn't planned on buying it again there have been several offers in Tesco allowing me to get the double roll for 97p which is no more expensive than other kitchen rolls so I have stocked up. The towels are manufactured by Thirst Pockets which are a decent brand and one that I have been happy to buy in the past.
The rolls themselves are manufactured by Lotus and are 2 ply. The kitchen roll sheets only have the high school musical logo on them printed in the obligatory red and surrounded by stars in red and blue which is a little disappointing after the colourful packaging with pictures of the stars on it.
The marketing blurb around the thirst pocket products is that they have "shhhhlurp technology" which absorbs spills quickly and efficiently with 25% more absorbency than previously. The manufacturers claim that there are 56 sheets per roll and I will take their word for it as I have no intention of unrolling and checking.
As for quality well Thirst Pockets are marketed as the number two brand in the kitchen roll market, which I presume is just behind Bounty. They are not as thick as bounty and would not withstand the scrubbing that Bounty does, but be honest how often do you scrub the boards with bounty. It certainly doesn't fall apart or rip when wet the way some of the value brands do which are pretty much the same price.
Mostly kitchen roll is used for shelling eggs onto to keep the mess together, blowing the odd nose, drying hands and mopping up little spills. In my early years I occasionally used it to strain a bottle of wine when I couldn't get the cork out and ended up with lots of little bits of cork in the bottle but we'll gloss over that for now.
While I presume that only those with daughters under the age of 11 would be tempted to buy this I have to say that for 97p and the fact that its perfectly capable of mopping up spills and drying hands it's a good value and a decent product. The fact that it makes my daughter smile when she uses it is an added bonus.
The High School Musical franchise has exploded during the last few years, and you can buy almost anything with it on: make-up, toys, chocolate, games, etc. So I don't know why I was surprised to see some High School Musical 3 kitchen roll! It seemed an odd thing for them to have produced, seeing as I doubt the target age group of HSM (7 to 13 year olds) often buy kitchen roll. However, I am quite partial to a bit of cheesy pop myself and have enjoyed the HSM films, so I thought I would try out the kitchen roll! Plus, it gives me something else to review!
The kitchen paper only cost me £1 for 2 rolls. I would have thought Disney kitchen paper would be more expensive than run of the mill stuff, but strangely enough it was actually a bit cheaper than the normal Asda brand (£1.36 for 2 rolls) and considerably cheaper than Bounty (a massive £3.27 for 2 rolls).
The kitchen rolls came in a bright, exciting plastic wrapper with the expected pictures of Troy, Gabriella, Chad and Sharpay wearing their graduation robes and looking disturbingly happy and peppy as usual. Inside though, the paper was not quite so interesting: it doesn't have any pictures of the characters on it, but it does have some different coloured stars and the High School Musical logo on it, so it looks nice enough, and certainly more attractive than normal kitchen roll.
The rolls are 2 ply and have an average of 56 sheets per roll, with a sheet size of 240mm x 210mm, and a total area of 5.64 metres squared. The packet says that the kitchen roll has 'Thirst Pockets' which 'absorb spills quickly and efficiently making them ideal for wiping up any mess', and it also states that the paper is 'strong and absorbent' and 'perfect for cleaning indoors and out'.
I found that the paper was indeed quite absorbent, though not in the same league as Bounty. But you can't really expect that seeing as they are so much cheaper. The paper was certainly functional, though when it got very wet it tended to split, much like all cheaper kitchen rolls. Also, the kitchen paper did feel quite tough and scratchy to the touch, which was a bit of a shame.
I would say that these kitchen rolls are fine for a change. They do their job, they are cheap and they add some colour to your kitchen! Plus if you have pre-teen girls, they'll be thrilled!