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Sainsbury's Basics Jumbo Kitchen Towel

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Kitchen Towel / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues

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      05.12.2013 10:58
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      Very basic but very poor value

      INTRODUCTION

      Hubby and I get through a *lot* of kitchen roll: not just for everyday spills around the kitchen, but also for wiping down most of our windows every morning in winter as the condensation builds up overnight!

      I tried out this Sainsbury's Basics Jumbo Kitchen Rolls out because Sainsbury's is my regular grocery store. They were convenient to pick up so I decided to give them a try.

      PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

      These kitchen rolls come wrapped in thin cellophane. Each pack contains 2 x 120 sheets for £1.18 at the time of writing. The good news is that they have the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) stamp, meaning they are produced from wood taken from sustainable forests.

      The roll sheets are of what I think of as a standard size, about 20cm x 20cm, are clearly perforated and have a lightly textured surface.


      USER EXPERIENCE

      Aye, and here's the rub...I've tried lots of kitchen roll brands, and whilst I wasn't expecting something super-amazing (this product is in the budget range after all), I was hoping for some decent absorbency from these sheets.

      However, for the two main jobs I need kitchen roll for around the home, these towels performed very poorly as they're so gosh darn thin! There's very little room for absorbency, so I found that to get any liquids up off kitchen counters or off windows I had to use two, three or even four sheets at a time. I also found that, unlike some other brands, it's impossible to squeeze out a soggy wodge of these towels and reuse them to get up a little more liquid, instead, these sheets just stuck together and refused to give up any of the measly amount of fluid they'd collected.

      I found that for small spills in my kitchen I could make one roll last around a week, but when window condensation is especially bad in winter it took an entire roll to dry my windows. Every morning! This means that I would have to purchase a pack of these kitchen rolls every other day to keep my house condensation free over winter!

      Since trying out these kitchen towels I've discovered I can buy thicker rolls of kitchen towel in pound shops, and that I can buy three or even four rolls per pack for a single quid, which works out far cheaper than these Sainsbury's towels.

      I won't be buying these again!

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        11.10.2012 13:00
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        These are absorbent and don't rear easily

        I've bought a load of Sainsbury's Basic items, seeing as how Sainsbury's is one of the dearer supermarkets I was impressed with their basic range and basic prices. I've found that the quality and price of supermarket value products to all be virtually the same. A lot of the stuff has been hit and miss but I like this kitchen roll. Costing £1.25 for two jumbo rolls with an average of 120 sheets per roll I though it was good value. These particular rolls work out a lot less pricey than the next one up.

        The rolls themselves come in the Sainsbury's standard basic orange and white wrapper it tells us that they're 'Jumbo Kitchen Rolls'. The sheets are wrapped around a cardboard tube.

        The sheets themselves are large white tough tissues which are two ply. Basics kitchen towels have 120 sheets per roll and the size of them is 225mm x 210mm which seems about average size I think. They are thinner than dear branded ones but okay and don't tear. The sheets are separated by perforations making it easy to rip them off. These are disposable and can't be re-used.

        Performance:

        I think they are adequate for use, they soak up spills quite well. I use kitchen roll when wiping up dropped food off the floor and it holds the mess well, the two ply doesn't come apart. With spilt drinks a good handful of maybe four tissues cleans it up in no time. I use them for drying things like drinking glasses or wiping condensation off the windows. Great for emergency loo roll too, and blowing noses as it doesn't break up like tissues (I know gross) harsher than tissue on sore noses though.

        Mostly I use these for de- greasing food (for want of a better word!) all that's needed is one sheet placed underneath fatty foods for this job, it's surprising how much fat gets absorbed onto it. I also sometimes use one to mop up excess grease from the top of spaghetti bolognese or casseroles whilst still cooking in the pan.

        It's handy to keep a roll in the garage too.

        I would recommend as they do the job and give them 5 stars

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          04.04.2011 09:47
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          Great value product

          We usually buy the Tesco value kitchen rolls. However, we have now used the Sainsbury's basic equivalent a few times now when we have shopped in Sainsbury's instead of Tesco.

          The kitchen rolls are only available in Sainsbury's because they are a Sainsbury's own brand product. They cost £1.15 for 2 jumbo sized rolls. Often, normal sized rolls can be found on offer for £1 making them therefore cheaper but I find that you get so much more from these jumbo rolls so I always go for these instead.

          The kitchen rolls come in basic packaging which is the same as shown above. The packaging is easy to open to get the rolls out.

          The rolls are plain white in colour and have perforations where each sheet can be torn off. Occasionally when a sheet is torn off not the whole sheet comes off and you are left with a thin long bit on the end of the roll but this rarely happens! Each sheet is a good size and I usually only need one depending on what I am doing. The sheets are thick enough not to tear when in use but they are not as thick as some of the premium brands so therefore you will need more than one for some jobs.

          I use these for a variety of jobs but mainly for cleaning. I use these to clean both the bathroom and the kitchen. I use them combined with an anti bacterial spray to clean the surfaces and appliances.

          When I have used these I have never had a problem with them tearing. Even when using them to clean the toilet I can be confident that they are not going to tear in my hand leaving me touching the bowl!

          They are quite absorbant. I have used these to mop up a spilt cup of tea before and it needed 3 or 4 sheets. I appreciate some of the more premium brands could have maybe done it in one but for the price I think these are good.

          I will continue to buy these when we do our shopping in Sainsbury's. I think they represent fantastic value for money and believe they are a good quality product.

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          27.10.2010 09:57
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          See review.

          I have always used kitchen roll to take the excess fat from greasy foods and when I take the skin from the chicken I have cooked, it tends to still have a little grease residue and so I use these kitchen towels to remove it, I like to buy the branded ones as well as the cheaper ones, but I think the non branded ones are very good and I think for the low price, they are very good value for the money.

          I buy these quite often from the Sainsbury's basics range, they are only 99p for a pack of 2 rolls and they are in my opinion, very good quality, they have a very nice soft texture, and they have a tiny hole design on the sheets, and they absorb perfectly for spillages or any excess liquids that may need to be soaked by a towel, these are a very good thickness and they work a treat for my spillages or if I need to wipe a surface with them.

          I often use kitchen roll towels for when I clean glass or mirrors as I sometimes place a little white vinegar in warm water and wipe over the glass etc with a damp cloth and then I just buff with a little kitchen towel and they sparkle, and have a very nice shine.

          Each roll is supported by a cardboard roll, and there are approximately 60 sheets to each roll and they are such a very good thickness for what they are being used for, and I really do like these for when I cook bacon or sausages etc and I need to remove a little more fat and the bacon can be easily placed onto the towel and the cooked food does drip onto the towel and the paper holds the moisture and so the food is much healthier to eat.

          These are jumbo towels and so they are quite big, the rolls are also wrapped in an outer plastic wrapper for transportation from the store and they can easily be stored in a cupboard in the kitchen, I place mine on a towel holder that I then place inside my cupboard and then I just reach and pull a sheet or 2, when I need it and the sheets easily can be pulled from the perforated holes of the sheet that joins them together and they do not tear as I have found some other kitchen towels have in the past.

          I have used these for mopping up drinks that my grandson has tipped over on his highchair, and his little table where he sits, as he paints etc and these towels soak the paint etc perfectly.

          these really are a good quality and thickness for the price and I highly do recommend them for anyone to try as I think they are excellent value for money and they have many uses, which is good, I often use them to clean my grandson's highchair, and to wipe any food he has dropped onto the floor and I often sometimes use them to wipe my windowsills, before I use a damp cloth or anti bacterial wipe, as my younger cat just loves to look out of my lounge window and he leaves some cat hairs all over the sill and so couple of sheets before I do my cleaning does work a treat to remove the hairs.

          I give them 5 stars.

          Thank you for reading my review.

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            23.04.2010 10:13
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            A great kitchen essential.

            I always get really annoyed that kitchen roll is so expensive, I basically use it to wipe up spills, the difference in price for a pretty patterned one that claims to be super duper absorbent does not appeal to me at all.

            I get these from sainsburys and I would say I buy them every 3 or 4 weeks, and they cost £1.00 for 2 big rolls. Probably bigger than other brands, there does seem to be a lot of sheets on each roll.

            I would say that this kitchen roll is actually pretty absorbent, you would think because it's cheap you might have to use more and it would be thinner than others, but I find it very effective.

            It doesn't have any pictures on or anything pretty and kitchen like but it does have dimples in it just to make it a bit more interesting, so it doesn't look cheap when you put it on a kitchen roll holder.

            I really couldn't imagine paying any more than this for kitchen roll, I just see it as a waste of money, when this product does the job equally as well, maybe better than other more expensive brands.

            I would definitely recommend this product, as it's the cheapest one in the shop, but still does the same job as all the others. They only do a white version, but I don't care if there are no silly pictures on mine, I'm sure the stuff I wipe up isn't affected by the lack of pictures either.

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