Product Type: Tesco Household Cleaning
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Tesco Kitchen Towel Roll
Member Name: cazkins
Tesco Kitchen Towel Roll
Advantages: Reasonable price compared to other brands, good quality & fairly strong
Disadvantages: None for me
Some kitchen rolls seem to make lots of claims about how absorbent they are and I immediately think of silly TV adverts where people are wringing the paper out and showing just how much spillage one sheet will mop up. I have, however, rarely found any kitchen roll to be that good so I often 'drop a brand' now and opt for Tesco's own make because whilst it doesn't make any special claims, it's good enough quality for various purposes in the kitchen.
These are neither a fancy name with pretty packaging, or a Tesco Value cheapest brand, but rather just a standard Tesco product. The packaging is primarily see through plastic with blue/white detailing on the front. It's nothing special, but then again I'd much rather like to think I'm paying for the product I'm actually using than for the name or pretty colours. This claims that it 'soaks up spills fast', as do most kitchen rolls, but it doesn't make large claims of being extra strong or absorbent. It's a cheaper brand so a good alternative to check out if you want to save on pennies.
These can be bought as a pack of 2, 4 or 8 rolls, though I often go for the pack of 4. If you get these, at normal retail value, it works out at £1.20 per 100 sheets as each roll has 50 sheets. The rolls are white in colour and don't have a fancy design, but they do have some indented dot mark pattern all over to give it texture. They look quite basic but that doesn't bother me.
I have found that these are relatively easy to tear off without ripping the sheet and that's important because it's not as good value for money if you've got poor quality paper that rips all over the place. The size is average and reasonable for various purposes, from mopping up spills to ridding your chips of excess grease. For some reason we seem to eat kitchen rolls in our house and they get used for various things, and I've found that these have come in very useful and multi-purpose in this sense. They don't absorb a river of spilt tea, but then I've never found a kitchen roll that really does, but they do soak up reasonably well without falling apart. Don't expect miracles, but for the price, they do the job nicely enough.
When compared to similar products, these can be quite a bit cheaper, even half the price of bigger brand names. And yet I've found them to be of reasonable quality, it's easy to dispense sheets from the roll and they're useful for various things in the home without fluffing up or falling apart the second they're put to work.
Overall I would definitely recommend these if you want to save a few pennies; you may miss out on pretty patterns but for the price they're still reasonable quality kitchen tissues that come in very useful.
4 rolls £2.40, 2 rolls £1.44, 8 rolls £4.80 (Tesco)
[Also reviewed by me, gothic_moon, on Ciao]
Summary: Reasonably price yet still effective enough
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