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      30.07.2013 20:21
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      Good quality foil, versatile: suitable for hair-bleaching too, not just for use in the kitchen!

      This seems a somewhat odd review to write; foil is foil, surely? Maybe so, but some foil is thick and perfect for roasting your meats or wrapping your sarnies without any trouble, and then you get the cheap foil.. you all know the type, where you try to wrap a simple chicken drumstick and you put your finger through and rip it before you even reach the fridge... Nuh-uh, we want none of that here! This particular foil came from a shopping trip with my sister-in-law, specifically just to buy foil and hair-dye. You get some non-stick foils too, but we weren't interested: we weren't trying to bake or roast her hair, just bleach it blonde to then dye it red. We looked at the Asda Smart Price foil for 72p (for 20m), but we were worried that it would tear (as mentioned above) and make a horrible mess of the bathroom... Personally, I'm a bit of a 'scrimper and saver', but my sister-in-law offered to pay as it's her hair, and thus we ended up with this. We bought the 20m x 300mm roll for £2.94, (10m x 300mm - £1.60 / 40m x 300mm - £4.28 - Prices at time of writing), just to make sure we had enough, as we didn't want to have to make the trip back to buy more with her hair only half done! It comes in a surprisingly smart-looking, long, cardboard box, which white with a black stripe across the top half, and the words "Kitchen Foil" across it (just so you don't mistake it for cling film or greaseproof paper, I suppose.. not quite as effective, especially on hair!) as well as the length you've bought. It even has a serrated edge to help you with ripping it at a straight edge, save getting the scissors out. All parts are 100% recyclable (as made from cardboard), and when you're finished with your foil-based adventures, the foil itself is recyclable too, which is great. I really don't see the need to add any plastic packaging to this product, as some brands seem to have started doing... Yes, I hear you loud and clear: we should probably have used proper bleaching foils, but even she wasn't willing to pay that much! She said, and I quote "I've spent enough on the d**ned bleach and dye, I ain't spending £20 on the bits I'm throwing away! They're lucky I don't just dunk my head in a bucket of Domestos!" But I digress... I am happy to report that there were no horrific bleach-related accidents, and the foil worked just fine. It never ripped, apart from in the straight lines that we tore it on purpose using the serrated edge in the box, and there were no leakages. My sister-in-law now has shocking red hair, all over her head without fail or any faded areas. We even had plenty left over, which has now been added to my stock of foil, to use in baking. The cutting edge is still as sharp as ever, meaning it is still very easy to tear strips of foil from the roll (without the need for a third hand to hold a pair of scissors!). And when I eventually finish the roll, (probably around Christmas time, as I'm not much of a chef, but I do use foil to wrap around my Christmas cakes), I'll be able to update this review on my experiences with how well it responds to being used for the purpose it was actually made.. ha! All in all, it's a decent quality kitchen foil, at a relatively affordable price (cheaper than bigger 'break-the-bank' brands, but more expensive than the Smart Price foil, for example). There's not a lot more I can say...

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        18.06.2013 15:47
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        Thanks for Reading :)

        The Asda branded foil is an essential part of my weekly cooking as I frequently make roasts and use it to keep sandwiches etc fresh. Therefore I opt to buy this during my Asda shop every time it runs out. == PRICE == For a 10m roll of Asda branded foil it costs £1.47 which I personally think is well priced and cheaper than other well-known branded kitchen foil that can cost £2-3 more and the quality in my opinion is very similar. == MY EXPERIENCE == The foil comes enclosed in a thin rectangular cardboard box and holds the foil together in a cardboard cylinder which makes it easy to unroll sheets of foil. It has sharp edges at the end of the foldable lid that makes it easy to tear a sheet of foil to the desired size. I personally think that the sharp edge is sharp enough to tear apart the foil, sometimes it doesn't do an exact straight line but it does the job. I personally find that the Asda branded kitchen foil to be of very good quality and does what you would expect kitchen foil to do. It has the right thickness so it doesn't rip apart easily which is great for keeping food fresh and covering up dishes during roasts. In my experience it has the perfect thickness and made from high quality foil that has managed to keep all food fresh and in perfect condition. For sandwiches I basically use a couple of sheets to roll my sandwiches in, too keep it fresh and also to prevent it from getting squashed and found it ticks both boxes. During roasts and cooking oven dishes it is equally as pleasing; it easily covers large roast dishes without tearing and is easy to fold over the sides to keep the heat in. == CONCLUSION == Would I recommend this Asda Kitchen Foil - YES Why- Its cheaply priced, great quality and thickness and overall does what its made to do!

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        13.06.2013 02:49
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        Not just for the Sunday roast

        =Asda Kitchen Foil= Kitchen Foil is one of those things that are in the house, until you come to need it and can't find it. Especially just before Christmas and your baking the Christmas Cakes and I needed a ton of foil to wrap them in. =Asda to the rescue= We are quite lucky we have an Asda store less than 5 minutes from our house, so I sent his lordship down for some foil. =Price and Availability= He brought a Asda own brand foil, 10 metres in length and was £1.49. This can be purchased in store or online. =The Packaging= The foil comes wrapped in a white cardboard box, once opened there is nothing really to seal it, so I use one of my daughters (spare) hair bubbles. =To Use= When you open the box the one side has a jaggered edge along the inside length, you use this to tear the cooking foil, it is meant to produce a straight edge, but I never bother with that The Asda brand foil costs £1.49 for 10 metres and it is of decent quality, not so thin that it will tear easily which some cheap foils can be. It comes in a basic white cardboard box which doesn't do anything to hold the foil in so I use a rubber band to seal it after using the foil, as otherwise it can easily roll out no matter how carefully I try to put it away in the kitchen cupboard. The box is jagged along the inside length to make it easier to tear the foil. I generally use this foil in baking e.g. if we are having a roast, and occasionally to wrap foods in that we are taking out, when we are out of Tupperware/sandwich wraps. It has annoyed me a couple of times when I've been in a hurry as the jagged edge on the box doesn't work terribly well. It does tear the foil, but not in a neat line and not without some effort on my part. I generally keep a pair of scissors handy so I can avoid using the jagged edge. But, part of the reason for this is because the foil is not too thin, it has a decent thickness to it which is why I think it is worth buying again. I have packed sandwiches in it and cooked various roast foods in it without it ever tearing or catching fire or anything like that. I recommend this foil as it is cheap,there is the cutter on the box you can use to cut the foil, or what I do is put the foil against the unit fold over - gives a crease and rips easily without leaving jaggered edges.The box is recyclable. It's good quality stuff, which is why I'm giving it 5 stars. You can also buy it in bulk for slightly cheaper, if you do use kitchen foil a lot, and if I recall correctly it costs just above £3 for 30 metres of the same foil.   = A Money saving Tip= Ok, wrong season, but for when the cold weather hits, if you put a piece of foil behind your raidiator, with the shiny side facing, (I use blue tack to hold in place), and this reflects the heat back into the room.

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        06.06.2013 21:17
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        A good quality kitchen foil

        We don't use a huge amount of kitchen foil in our house as we try to minimise how much rubbish we produce, but sometimes foil is a necessity so we always have some of the Asda brand foil in stock. The Asda brand foil costs £1.49 for 10 metres and it is of decent quality, not so thin that it will tear easily which some cheap foils can be. It comes in a basic white cardboard box which doesn't do anything to hold the foil in so I use a rubber band to seal it after using the foil, as otherwise it can easily roll out no matter how carefully I try to put it away in the kitchen cupboard. The box is jagged along the inside length to make it easier to tear the foil. I generally use this foil in baking eg if we are having a roast, and occasionally to wrap foods in that we are taking out, when we are out of tupperware/sandwich wraps. It has annoyed me a couple of times when I've been in a hurry as the jagged edge on the box doesn't work terribly well. It does tear the foil, but not in a neat line and not without some effort on my part. I generally keep a pair of scissors handy so I can avoid using the jagged edge. But, part of the reason for this is because the foil is not too thin, it has a decent thickness to it which is why I think it is worth buying again. I have packed sandwiches in it and cooked various roast foods in it without it ever tearing or catching fire or anything like that. I recommend this foil as it is cheap, doesn't tear easily when you don't want it to, and the box is recyclable. It's good quality stuff, which is why I'm giving it 5 stars. You can also buy it in bulk for slightly cheaper, if you do use kitchen foil a lot, and if I recall correctly it costs just above £3 for 30 metres of the same foil.

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        06.06.2013 21:01
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        A good basic foil

        ~~~~~~~~~~ Essential item ~~~~~~~~~~ I don't use very much kitchen foil in my house - I am not a big roaster or baker - but it is essential to have around for wrapping the odd item and covering things before they go in the fridge! But I do tend to go for the cheaper brands as I don't like to spend a lot on items for basic jobs. So this Asda foil was a good option for me. It isn't the cheapest I've ever seen, but it seemed a good price. Ten metres of this foil costs £1.49, but you can get different sizes and thicknesses. The foil itself comes in a long cardboard box, which has the jagged edge along the side to help you tear the foil. Despite this being the cheaper variety I was pleased that it is pretty thick - I have definitely used flimsier foil than this! ~~~~~~~~~ Does the job ~~~~~~~~~ And it definitely does the job. I do sometimes (but not as often as I should!) take sandwiches to work and I like to wrap them in foil before I put them in a food bag. This foil is perfect for that as it's easy to handle, and I don't have any problems with it tearing or ripping when I don't want it to. I also cover bowls with the foil before placing in the fridge, or wrapping up other items and again this does the job perfectly. Recently this has also stood in as an excellent substitute when I lost the top from a bottle of wine! A strip of this balled into a cork shape made the perfect cork! The other use I have for this foil is to line baking trays when I cook certain items. I do find that sometimes food can stick to this foil - I have this problem with other foils too so this isn't a massive problem. But perhaps this wouldn't be such an issue with pricier foils. ~~~~~~~~ In summary ~~~~~~~~ Overall I can't really fault this foil. It is well priced, and works perfectly well for my needs. I would definitely recommend it.

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        19.03.2013 18:58
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        A good amount of aluminium foil for just £1.50.

        Kitchen foil can have a lot of uses from wrapping sandwiches, storing the lefty over food and use while cooking. When I like a product I tend to stick with it as long as I do not find a better deal. I have been using this foil for about 1.5 years. This does say something about the quality and value of this product. This aluminium foil has a the price of £1.50 since I started buying it except for the odd limited time sale now and then. The foil is 10 metres in length with a width of 30 centimetres, I find this width sufficient for wrapping around most plates and dishes. I also find 30cm good for wrapping around sandwiches as I do not find myself using too much length of the foil for a whole sandwich. The packaging is the classic cardboard box with the slightly sharp edge for cutting the foil. I find the edge of the box really helpful for cutting the foil in an accurate way. Without it I can not really cut the foil properly, this is a definitely a good feature. The foil its self is slightly thicker than the cheapy value range foils. This is good as it makes it easy to wrap around things without puncturing the foil. This come in really handy for when trying to keep the moisture in food for example when cooking food in the oven. The thickness is also great for wrapping around plates as it it holds well. I would recommend this if you need aluminium foil for basic use around the house. I especially like reasonable price.

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        12.03.2013 20:21
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        Good quality kitchen foil

        In our house kitchen foil is used for a number of purposes - wrapping up sandwiches for packed lunches, wrapping up other food to store in the fridge, and when cooking food in the oven. Kitchen foil can be expensive to buy so I am always on the look out for one of the cheaper brands. For the last year or so I have been using this Asda own brand kitchen foil. This foil can only be purchased in Asda. It costs £1.50 for a roll that is 10 metres in length. The roll is 300mm in width (30cm/1ft). The foil comes packaged the same way as any kitchen foil does - in a long, rectangular shaped, cardboard box. The foil rolls out from inside the box and the edge of the box can be used to rip the foil. I find that this foil rips easily on the edge of the cardboard box. In the past when I have purchased cheaper brands of kitchen foil e.g. from supermarket value ranges, I have found that the foil is difficult to rip correctly as it is so thin and flimsy it tears easily, which leads to a lot of the foil being wasted. This foil is quite thick and sturdy. It is easy to wrap around a food product and it kind of clings to itself which means the product being wrapped up is kept air tight and fresh. Again with other cheaper varieties of foil I have found that when wrapping up food the foil can tear easily, but this is not the case with this Asda Kitchen Foil. The size of this roll of kitchen foil means it can easily be used to cover an oven tray, a casserole dish or to line a grill pan. I have found that some other cheaper brands come in a smaller roll which is not as useful if you want to do any of the things mentioned. I think this kitchen foil is really reasonably priced at the price of £1.50 for 10 metres. Comparably, Bacofoil is the same price for 5 metres. I give this Asda Kitchen Foil my full recommendation along with a 5 star rating. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to save a few pennies on their grocery shop. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.

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        12.03.2013 18:04
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        Great kitchen foil

        After getting fed up with using cheap foil I decided to go up a brand in kitchen foil from the budget value stuff to Asda's own brand to see if it had a better quality. I was fed up with ripping the cheap stuff and wasting half of it. This Asda kitchen foil can only be bought from Asda either in store or online if you do your shopping that way. It will cost you around £1.50. The foil comes inside a cardboard box baring the Asda branding and product information. The box also contains an edge that contains cutting teeth; this is already a step up from the Smartprice foil as this doesn't come in a box so you don't have anything to cut it with. I find using the cutting edge a doddle and by using my forearm to steady it, I can cut it right down in a straight line without any problems. This means I get more use out of it as I don't have to worry about it ripping and chucking it away if I have a really wonky line. The size of the foil is pretty much standard of most kitchen foils. It's approximately 30cm wide and 10 metres in length. With the cutting edge of the box being good and not having any wastage it does mean the kitchen foil seems to last forever as 10 metres is quite long when you are only using it occasionally. As with all foil, it has a shiny side and a matt side. I use the kitchen foil for a variety of different things. From putting in the bottom of the grill pan to stop that needing washing so often to cover a joint of meat in the oven. I've used it occasionally for wrapping sandwiches and by crinkling the ends it does stay in place and sort of holds on to the other side of the foil but I prefer sandwich bags so tend not to use it for this reason so much. I'd definitely recommend this Asda kitchen foil. In the long run it's better value than the Smartprice foil as none of it gets wasted as it tears in a nice straight line when using the cutting edge on the box. I think it's well worth the money paid.

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        12.03.2013 14:52
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        5 stars

        I use a lot of kitchen foil when cooking and storing food so I like to use one which is good quality and works well. I have found that Asda's kitchen foil is very good quality and so tend to just buy this one now. Kitchen foil is a very useful product whilst cooking. It can help to make your meals remain moist whilst cooking and not dry out. It is also useful after cooking too when storing your food. I find that I use it on an almost daily basis and we do get through quite a lot. This kitchen foil is very good quality. It comes in a long cardboard tube and the foil rolls out from it and you can tear it by ripping it against the edge of the box. You can rip it easily without using the box too which is one reason why I really like this, it's much better than cling film in that respect. The foil comes out easily, rips easily and then can be used. I find that it folds well and holds well, I put this over a pyrex dish and it will stick to the sides really well. I dislike it when foil rises as it then lets air in which can ruin the dish but this clings to the side like you would want it to. It is quite thick too so that it makes it fairly robust. Sometimes when I have used cheaper brands it has managed to tear when I was wrapping it round a potato or a dish and this is frustrating so the fact that this brand doesn't do that is great. I cannot fault this so five out of five from me.

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        08.10.2012 14:45
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        a good budget foil!

        Tin foil is a staple product in my kitchen that I simply could not do without. I use it for so many things from wrapping sandwiches, wrapping up food for the next day to keep it fresh, to using it to cook things on in the oven. This particular tinfoil costs around £1.30 from asda, which is quite a cheap price. It comes in a box which opens to reveal a perforated edge to make it easier to tear your tin foil. I find that it is quite difficult to get a good clean tear from this box - but then I have found that with all tin foil boxes no matter how much I have paid. The tin foil itself is medium strength I would say, and is very decent for the price. More expensive brands such as Baco Foil are definitely thicker and more durable, but these tend to be above the £2 mark - which to me is a lot of money for foil. Foil is not something I find particularly exciting to spend my money on, if Baco Foil or a more expensive brand is on offer though I would normally go for one of those over a cheaper brand of foil. As I said earlier this foil is medium in thickness and strength, I have bought asda smartprice and tesco everyday value foils before and have just found them impossible to work with. They tear too easily when doing the simplist of things such as wrapping sandwiches, and I have found that after using it to cook food on in the oven the food tends to come out with bits of foil stuck to it - but I have never experienced that problem with this foil. I found that food I wrap with this foil stays nice and fresh throughout the day for sandwiches and overnight for food that I am saving for the next day. Overall I would definitely recommend this foil to those who are looking for a cheaper alternative. Foil is one of those products that I MUST have, so any cheaper alternatives are welcome by me!

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        07.10.2012 22:31
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        A great value everyday cooking foil

        I nearly always use foil to wrap up lunch box sandwiches, but I tend to purchase the Tesco value range wrapping foil, which works a treat, however, it isn't suitable for use in the oven and so I always have to purchase a proper kitchen foil that I can use in the oven etc. I tend to go between Tesco proper kitchen foil as this Asda one. I don't have an Asda in my town, but I do visit one that is in my nearest bigger town frequently, and on my last trip I picked up this Asda own brand kitchen foil which is currently on offer for just over £1.20. This foil is suitable for cooking with, for example it can be used for covering dishes in the oven, I use it to line my grill pain to avoid having to clean it as frequently and use to it keep a dish warm before serving, especially if I have visitors around, and I am running out of room in my oven. This foil is also suitable for freezing, although I don't ever tend to cover something with foil for the freezer, but it is a useful feature for those that do. This foil comes as roll of 30 metres with the sheet length being 305mm so it is a good size for covering an oven tray or for covering over a casserole dish. Although I don't use this for wrapping sandwiches as I use the cheaper Tesco value version, I do use this a lot for my general everyday cooking and I find it to be great. It works perfectly in the oven which is really what I want it for. I often heat bread when I buy it to go along with homemade soup etc and covering it with this foil protects the bread and keeps the heat in until I am just about to cut it to serve. I use this to line my grill pan and it works well in preventing me having to clean this after every use, as I can simply change the foil and dispose of the old foil which has collected all the grease etc when I have been grilling something. For the price of this product, I think it is a great everyday kitchen foil and I don't see why you would need to purchase the more expensive brands of foil when this one will do everything you need it to, at a lot cheaper price.

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        07.10.2012 15:04
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        It's a good item for the price

        Asda Kitchen Foil - 300mm by 30 m is £3.87 at ASDA One of the many things in the kitchen I could not do without is kitchen foil, and at £3.87 for 30 m the foil from ASDA is in my mind a real bargain. I cannot remember exactly how much I paid so the price is taken from the ASDA website. The foil itself comes in a rectangular box, which has a 'jagged' serrated edge to make tearing the foil easier. I have found that if I am not careful the foil will tear into strange shapes as the angle I tear the foil at will not utilise the cutting edge of the box. ASDA foil is useful for all of those messy jobs like lining a grill pan when cooking meat. and will act to make cleaning up after cooking easier. The foil itself is thinner than some, which I generally don't mind as it makes it easier to wrap things and keep them small. Thick foil for example in a sandwich box takes up too much space. The thickness can sometimes be an issue when it is used to catch fat, and it can tear and the mess will leak through making the pan more difficult to clean. I tend to be more of a fan of foil than film as I always get all caught up in the clingy-ness of it. This foil while being reasonably priced works well over things in the fridge to keep them fresh as well as keeping- scents in which helps to keep any smells from building up. The ASDA foil is a nice size for most jobs - however if I need to cover my largest casserole dish it can sometimes need two lengths of the foil, but this is easy enough to do. It works well and is a nice cheap foil. (I could buy wider foil for this though as I do at Christmas for all my meats). I would recommend this as for the price paid it does a relatively good job, however it does loose one star for the tearing.

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        07.10.2012 14:19
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        Asda kitchen foil

        Tin foil is one of those kitchen products that I could not be without, I seem to use it everyday for a wide variety of things and always need stacks on it as backup in my cupboards. With this in mind I need to be able to buy it at a really good price and I think this tin foil from Asda is definitely a good price. A roll of tin foil from Asda's own brand cost just £1.26 which when you compare it to brands like Bacofoil at over £2 a roll is really good value in my opinion. The roll contains 10 metres of tin foil and this will probably last two or less weeks in my house which again I think is good value for the price I paid. The tin foil comes in a roll and also is packaged in a cardboard box roll with a metal perforated edge to it so you can pull the tin foil over this to cut it. I have never figured out how to do this well and I don't care whether this is value tin foil or good quality tin foil, I think it still tears a little bit no matter how good the serated edge is so this is not a problem to me. You can buy thick tin foil but this is regular sized and I have no problems with that as it serves its purpose very well. I would say that maybe when I unwrap something that I have covered with this tin foil the foil maybe rips a bit easier than it would with better quality foil but really there is not much in it and anyway, once I have used the foil I do not need to sue it again so I don't care whether it tears or not. This tin foil is easy to manipulate. By that I mean if I am wrapping up sandwiches for my kids in this tin foil I can easily bend it and squish it together at the sides to keep the sandwiches nice and fresh. Once I take out food products that I have wrapped with this tin foil they are always still nice and fresh and as good as new. I use this foil for so many things, to wrap up sandwiches, to cover over bowls of half eaten food, to wrap up half bits of onion, fruit etc. to cover my home made bread that has just come out of the breadmaker and sometimes even for craft projects too. An essential kitchen item in our house.

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        06.10.2012 15:12
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        This is very good and economical kitchen foil

        WHAT IS IT? A roll of kitchen foil that comes in a box with an effective serrated edge. HOW DO YOU USE IT? This is Asda's standard own brand kitchen foil and is for food use to wrap sandwiches or food to be stored in the fridge.  You can also use it to cover leftover stew or curry in dishes if you've made too much and need to store some in the fridge.  I have used it to cover plates of food when I have had a party and also use it to wrap bread and rolls to keep them fresh in the bread bin. WHAT I THINK I usually buy Sainsburys kitchen foil because that is where I do my main shop but have started using Asda more and swapped to their kitchen foil. It is identical to the Sainsburys one and is very effective and easy to use. It scrunches up to fully enclose whatever I am wrapping and does not tear easily so that I can use it to wrap chicken drumsticks and other things that might rip through inferior foil.  When I covered sausages on sticks the cocktail sticks poked through but did not cause the foil to tear. It is strong and wide enough that I never have to overlap two pieces. My husband and daughters take a packed lunch to work and school and this foil has never come unwrapped to spill their food into their lunchboxes. When they have eaten the foil can be scrunched up into a small ball for easy transportation home, my oldest daughter likes this foil from Asda because she makes little men from her used sandwich foil and this holds the shape well. When I wrap bread in it I have to replace the foil regularly because it wrinkles up very badly after removal and is not much good to reuse.  I lined my roasting tin with it on Sunday and the lamb joint or roasted potatoes didn't stick, but the foil tore as I was turning the joint and the meat juices leaked into the pan. The box is very good and has not fallen apart even though I handle it a lot. The serrated edge cuts the foil easily and always in a straight line to make wrapping and storage easier. 4 Dooyoo Stars.

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        Really useful and versatile cheap product

        Asda Kitchen foil is a fantastic and useful product which we use very regularly in our house. It comes in a long cardboard box with cutting teeth down one edge so that when you pull the foil out of the box you can simply just tear off how much you want, simply and easily. I personally always buy the 10m box which costs us £1.43 so it is really good value for money. We use it for everyday things such as wrapping sandwiches, wrapping things for storage in the freezer and more so during the hot weather, for cooking things on our barbeque when we have friends, family and neighbours come round for a meal. My other half will cook a lovely joint with the help of this foil and we use it to stop the chicken splattering fat all over the oven. We also use it in the bottom of the grill especially useful when we make cheese on toast at wekends as it stops all the greasy cheese from dripping down and making a mess of the grill pan. It has two sides - a shiny side and a matt side and we tend to place the food inside the matt side so the shiny side is on the outside. As I say, it is very versatile and excellent value for money in my personal opinion, and just as good, if not better than the names brands of foil we have used before. One word of advice though - do NOT put it in the microwave as this is dangerous - the box does state this on the reverse. Recommeded by us all. Review also posted on Ciao as SOREHEAD

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