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*Asda Smartprice Clingfilm* There are loads of uses for clingfilm, I remember using it for art projects when I was a child now I mostly use it for preserving food to put in the fridge! For food protection, clingfilm is better than foil as you can see how the food is doing, but unlike foil it doesn't keep things hot or cold so whether to use foil or clingfilm depends on the thing you want to wrap up! Clingfilm can be used to cover food in the microwave, although you should pierce it with a knife to make a few holes, for air to escape. This will prevent an explosion! The Asda clingfilm is like any other, it's clear plastic wrap that clings to stuff. If you allow the clingfilm to fold back on itself, it will get stuck and you will end up with a useless mess of plastic! It is quite hard to tear off but I find it gets easier with practice. The cardboard tube it comes in has serrated teeth but I end up cutting with scissors anyway... The roll also tears jaggedly and if it does finding the end of the clingfilm can be a nightmare. According to the ASDA website it is 300mm x 45m. It is 60p but it still works out at about 12p per 10m. I'm pretty shocked it is that much for the price so even with some slight annoyances with the product I can recommend it on value alone.
On a visit to Asda some time ago and when I needed to buy some more cling film I decided to buy this one because it was cheaper than other brands and I thought it was worth a go to save me some money. I think a shops own brand is always worth trying because it can be very surprising how good the brands can be for the price and sometimes they wor exactly the same as a branded kind at times. The film is on a roll and the usual transparent plastic and I find I can easily find the beginning of the film without having the problem of finding the beginning every single time I use it which I do find annoying if I cannot find it when I am in a rush to use some cling film. This hasn't happened so far since using this one. So all good. I just hate it when I have to keep trying to find the end of the film, I find it so annoying and time wasting and most of all irritating. I find it is very easy to cut it in a straight line and not lose the end of it again on the roll. It covers and stretches quite well over food on plates to keep the food nice and fresh. I have wrapped the film over a block of cheese to keep it nice and fresh in my fridge. It does stick fairly well after unwrapping but not quite as sticky as a branded kind but it still does a good job being a cheaper film and I am very happy with the way it still works well and I just press the edges more firmly so that the film doesn't unpeel from the cheese. I cover food which I may want to place in my microwave to heat up, it just helps cover the food so that it doesn't splash any food around the inside of my microwave. I find it works well for this purpose. Is a nice one to place gently over a baked cake or a shop bought cake which you need to place into a baking tin to keep fresh and covered inside the tin. I find it just grips gentle so that I can take the film from the top without ruining any topping on the cake, especially if it has soft icing or creamy soft cream on the top. I have covered left over dishes which I want to store in my fridge for the next day for dinner or ones which I want to freeze for a later date. The film just keeps it well covered perfectly until you need to eat it. Is a good one to also use for wrapping sandwiches for packed lunches. I don't use it often for lunches but have occasionally for my hubby's work lunch and he tells me it is easy to remove the film when he wants to eat his sandwiches. Have also wrapped little cake buns I may have baked which need to be covered to place inside the lunch box. There is a fair amount of film on the roll being 60 metres so a lot of film. I cannot remember how much I paid for it exactly but I think it was around 50p. A good price for this amount on of film and I do think it is a good quality film too and super value for the money in my opinion. I like this film it works well for covering food and it is really easy to cut. Priced at a good price and I recommend it if you are wanting to drop a brand as I have myself. I don't think you will be disappointed with this one but if you like the film to stick tighter this one may not be so suitable. But it works well for my usage. Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50. I give this one 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
Theres a few products out there that I cant really live without-especially when it comes to things that are housed in the kitchen. Kitchen foil and this item, cling film, are one of those. They tend to be used daily if not every other day mostly for food related tasks. I try to keep one of my kitchen drawers full of this stuff. I bought this particular one from my local Asda store for 60p for a roll that is 60 metres long and 30cm wide. Why did I buy this? Purely because I needed clingfilm, and I was in Asda at the time. There was no way I was buying an expensive version and juts needed to get something that was cheap and could do the job I needed it to do at least in a half decent manner. What do I use clingfillm for? I use it for different things, but mainly to cover food that needs to be put away in the fridge and eaten at another time e.g left overs. Theres been quite afew parties for us recently, so this has come in handy to cover food for a short period of time while sat out on tables to wait for people to eat. Just a simple way to keep food away from flies, and to protect it and keep it fresher by not allowing too much air to get to it. Ive wrapped food for the kids to be taken out and about with, such as biscuits, crackers. I use this to wrap packets of food that have been opened but not resealable, because Ive been worried about freshness and food falling out of their original packet e.g crisp breads, crackers, packets of biscuits etc. I cover baking potatoes with cling film, after washing them, prick them then place in the microwave to cook. Sometimes when my hair has had nearly half a bottle of conditioner thrown on it, I will wrap my hair up with clingfilm for at least an hour, and stick a head scarf on top to keep in not only the product on my hair, but create some heat on my head to get conditioner to work a touch more effectively. What do I think? One of the main things that struck me was how easy it was to use this. Ive used clingfilm by another brand before ( not an expensive one, one that can be found in Home Bargains ) and Ive always struggled with trying to find the end of the product once used. When I do find it, I end up ripping and struggled to get the cling film off the roll and sometimes rather than grabbing a full piece, I only get sections so never get the full width. I have never experienced that problem with this which not only means I don't waste any product, but it doesn't annoy the heck out of me trying to use it and only getting bits and strips off the roll! Its not as sticky and grabs onto everything like other versions Ive used. For me that's a good thing as I have more control when placing the product round food items, as an example. The thickness is juts right-not too thin where it rips easily, not too thick where you feel its too rigid. Not something I have noticed with other brands before, but I can see some very faint ridges in this product. What that does or why its there I have no clue, but it is! The width is perfect. I feel it can cover a variety of different shapes, diameters and widths and depths. Its quite standard in width so no issues on that front. Length? My roll is no where near finished yet and Ive been using this for afew weeks now nearly every other day. This product just keeps going! Would I buy this again? Yes I would. It does exactly what I need it to do. Its a good length and width, easy to use, covers food and items well and the price is competitive!
I would say that I more of a Tinfoil girl. I usually take my own Sandwiches in to work as it saves money and I can stick to my diet without being as tempted - then again often my Sandwiches aren't all that appealing compared to other things to eat at work. I must try out more exciting fillings I guess. I can't remember the last time I bought a brand named wrapping product. In my view they all do the same job don't they and why pay more for something that you are just going to throw away? I had finished my trusty foil one day and thought I may as well use up this wrap which I had bought at Christmas time to cover some Buffet food. I wasn't exactly sure of the cost and length for of the wrap since I had disposed of the box and receipt a while ago but I looked this up when in e shop recently and see that this cost 62p for a 60 metre Roll. Sounds ok price wise to me. The packaging this comes in is just a simple box. Nothing colourful or that. So just use this in the normal way. Just unravel whatever length of this you want and wrap what you want to wrap. I tend to just tear a hole in the Film and tear off and I find that I go all over the place when trying to do this so I always measure a bit more off the length of this. I have tried to cut this but I've found it doesn't cut all that easy either. This seems to wrap up ok but I find that this doesn't seem to be overtly sticky and for this reason I tend to have this overlap a little. But it does the job and is cheap enough. An ok product and 1 that's I will buy again. It still works out cheap to buy this even if you use a little more than you would a brand named one.
We make a lot of sandwiches in our house as my husband takes sandwiches to work, my eldest daughter to school and my youngest daughter to her Grandas, I had tried the smartprice wrapping foil and thought I would give the cling film a go although I wish I never bothered. I bought the product from Asda as it is part of their own Smartprice range it is the only place which you can buy it, the roll measures 30cm x 60cm and it costs 60p which I thought was brilliant value. The product comes in a cardboard box which is very simply green and white in colour like the rest of the smartprice range and then there is the name of the product and the size on it. To use the cling film you have to simply find the end which can be a pain and then pull out the required amount of film for the job before cutting it off which I do with a knife or scissors as it doesn't tear off on the box. The cling film is basically a waste of time as it simply doesn't cling which sort of defeats the object in my opinion. When you get the cling film off the roll it seems to cling to itself and then you have to try and unpeel it to be able to wrap your sandwiches however once wrapped around sandwiches it doesn't want to cling and the sandwiches never seem secure. I have tried covering meat in the fridge with cling film and have found that the cling film clings on to things next to it in the fridge and unless you wrap all the way around an item it is useless and doesn't keep things fresh as it doesn't create a seal. I wouldn't recommend this, for it to be any good you have to use twice the amount you would with the smartprice foil and so I am sticking with the foil for our sandwiches at least then I know they are being kept fresh.
WHAT IS IT? A roll of cling film from Asda Smart Price. HOW DO YOU USE IT? Rip off as much as you need to and use it to wrap sandwiches and other foods to keep them fresh while they are in the fridge or lunchboxes. HOW DOES IT PERFORM? This is the very worst cling film I have ever used because it does not stick together and it is very thin cling film. It rips if you are not very careful in how you handle the wrapped food and I always have to use two layers of cling film to wrap everything so that it doesn't come unwrapped. This isn't as important when the food is in the fridge as when I have wrapped sandwiches for my children and husband. WHAT I THINK I think this is very poor cling film and I will not purchase it again. I usually use Sainsbury's own brand cling film and that is much more reliable for only a few pence difference in the price. I think because I have to use double the amount of this Value cling film that it works out to be more expensive. I bought it to save money on the basic items in my shopping basket but it has been a waste of money instead of a bargain. When I am wrapping sandwiches I have to scrunch the ends of the cling film up a lot to get them to stick and even then my husband has complained that his lunch has come unwrapped during the morning. I have noticed that food wrapped in this thin cling film does not stay so fresh in the fridge and I think that is a combination of the cling film being so thin and it not sticking together properly. I used it over a bowl of uneaten stew two nights ago and when I went back to it the cling film had come apart completely and was just lying in a sheet over the top of the bowl, the broth had gone thick and sticky and that shows it was not protected. I will not buy this again because it doesn't work at all. It is wrong of Asda to sell products even cheaply as part of their value range if they do not do what they are supposed to. One other thing is that the cling film does not rip straight so you end up with lots of ragged edges whenever you rip some off and this is frustrating but also makes the problem of wrapping your food even worse. 1 Dooyoo Star but only because I cannot give no stars.
One thing that i seem to use on a daily basis is clingfilm. I work shifts and am married to a man who has even less ability to cook than i have, so when on lates find i have to cook my childrens dinners in the morning ready to be nuked at night (can't have them going hungry because him indoors can burn water!), so i find i get through reems of cling from this point of view alone! I am not someone who is brand proud, so i have always used Asda's budget version of cling, from the "smartprice" range, and so far have had no problems to speak of. As with many of the products within this range it is not so much the quality that makes it cheaper, or budget branded, but rather the quantities it is sold in, with there many metres less on a roll than the better brands, but again weighing up the difference between them, price wise, i find i still make a saving using this product. Each roll comes in a cardboard box, complete with the sharp cutting edge on one side, though i don't tend to use that, i have my own thumb through cling technique that works for me! A roll comes with 60m of cling on it, and seems to be a little narrower than other clings available (300mm), which equates to almost the width of a plate, i don't really think i would need any more width, though when i helped my Mum with her catering buisness we did tend to buy a much wider brand to cover the flats she served the food on. Again the cling seems a little thinner than the dearer branded one's, but for my use i find it substantial enough to cover the food on the plate, and even when piled up with other plates (which i unfortunately have to do in my little fridge), i don't have any problems with tearing. The cling does as you would imagine, clinging very well over the dishes i want covering, though when i used it once to wrap my childrens sandwiches up (which i do with my daughters more as she likes slightly more liquid fillings like tuna mayonnaise, not nice if it gets over everthing else in her lunchbox!), they both really struggled opening their sandwiches, and with job descriptions gone mad nowadays, their dinnerladies wouldn't help them open them.....it wasn't part of their jobs! The sandwiches of course came back a bit squished, but uneaten, needless to say they now have sandwich bags! The only potential downside is when the roll rips unevenly, thus losing the end, and then you really struggle ripping a roll length strip off, though i have found this problem with the dearer rolls as well. For a roll of this it will set you back 60p, which compared to the much dearer versions which retail around the £2.00 mark is a really good saving. I find that for what i use it for this stuff is pretty fantastic, and i can only recommended it! For more information visit - www.asda.com Thanks for reading x
i use clingfilm alot be it for my sarnies or to wrap different things to put back in my fridge, it is a must in my kitchen, i came across asda smart price cling film in my local store and couldnt believe how cheap it was i think just over 40 pence ! so me being me and pinching the pennies i just had to try it out !!! The packaging: As of late asda have changed the packaging on all the range, and if im honest they did a good job, the products dont look so cheap and nasty anymore and Mr Asda has made its cheapo product actually look kinda smart lol ! As with all smartprice gear the packaging clearly states the product and what it is used for (bit of an insult telling me that really lol) with a caution about the sharp edges in the box (which i will come to in a bit) Tells you how to use it and Mr Asdas contact details Cling Cling: the clingfilm itself i cant fault it really is clingy and not as thin thin as i thought it would be its defo value for money, my only gripe with this product is the jagged edge used to pull the cling film into a piece the size you need just is NOT sharp lol its a bloody nightmare so you end up pulling clumps out that are totally the size you dont need, i found the best thing to do is pull out what you need and use a pair of sharp sissors OR a sharp kitchen knife, pull out what you need onto a chopping board and slice along the clingfilm with the knife. other than that this product does what its ment to do , and the sissor thing is a little irritating but its a small price to pay for the saving of the pennyies you get from buying this product,. I will defo be buying this again :o)
Cling film is honestly one of the basic essentials inside my kitchen cupboard, and I would be quite helpless, not to mention paranoid, without it. Cling film is basically as the product name says it is; a clingy plastic film you can use to cover your dishes and sandwiches to keep away not only those pesky little flies, but all those germs and illnesses that can get into your food if it is left uncovered in the open air for too long. I am very paranoid of such things, and if any food has been left out in the open for what I view as too long, it is more than likely that it will end it thrown away inside the bin instead of eaten (this is a big waste, I know, but they say that you'd rather be safe than sorry!). Of course, you could use foil instead, but I opted for cling film ages ago because it is much cheaper, thinner and more of a convenience to use. It may be a little bit of a hassle ripping it (foil is very easy to rip, whereas cling film is such a pain to!), but cling film is so practical in the way that it clings to my dishes and sandwiches without anything sticky on it whatsoever. Cling film is disposable and one use only (for obvious hygiene reasons), and since I usually have plenty of leftovers that I need to wrap up almost daily, it would not make sense for me to buy an expensive brand of cling film that could only be used once. I usually use basic and supermarkets' own branded cling film in order to save me money, and I rarely delve into the "posh cling film" section. However, keeping my food fresh and untainted is very important to me, so I do not want to have to put up with cheap quality cling film. A good combination of pricing and quality is hard to find nowadays. Asda Smart Price cling film is one of my more commonly bought cling films. At the moment, it is 60p for a 60m roll, making it one penny per metre... not bad value at all considering that some cling film brands are happy to charge you over the one pound mark for a roll of the same size. It is a good price for cling film, and, I would say, an average price for a value product (Asda is a supermarket that I have always viewed as quite somewhere you can get a bit of a bargain on everyday goods). However, I feel that this product has seen some rapid increases in price throughout the years from when I first started buying it; I do remember a time when you could buy this for much less. But these increases in price have been common in lots of supermarkets due to the present circumstances, and I guess they cannot really be helped. At any rate, I am happy to pay that price for a 60 metre roll of good value cling film. The quality, I find, is quite good for a value product, and perfectly acceptable by my personal standards. It covers my food quite well without too much trouble, and it does not usually break apart, though it can do if I try to stretch it too much to cover a particularly large plate. It is 300mm wide; this should be acceptable for most dishes and sandwiches; however, if you want to cover something larger, for example a large tray, you will need more than one sheet to cover the width. This can prove to be a little bit of an inconvenience at times, but luckily I do not experience this too often. My only large complaint is the plastic cutter that comes with the cardboard packaging, where you are meant to cut the cling film. It is hard to tear my cling film along the jagged edge- sometimes I stretch it until it breaks, which is quite a waste of time and money. When I do manage to cut it satisfactorily, the cling film scrunches up together and I have to take a lot of time peeling it until it is a flat sheet again; what an inconvenience! You should be fine if you have your own metal cling film or foil cutter at home, which will save you a lot of trouble. If you do not... well, when I said that it was an inconvenience, it does not mean that it is completely impossible to use! Just some weird uses of cling film: * Of course, we have all heard of the cling film over the toilet seat trick- nothing that I want to try, or want to have tried on me in any case. It is quite a disgusting prank and I would hate to see the results of it, but there is no doubt that it could make quite a few laughs on, say, an April Fools' Day. * This is something I have used before multiple times with quite lovely results; you can make paint, or ink shiny with it. All you need to do is paint your piece of paper (or wherever you want to paint) with ink or paint, and cover it with cling film whilst it is still wet. Wait for it to dry (you can leave it on a radiator to dry more quickly) and then peel it off. Ta Da! Your shiny surface is completed. * My friend actually used cling film to insulate her windows (she was quite strapped for cash at the time and thought it would be a good idea). As you can probably guess, not the most effective method of insulation ever, but still. She basically layered all her windows with lots of cling film, and she says that it was actually quite effective, and that she saved quite a bit on her heating bill! Not something that I am likely to try out in a hurry, but it is quite a comfort to know that there is an option... * Cling film can help burns and cuts; you can cover your injury (if you have a burn, then it is a good idea to run it under some cold water first) with some cling film to prevent it from getting dirty. I have used this many times, as a precaution, but it does feel a bit weird, cling filming your arm or injured body part! Who knew that cling film could be useful for first aid? Altogether, this is a good quality and a good value cling film which you can use for more than just wrapping food! It's quite a shame that the cutting edge is such bad quality, so I can only give this product 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I use this clingfilm loads and loads and always buy it over the more expensive versions simply because it is cheap!! You get one roll in a box and each one is 60m long and about 30cm wide and it only costs 53p!! I generally use this film not in any holder or even in the box because I find the box is too flimsy, cheap and rips too easily. The perforated edge doesn't make it easy to tear the film and it generally frustrates me. I have had a different (posh!) brand of this in a holder before which was beautiful, it cut the film every time and it was really easy to use. As I am on a cost-cutting mission everywhere in my life right now, I choose to buy the cheap one and put up with it! I use this film for wrapping things before they go in the fridge, for wrapping sandwiches and for putting over things before I microwave them to prevent splattering and generally ruining the inside of my machine. It is really good at all of these jobs, as you would expect a cling film to be. My only gripes are that if you accidentally rip this wrong, your whole roll can be ruined as the different layers rip differently and you can't get any lengths long/wide enough off the roll. This really annoys me but I guess I should be more careful in future. Another thing is that it is hard to tear sometimes. I mentioned that I throw away the box but even with the box it is not as easy as with some other brands. It is hard to get an even/straight tear too. As with other clingfilms, it can be hard to find the end on this one sometimes which can also be frustrating but that's what you get for using clingfilm and not sandwich bags or foil!!
I suffered quite bad with 'baby brain' when my daughter was small. On a quick dash around Asda I wanted to pick up some tin foil, I got home and realised I hadn't bought tin foil, I had actually picked up some cling film. I usually use sandwich bags for packed lunches but being the tight arse I have become went without sandwich bags for a while and used this cling film instead. This cling film cost me 53p for 60 meters. A bargain! Even if I didn't mean to buy it in the first place. As with all Smart price products, the packaging is green and white with the typical Smart price logo. Once the box has been opened, one side is toothed making it easier (in theory) to rip off the ideal size of film needed. One reason I never buy cling film is the fact I can never, no matter how hard I try, manage to get a piece the size I want, in the square shape I want. This was the same with this cling film, it has happened with every cling film I have used, so maybe it's just me! The toothed edge of the box does help a little, as I start to tear the film it works fine, then towards the end it all goes pair shaped and I'm left with an odd sticky out bit. Another problem I have with this cling film is the wrap sticking to itself before I have managed to wrap anything with it. This isn't really a big problem as it is quite easy to pull back out to shape again. It also shows how clingy it really is. I haven't had any problems with the cling film doing what it's supposed to do. It has always kept food wrapped inside nice and fresh. Even though I didn't mean to buy it, I do continue to buy this cling film as it is a cheaper alternative to sandwich bags, and does the job well.
I really am a fan of ASDA, they really know how to offer budget prices to shoppers who need to save - or in fact shoppers that just don't want to waste their money on products that can be brought for a lot cheaper! I tend to buy basics from most supermarkets as they are often the cheapest. I got this cling film because I needed a cheap way of packing up some products in the fridge, and also for carting things about during a picnic. The product --> One of the reasons this is so cheap is because of the non-fancy packaging. At the end of the day, this is hidden in my cupboard along with the foil - I'm not bothered it doesn't look 5 star, just so long as it acts it. It comes in a thin cardboard box, with green writing on, and a green strip on the bottom. The film is 30cm wide. It is completely ideal for wrapping LOADS of different types of food, sanwiches, fruits, beans in the fridge, covering foods to go into the microwave.. Like the other types it helps to keep food fresh. That's all I want from my film wrap, and I would recommend this one above more expensive around - which are around £1.50. This costs 49p! I feel like it lasts for weeks and weeks, depending on use of course. Any disadvatages? Well it can rip easily, and be a bit of a pain finding the end of it if you lose it - but I have yet to find a cling film that is easy to find the end! The ripping easy occurs if I am too harsh with it, or catch it on my nails - but other than that it is easy to mould, and easy to pull off with hands as well as cut down with scissors. A great buy and way to cut down!
As I usually take sandwiches or a bun etc to eat at work on my breaks, cling film comes in extremely handy. With my handbag already having at least one book in it, two depending how close I am to finishing the other one, I don't like taking plastic boxes with me because they take up so much room compared to something wrapped up. A 60m roll of cling film from Asda will set you back only 48p and this 60m will last a fairly long time as long as you don't use a lot of it at a time (not sure what would mean using up a lot though!). The roll of cling film comes in a thin, white, cardboard box with the Asda Smart Price logo on the front. As with all Smart Price products, the cheapness of the packaging makes it possible for the product to be cheaper than other alternatives. Upon opening the box, under the lid is a sharp edge which is used to tear off pieces of the cling film. I don't think it matters which brand of cling film I have bought in the past but I have always had problems with being able to tear it off in a straight line. I always end up ripping the cling film off in a weird angle and having to unravel the whole thing next time I wish to use it. The Smart Price cling film is no different. I wouldn't say that the sharp edge is any worse than other brands but it also isn't any worse. I have had to unravel my cling film nearly every single time to use it but I am a little bit beyond caring about that now. When using the cling film for sandwiches it is really good. Although a pain to actually tear any off in the first place, it does work when needed. I do only generally use this to wrap up bread or some sort but it covers my sandwiches nicely. The edges of the cling film stick together really well but are easily enough separated when you are ready to eat your food. The Asda cling film is really no better or worse than other brands but still has the same problems. For this reason, I would happily buy this product again due to its fantastic price and the value for money. I don't have to buy this very often so 48p is well spent!
I am a fan of foil for lining the base of my grill pan and wrapping my sandwiches in, but when my husband went shopping, somehow (not mentioning anything about the male genes) he managed to read cling film on the list rather than foil, so that is what i got. Smart price 60m Wrapping film to be precise. I believe he paid around 45p for this reel of film from Asda no less (for obvious reasons, cannot be picked up in other supermarkets). I was a little dubious about it, and i certainly wasnt going to be lining the base of my grill pan with it, but i could still wrap up my half used tin of beans, and my sons sandwiches - i thought at 44p, i have not got a lot to lose to be fair. The wrap is boxed in cardboard with a plastic serated edge to rip the cling film off when you have enough, and the instructions of use and caution labels are on the rear of the packaging. This has the typical colour scheme you would expect with smart price, black and green writing on the crisp white background, and the entire contents (the cling film not included) can be recycled. The cling film itself is around 30cm in legnth and has the cardboard 'reel' as it were. The cling film is clear and of a thin plastic material. I have used the cling film to wrap food and leftovers for my fridge and have to say that it does exactly what is intended for. It sticks to the edges that it comes into contact with and makes a good seal. I have however found the taking out of the box bit a little more difficult. It seems to pull easily from the reel but the tearing with the plastic serated edge i have found really difficult and seems to ruck up somewhat. In fact i have resorted to cutting with scissors, when i have enough of the clingy stuff. What else is there to say about cling film. It clings where it should, once you can get it out of the box, and at a very reasonable price. 60 m should last some time too!!
I sent my partner on the weekly shop last week as he was off work. One of the items on the list was cling film. I normally buy the normal Asda one, but in his wisdom he decided to get the Smart Price one instead. It's not that I'm against the cheaper products but I do sometimes think some things are worth paying a little extra for. Well as he'd bought it, I wasn't going to go to the effort of returning it, after all it might be great and if it is I'll save some money in the future. The product comes in a long cardboard box. It does have a perforated edge for cutting the cling film off but I couldn't get on with this. I found that when I tried to hold the cling film down it wouldn't rip it off it just kept unwinding the roll. I also found the perforations to be quite sharp to touch, I wouldn't want the kids running their fingers along it for fear of them getting cut. Needless to say the box went in the bin. I generally use cling film for wrapping sandwiches to go in lunches or covering bowls when heating things in the microwave. The first time I used this was for sandwiches. When I pulled it off the roll it felt a bit thicker than I am used to. I tried cutting it with scissors and found that they wouldn't cut it in a straight line. The scissors kept catching, leaving a very rough edge. I wrapped the sandwiches and found that the cling film wouldn't fuse together properly. I would expect it to fold together to create a fairly seamless edge, but this left overhang that made the package gape at the sides. This is not a good thing when going in a child's lunch box. When my son came home he was most distressed because he found a cheese explosion when he went to eat. In order to combat this problem, next time I used twice the usual amount. Although the ends were still loose, at least the contents weren't going to fall out when chucked around in a lunch box. For wrapping around bowls to heat things in the microwave it wasn't quite so bad. It wouldn't stick to the sides of the bowl so I had to tuck it underneath. This stopped the gaping but made it awfully difficult to stir the contents mid cycle. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this product. In order to get the desired effect you have to use twice as much if not more. This may be half the price but you aren't saving any money and it still doesn't wrap together properly.