Product Type: Asda household products
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My Experience Of Using Asda Clingfilm
Asda Smartprice Cling Film
Member Name: andrew_dav
Asda Smartprice Cling Film
Advantages: Does The Job Well
Disadvantages: It's Made Of Clingfilm
I've never been a big fan of cling film. I'm more of a sandwich bag person. Sadly though I wasn't able to grab any in my most recent shop because I chose Asda as a place to shop for a change, and I couldn't find any in the whole store.
Now you know the reason I came into contact with it, I'll let you know my experience of using it over the last couple of weeks. I'd say we've had a tolerant relationship. It's kept my food fresh and avoided my sandwich from coming into damp as the cold drink comes into contact with the warm air in my lunchbox and causes condensation. It's good in that respect and has ultimately done what it's supposed to do.
It's also more environmentally friendly at a glance. I seem to be more conservative when using this. Whether this is because I'm able to adapt it to my usage rather than knowing 40 sandwich bags will last 40 days is a reason I'm unsure but I think the cost of producing this and the rate I'm going through this is a far more friendlier method to the ecosystem that if I'd used the old method.
I'm also finding it's a cheaper alternative. This roll cost somewhere in the region of 40p and is a lot cheaper than my method of sandwich bags., which are about 60p more and don't seem to last as long. I think that I could end up making quite a saving over the course of the year.
I do still have a lot of reservations though. Clingfilm is such a terrible thing to use. I hate pulling it apart and it never seems to come off of the reel, as I'd like it too. Also if it sticks to itself then you can pretty much write the attempt off with my tolerance and start all over again. For me, getting a bag, dropping my sandwiches in and sealing it is far more easier and when I'm in a semi conscious state cursing myself saying "why don't you ever make these the night before Andrew!" as I haphazardly smear butter on bread, the last thing I want is to be fighting with Clingfilm.
I don't think the box is up to much on this. It has a rip section on this for you to tear the Clingfilm off but it's very temperamental to use. Pull too softly and you stretch the Clingfilm and get nowhere. Go too hard on it and it snaps off and sticks itself all together. You get there in the end but I think that's Clingfilm itself rather than the box and the best box in the world couldn't solve this.
Other than that though, it is what it is. I don't think I'll ever find Clingfilm the most preferable method of keeping my food fresh, but it's certainly an efficient method for now when you eventually get it around the food. Asda have a good product here, and it's certainly worth a try.
Summary: Worth A Try