Product Type: Asda household products
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Won't keep your sandwiches wrapped up
Asda Smartprice Cling Film
Member Name: Kelly1981
Asda Smartprice Cling Film
Advantages: It's thick & cheap
Disadvantages: Doesn't stick together
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.
Summary: A value product that won't be going in my trolley again.