Product Type: Tesco household products
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A must have film?
Tesco Cling Film
Member Name: Bunnyhop2
Tesco Cling Film
Advantages: Good quality film
Disadvantages: Box not made of very strong cardboard
Cling film is a product that I use most days and as such always make sure that I have some. I have been using this Tesco own brand for a few years now as it does the job at a reasonable price.
This cling film comes in a cardboard box with a few features to make using it easier. First of all you can press in either end of the box to act as a roll holder. This isn't as simple as it sounds as although the cardboard is perforated it doesn't depress easily but once you have achieved this it does hold the roll in place.
Another feature you which you would expect on a cling film box is a cutting edge. The one on this box is made of cardboard and although not as good as a metal strip it does cleanly cut the film. The end of the film is then left held in place by a sticky spot making it easy to find the end next time you come to use it.
The cardboard box itself could do with being a bit stronger as it often squashes when I am pulling the film against the cutter.
Using the film
Dispensing it from the box is easy enough but I find that I need to be generous with my pieces so that whatever I am wrapping is fully covered. If it doesn't overlap and stick to itself it often wont stick to the packet I am wrapping. I don't have the same problem if I am trying to cover a dish or glass bowl as it sticks to these with no problem.
The cling film is 35cm wide I find suitable for most of my needs as you just adjust the length you use to get the correct sized piece.
What can it be used for?
This cling film is suitable for microwave and can also be used to cover food in the fridge or freezer. You are advised not to let the film touch your food if using it in a microwave.
Price and availability
This Tesco own brand can be found in their stores or at Tesco groceries online. The product is available in 3 lengths 25m, 50m and 100. They are currently (October 2012) priced at £1.28, £2.20 and £3.60 respectively.
Would I recommend?
Yes, I have never had any problems with this cling film splitting or tearing and think it is a good quality product at a reasonable price. It only loses a dooyoo star for the box not being strong enough.
Summary: A good product slightly let down by the strength of it's box